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Stastny predicts 2017 Oscar winners

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

CHICAGO - Blues center Paul Stastny claims to be a bit of a movie buff, so we're putting him to the test.

Stastny won't see this year's Academy Awards because he'll be battling the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center when they air, but that didn't stop him from giving us his predictions.

Check out Stastny's picks (in bold) for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Support Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis, "Fences"
Naomie Harris, "Moonlight"
Nicole Kidman, "Lion"
Octavia Spencer, "Hidden Figures"
Michelle Williams, "Manchester by the Sea"

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali, "Moonlight"
Jeff Bridges, "Hell of High Water"
Lucas Hedges, "Manchester by the Sea"
Dev Patel, "Lion"
Michael Shannon, "Nocturnal Animals"

 

BEST ACTRESS

Isabelle Huppert, "Elle"
Ruth Negga, "Loving"
Natalie Portman, "Jackie"
Emma Stone, "La La Land"
Meryl Streep, "Florence Foster Jenkins

 

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"
Andrew Garfield, "Hacksaw Ridge"
Ryan Gosling, "La La Land"
Viggo Mortensen, "Captain Fantastic"
Denzel Washington, "Fences"

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Denis Villeneuve, "Arrival"
Mel Gibson, "Hacksaw Ridge"
Damien Chazelle, "La La Land"
Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea"
Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight"

 

BEST PICTURE

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

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