Friday, February 24, 2017

Shannon Captures Red Apples for Best Actor AND Supporting Actor

Michael Shannon stars in Elvis & Nixon
I must admit: Michael Shannon is one of my favorite actors, but who could have predicted two Red Apples in the same year? Best Actor for Elvis & Nixon and Best Supporting Actor for Nocturnal Animals. Way to go Michael! Top honors for Best Film went to Hell or High Water (just barely, over Best Doc Weiner) which also took home an award for Best Cinematography (Giles Nuttgens.) Read on, to see all of this year's Teacher's Pet awards (the seventh annual.) P.S. Outside of Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress in Fences, don't expect to see any duplicates on Sunday night's Oscar telecast.

Here's a rundown of this year's nominees and winners. Winners are in bold italics.

Lifetime of Achievement:

Martin Landau

Best Supporting Actor:

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
John Malkovich, Deepwater Horizon
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress:

Viola Davis, Fences
Janelle MonĂ¡e, Hidden Figures
Angourie Rice, The Nice Guys

Best Documentary:

De Palma
The First Monday in May

Best Action Sequence:

Captain America: Civil War (Airport battle)
Deadpool (Opening)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Darth Vader finale)

Best Cinematography:

Hell or High Water
La La Land

Best Visual Effects:

Hardcore Henry
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Director:

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
David Mackenzie, Hell or High Water
Nate Parker, The Birth of a Nation

Best Actor:

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Michael Keaton, The Founder
Michael Shannon, Elvis & Nixon

Best Actress:

Amy Adams, Nocturnal Animals
Ruth Negga, Loving
Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Film:

The Birth of a Nation
Hell or High Water