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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Oscar Predictions

The nominees will be announced tomorrow morning. My predictions:

Best Picture

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Straight Outta Compton

Best Director

Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Alicia Vikander, Ex-Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Benicio del Toro, Sicario
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short, Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Brooklyn, Nick Hornby
Carol, Phyllis Nagy
The Revenant, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Mark L. Smith
Room, Emma Donoghue

Best Original Screenplay

Ex-Machina, Alex Garland
The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino
Inside Out, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve
Spotlight, Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
Straight Outta Compton, Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus

Best Film Editing

Hank Corwin, The Big Short
Tom McArdle, Spotlight
Stephen Mirrone, The Revenant
Pietro Scalia, The Martian
Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins, Sicario
Janus Kaminski, Bridge of Spies
Edward Lachman, Carol
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Production Design

Bridge of Spies, Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo, Bernhard Heinrich
Carol, Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
Cinderella, Dante Ferretti, Casey Banwell, Francesca Lo Schiavo
Crimson Peak, Thomas E. Sanders, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau
Mad Max: Fury Road, Colin Gibson, Katie Sharrock, Lisa Thompson

Best Costume Design

Paco Delgado, The Danish Girl
Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Brooklyn
Kate Hawley, Crimson Peak
Sandy Powell, Carol
Sandy Powell, Cinderella

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Black Mass, Joel Harlow, Gloria Casny
Mad Max: Fury Road, Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin, Elka Wardega
The Revenant, Graham Johnston, Adrien Morot, Robert Pandini

Best Original Score

Cate Burwell, Carol
Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
Michael Giacchino, Inside Out
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies

Best Original Song

Concussion, "So Long"
Furious 7, "See You Again"
The Hunting Ground, "Til It Happens To You"
Spectre, "Writing's on the Wall"
Youth, "Simple Song #3"

Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road, Scott Heckler, Mark Mangini, David White
The Martian, Oliver Tarney
The Revenant, Martin Hernandez, Randy Thom, Lon Bender
Sicario, Alan Robert Murray
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, David Accord, Matthew Wood

Best Sound Mixing

Mad Max: Fury Road, Ben Osmo, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff
The Martian, Mac Ruth, Paul Massey, Mark Taylor
The Revenant, Chris Duesterdiek, Frank A. Montano, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Stuart Wilson, Andy Nelson, Chris Scarabosio
Straight Outta Compton, Willie Burton, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano

Best Visual Effects

Ant-Man, Jake Morrison, Greg Steele, Russell Earl, Dan Sudick
Mad Max: Fury Road, Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams
The Martian, Richard Stammers, Chris Lawrence, Anders Langlands, Steve Warner
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould
The Walk, Kevin Baillie, Jim Gibbs, Viktor Muller, Sebastien Moreau

Best Animated Feature

The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep

Best Documentary Feature

Cartel Land
The Hunting Ground
The Look of Silence
Listen to Me Marlon

Best Foreign Language Film

The Brand New Testament (Belgium)
Embrace the Serpent (Colombia)
Labyrinth of Lies (Germany)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)

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