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Review/Predictions - Actor in a Leading Role 

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ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLENOMINEESCASEY AFFLECKManchester by the SeaANDREW GARFIELDHacksaw RidgeRYAN GOSLINGLa La LandVIGGO MORTENSENCaptain FantasticDENZEL WASHINGTONFences Once again all the Nominees deserve to win this award this year.  This one is very difficult for me to choose a winner.   I was pleasantly surprised by Viggo's performance but I don't believe it is up there with the performances by Andrew, Denzel and Casey.  Ryan is up there too but I believe he has done better than this role in the past. PREDICTIONS Who I want to win - Casey Affleck Who will win - Ryan Gosling

Review/Predictions - Actress In Leading Role

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NOMINEESISABELLE HUPPERTElleRUTH NEGGALovingNATALIE PORTMANJackieEMMA STONELa La LandMERYL STREEP Florence Foster Jenkins The Nominees this year all deserve this award, outstanding performances. Meryl made me laugh, Emma made me sing, Natalie took me back in time.  For me the most astonishing performance was by Isabelle, when an actress has to be raped on screen more than once it has to be a most difficult place to go, and she did this shockingly well. PREDICTIONS Who I want to win - Isabelle Huppert Who will win - Isabelle Huppert

Review/Predictions - Best Picture Nominees

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THE NOMINEES ARE:roducers FENCESHACKSAW RIDGEHELL OR HIGH WATERHIDDEN FIGURESLA LA LANDLION MANCHESTER BY THE SEA ARRIVAL MOONLIGHT  The Best Picture Nominees did not disappoint this year.  I can't say for sure that the "whitewash" scandal of last years nominees has anything to do with the numerous African American nominated films this year or if there were just more African American quality films this year.  Nonetheless, all the nominees are very deserving this year.LION Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.This was a tear jerker for sure.  Outstanding acting by an unknown ch…