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My Picks to (Hopefully) Win Their Respective Oscars in 2016

 

If you didn’t read my reactions to the Oscars HERE check that out, but for the full list of nominees click HERE.

For now I will simply underline my predictions of who I think the Academy will choose and bold who I think should win. Hopefully that system isn’t too complex anyone, but I trust my readers to figure it out pretty quickly. Here’s the listings.


 

Best Picture:

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight


Best Director:

Adam McKay, The Big Short

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight


Best Actor:

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl


Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn


Best Supporting Actor: This was the toughest category to figure out because they were all 100% deserving.

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed


Best Supporting Actress:

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs


Best Original Screenplay:

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton


Best Adapted Screenplay:

The Big Short

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room


Best Animated Feature:

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There


Best Foreign Language Film

Embrace of the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul

Theeb

A War


Best Documentary Feature

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom


Best Cinematography: I wouldn’t be shocked if Roger Deakins is the surprise winner though. Either way, it was a great year for cinematographers.

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Sicario


Best Film Editing:

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Production Design:

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Best Costume Design:

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


Best Original Score:

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Original Song

“Earned It,” 50 Shades Of Grey

“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction

“Simple Song #3,” Youth

“Til It Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground

“Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre


Best Visual Effects: This is actually a really tough category…

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Makeup & Hairstyling:

Mad Max

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared

The Revenant


Best Sound Mixing:

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Sound Editing:

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Documentary Short:

Body Team 12

Chau Behind the Lines

Claude Lanzman

A Girl in the River

Last Day of Freedom


Best Live Action Short Film: N/A

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay

Shok

Stutterer


Best Animated Short Film:

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

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