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If Bollywood celebrities were to decide Oscar wins

Here are a few Bollywood celebrities’ predictions for the upcoming Academy Awards.

oscars 2017 Updated: Feb 26, 2017 10:30 IST
Samarth Goyal
Bollywood

Bollywood celebrities pick their favourites for the 79th Academy Awards tomorrow.

Tomorrow is one of the biggest nights in the entertainment industry as they celebrate and honour some of the finest movies, and people associated with them over the last one year. From Meryl Streep’s 20th Oscar nomination, to Dev Patel’s first nomination, the world is buzzing with 79’th Academy Awards. With everyone picking their favourites for this seasons’ awards, Bollywood too is not far behind in picking their favourites. We spoke to a few of them about their predictions in the major categories in the awards that will take place in Los Angeles.

Madhur Bhandarkar

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar loved the drama Manchester By The Sea and predicts the Casey Affleck starrer to bag major awards.

Best Picture: Manchester By The Sea

Best Director: Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea)

Best Actor - Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)

Best Actress - Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) /Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Supporting Actor - Dev Patel (Lion)

Best Suporting actress - Michelle Williams (Manchester By The Sea)

Gulshan Grover

Best Picture: La La Land

Best Director: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Actor: Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Actress: Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Supporting actor: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Hidden Figures)

Taapsee Pannu

Actor Taapsee Pannu thinks Oscars will not be dominated by any one movie this year. (IANS)

Best Picture: Moonlight

Best Director: Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)

Best Actor: Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best actress: Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best supporting actor: Dev patel (Lion)

Best supporting actress: Michelle Williams (Manchester By The Sea)

Richa Chadha

Actor Richa Chadda loves La La Land and thinks that the romantic musical will be Oscar’s favourites this year.

Best Picture: La La Land

Best Director: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Actor: Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Actress: Emma stone (La La Land)

Best Supporting Actor: Dev patel (Lion)

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia spencer (Hidden Figures)

Ali Fazal

Actor Ali Fazal thinks Dev Patel will bag his first ever Oscar for his role in the film Lion.

Best Picture: Moonlight

Best Director: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Actor: Ryan Gosling (La La Land)

Best Actress: Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Supporting Actor: Dev Patel (Lion)

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis ( Fences)

Vaani Kapoor

Just like the other Bollywood celebrities, actor Vaani Kapoor’s choice for Best Actress is Natali Portman for her role in the film Jackie.

Best Picture: La La Land

Best Director: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Actor: Ryan Gosling (La La Land)

Best Actress: Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Supporting Actor: Dev Patel (Lion)

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Fences)

Neil Nitin Mukesh

Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh thinks Ryan Gosling- Emma Stone starrer La La Land will win the Best Picture Oscar this year. (Hindustan Times)

Best Picture: La La Land

Best Director: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Actor: Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)

Best Actress: Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Supporting Actor: Dev Patel (Lion)

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Fences)