A number of Movies that are not likely to be considered by the more high-minded Hollywood awards shows have been nominated for the Peoples’ Choice Awards, the winner of which will be selected by popular vote by the fans. The movies include three superhero films, “Deadpool,” “Captain America: Civil War,” and “Suicide Squad” and two animated features, “Zootopia” and “Finding Dory.” The awards also have the best action movie, a best dramatic movie, a best family movie, and a best comedy movie categories.

Here follows some predictions for best movie in the various categories.

For best movie, running away it has to be “Deadpool,” a superhero movie that adds a bit of irony and snark to the usual action and pathos (it being a Marvel-inspired flick.) It was also a surprise, runaway hit.

For best action movie, it’s a tossup between “Deadpool” and “Captain America: Civil War.” The new Spiderman played as a young, enthusiastic teenager steals the show with his over the top fight banter.

For the best comedic movie, it is likely anyone’s to win. The all female “Ghostbusters” was a huge flop, but a write in campaign by feminists could put it over the top. The name recognition wouldn’t hurt either since many who have not seen the newer version remember the 1980s film with fondness.

For the best dramatic movie, the pick is the faith-based “Miracles from Heaven,” a heart felt drama about a sick little girl who has a near-death experience and is cured by God. Its selection is bound to irritate relentlessly secular Hollywood.

For best thriller movie, anyone could win, but one standout might be “The Purge: Election Year.” The tie into the paranoia surrounding Donald Trump’s election as president is obvious.

For best family movie, the choice has to be “The Jungle Book.” It’s a classic and, besides, its author, Rudyard Kipling, has become politically incorrect for having 19th Century attitudes toward race and imperialism.

Will these predictions march with the actual results? Who knows, but as with political punditry, they have to be approached with the maxim of often in error, but never in doubt.

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