With today’s announcements of the 2017 Oscar nominations, it’s fun to look at the San Francisco Giants and see who is worthy of consideration for an Academy Award.
As we head into 2017, let’s look back at the best individual performances of the 2016 season.
We will be looking at the following categories with our own baseball twists: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Starring Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Short Film (Live Action), Best Sound Mixing, and Best Song.
For Best Picture, we will literally look at the best photos taken in 2016. For Best Director, we will look at the coaches as well as the front office. Best Actor will look at the everyday lineup and starting pitchers. Best Supporting Actor will look at the bench and bullpen. Best Original Screenplay will look at some of the best original commercials and player generated videos online. Best Adapted Screenplay will look at the best Giants beat writers. Best Foreign Language Film will honor some of the best interviews in Spanish during the season. Best Short Film will look at the best GIFs online. And finally, Best Song will look at the best walk up music on the Giants, while we will also give a Lifetime Achievement Award in Sound Mixing for the Giants best disc jockey.
Here are your nominees and winners: