2016 Oscar Predictions


It's a feat that I've only managed to accomplish just a few times. Over fifty features and short films are nominated for an Academy Award and last night I watched the last remaining nominee I had yet to watch. Since the nominations were announced I watched 19 feature films and 3 short film programs. Yup, I watched "Fifty Shades of Grey." Why would someone want to watch every single nominee? Well for one I love movies. Also, it doesn't hurt to have an educated opinion about the nominees when it comes time to make predictions. To tell the truth, last year I watched every nominee and correctly picked 16 of 24 categories so the only benefit I got out of it was being able to see some great films I otherwise would have missed. It's a new year and with the Oscars airing this weekend it's time to make predictions. Here we go!

Best Picture: The Revenant

Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant

Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson - The Room

Actor in a Supporting Role: Sylvester Stallone - Creed

*Actress in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl

Directing: Alejandro G. Inarritu - The Revenant

Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short

Original Screenplay: Spotlight

Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul

Animated Feature Film: Inside Out

*Documentary Feature: Amy

Cinematography: The Revenant

Costume Design: Mad Max Fury Road

*Documentary Short Subject: The Girl on the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Film Editing: Mad Max Fury Road

Makeup and Hairstyling: Mad Max Fury Road

Original Score: Ennio Morricone - The Hateful Eight

*Original Song: 'Til It Happens to You" - The Hunting Ground

Production Design: Mad Max Fury Road

*Animated Short Film: World of Tomorrow

*Live Action Short Film: Shok

Sound Editing: Mad Max Fury Road

Sound Mixing: Mad Max Fury Road

Visual Effects: The Revenant

The categories I notated with a * are the ones I'm not 100% certain of.

I literally made some changes as I was typing this so who will ultimately win is always in flux; which is what's so great about Oscar night...there could be some surprises.

So what do you think? Are my picks pretty sound? Who do you think will win? Who do you think should win or should have been nominated for that matter? Please share your predictions in the comments below.

The Academy Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, airs live this Sunday on ABC at 7:00 pm est / 4:00pm pst.

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