Friday, February 26, 2016

My 2016 Academy Award Predictions

The 2016 Academy Awards take place on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at 7pm EST with host Chris Rock. I usually try to see all the Best Picture Nominees as possible, This year, I ended up doing a little more watching. I ended up seeing 43/57 total Oscar nominees. That is 75% if you want to do the math. Wait, nevermind, I just did it for you. That being said, here are my predictions for every category. I am including who I think will win and also who I think should win, because sometimes these are different. The films in italics are the ones I did NOT get around to seeing.

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room 
Spotlight

Who I think will win: The Revenant
Who I think should win: Spotlight

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
Matt Damon - The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

Who I think will win: Leonardo DiCaprio
Who I think should win: Leonardo DiCaprio

Best Actress 
Cate Blanchett - Carol
Jennifer Lawrence - Joy
Brie Larson - Room
Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn

Who I think will win: Brie Larson
Who I think should win: Brie Larson

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale - The Big Short
Tom Hardy - The Revenant
Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight
Sylvester Stalone - Creed

Who I think will win: Sylvester Stalone
Who I think should win: Mark Ruffalo

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara - Carol
Rachel McAdams - Spotlight
Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

Who I think will win: Alicia Vikander
Who I think should win: Jennifer Jason Leigh

Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa
Boy and The World

Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Who I think will win: Inside Out
Who I think should win: When Marnie Was There

Cinematography
Carol
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
Sicario

Who I think will win: The Revenant
Who I think should win: The Revenant

Costume Design
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Who I think will win: Mad Max: Fury Road
Who I think should win: Carol

Best Director
Adam McKay - The Big Short
George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu -The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson - Room
Tom McCarthy - Spotlight 

Who I think will win: George Miller
Who I think should win: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Documentary (Feature)
Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Who I think will win: Amy
Who I think should win: The Look of Silence

Documentary (Short Subject)
Body Team 12
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in The River: The Price of Forgiveness

Last Day of Freedom

Who I think will win: Last Day of Freedom
Who I think should win: Last Day of Freedom

Film Editing
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Who I think will win: The Revenant
Who I think should win: The Revenant

Foreign Language Film
Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang

Theeb
Son of Saul
A War


Who I think will win: Son of Saul
Who I think should win: not enough data to make personal choice

Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

Who I think will win: Mad Max: Fury Road
Who I think should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Music (Original Score)
Thomas Newman - Bridge of Spies
Carter Burwell - Carol
Ennio Morricone - The Hateful Eight
Johann Johannsson - Sicario
John Williams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Who I think will win: Ennio Morricone - The Hateful Eight
Who I think should win: Ennio Morricone - The Hateful Eight

Music (Original Song)

"Earned It" - Fifty Shades of Gray
"Manta Ray" - Racing Extinction
"Simple Song #3" - Youth
"Til It Happens to You" - The Hunting Ground
"Writings on the Wall" - Spectre

Who I think will win: "Til It Happens to You" - The Hunting Ground
Who I think should win: "Til It Happens to You" - The Hunting Ground

Production Design
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Who I think will win: Mad Max: Fury Road
Who I think should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Short Film (Animated)
Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

Who I think will win: Bear Story
Who I think should win: We Can't Live Without Cosmos

Short Film (Live Action)
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Shok
Stutterer

Who I think will win: Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Who I think should win: Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Who I think will win: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Who I think should win: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Who I think will win: The Revenant
Who I think should win: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Visual Effects
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Who I think will win: Mad Max: Fury Road
Who I think should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay - The Big Short
Emma Donoghue - Room
Phyllis Nagy - Carol
Drew Goddard - The Martian
Nick Hornby - Brooklyn

Who I think will win: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay - The Big Short
Who I think should win: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay - The Big Short

Best Original Screenplay
Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen - Bridge of Spies
Alex Garland - Ex Machina
Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley - Inside Out
Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy - Spotlight
Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff  - Straight Outta Compton

Who I think will win: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy - Spotlight
Who I think should win: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy - Spotlight

And that concludes my predictions! I hope everyone who watches enjoys the ceremony and I'm sure Chris Rock will not disappoint as host.



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