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The Friday Night Movie
Annual Oscar Contest

Oscar Night was
Sunday, February 26, 2017

The ballots have been tallied and the 89th Academy Awards are over. It was a crazy night with several upsets and of course the biggest snafu in Oscar history when La La Land was mistakenly named as the Best Picture before it was awkwardly corrected. I am very happy that Moonlight eventually got the top award. It was my favorite film of 2016 and the first LGBTQ film to be so honored.

Thanks to all for taking part in my 15th annual Oscar contest. Congrats to the winners, Trish Mistric and Patricia Morris, who got 15 out of 21 right in the feature-length categories. Patricia, my coworker and a long-time contest participant, won the competitive category (for family, friends and colleagues) and the movie passes. Trish Mistric won the non-competitive category and impressively nailed all three shorts categories! Trish found my contest on the Interwebs years ago and has played every year since. Second place was a 3-way tie between Emer Kelly and former champions Nelson Wong and Erik Hobbs with 14 features and 2 shorts right. Third place was a crowded field with six folks guessing 14 features and 1 short correctly.

All the results are posted below. If you don't see your name in the list, I did receive several entires with no name so email me directly and we'll figure it out.

Check out the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) Oscar site for more details on this year's Oscars.

Thanks for participating. See you on the red carpet next year.

And the Oscar goes to...

Best Picture
   Hacksaw Ridge
   Hell or High Water
   Hidden Figures
   La La Land
   Manchester By The Sea

Actor in a Leading Role
   Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
   Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
   Ryan Gosling, La La Land
   Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
   Denzel Washington, Fences

Actress in a Leading Role
   Isabelle Huppert, Elle
   Ruth Negga, Loving
   Natalie Portman, Jackie
   Emma Stone, La La Land
   Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Actor in a Supporting Role
   Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
   Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
   Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
   Dev Patel, Lion
   Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Actress in a Supporting Role
   Viola Davis, Fences
   Naomie Harris, Moonlight
   Nicole Kidman, Lion
   Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
   Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

   Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
   Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
   Damien Chazelle, La La Land
   Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
   Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Writing, Original Screenplay
   Hell or High Water
   La La Land
   The Lobster
   Manchester by the Sea
   20th Century Women

Writing, Adapted Screenplay
   Hidden Figures

Animated Feature Film
   Kubo and the Two Strings
   My Life as a Zucchini
   The Red Turtle

Foreign Language Film
   Land of Mine [Denmark]
   A Man Called Ove [Sweden]
   The Salesman [Iran]
   Tanna [Australia]
   Toni Erdmann [Germany]

   La La Land

Film Editing
   Hacksaw Ridge
   Hell or High Water
   La La Land

Production Design
   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
   Hail, Caesar!
   La La Land

Costume Design
   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
   Florence Foster Jenkins
   La La Land

Makeup and Hairstyling
   A Man Called Ove
   Star Trek Beyond
   Suicide Squad

Music, Original Score
   La La Land

Music, Original Song
   "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)", La La Land
   "Can't Stop The Feeling", Trolls
   "City Of Stars", La La Land
   "The Empty Chair", Jim: The James Foley Story
   "How Far I'll Go", Moana

Sound Mixing
   Hacksaw Ridge
   La La Land
   Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
   13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Sound Editing
   Deepwater Horizon
   Hacksaw Ridge
   La La Land

Visual Effects
   Deepwater Horizon
   Doctor Strange
   The Jungle Book
   Kubo and the Two Strings
   Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Documentary, Feature
   Fire at Sea
   I Am Not Your Negro
   Life, Animated
   O.J.: Made in America

Short Categories (used for tie-breaker only)

Documentary, Short Subject
   4.1 Miles
   Joe's Violin
   Watani: My Homeland
   The White Helmets

Short Film, Animated
   Blind Vaysha
   Borrowed Time
   Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Short Film, Live Action
   Ennemis Interieurs
   La Femme et le TGV
   Silent Nights

Contest Participants
with # of correct guesses
(# feature films . # shorts)

15.3 Trish Mistric
15.1 Patricia Morris
14.2 Emer Kelly
14.2 Erik Hobbs
14.2 Nelson Wong
14.1 Barbara M Matteau
14.1 Erik Keller
14.1 Jason Casselberry
14.1 Jimmy Orsag
14.1 Michaela O'Shaughnessy
14.1 Paul Jarnagin
14.1 Entertainment Weekly
13.2 Kevin Tyrrell
13.1 Dawna Meeche
13.1 Richard Moeller
13.1 Sara Macnamara
13.0 Tracy Cadigan
12.3 Katie Wallace
12.2 Denexxel Domingo
12.2 Helen Flannery
12.0 Matt McGovern
11.1 Jed Shumsky
11.1 Matt Mullowney
11.1 Nick Hunter
11.0 Bill Barnert
10.2 Ricardo DeFrutos
10.1 Brenda Van Damme
10.1 JP LaFond
10.1 Tim Wholey
9.1 Rob Vassegh
9.0 Jason Cluggish
9.0 Kevin Merry
8.2 Margaret O'Connell
8.1 David Van Stone
8.1 Michael Fisher
8.1 Pragati Gupta
8.0 Jim O'Shaughnessy
8.0 Tim Cavin
7.2 Derek Anderson
7.1 Jennifer Kiehling
7.1 Takis Soteropoulis
7.0 Lisa Smallwood
6.1 Jason Mayo
6.1 Kim Cumming
6.0 Peter Bohlin
6.0 Scott Sughrue
4.2 Allison Forsberg
4.1 Erica Machut