Roll out the red carpet, pack the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with hundreds of celebrities, and call up Donatella Versace for a custom-made piece, for the 89th Academy Awards ceremony are just a stone throw’s away to honour the best films of 2016. All eyes are on the 2017 Oscars, but who will walk away victorious holding a golden statuette and the honorary title of Best Actor or Actress? Which film will take the cake for Best Picture? We’ve created an infographic that features some carefully calculated predictions by looking at the previous winners over the last 20 years.
The first and most esteemed category is the award for Best Picture. With several moving masterpieces nominated, deciding the winner will be an arduous process, but here’s what we’ve come up with. The best film of 2016 will be a musical comedy-drama released in January, approximately 128 minutes long. The cast has previously been nominated and has won a total of 144 awards that year with a worldwide box office gross of $375,159,506. The nominees, in alphabetical order, are Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight. Head to the infographic to find out which film best measures up to our arithmetic.
The next title up for grabs is Actor in a Leading Role. By looking at every past winner in this category since 1995, we have come to the conclusion that this year’s winner will be a brown-haired, American-born 43-year-old. He has been previously nominated for an Oscar 1.33 times and has starred in approximately 30.38 movies, with a height 1.81m and a weight of 81.5kg. Who does this sound like to you? Will it be good ol’ Denzel Washington for his captivating role in Fences? Or will it be Andrew Garfield for his portrayal of a courageous war hero who refused to fire a weapon in Hacksaw Ridge? Was Ryan Gosling’s quick-step in La La Land good enough to land him the prize? Could Ben’s older brother, Casey Affleck, be the winner for his brooding performance in Manchester by the Sea? Or will Viggo Mortensen hold the golden man for his role as the father of six in Captain Fantastic?
Our final forecast is for Actress in a Leading Role, which, from the looks of things, is definitely a tough category! The nominees are; Isabelle Huppert for her performance in the French psychological thriller, Elle; Ruth Negga for her role in Loving, a drama on an anti-miscegenation arrest; Natalie Portman for her portrayal as the iconic first lady following her husband’s assassination in Jackie; Emma Stone who sang so ever so sweetly in La La Land; and the legendary Meryl Streep as the heiress who thought she could sing in the comedy-drama, Florence Foster Jenkins. According to our precise calculations, our winner will be a 36-year-old American tall blonde (1.69m to be exact) weighing 57.38kg, who’s been in 27 movies and has had a total of 1.4 previous nominations…
Our predictions for the 2017 Oscars can be all be found in the infographic below We’ve also included the current odds on our selections winning. The question is, do you agree? Have your say by commenting below and tell us who you think deserves this prestigious award.