2016 had some great movies, like Manchester by the Sea, and some laughably horrible movies, like Max Steel. Overall I think 2016 was a pretty good year for movies even if the big blockbusters were disappointing. In this article I'm going to guess which ten movies will be nominated for best picture and I'll see what you guys think will actually win.
La La Land
I think La La land has the biggest chance out of any movie to win, it'll obviously be nominated for best picture. It swept the Golden Globes and I'm pretty sure it could do so at the Oscars.
Manchester by the Sea
This also has a huge chance of winning, the film dealt with sadness without becoming a depressing movie like A Monster Calls. Casey Affleck also blew me away and I think he deserves the Oscar for best actor.
This is the last movie that I'm saying has a huge chance of winning, Moonlight blew me a way. It was a better movie than Boyhood in my opinion and the acting is also outstanding and Oscar worthy.
This movie had amazing visuals and dealt with themes that no other film could deal with. Denis Villeneuve deserves a nomination for bet director, he's continuing his streak of great movies and he deserves it.
This is my favorite movie of the year, but I don't think it can win, Hollywood is still angry at Mel Gibson. Hacksaw Ridge is an outstanding movie and I welcome Mel with open arms.
Hell or High Water
I personally didn't like this one too much, the movie was slow and got boring at times, but that's also what makes it so good. The characters just sit down and talk like real people, they feel real and I appreciated that. A lot of movies Hollywodize their characters so they feel fake unlike this movie.
Fences is a movie that leans on the performances, you go to watch this movie because of the performances, and there are some great ones. Viola Davis is great, she will win an Oscar. This movie didn't blow me away, but I think it's got a big shot at being nominated for best picture.
Lion is a movie that more people need to see, the first act alone is worthy of an Oscar. The theater felt like a funeral because everyone was crying really hard, except for me. I really loved this movie and hope it's nominated.
I have yet to see this movie, but it's Martin Scorsese's passion project! Scorsese is a director that never fails to blow me away. He's made some of the greatest movies of all time and I can't wait to see what he's got in store for me in his newest picture.