The Oscars or as some calls it the La La Land awards will be held this Sunday, the following are my predictions of the movies that will win big at the Academy Awards this year :
- Male Actor in Leading role (Called it) :
Who will win : Casey Affleck
Who I think should win : Casey Affleck
Casey really stole every award this year for his role on Manchester by the Sea, it was a realistic and powerful performance and I really hope he gets the recognition he deserves.
- Female Actress in Leading Role (Called it):
Who Will Win : Emma Stone
Who I think should win : Emma Stone
Emma really took her acting chops to another level with La La Land and I doubt she will walk home empty handed
- Male Actor in Supporting role
Who will win (Called it): Mahershala Ali
Who I think should win : Mahershala Ali
Moonlight is one of my favorite movies of the year and the first act of the film is highlighted by Mahershala Ali’s masterful performance, really amazing.
- Female Actress in Supporting role
Who will win (Called it): Viola Davis
Who I think should win : Naomie Harris
I haven’t seen Fences but I heard how good Viola is in that movie and I think she will take the statue home, personally I think Naomie Harris was absolutely fantastic in Moonlight.
- Best Original Screenplay
Who will win (Went to Manchester by The Sea) : Damian Chazelle for La La Land
Who I think should win : Damian Chazelle for La La Land
La La Land’s screenplay is great for few reasons, it is funny, deep, moving and emotionally packed while being an engaging story about love and chasing dreams, it doesn’t get any better than that.
- Best Adapted Screenplay
Who will win (Called it) : Barry Jenkins for Moonlight
Who I think should win : Barry Jenkins for Moonlight
Moonlight takes a simple coming of age story to another level by its amazing performance and story and it owes both of them to the amazing screenplay.
- Best Director :
Who will win (Called it) : Damian Chazelle for La La Land
Who I think should win : Denis Villeneuve for Arrival
While Damian is getting a lot of attention for his amazing musical for me Denis made one of the best movies of the year too bad Sci-Fi films don’t usually get so much love from the Academy
- Best Picture
Which movie will win (Called it) : Moonlight
Which movie I think should win : Moonlight
Moonlight deals with a very tough subject and it does it so well, it is a perfectly crafted movie that doesn’t entertain you but shows you a reality that people go through and I think that is rare.
I will update this post as soon as the Winners are announced.
Edit: So I was only off by 1 Prediction.
Nintendo Switch is only few weeks away which only means my bags are in the overhead and I am on board the hype plane, yes it is a plane now. “Game Journalists” around the internet are making lists about the games they want on Switch in the near future so I thought maybe I should do the same, the following are five franchises that are not announced to come out on Nintendo Switch as of now but would love to have them show up, Keep in mind while games like Smash Bros. hasn’t been announced yet it is very obvious that it will at some point that is why I didn’t include those in the list :
- Advance Wars
Advance Wars was a huge title on the Gameboy Advance back in the 2000s and it also had two great sequels on the DS but the games has been absent for almost 10 years and most of that goes back to Fire Emblem’s new found success on the 3DS hence why it has 3 titles coming this year only, while I love Fire Emblem I think it is a universal truth that we want a new Advance Wars and I really wish it came out sometime next year.
when Nintendo announced Federation Force I said this is bad both ways, if it is a successful title Nintendo will push the new formula for a decade which means bye bye Samus and if it was a failure then Nintendo will put off the series even further which means bye bye Samus, I really hope they prove me wrong and bring back the series to its roots and I think it could work really well now days, if games like Shovel Knight can find success I am sure a 2DS Metroid will too, Please Nintendo.
- Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Tactics Advance and its superior sequel on DS were amazing games, now I also like the PS1 game even though I only put in 30 hours and didn’t finish it but I think I liked the simpler on surface yet super deep tactics and progression systems, I really enjoyed those games and I do think the climate is very suitable for another Tactics game in the Final Fantasy universe and the Switch is perfect for it!
- Megaman ZX
Megaman ZX and its sequel ZX Advent came out DS and I personally think they are the evolution of Megaman Zero games in a really good way, the games has a Metroidvania or Zelda-like structure which allows you to explore the map by acquiring keys or skills which will help explore more and beat new bosses and get more powers, what shines here is the classic Megaman gameplay and universe in a post apocalyptic setting with lots of depth, I have been begging for more ZX and it is time for Capcom to hear my cries, or a Battle Network reboot.
- Monster Hunter
I can’t stop playing Monster Hunter, I love this series and it is obvious that Capcom is trying to make it appeal to a wider audience in the west the problem is this game does well in Japan on handheld but handheld is not doing so well in the west so it is really a tricky situation and that is why the Switch is really perfect to solve this issue, I believe that Monster Hunter and Pokemon are crucial to Switch’s success and the sooner they appear on the console the better for everyone, but mostly for me.
Ofcourse I would love to see Overwatch and Persona 5 on the console but I know that wont happen so I kept the list a bit realistic.