The Ninth Annual Gone Elsewhere Oscar Challenge

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Time for this year’s Oscar Challenge. It’s simple–just pick the winner in each of the 24 categories.

I suggest you simply cut and paste the list of categories below in a comment and type your choice of winner next to it. If you change your mind, either edit your comment or post a new one. I will take your last predictions as official.

Best Picture:
Best Director:
Best Actor:
Best Actress:
Best Supporting Actor:
Best Supporting Actress:
Best Original Screenplay:
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Best Foreign Language Film:
Best Animated Film:
Best Cinematography:
Best Editing:
Best Production Design:
Best Costume Design:
Best Song:
Best Musical Score:
Best Documentary Feature:
Best Documentary Short Subject:
Best Makeup and Hairstyles:
Best Animated Short Subject:
Best Live Action Short Subject:
Best Sound Editing:
Best Sound Mixing:
Best Visual Effects:

The nominees can be found all over the web, including here.

Deadline will be anytime before the first award is given. The Oscar show is February 26th.

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About Jackrabbit Slim

Location: Vegas, Baby! I’m much older than the other whippersnappers here, a baby boomer. I tend to be more snobbish about film, disdaining a lot of the multiplex fare for “cinema.” My favorite films: Woody Allen’s oeuvre (up until about 1990), The Godfather, The Graduate, A Hard Day’s Night, Pulp Fiction. Politics: Well, George McGovern was my political hero. I’m also a prickly atheist. Occupation: Poised to be an English teacher in Las Vegas. For many years I was an editor at Penthouse Magazine. My role on this blog seems to be writing lots of reviews and being the resident Oscar maven.

16 responses »

  1. Looks like I may be the only one playing:

    Best Picture: La La Land
    Best Director: Damien Chazelle
    Best Actor: Casey Affleck
    Best Actress: Emma Stone
    Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali
    Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis
    Best Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight
    Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman
    Best Animated Film: Zootopia
    Best Cinematography: La La Land
    Best Editing: La La Land
    Best Production Design: La La Land
    Best Costume Design: Jackie
    Best Song: City of Stars
    Best Musical Score: La La Land
    Best Documentary Feature: O.J.: Made in America
    Best Documentary Short Subject: White Helmets
    Best Makeup and Hairstyles: Star Trek Beyond
    Best Animated Short Subject: Piper
    Best Live Action Short Subject: Sing
    Best Sound Editing: La La Land
    Best Sound Mixing: La La Land
    Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book

  2. Best Picture: La La Land
    Best Director: Damien Chazelle
    Best Actor: Casey Affleck
    Best Actress: Emma Stone
    Best Supporting Actor: Dev Patel
    Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris
    Best Original Screenplay: Manchester By The Sea
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight
    Best Foreign Language Film: Salesman
    Best Animated Film: Kubo
    Best Cinematography: Silence
    Best Editing: La La Land
    Best Production Design: La La Land
    Best Costume Design: Jackie
    Best Song: City of Stars
    Best Musical Score: La La Land
    Best Documentary Feature: OJ Made In America
    Best Documentary Short Subject: Watani: My Homeland
    Best Makeup and Hairstyles: Suicide Squad
    Best Animated Short Subject: Blind Vaysha
    Best Live Action Short Subject: Silent Nights
    Best Sound Editing: Sully
    Best Sound Mixing: Arrival
    Best Visual Effects: Jungle Book

  3. Best Picture: La La Land
    Best Director: Damien Chazelle
    Best Actor: Denzel Washington
    Best Actress: Emma Stone
    Best Supporting Actor: Dev Patel
    Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris
    Best Original Screenplay: Manchester By The Sea
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight
    Best Foreign Language Film: Toni Erdmann
    Best Animated Film: Zootopia
    Best Cinematography: Silence
    Best Editing: La La Land
    Best Production Design: La La Land
    Best Costume Design: Jackie
    Best Song: City of Stars
    Best Musical Score: La La Land
    Best Documentary Feature: OJ Made In America
    Best Documentary Short Subject: Watani: My Homeland
    Best Makeup and Hairstyles: Suicide Squad
    Best Animated Short Subject: Piper
    Best Live Action Short Subject: Silent Nights
    Best Sound Editing: La La Land
    Best Sound Mixing: La La Land
    Best Visual Effects: Jungle Book

  4. Holy crap on a cracker…how does that even happen?
    They had to open that envelope, so how could Warren Beatty have said it had the name of Emma Stone on it? It was an unopened envelope. That was amazing.

  5. I thought it was middle of the pack. I liked La La Land better, but my favorite was Manchester by the Sea. I’ll put up a full post later tonight, but to be short, I think Moonlight capitalized on the push for diversity–it’s the first Best Picture that is solely about black American life, and to have a gay protagonist. (I don’t think there’s a white face in it).

  6. I’d love to see a mention on what you think of Casey Affleck’s sexual harassment suits and why you think that didn’t hurt him and hurt Birth of a Nation and Nat Turner.

  7. James: I agree. I’m not even sure why I watched the awards. I’m glad I did watch it for that last ten minutes, but it just feels so calculated, all of it.

  8. Filmman: One is white, one is black. I think it’s that simple.

    James: I hardly think Moonlight was made to win awards. It’s not Oscar baity at all, and may be lowest budget of any film to win a Best Picture.

  9. Moonlight’s budget was 1.5 million. In comparison, Slumdog Millionaire’s was 15 million. I don’t think anyone in their right mind would make a film for 1.5 million and ever dream it would win an Oscar.

  10. James: I hardly think Moonlight was made to win awards. It’s not Oscar baity at all, and may be lowest budget of any film to win a Best Picture.

    I didn’t mean to lump Moonlight into that category. And I believe it is the lowest budgeted film to win BP.

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