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September 14, 2016 at 10:42 pm #1201922702
I wanted to see that those that have been able to see “La La Land” already, agree or disagree with Tom 0’Neil’s early *Oscar forecast in it possibly sweeping the 89th Annual *Academy Awards???
According to EW magazine it won’t open nationwide until early December
THANK YOUSeptember 15, 2016 at 6:47 am #1201922835
I could see it happening. Stone is magnificent, but the movie itself is also just a very Academy-friendly movie. I don’t know if I would bet the farm on it quite yet, but it certainly ticks all of the boxes (much more so than Manchester by the Sea, in my opinion).
I could see it winning pretty much everything it’s nominated for below the line, so likely for the music, score, sound (other than the opening number, where the background music was too loud) and the cinematography. It’s a stunning film from top to bottom and, yes, should be considered the de facto frontrunner for now.
Let me know if you have any specific questions!September 16, 2016 at 9:47 am #1201923290
Since we have had a handful of recent best picture winners without best director or lead actor wins I could easily see it winning best picture, cinematography, editing, sound mixing, art direction, song, and costumes. It very well may win best director, I have a hard time believing Ang Lee is going to win a third best director Oscar for a film that does not win best picture, but that category would be at least competitive. Natalie Portman’s reviews and Viola Davis’s history make it hard for me to picture Emma Stone winning, no matter how charming she may be. Ryan Gosling will be lucky just to be nominated, since Oscar voters do not seem to value men giving movie star performances over more overtly serious work.September 16, 2016 at 9:59 am #1201923294
Ryan gosling won’t win its hanks vs Garfield for sure
Tom Hanks will be lucky to be nominated for a film with mixed reviews even if it has proven popular at the box-office. If he is nominated he would likely be the only nomination for the film, which does not bode well for actually winning. Andrew Garfield may be nonminated for “Silence”, if it comes out in time, or “Hacksaw Ridge” but I do not see critics’ awards coming his way or any kind of easy path to an Oscar victory. If “Hacksaw Ridge” gets into the best picture race it will be because of the same right wing contingent that nominated “American Sniper”, which is not a big enough group to actually garner wins for the film. Its reviews are decent, mostly saying the film is exciting and moving though very hokey, but not the kind of raves a real Oscar player would need.September 16, 2016 at 12:37 pm #1201923352
To me…La La Land is the real deal and will have a lot of support in the academy. It will have a lot of below the line noms as well. I am thinking it will get 9 or 10 nominations. Emma Stone was superb, but surprisingly…I don’t thing Gosling gets in at all. If the film really starts getting a huge head of steam he could go along for the ride.September 16, 2016 at 12:40 pm #1201923354
Also all of the talk about Hanks and Garfield, after seeing Manchester….it is Casey Affleck’s to lose. Gave a great performance.September 16, 2016 at 4:01 pm #1201923429
Gosling will probably be nominated. Stone is an absolute lock. None of the other actors will be nominated.
Chazelle’s vision is exactly what the Director’s Branch goes for. Whether or not he actually wins is too hard to tell at this point, but he’s certainly the frontrunner.