The Rank

Once the nominees are announced on January 24th, 2017, and once I embark on my annual Oscar Challenge, I will use the below boxes to list a progression of what I think will win based on a number of factors (history, other award ceremonies, general consensus, etc.) and also a list of what I think should win. This is much like the ballot that Academy Award members would fill out.

BEST PICTURE

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
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SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
  6. ***
  7. ***
  8. ***
  9. ***

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
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BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WILL WIN:

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  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
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  4. ***
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BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
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  4. ***
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SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
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BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

WILL WIN:

  1. “The Red Turtle”
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SHOULD WIN:

  1. “The Red Turtle”
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

WILL WIN:

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SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
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  4. ***
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BEST COSTUME DESIGN

WILL WIN:

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SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
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BEST DIRECTING

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
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  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

WILL WIN:

  1. “13th”
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  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. “13th”
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  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***

BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
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BEST FILM EDITING

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE

WILL WIN:

  1. “Land Of Mine”
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  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. “Land Of Mine”
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
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  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
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SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
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  4. ***
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BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***

BEST SOUND EDITING

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***

BEST SOUND MIXING

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
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  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
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BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
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SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
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  4. ***
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BEST WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***

BEST WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

WILL WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***
SHOULD WIN:

  1. ***
  2. ***
  3. ***
  4. ***
  5. ***