Yes, Lionsgate's 'La La Land' Will Probably Win All of the Oscars

Here is the complete list of this year's Oscar nominations.

Best Supporting Actress. Among Michelle Williams ("Manchester"), Naomie Harris ("Moonlight"), Octavia Spencer ("Hidden Figures"), Nicole Kidman ("Lion"), and Viola Davis ("Fences"). Will win: La La Land.

On the Best Actress nominees, the member says frankly that she "hated all of them", and thought "Meryl [Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins] played it like a clown". Although Berry was the first African American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Monster's Ball, she was not the first black women (or even the second, third, etc.) recognized. Despite a compelling case for "Moonlight", the momentum favors "La La Land", given its record-tying 14 total nominations and top honors from BAFTA (the so-called British Oscars), the Producers Guild, and the Directors Guild.

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#5 The Oscars will be televised in 225 countries and territories on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET on ABC and other worldwide TV networks.

Romantic Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone musical "La La Land", a heavy favorite to win, comes closest to entering blockbuster territory with a $340.5 million global box office haul, so far, with $134.6 million coming from domestic theaters.

For the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role, the voters nearly unanimously chose Viola Davis for her performance as Rose Maxson in "Fences".

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But whether or not the apparent lack of awareness of Best Picture nominees will impact Oscars ratings remains to be seen. After all, he's not just up against Denzel Washington - he's up against Denzel Washington in Fences. His closest competition is from Casey Affleck who gave a nuanced performance in Manchester By the Sea but since he has gotten himself embroiled in sexual harassment allegations and lawsuits the Academy might overlook his performance.

EW is rooting for Mahershala Ali in Moonlight.

The Oscars is a night of celebration for those in attendance, and a night of entertainment for viewers at home.

This weekend, the world of film will come to temporarily stand-still waiting for the same committee of old white men who make massive errors every year to once more announce which movies deserve to be considered the best of the year.

What Should Win: "Manchester by the Sea". That leaves original screenplay a two-horse race between presumed frontrunner "Manchester by the Sea" and "La La Land".

The three-time Oscar-winner's Globes speech was lauded by the film industry and the press and set the tone for other awards shows to feature politically-charged anti-Trump screeds. But I think I will be going with La La Land. "For a pick to win, I would like it to be Moonlight".

  • Michelle Webb