2017 Oscars: Who Will & Who Should Win

We’re just hours away from the 2017 Academy Awards with the best in film being awarded on Hollywood’s night of nights. This year Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” is expected to dominate proceedings, bright shiny musical that’s all about loving Hollywood and the sacrifices of success.

But is it the deserved winner? A poll of 119 critics for Indiewire today about who ‘will win’ and who ‘should win’ many of the awards suggests that while many critics know ‘La La’ will sweep, the deserved winner is Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” in many categories.

So what are your predictions? Below is the official Dark Horizons ‘Who Will/Who Should Win’ list for this year, feel free to leave a list of your own in a comments below:

Best Picture
Will Win: “La La Land”
Should Win: “Moonlight”

Best Director
Will Win: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Should Win: Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Best Actress
Will Win: Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Should Win: Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”

Best Actor
Will Win: Casey Affleck, “Manchester By the Sea”
Should Win: Casey Affleck, “Manchester By the Sea”

Best Supporting Actress
Will Win: Viola Davis, “Fences”
Should Win: Viola Davis, “Fences”

Best Supporting Actor
Will Win: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Should Win: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Best Animated Film
Will Win: “Zooptopia”
Should Win: “Kubo and the Two Strings” or “The Red Turtle”

Best Foreign Film
Will Win: “The Salesman”
Should Win: “Toni Erdmann”

Best Documentary
Will Win: “O.J.: Made in America”
Should Win: “I Am Not Your Negro” or “13th”

Best Original Screenplay
Will Win:”Manchester By the Sea”
Should Win: “Manchester By the Sea”

Best Adapted Screenplay
Will Win: “Moonlight”
Should Win: “Moonlight”

Best Original Song
Will Win: “City of Stars”
Should Win: “How Far I’ll Go” or “City of Stars”

Best Original Score
Will Win: “La La Land”
Should Win: “Jackie” or “Moonlight”

Best Cinematography
Will Win: “La La Land”
Should Win: “Moonlight” or “Silence”

Best Costume Design
Will Win: “La La Land” or “Jackie”
Should Win: “La La Land” or “Jackie”

Best Production Design
Will Win: “La La Land”
Should Win: “Arrival”

Best Visual Effects
Will Win: “The Jungle Book”
Should Win: “The Jungle Book”

Best Editing
Will Win: “La La Land”
Should Win: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Best Make-Up
Will Win: “Star Trek Beyond”
Should Win: “Suicide Squad”

Best Sound Editing
Will Win: “La La Land”
Should Win: “Arrival”

Best Sound Mixing
Will Win: “La La Land”
Should Win: “Hacksaw Ridge”