February 28, 2016

2016 Oscar Predictions

It has been quite a year for movies once again. It seems the last three years or so have been excellent in terms of movies. There’s a lot of buzz around The Revenant and although it made the top ten list for me, I don’t think it is deserving of best film. To be honest, I don’t even think Leonardo Dicaprio’s performance was as spectacular as a lot of people seem to believe but out of the nominees I do think he will still be the one to win it. For Best Picture, I would really love to see Mad Max win but I went in a different direction and hedged my bet with Best Director picking The Big Short for Picture, and Tom McCarthy, director of Spotlight, for Director. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen Room but from all the buzz Brie Larson seems to be a shoe-in for Best Actress. Other than those big four categories, I have The Revenant and Mad Max taking home the majority of the other awards. They are easily two of the best looking films in years. From the cinematography in The Revenant to the editing in Mad Max they are both quite spectacular. With all that said, I’m really looking forward to the Oscars tonight. All the talk around some of the nominations over the past month and Chris Rock hosting should result in one eventful and entertaining night.

Best Picture
  • The Big Short
Best Actress
  • Brie Larson
Best Actor
  • Leonardo Dicaprio
Best Director
  • Tom McCarthy
Original Score
  • Ennio Morricone
Original Screenplay
  • Ex Machina
Adapted Screenplay
  • The Big Short
  • The Revenant
Production Design
  • The Revenant
Film Editing
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
Visual Effects
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Supporting Actor
  • Tom Hardy
Supporting Actress
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh
Makeup and Hair
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
Sound Mixing
  • The Revenant
Sound Editing
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Costume Design
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
Animated Short
  • World of Tomorrow

Animated Feature
  • Anomolisa
Original Song
  • Simple Song #3
Documentary Feature
  • Amy
Documentary Short
  • Last Day of Freedom
Live Action Short
  • Day One
Foreign Film
  • Son of Saul (Hungary)

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