Alone In The Dark: Oscars Cheat Sheet Edition

Who Will, Who Should, and Actual Best of 2016 Via Film Critic Jack Hanley

Actress In A Supporting Role

Who Will: Viola Davis, Fences

Who Should: Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Best Actual of 2016: Maria Telon, Ixcanul

Actor In A Supporting Role

Who Will: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Who Should: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Best Actual of 2016: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Best Original Screenplay

Who Will: Manchester by the Sea

Who Should: The Lobster

Best Actual of 2016: The Lobster

Best Animated Feature

Who Will: Zootopia

Who Should: Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Actual of 2016: Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)

Best Animated Short Subject

Who Will: Piper

Who Should: Pear Cider and Cigarette

Best Actual of 2016: Pear Cider and Cigarette

Best Short Subject Live Action

Who Will: Ennemis Interieurs

Who Should: Ennemis Interieurs

Best Actual of 2016: Ennemis Interieurs

Best Documentary Short Subject

Who Will: The White Helmets

Who Should: The White Helmets

Best Actual of 2016: Close Ties

Best Foreign Language Film

Who Will: The Salesman (IRAN)

Who Should: Toni Erdmann (GERMANY)

Best Actual of 2016: The Lobster (UK)

Best Documentary Feature

Who Will: O.J.: Made in America

Who Should: O.J.: Made in America

Best Actual of 2016: Cameraperson

Best Cinematography

Who Will: La La Land

Who Should: Moonlight

Best Actual of 2016: Moonlight

Best Actor In A Leading Role

Who Will: Denzel Washington (Fences)

Who Should: Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Actual of 2016: Colin Farrell (The Lobster)

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Who Will: Emma Stone (La La Land)

Who Should: Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Actual of 2016: Rebecca Hall (Christine)

Best Director

Who Will: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Who Should: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Actual of 2016: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Picture

Who Will: La La Land

Who Should: Moonlight

Actual Best of 2016: The Fits

Jack Hanley is a writer, critic, and academic based in Boulder, Colorado. He is the host of several Boulder film series including The Clandestine Campus Cinema Society (CU Boulder), the Bloody Celluloid Film Series, and the Central and East European Film Series and on the Cinema Programming Committee at the Dairy Arts Center. Additionally, he is the Host and Moderator of the Crested Butte International Film Festival. Should you have the stomach for it, you can read his cinematic and cultural musings at the The Gaze, The Superlatives, the Alone in the Dark Film Blog, his Twitter page, and Mile High Cinema. He can occasionally be found in musty academic settings, usually savagely ruining films for his friends and family.