2017 Oscar Predictions: “The Jungle Book” is a lock for Visual Effects. Or is it?

The Jungle Book has maintained its frontrunner status throughout the season for Best Visual Effects. But we think an upset is brewing. With incredible and groundbreaking photorealistic effects, The Jungle Book is the clear choice in Best Visual Effects. It would be a similar winner to Life of Pi. However, the biggest issue with it winning is that it the…
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2017 Oscar Predictions: Original Screenplay is Down to “Manchester by the Sea” and “La La Land”

Best Original Screenplay is a tight race between Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) and Damien Chazelle (La La Land) Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) pulled off an upset at the WGA Awards. However, he is competing in the Adapted Screenplay race, which he should win. That leaves two movies to compete over Best Original Screenplay. From…
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2017 Oscar Predictions: “Arrival” vs. “Lion” vs. “La La Land” in Best Cinematography

La La Land could continue its Oscar sweep in Best Cinematography, but Lion and Arrival have a chance at upsetting. Best Cinematography seemed like a shut category until Greg Fraiser (Lion) upset frontrunner Linus Sandgren (La La Land) at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards. Even though the group only predicts the Oscar winner about half of the time, it showed that La La Land isn't infallible.…
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2017 Oscar Predictions: Barry Jenkins or Damien Chazelle for Best Director?

Best Director looks like a locked up category with Damien Chazelle becoming the youngest winner in history for La La Land. Best Director is probably the easier of the major categories to predict at the Oscars. Even if Best Picture is a surprise — Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan or Crash over Brokeback Mountain — Best Director always goes the way that…
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