My Fantasy Awards Booking 2017

Not that anybody asks me about these things anyway.

Last year, inspired by Kyle Turner doing the exact same idea before me because I have never had a single original thought in my life, I put together my own little fantasy thing for how I personally would have laid out the year’s Oscar categories.  Well, that was a fun little timewaster, and I am probably still recovering from the Sleigh Bells gig I went to on Tuesday, so in preparation for this Sunday’s Academy Awards, let’s do the exact same thing again!  As with last year, I’m just giving my nominee lists, not who I’d like to win.  You want explanations for all this stuff?  I wrote a very extensive Best Of series at the end of December/beginning of January that should fill you in, and I haven’t exactly been silent about this year’s Awards Season films, both in sporadic articles on the site and on my Twitter.  This isn’t anything substantial, it’s just a fun little hyper-speculation exercise!

Best Picture

10 Cloverfield Lane
Eye in the Sky
Hidden Figures
Kubo and the Two Strings
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
The Edge of Seventeen

Best Director

Barry Jenkins Moonlight
Ben Wheatley High-Rise
Dan Trachtenberg 10 Cloverfield Lane
Denis Villeneuve Arrival
Kelly Fremon Craig The Edge of Seventeen

Best Actor

Andrew Garfield Sebastião Rodrigues Silence
Andy Samberg Conner4Real Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Art Parkinson Kubo Kubo and the Two Strings
Michael Keaton Ray Kroc The Founder
Trevante Rhodes Adult Chiron Moonlight

Best Actress

Amy Adams Dr. Louise Banks Arrival
Hailee Steinfeld Nadine Franklin The Edge of Seventeen
Natalie Portman Jackie Kennedy Jackie
Rebecca Hall Christine Chubbuck Christine
Taraji P. Henson Katherine Goble Johnson Hidden Figures

Best Supporting Actor

Alden Ehrenreich Hobie Doyle Hail, Caesar!
Daniel Radcliffe Manny Swiss Army Man
Jason Bateman Nick Wilde Zootopia
John Goodman Howard 10 Cloverfield Lane
Shia LaBeouf Jake American Honey

Best Supporting Actress

Charlize Theron Monkey Kubo and the Two Strings
Janelle Monáe Mary Jackson Hidden Figures
Kate McKinnon Jillian Holtzmann Ghostbusters
Lily Gladstone The Rancher Certain Women
Naomie Harris Paula Moonlight

Best Original Screenplay

Moonlight Tarrell Alvin McCraney (story, based on his unproduced play), Barry Jenkins (screenplay)
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Andy Samberg & Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone
The Edge of Seventeen Kelly Fremon Craig
The Nice Guys Shane Black & Anthony Bagarozzi
Zootopia Byron Howard & Rich Moore and Jared Bush & Phil Johnston and Jim Reardon and Josie Trinidad and Jennifer Lee (story), Jared Bush & Phil Johnston (screenplay)

Best Adapted Screenplay

10 Cloverfield Lane Josh Campbell & Matt Stuecken (story), Josh Campbell & Matt Stuecken and Damien Chazelle (screenplay)
Arrival Eric Heisserer
Hidden Figures Theodore Melfi & Allison Schroeder
High-Rise Amy Jump
The Purge: Election Year James DeMonaco

Best Animated Film

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Courgette
Sausage Party
The Little Prince

Best Cinematography

Arrival Brandon Young
High-Rise Laurie Rose
Kubo and the Two Strings Frank Passingham
Silence Rodrigo Prieto
The Handmaiden Chung Chung-hoon

Best Original Score

Arrival Jóhann Jóhannsson
High-Rise Clint Mansell
Jackie Mica Levi
Moonlight Nicholas Britell
The VVitch Mark Koren

Best Original Song

Can’t Stop the Feeling Justin Timberlake (performer); Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster (writers) Trolls
Freedom Beyoncé Knowles, Kendrick Lamar (performers); Jonathan Coffer, Beyoncé Knowles, Carla Williams, Dean McIntosh, Kendrick Duckworth, Frank Tirado, Alan Lomax, John Lomax Sr. (writers) Lemonade
How Far I’ll Go Auli’I Cravalho (performer); Lin-Manuel Miranda (writer) Moana
I’m So Humble Andy Samberg, Adam Levine (performers); Andy Samberg, Akvia Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Can Canatan, Al Hoffman, John Klenner (writers) Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
The Riddle of the Model Sing Street (performers); John Carney, Gary Clark (writers) Sing Street

Best Documentary

Chasing Asylum
Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids
Kate Plays Christine

Best Editing

Arrival Joe Walker
Elle Stéphane Fontaine
Moonlight Joi Sanders and Joi McMillon
Nocturama Fabrice Rouaud
Weiner Eli B. Despres

Best Foreign Language Film

My Life as a Courgette
The Handmaiden
The Stopover

What would your fantasy awards lists look like?  Let me know in the comments!

Callie Petch got their B machines in the drawer.

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