Oscar nominations announced!

Mary WilderOscar season is always a bit exciting, I am a lover of film, costumes, makeup, soundtracks and special effects. I have seen a number of movies over the past year, but one of the things I love most about awards season, is the additional movies to add to the list! And from the looks of things, I’ve got quite the list of movies now!

I’m going out on a limb, and I’m marking the ones I think might get the Oscar with a ** and mark the movies I have seen with a +

In case you were wondering, here are a few of the top nods and nominations:

Actress in a Leading Role

Isabelle Huppert in Elle
Ruth Negga in Loving
Natalie Portman in Jackie
Emma Stone in La La Land **
Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins +

Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleckin Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling in La La Land
Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington in Fances **

Best Picture

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land ** (tie between this and Manchester)
Manchester by the Sea ** (Both got nods at the Golden Globes)

Actress in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis – Fences **
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman- Lion
Octavia Spencer- Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel – Lion
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals **

Costume Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ** + (This ought to win but is in stiff competition with these others)
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land


A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad **

Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings +
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle **(mostly because I don’t recall Oscar ever going for a mainstream Disney or Pixar film?)
Zootopia +

Sound Editing

Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book +
Kubo and the Two Strings +
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ** + (This one had better win!)

Original Score

La La Land

Original Song

Audition (The Fools Who Dream) – 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

Sound Mixing

La La Land ** (IT’s a musical! Of course, I am going to root for Star Wars, but…)
Hacksaw Ridge
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story +
13 Hours


Looks like Netflix, Redbox and the theatres and I will all be spending quite a bit of time together until Oscar Night, which is February 26th.