Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Final Oscar Predictions

Will The Revenant dominate the Oscar field?

Here are my final predictions for Shane's Oscar contest at Film Actually.

Note: I included alternates, which don't apply to the contest, and I'm only predicting 8 nominees (out of a possible 10) in Best Picture.

BEST PICTURE:
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Spotlight

Alt(s): Inside Out, Room

BEST DIRECTOR:
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

Alt: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

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

Alt: Johnny Depp, Black Mass

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

Alt: Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Alt: Benicio Del Toro, Sicario

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

Alt: Helen Mirren, Trumbo

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
Room
Steve Jobs

Alt: The Martian

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
Spotlight

Alt: Sicario

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Bridge of Spies
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Alt: The Danish Girl

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

Alt: Bridge of Spies

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Brooklyn
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road

Alt: Crimson Peak

BEST FILM EDITING:
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Alt: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Alt: Carol

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
"Flashlight" from Pitch Perfect 2
"See You Again" from Furious 7
"Simple Song #3" from Youth
"Till It Happens to You" from The Hunting Ground
"Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre

Alt: "Hands of Love" from Freeheld

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mr. Holmes
The Revenant

Alt: Black Mass

BEST SOUND MIXING:
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Alt: The Hateful Eight

BEST SOUND EDITING:
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Alt: Sicario

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Walk

Alt: The Revenant

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Anomalisa
Inside Out
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Alt: The Good Dinosaur

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM:
Amy
Cartel Land
Listen to Me Marlon
The Look of Silence
Where to Invade Next

Alt: Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
The Brand New Testament (Belgium)
Labyrinth of Lies (Germany)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Viva (Ireland)

Alt: Theeb (Jordan)

8 comments:

  1. Solid picks Josh! I'd love to see Star Wars get lots of recognition, but I think it's more than likely going to be confined to the technical categories.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Yeah, I never saw Star Wars as a serious Best Picture contender, even for a nomination.

      Delete
  2. Not seeing Michael Shannon and Paul Dano in Supporting depresses me. I hope they get in .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sad for both of them, but those snubs were pretty easy to predict. :(

      Delete
  3. Bale getting in would suck, he was terrible in the movie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I liked him, but there are certainly more deserving performances. Elba, for one.

      Delete
  4. EEK, we're close my friend! I can't wait to see how this all pans out tomorrow morning!!!

    We're 8/8 in Best Picture :-D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha, we were 7/8 in Best Picture. Not bad.

      Delete