They’re here, Kittens! And largely unsurprising, as per the usual! Shall we get to it?
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight. We will accept no others. Oh God, not La La Land.
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
It’s kind of crazy Mel Gibson’s up for an Oscar again. That town will forgive anything.
Anyway, we see you, Barry Jenkins.
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
That’s a tough lineup, but the odds are on Miss Viola, we suppose.
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
RUTH NEGGA!!!!! We don’t know if she should win (haven’t seen Loving), but we are pumped for the style poledance to come. Miss Lady has ten thousand dresses lined up, we’re sure.
Happy for Emma, but of the ones we’ve seen (the last 3), Natalie gave the best performance.
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
Mahershala or we burn this thing down.
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences
Strangely, we have no opinion, other than the one that Gosling isn’t worthy.
Best Costume Design
Joanna Johnston, Allied
Colleen Atwood, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Consolata Boyle, Florence Foster Jenkins
Madeline Fontaine, Jackie
Mary Zophre, La La Land
It’s probably Miss Atwood’s to lose. We don’t see how the primary-colored Garanimals of La La Land even rate.
Best Foreign Language Film
Land of Mine, Denmark
A Man Called Ove, Sweden
The Salesman, Iran
Toni Erdmann, Germany
Best Original Song
“Audition”, La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling!”, Trolls
“City of Stars”, La La Land
“The Empty Chair”, Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go”, Moana
Best Original Score
La La Land, Justin Hurwitz
Lion, Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka
Moonlight, Nicholas Britell
Passengers, Thomas Newman
The Jackie score was unforgettable and haunting. As much a character as the lead.
Arrival, Bradford Young
La La Land, Linus Sandgren
Lion, Grieg Fraser
Moonlight, James Laxton
Silence, Rodrigo Prieto
We haven’t seen enough of them, but we have to admit that La La Land did have stunning cinematography.
Your thoughts, darlings?
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