Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders who hide their identities behind screen names, are busy commenting on Sunday’s Academy Awards. Like all of us, they were shocked by the surprise win for “Moonlight” as Best Picture over frontrunner “La La Land,.
They were most excited about the widely expected wins for Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) in Supporting Actor and Viola Davis (“Fence”) in Supporting Actress.
And they hailed the surprising double victories for “Hacksaw Ridge” in sound mixing and film editing.
Below, just a sampling of what they had to say about the top races at the 2017 Academy Awards. Take a read and then join the discussion, if you dare.
BEST PICTURE: “Moonlight”
Jesse Seale: I’m still in shock right now.
lovely lovey: I can’t imagine how much “La La Land’s” cult is is freaking out on Twitter…
Eddy Q: And people saying the preferential ballot resulted in safe, vanilla choices. Lol
sitizoner: so he was given Best Actress card?
Karl Vincent: I feel so lucky I got to witness this rare moment. Now maybe 10 or 20 years from now this moment will be a history and I’m so glad to share how I feel about this live and raw and to the future movie buffs.
BEST DIRECTOR: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
sitizoner: yaasss Damiennnnnnn!
Hunterbergfeld: I was hoping Jenkins would upset.
BEST ACTRESS: Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Bee: I hate life…
GusCruz: Congratulations Emma Stone! I hope your career turns out as well as Gwyneth Paltrow.
BEST ACTOR: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
lovely lovely: YES CASEY
FreemanGriffin: Casey Affleck!!!!
RJ: DENZEL IS PISSED
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Viola Davis, “Fences”
Jesse Seale: Viola got supporting actress. I wish she was in lead, but she got her Oscar
Andy Macca McGraw: Viola Muddafucking Davis!!!!
Philip: First African American to win triple crown for acting
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Andy Macca McGaw: Go Mahershala! Take one for Moonlight
PJ Edwards: He did it! He did it!
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “Moonlight”
OscarsSoWrong: MOONLIGHT!!! GET YOUR OSCAR BABY!!!!
Hunterbergfeld: Yay for moonlight yes this is great.
James Murphy: The applause for “Moonlight” here is insane, could be an upset for Best Picture on the cards.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “Manchester by the Sea”
Bee: Yaass thank God
janbryan: OMG thank God! Lonergan won an Oscar!!! I’m so happy!!!
RJ: Yes! One of the best scripts in a long time.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “La La Land”
Jesse Seale: That’s two
setfiretorain: Hehe La La Land ain’t dead yet.
Gain: La La Land definitely deserves cinematography, it’s the best part about that film.
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
PJ Edwards: WAT Atwood won again???
Gregory Leblanc-Delise: FANTASTIC BEASTS WON OMG
pulp50: I now doubt all my future predictions.
BEST FILM EDITING: “Hacksaw Ridge”
lovelylovely: HACKSAW?? WOAH
Hunterbergfeld: Woah La La Land lost damn
janbryan: The La La Land backlash is real
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: “Suicide Squad”
LeChienne: SUICIDE SQUAD IS AN OSCAR WINNING MOVIE
PJ Edwards: YAS SUICIDE SQUAD!!!! EAT IT HATERS!!!!
lovely lovely: Suicide Squad???? WHAT
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: “La La Land”
PJ Edwards: And “La La Land” finally gets on board 2 hours in…back to your regularly scheduled programming.
janbryan: Finally a “La La Land” win
Gregory Leblanc-Delisle: “La La Land” doesn’t deserve that Oscar
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: “La La Land”
Sasha: “Jackie” was so fucking robbed
Hunterbergfeld: Wow…shocker…can ya’ll believe that LLL actually won best score?
Bee: “Jackie” had the best score I’ve heard this century since “The Hours.” It was robbed.
BEST SONG: “City of Stars” (“La La Land”)
setfiretorain: Yes!!! My favorite song wins. La La Land is back.
Jesse Seale: Lin was so close. Dammit LLL
janbryan: I preferred Audition over City of Stars
BEST SOUND EDITING: “Arrival”
PJ Edwards: ARRRRRIIIIIVVVAAAALLLLL OMG OMG OMG
lovelylovely: YES ARRIVAL!!
RJ: OMG YES ARRIVAL IN AN OSCAR WINNING FILM
BEST SOUND MIXING: “Hacksaw Ridge”
PJ Edwards: Uh…La La loses Mixing?…that’s not good at all…
lovelylovely: I’m so happy for him. 21 times the charm.
Eddy Q: Kevin O’Connell finally wins on his 21st nomination
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: “The Jungle Book”
PJ Edwards: Yawn. I guess this is where the Oscars turn into boring trite now.
Hunterbergfeld: Yes to my beloved Jungle Book YES YOU DESERVE THIS this movie should be up there winning Best Picture but at least it got this.
heyoranges: Kubo 🙁
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: “Zootopia”
Sasha: Ugh, I’m disgusted. “Kubo” was robbed
Hunterbergfeld: Yay “Zootopia!”
PJ Edwards: Glad “Kubo” didn’t win
BEST DOCUMENTARY: “O.J.: Made in America”
lovelylovely: YES OJ!
PJ Edwards: YAS OJ!!!!
claydavis: Sanity has been restored
BEST FOREIGN FILM: “The Salesman”
PJ Edwards: You go Asghar!
lovelylovely: I hope Trump is watching!
PJ Edwards: Trump tweets 5…4…3…2…1
BEST ANIMATED SHORT: “Piper”
Atypical: Easy win for “Piper”
Sasha: Of course “Piper” won. Yeah I shed a tear during it but was it really the best? I don’t think so…
pulp50: Yes, “Piper!” So well deserved! I can’t believe I got a short category right!
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: “The White Helmets”
PJ Edwards: Ugh. White Helmets was so boring.
lovelylovely: Damn I was really hoping for Extremis
janbryan: OMG White Helmets won!
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT: “Sing”
PJ Edwards: YAAASSS SING!
Atypical: Yay for “Sing”!
lovelylovely: I can’t remember who I predicted in this category but I know I got it wrong lmao