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89th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2016 -For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

discuss on the blog

THE NOMINEES WERE...

Animated Feature
There were 27 eligible titles this year. You only need 16 to trigger a 5 wide shortlist

Kubo and the Two Strings
(Laika/Focus)
Stop Motion
Aug 19th
Box Office $48.0

Reviewed

Moana
(Disney)
CG
Nov 23rd
Box Office $165+

My Life as a Zucchini
(GKids)
Stop Motion
Box Office $N/A

Qualifying Week

Reviewed

EFA winner

The Red Turtle
(Wild Bunch / Studio Ghibli)
Traditional
Box Office $N/A

Qualifying Week

Reviewed

Zootopia
(Disney)
CG
March 4th
Box Office $341.2

Reviewed&interviewed

winner

WHICH FILM WILL WIN?
Zootopiahas the lead butKubo and the Two Stringsis coming on strong.
WHAT TOON WAS LEFT OUT?
Japan's Your Name is said to be great but Oscar didn't go for it. Finding Dory was a massive hit but they passed on it.

Animated Short

Blind Vaysha
Theodore Ushev
(NFBC)

Borrowed Time
Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj (Quorum Films)

Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Robert Valley
Pearl
Patrick Osborne (1 nom | 1 win)
(Google Spotlight Stories / Evil Eye Pictures)

Piper
Alan Barillaro & Marc Sondheimer
(Pixar)

WINNER

(Canada, 8 min)

a woman's left eye can only see the past, her right on the future

(US, 7 minutes)

A sheriff returns to the scene of an accident which haunts him.

(Both directors previously worked on various Pixar films)

Trailer

(Canada/UK, 35 minutes)

A documentary short about a man trying to help his friend quit drinking

Streaming Rental

Trailer

(US, 5 minutes)

Osborne previously won the Oscar for Feast. His newest short is about a girl and her father on a cross country trip

Now Streaming

(US, 6 minutes)

a baby bird learns to overcome her fear and find her own food (played before Finding Dory)

Streaming Rental

Who will win?
PIPER WON
What was left out?

The other finalists were:Happy End, Inner Workings, Sour Tes Doigts, The Head Vanishes, andOnce Upon a Line

Documentary Feature
Oscar narrowed down the145 semi-finalistto15 finalists... and then to these five.

O.J.: Made in AmericaReviewed

Streaming Purchase

WINNER

The 13th
Ava DuVernay
(never nominated)

Reviewed

Now Streaming

Fire at Sea
Reviewed,Interview

Now in Theaters

Life Animated

Roger Ross Williams
(1 nom | 1 win)

Streaming Purchase

I Am Not Your Negro
Raoul Peck
(never nominated)

In Theaters Feb 2017

Culture / Sports / Crime / Biography /

*Made for TV*

Race / Politics / Prison

Refugees

Culture / Family

Race / Literature / History

WHO WILL WIN?
Though it was a Made for TV miniseries and qualified only under letter of the law circumstances that won't stop the Academy from handing the long form seriesOJ Made in Americaa Best Feature win.
WHO WAS LEFT OUT?
The ambitious and personal and wildly ravedCameraperson, the experimentalTower, and the political doc hitWeinerare the most conspicuous absentese.

Documentary Short Finalists
The following ten films will compete for the five-wide shortlist in January. They are...

Tier 1 - Current Predictions

Extremis
Dan Krauss
(1 nomination)

4.1 Miles
Daphne Matziaraki
(Student Academy Award Win)

Joe's Violin
Kahane Cooperman
(never nom'ed - but multiple Emmys)
Watani: My Homeland
Marcel Mettelsiefen
(never nom'ed)

The White Helmets
Orlando Einsiedel
(1 nomination & 1st win)

WINNER

(US, 24 minutes)

End of life decisions in the ICU

Now Streaming

(21 minutes)

A coast guard captain must save 1000s of refugees from drowning

Now Streaming

(US, 24 minutes)

a 91 year old Holocaust survivor donates his violin

Now Streaming

(UK, 40 minutes)

A family of refugees from Aleppo tries to make a new home in Germany

Trailer

(UK, 41 minutes)

First responders rescuing victims of airstrikes in Syria

Now Streaming

Who will win?
tough category but WHITE HELMETS won
Who was left out:
The other finalists wereThe Mute's House, Frame 394, Close Ties, The Other Side of HomeandBrillo Box (3¢Off)

Live Action Short Finalists
The following ten films will compete for the five-wide shortlist in January. They are...

Tier 1 - Current Predictions

Ennemis Intérieurs / Domestic Enemies
Selim Azzazi
(Qualia Films)
La Femme et le TGV
Timo Von Gunten
(arbel gmbh)
Silent Nights
Aske Bang (never nom'ed) and Kim Magnusson (5 noms / 2 wins)
(M & M Prod)

Sing
Kristof Deak
and Kim Magnusson, producer (M & M Prod.)

Interview

WINNER

Timecode
Juanjo Giménez, director (Nadir Films)

(France, 27 minutes)

A film about 1990s Algerian terrorism cels in France

(Switzerland, 30 minutes)

这电影明星简伯金(夏洛特G的母亲ainsbourg)

Trailer

(Denmark, 30 minutes)

"While volunteering at a shelter in Copenhagen, Inger falls in love with the illegal immigrant Kwame. They live a hard life, but find comfort in each other's arms. Against cultural obstacles, Inger and Kwame are happy for a while, until the day Kwame's phone reveals a hidden secret about his life. "

(Hungary, 25 minutes)

a new girl uncovers a secret about her new music school's winning choir

Trailer

(Spain, 15 minutes)

two security guards working different shifts
Which film will win?
SING
What was left out?

Bon Voyage, Nocturne in Black, Graffiti, The Way of Tea,andThe Rifle The Jackal the Wolf and the Boywere the finalists