Oscars 2016 Predictions

The 88th Academy Awards are later tonight and I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and throw in my predictions for winners. Once the event is over I’ll come back and see how wrong I was. Predictions aren’t necessarily who I think should win, but rather who I think will win.

Nominations for Best Picture: The Big Short“, “Bridge of Spies“, “Brooklyn“, “Mad Max: Fury Road“, “The Martian“, “The Revenant“, “Room” and “Spotlight“.

Prediction: The Revenant. (Wrong, but happy with Spotlight winning!)

Nominations for Best Director: Adam McKay, “The Big Short“, George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road“, Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant“, Lenny Abrahamson, “Room” and Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight“.

Prediction: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant. (Right!)

Nominations for Best Actor: Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo“, Matt Damon, “The Martian“, Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant“, Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs” and Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl“.

Prediction: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant. (Right!)

Nominations for Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Carol“, Brie Larson, “Room“, Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy“, Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years” and Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn“.

Prediction: Brie Larson, Room. (Right!)

Nominations for Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The Big Short“, Tom Hardy, “The Revenant“, Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight“, Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies” and Sylvester Stallone, “Creed“.

Prediction: Sylvester Stallone, Creed. (Wrong!)

Nominations for Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight“, Rooney Mara, “Carol“, Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight“, Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl” and Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs“.

Prediction: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs. (Wrong!)

Nominations for Best Original Screenplay: 
Bridge of Spies“, “Ex Machina“, “Inside Out“, “Spotlight” and “Straight Outta Compton“.

Prediction: Spotlight. (Right!)

Nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short“, “Brooklyn“, “Carol“, “The Martian” and “Room“.

Prediction: The Martian. (Wrong!)

Nominations for Best Foreign Film: Embrace of the Serpent“, “Mustang“, “Son of Saul“, “Theeb” and “A War“.

Prediction: Mustang. (Wrong!)

Nominations for Best Documentary Feature: Amy“, “Cartel Land“, “The Look of Silence“, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” and “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom“.

Prediction: The Look of Silence. (Wrong!)

Nominations for Best Animated Feature: Anomalisa“, “Boy and the World“, “Inside Out“, “Shaun the Sheep Movie” and “When Marnie Was There“.

Prediction: Inside Out. (Right!)

Nominations for Best Film Editing: The Big Short“, “Mad Max: Fury Road“, “The Revenant“, “Spotlight” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“.

Prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road. (Right!)

Nominations for Best Original Song: “Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey, “Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction, “Simple Song #3,” Youth, “Til It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground and “Writing’s On The Wall,” Spectre.

Prediction: “Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey. (Wrong!)

Nominations for Best Original Score: Bridge of Spies“, “Carol“, “The Hateful Eight“, “Sicario” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“.

Prediction: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (Wrong!)

Nominations for Best Visual Effects: Ex Machina“– Mark Williams Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, and Andrew Whitehurst, “Mad Max: Fury Road” – Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams, and Tom Wood, “The Martian” – Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence, Richard Stammers, and Steven Warner, “The Revenant” – Richard McBride, Matt Shumway, Jason Smith, and Cameron Waldbauer and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, and Neal Scanlan.

Prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road – Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams, and Tom Wood. (Wrong!)

Nominations for Best Cinematography: Carol“, “The Hateful Eight“, “Mad Max: Fury Road“, “The Revenant” and “Sicario“.

Prediction: The Revenant. (Right!)

Nominations for Best Costume Design: Carol“, “Cinderella“, “The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant“.

Prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road. (Right!)

Nominations for Best Makeup and Hairstyling: 
Mad Max: Fury Road“,
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” and “The Revenant“.

Prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road. (Right!)

Nominations for Best Production Design: 
Bridge of Spies“, “The Danish Girl“, “Mad Max: Fury Road“, “The Martian” and “The Revenant“.

Prediction: Bridge of Spies. (Wrong!)

Nominations for Best Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road“, “The Martian“, “The Revenant“, “Sicario” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“.

Prediction: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (Wrong!)

Nominations for Best Sound Mixing: Bridge of Spies“, “Mad Max: Fury Road“, “The Martian“, “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“.

Prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road. (Right!)

Nominations for Best Short Film, Live Action: Ave Maria“, “Day One“, “Everything Will Be Okay“, “Shok” and “Stutterer“.

Prediction: Day One. (Wrong!)

Nominations for Best Short Film, Animated: Bear Story“, “Prologue“, “Sanjay’s Super Team“, “We Can’t Live Without Cosmos” and “World of Tomorrow“.

Prediction: We Can’t Live Without Cosmos. (Wrong!)

Nominations for Best Documentary Short Subject: Body Team 12“, “Chau, Beyond the Lines“, “Claude Lanzmann“, “A Girl in the River” and “Last Day of Freedom“.

Prediction: Last Day of Freedom. (Wrong!)

Featured image from Davidlohr Bueso.



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