Oscars 2017: Who are the favorites?
Gust only 32 years old is the one responsible for this year's potential Oscar-collector number one: Damien Chazelles "La La Land" with 14 nominations the king, so many were so far only "Titanic" (won eleven) and "All about Eve "(won six). Will La La Land be the most successful Oscar movie ever? ProSieben will broadcast the Oscars award at 2:30 pm on Sunday, the program will begin on Sunday 26 February 2017 at 23:30.
The best films
Nominated for the best film are, as usual for several years, nine works:
- Hacksaw Ridge
- Hell Or High Water
- Hidden figures
- La La Land
- Manchester by the Sea
Here, La La Land is not likely to lead a path, the nominations are so lavish that the film is widely distributed (ie actors and also jury members behind the camera). Anything but a victory would be a fist-sized surprise. If this happens, the winner will be called "Moonlight".he best actors
For the best female leading role are nominated:
- Isabelle Huppert
- Ruth Negga
- Natalie Portman
- Emma Stone
- Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep (like almost every year) and Isabelle Huppert for the Golden Globe winner "Elle" could take the Gold Boys home with Emma Stone. But Stone is probably ahead.
Editorial tip: Emma Stone for La La Land
For the best female secondary role are nominated:
- Viola Davis
- Octavia Spencer
- Naomie Harris
- Nicole Kidman
- Michelle Williams
Here the decision is pretty sure to fall between Viola Davis "Fences" and Naomie Harris "Moonlight", the other three would be a surprise.
Editorial tip: Naomie Harris for "Moonlight"
Nominated for the best male lead role:
- Casey Affleck
- Andrew Garfield
- Ryan Gosling
- Viggo Mortensen
- Denzel Washington
A category in which La La Land is no favorite, Gosling are more likely to be outsider chances. The race should be between Denzel Washington ("Fences") and Viggo Mortensen ("Captain Fantastic").
Editorial tip: Viggo Mortensen for "Captain Fantastic"
Nominated for the best male secondary role:
- Mahershala Ali
- Jeff Bridges
- Lucas Hedges
- Dev Patel
- Michael Shannon
A tight race between Jeff Bridges in "Hell or High Water" and Mahershala Ali for "Moonlight" is expected, probably with the better end for Ali.
Editorial tip: Mahershala Ali for "Moonlight"
Behind the camera
The Nominees for Best Director:
- Damien Chazelle
- Mel Gibson
- Barry Jenkins
- Kenneth Lonergan
- Denis Villeneuve
If anyone can actually prevent Damien Chazelle from winning in this category, that is Barry Jenkins. Any other name would be a sensation at the promulgation.
Editorial tip: Damien Chezelle for La La Land
For the best adapted screenplay are nominated:
- Luke Davies - Lion
- Eric Heisserer - Arrival
- Barry Jenkins - Moonlight
- Allision Schröder / Theodore Melfi - Hidden Figures
- August Wilson - Fences
In this category there is the most likely surprise, so predictions are difficult. However, Moonlight is again the favorite here.
Editorial tip: Barry Jenkins for Moonlight
For the best original rotary book are nominated:
- Damien Chazelle - La La Land
- Georgios Lanthimos / Efthymis Filippou - The Lobster
- Kenneth Londergan - Manchester by the Sea
- Mike Mills - 20th Century Woman
- Taylor Shreridan - Hell or High Water
Again, there may be a surprise, for Chezelle surely the wobblyest Oscar of the evening. But that would be highly earned.
Editorial tip: Damien Chazelle for La La Land
For the best song are nominated:
- Audition (La La Land)
- Can not stop the Feeling (Trolls)
- City of Stars (La La Land)
- The Empty Chair (The James Foley Story)
- How Far I'll Go (Vaiana or Moana)
Here La La Land himself could steal the voices and provide for another winner, who was very well received in the cinema.
Editorial Tip: How Far I'll Go (Vaiana)
For the best film music are nominated:
- Nicholas Britell (Moonlight)
- Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
- Mica Levi (Jackie)
- Thomas Newman (Passengers)
- Dustin O'Halloran / Hauschka (Lion)
Again, the race between the two greats will be decided. While Britell also uses classical music for his work and is sometimes simply a sound, Hurwitz relies on fresh musical melodies, which are also typical of the genre.
Editorial tip: Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
For the best animation film are nominated:
- Kubo - the brave samurai
- The red turtle
- My life as zucchini
- Vaiana / Moana
Although the Academy Disney was quite hard, with "Finding Dory" not even nominated, a Disney film might be ahead.
Editorial tip: Zoomania
For the best foreign language film are nominated:
- A man named Ove
- The Salesman
- Toni Erdmann
- Under the sand
Because Hollywood has already been upset by the remake rumors of Toni Erdmann (allegedly Jack Nicholson wants to return from retirement), this could be interpreted as a good sign.