Oscar 2016 Predictions!

Posted: February 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

With only a couple of hours to go before the show, I thought I’d take a shot at a few predictions. Let’s see how well/poorly I do tonight.🙂

BEST PICTURE

*The Big Short* Funny, brilliant, terrifying, infuriating… and the performances were solid across the board. And from the guy who brought us Anchorman?!

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

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ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

*Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant* Leo definitely deserves it. I also feel like if we give him the Oscar maybe we won’t have to hear another story about how tough this movie was to film. WINNER!!

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

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ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett, Carol

*Brie Larson, Room* No disrespect to J-Law, but this is Brie’s year. WINNER!!

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

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ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies WINNER!!

*Sylvester Stallone, Creed* I can go on all day about Sly’s performance in this movie, but in short, he crushes this role and may or may not have made me shed actual human tears in the theatre.

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ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

*Rachel McAdams, Spotlight* I’m less certain about this one since I haven’t seen Steve Jobs or The Danish Girl, but I loved Rachel McAdams in this movie. And really every movie.

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl WINNER!

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

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ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

*Inside Out* Simply put, Pixar knocked it out of the park with this movie. And Bing-Bong… #Respect. WINNER!!

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

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CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

*Mad Max: Fury Road* I don’t think I need to explain this one.

The Revenant WINNER!!

Sicario

COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

*Mad Max: Fury Road* All other nominees must bow before the genius of George Miller and his team. WINNER!!

The Revenant

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DIRECTING

The Big Short

*Mad Max: Fury Road* Chances are it won’t win (The Big Short is more Academy-friendly), but it should. 

The Revenant WINNER!!

Room

Spotlight

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DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE) – haven’t seen these, so I’m skipping this category.

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DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT) – haven’t seen these, so I’m skipping this category.

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FILM EDITING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road WINNER!!

*The Revenant* – Pretty sure I watched this entire movie with my jaw on the floor. Beautifully shot and masterfully edited. AND DID YOU HEAR HOW DIFFICULT IT WAS TO SHOOT?

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – haven’t seen these, so I’m skipping this category.

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MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

*Mad Max: Fury Road* – I mean, c’mon. WINNER!!

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out

the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight WINNER!!

Sicario

*Star Wars: The Force Awakens* – I have a lot of love for Sicario, but the Star Wars score basically turned me into a kid from the old Wheaties commercials.

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG) – I’m skipping this one because I’ve only seen Spectre and I wasn’t a huge fan of the song.

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PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

*Mad Max: Fury Road* If I could, I’d give this movie ALL the awards… WINNER!!

The Martian

The Revenant

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SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) – haven’t seen these, so I’m skipping this category.

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SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) – haven’t seen these, so I’m skipping this category.

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SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road WINNER!!

The Martian

The Revenant

*Sicario* That tunnel sequence…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road WINNER!!

*The Martian*

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina WINNER!!

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

*Star Wars: The Force Awakens* It was a close call between this and MM because both movies actually BUILT stuff.

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WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

The Big Short WINNER!

Brooklyn

Carol

*The Martian* BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT.

Room

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WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) 

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

*Spotlight*     WINNER!

Straight Outta Compton

Comments
  1. Tim V says:

    Oscars 2017: Everything – Ratchet & Clank
    *crosses fingers*

  2. Rick says:

    Let’s see how well you can predict.

    Sent from my iPhone

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