2016 Oscar Predictions

With the Academy Awards tonight, I am giving you guys my predictions for the winners.  I have separated them into 2 different categories: what I want to win and what I think will win, which are usually very different.  Before we get to it I am posting links to every Oscar nominated movie I have seen and reviewed in case you want to go back and check them out:

Reviews (in no particular order): Room, The Big Short, The Revenant, The Hateful 8, Spotlight, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Creed, Bridge of Spies, Sicario, The Martian, Ex Machina, Inside Out, Mad Max Fury Road (my second ever review)

Best Picture

Nominees: The Big Short, Spotlight, Brooklyn, Bridge of Spies, Mad Max, The Martian, The Revenant, Room

My pick: I’d love Mad Max to win, but don’t think it stands a chance.  I’ll go with The Revenant.

Actual Prediction: Spotlight

Best Director

Nominees: Adam McKay (The Big Short), George Miller (Mad Max), Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant), Lenny Abrahamson (Room), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

My pick: Alejandro G. Inarritu

Actual Prediction: Alejandro G. Inarritu

Best Actor

Nominees: Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

My pick: Leo

Actual Prediction: Leo finally gets his Oscar

Best Actress

Nominees: Cate Blanchett (Carol), Brie Larson (Room), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

My pick: Brie Larson

Actual Prediction: Brie Larson

Best Supporting Actor

Nominees: Christian Bale (The Big Short), Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

My pick: Sylvester Stallone

Actual Prediction: Mark Ruffalo

Best Supporting Actress

Nominees: Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful 8), Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

My pick: Alicia Vikander

Actual Prediction: Alicia Vikander

Note: I have not seen The Danish Girl.  However, I would have thought Vikander would have been nominated (and won) for Ex Machina.  So, if she was even better in this then she deserves it.

Best Original Screenplay

Nominees: Bridge of Spies, Ex Machina, Inside Out, Spotlight, Straight Outta Compton

My pick: Ex Machina

Actual Prediction: Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominees: The Big Short, Brooklyn, Carol, The Martian, Room

My pick: The Martian

Actual Prediction: The Big Short

Best Animated Film

Nominees: Inside Out, Boy & the World, Anomalisa, Shaun the Sheep, When Marnie Was There

My pick: Inside Out

Actual Prediction: Inside Out

Best Original Score

Nominees: Bridge of Spies, Carol, The Hateful 8, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

My pick: Star Wars, but Sicario is really close

Actual Prediction: The Hateful 8

Best Sound Editing

Nominees: Mad Max, The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

My pick: Star Wars

Actual Prediction: Star Wars

Best Sound Mixing

Nominees: Bridge of Spies, Mad Max, The Martian, The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

My pick: Star Wars

Actual Prediction: Mad Max

Best Production Design

Nominees: Bridge of Spies, The Danish Girl, Mad Max, The Martian, The Revenant

My pick: The Martian

Actual Prediction: Mad Max

Best Cinematography

Nominees: Carol, The Hateful 8, Mad Max, The Revenant, Sicario

My pick: Sicario, just nudging out The Revenant

Actual Prediction: The Revenant

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Nominees: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (???), Mad Max, The Revenant

My pick: Mad Max

Actual Prediction: Mad Max

Best Costume Design

Nominees: Carol, Cinderella, The Danish Girl, Mad Max, The Revenant

My pick: Mad Max

Actual Prediction: Mad Max

Best Film Editing

Nominees: The Big Short, Mad Max, The Revenant, Spotlight, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

My pick: The Revenant

Actual Prediction: The Big Short

Best Visual Effects

Nominees: Ex Machina, Mad Max, The Martian, The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

My pick: Ex Machina, but I’d be happy with any of them really. Tough category to pick.

Actual Prediction: Star Wars

Why I’m not qualified to make some of these predictions: I have not seen Carol, Brooklyn, The Danish Girl, Steve Jobs, 45 Years, Straight Outta Compton, or any of the nominated animated movies besides Inside Out. Also, I’m not really sure exactly what some of the technical awards consist of, so those are my best guesses based on what I think they are.

I didn’t even bother picking several categories in which I hadn’t seen anything (ie. Best documentary, best short film, etc.).

Let me know what you think of my picks and what some of your picks are in the comments.

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