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The Academy Awards, or “Oscars”, is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry. This year Jimmy Kimmel will host the 89th Oscars on Feb. 26 at 5:30 PM, and here my guesses to the winners:

 

Best Picture: Hidden Figures

The movie reveals the untold compelling story of how three African American women embarked on the mission to space while facing racial opposition and struggles that did not hold them back from using their brilliant minds. The movie does an excellent job of portraying the nation’s restored confidence and turn around in the race to space.

 

Lead Actor: Ryan Gosling (La La Land)

Ryan Gosling does an amazing job depicting the troubles of trying to make it in New York and the sacrifices one will make for success. He shows not just the power one can achieve in not giving up, but also the power one can get by letting go.

 

Lead Actress: Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Meryl Streep destroys the competition once again in her ever-convincing role as a woman in a world torn apart by World War II who can hear something in herself no one else can hear in themselves. She sends the great message that even if others say “you can not sing, they can’t say you did not sing!”

 

Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)

Octavia Spencer displays the troubles and mountains African American women had to overcome in the 1960’s and the racial hostility that riddled America. She showed the will to fight for what she wanted and what she deserved, making her the most influential supporting character.

 

Animated Feature: Moana John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer

Moana appeals to people of all ages, bringing on the water works for 6-year-olds to 60-year-olds. This movie will go down in history because of its significance in the face this is the first Disney princess to not have a love interest, sending a message to women everywhere.

 

Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Colleen Atwood

The costumes gave the illusion of magic and mystery adding to the movie and deepening the viewer’s experience. The clothes matches the characters personalities perfectly.

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