The Academy Awards are this Sunday and we don’t know about you guys, but we’ll be glued to our TVs for the full awards coverage. We love the Oscars and can’t wait to see who will be taking home the statues.
In the meantime, we’ve listed our choices for whom we hope takes home the prize in some of our favorite categories.
I love, love, LOVED La La Land so much. It made me happier than any movie has in a very long time. I love the story, the acting, the music, the dancing and the inspiration it gave me to always follow my dreams, no matter how insurmountable they may seem.
Best Animated Feature Film
Oh man, this is such a hard one between Moana and Zootopia – I loved both of them! I have a feeling Zootopia may snag the Oscar, but between the two, my heart was more with Moana. Such a great story of family and finding your independence and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music was amazing.
Best Documentary Feature
This has certainly turned out to be quite a year for O.J. Simpson. Between the incredible scripted series Ryan Murphy did for FX to O.J. Made in America nominated for an Oscar – it’s one of the most riveting documentaries I’ve seen in a very long time. Kudos to the production crew who put together all that research – it was mind-blowing and took me right back to the trial in 1995.
Lion. I’ve only seen 5 of the films nominated but of those I would choose Lion. It’s a beautiful film about love, family and hope.
Casey Affleck. He delivers an amazing performance in Manchester by the Sea. Beautifully sad and well crafted.
Emma Stone. My pick would have been Amy Adams for Arrival if she had been nominated. But Emma Stone gets my vote of the ladies on the list. Loved La La Land and she was great in it.
Hidden Figures. I just loved this film. The story was so interesting and the acting was very good. It’s just an incredible story about believing in yourself and what you can accomplish.
Emma Stone. Even though La La Land wasn’t my favorite movie of the year, I’m still a big Emma Stone fan and thought she was great in this movie. It would be fun to see her win the award and continue to be an inspiration for so many young actors out there.
This is really a toss up. I really enjoyed “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana and would love to see Lin-Manuel Miranda win an Oscar. But I think my vote goes to “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land. I think this will clinch the Oscar for Emma Stone and it really is a very inspirational song.
Who are you rooting for this Sunday?