Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September Oscar Predictions

Could Spotlight be this year's Argo?

Since last month's predictions, there has been great early word on Spotlight and Brooklyn, so I've added them in major categories. Also, Oliver Stone's Snowden has moved to 2016, but I wasn't predicting it anyways. If I had to predict a winner, I'd go with Spotlight, though I wonder if the next Best Picture is even in my predicted top 10.

BEST PICTURE:
Beasts of No Nation
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Carol
The Danish Girl
Inside Out
Joy
The Revenant
Spotlight
Steve Jobs

Changes: Replaced Suffragette and Youth with Brooklyn and Spotlight

BEST DIRECTOR:
Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight
Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

Changes: Replaced Gavron and Russell with Boyle and McCarthy

BEST ACTOR:
Michael Caine, Youth
Johnny Depp, Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Changes: Replaced Hiddleston with Depp

BEST ACTRESS:
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Carey Mulligan, Suffragette
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Changes: None

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Benicio Del Toro, Sicario
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Michael Keaton, Spotlight
Harvey Keitel, Youth

Changes: Replaced De Niro with Keaton

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Ellen Page, Freeheld
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Changes: Replaced Bonham Carter with Fonda

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Beasts of No Nation
Brooklyn
Carol
The Danish Girl
Steve Jobs

Changes: Replaced The Revenant with Brooklyn

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Bridge of Spies
Inside Out
Joy
Spotlight
Youth

Changes: Replaced Suffragette with Spotlight

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Carol
Cinderella
Pan

Changes: Replaced Suffragette with Brooklyn

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Beasts of No Nation
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

Changes: None

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Brooklyn
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Far from the Madding Crowd

Changes: Replaced Macbeth, Pan, and Suffragette with BrooklynCinderella, and The Danish Girl

BEST FILM EDITING:
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
Sicario
Spotlight
Steve Jobs

Changes: Replaced Beasts of No Nation, Joy, Spectre, and Suffragette with Mad Max: Fury Road, Sicario, Spotlight, and Steve Jobs

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Danish Girl
Far from the Madding Crowd
Inside Out

Changes: Replaced Suffragette with The Danish Girl

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
"Cold One" from Ricki and the Flash
"Phenomenal" from Southpaw
"Story to Tell" from He Named Me Malala
"Till It Happens to You" from The Hunting Ground
"Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre

Changes: Replaced Pan and Sing Street with He Named Me Malala and The Hunting Ground

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Pan

Changes: None

BEST SOUND MIXING:
In the Heart of the Sea
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spectre
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Changes: None

BEST SOUND EDITING:
In the Heart of the Sea
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Spectre
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Changes: None

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Changes: None

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
The Little Prince
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Changes: None

6 comments:

  1. For some reason I'm not that excited about the those best picture contenders this year, they don't look like films i would rush out to see(I loved Inside Out). For me it's films from the other categories I have a bigger interest in: Sicario, Spectre, Hateful Eight and Star Wars. You think Crimson Peak will be overlooked?

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    1. There a few I'm really looking forward to, but I wonder how many will actually make my ballot. Out of the Best Picture contenders, I'd say maybe Carol, Inside Out, and The Revenant, but who knows.

      Crimson Peak looks well-crafted, though I'm not sure the Academy will find room for it. Still, the art directors and costume branches could nominate it.

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  2. Nice picks here. Would LOVE if Keaton got nominated again!!

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    1. Thanks man! Fingers crossed for Keaton!

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  3. I'm super excited that Brooklyn will be playing at TCFF next month. Wish that's the case for Spotlight too, which looks really good and has a terrific cast!

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    1. Oh, I'm looking forward to both of those. I'd love to see Saoirse Ronan and Michael Keaton get their second Oscar noms.

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