Oscars: Updated 2016 Oscar Predictions

biopic1Oscars: Updated 2016 Oscar Predictions

We have updated almost every category of our 2016 Oscar Predictions. There are a lot of potentially strong contenders for next year, so we went ahead and got a jump start on our predictions.

New predictions include EVERY CATEGORY including all the technical categories with the exception of Best Documentary, Best Foreign Language Film, and Original Song.

Stay Tuned to our Oscars Page for all updated categories in the current Oscar race and next years Oscar race.

2016 Oscar Predictions

7lCJt7fMCHyxBest Picture
The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs
Joy
Icon
Hail, Caesar!
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

In the Heart of the Sea
Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
Suffragette

Alternates
Suffragette
Midnight Special
The Light Between Oceans
The Sea of Trees
The Walk
La La Land
Black Mass
Carol
The End of the Tour
The Danish Girl
Beasts of No Nation

Dark Places
Trumbo
Demolition
Brooklyn
Freeheld
Hands of Stone

Concussion
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Queen of the Desert
Money Monster
The Other Side of the Wind

revenant-movie-dicaprio-directorBest Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
Stephen Frears – Icon
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen – Hail, Caesar!
Danny Boyle – Steve Jobs

Alternates
Sarah Gavron – Suffragette
David O. Russell – Joy
Steven Spielberg – Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
Robert Zemeckis – The Walk

Ron Howard – In the Heart of the Sea
Gus Van Sant – The Sea of Trees
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon – Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

Dark Horses
Jeff Nichols – Midnight Special
Derek Cianfrance – The Light Between Oceans
Todd Haynes – Carol
Werner Herzog – Queen of the Desert
Tom Hooper – The Danish Girl
Scott Cooper – Black Mass
Jean-Marc Vallée – Demolition
Justin Chadwick – Tulip Fever
Orson Welles – The Other Side of the Wind

Peter Landesman – Concussion
Jodie Foster – Money Monster

Cary Fukunaga – Beasts of No Nation
James Ponsoldt – The End of the Tour

JzQ76VEActor in a Leading Role
Ben Foster – Icon
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Jake Gyllenhaal – Southpaw

Alternates
Jason Segel – The End of the Tour
Kurt Russell – The Hateful Eight
George Clooney – Hail, Caesar!
Robert De Niro – Hands of Stone
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – The Walk

Johnny Depp – Black Mass
Tom Hanks – Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
Michael Shannon – Elvis & Nixon

Dark Horses
Matthew McConaughey – The Sea of Trees
Jake Gyllenhaal – Demolition
Joaquin Phoenix – Irrational Man
Don Cheadle – Miles Ahead
Chris Hemsworth – In the Heart of the Sea
Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
Christoph Waltz – Tulip Fever
Will Smith – Concussion
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
Michael Shannon – Midnight Special
Miles Teller – La La Land
Christian Bale – Knight of Cups

Saoirse Ronan on the set of BrooklynActress in a Leading Role
Saorise Ronan – Brooklyn
Carey Mulligan – Suffragette
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Julianne Moore – Freeheld
Cate Blanchett – Carol

Alternates
Meryl Streep – Ricki and the Flash
Nicole Kidman – Queen of the Desert

Ellen Page – Freeheld
Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van
Shirley MacLaine – Wild Oats
Alicia Vikander – The Light Between Oceans
Sandra Bullock – Our Brand is Crisis
Emma Watson – La La Land

Dark Horses
Margot Robbie – Z for Zachariah
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Alicia Vikander – Tulip Fever
Lily Tomlin – Grandma
Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
Greta Gerwig – Mistress America
Sandra Bullock – Tupperwear Unsealed
Anne Hathaway – The Intern
Charlize Theron – Dark Places

Emma Stone – Irrational Man
Jessica Chastain – The Zookeeper’s Wife
Mia Wasiwowska – Crimson Peak

*EXCLUSIVE* Tom Hardy out n' about downtown VancouverActor in a Supporting Role
Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Ralph Fiennes – Hail, Caesar!
Samuel L. Jackson – The Hateful Eight
Seth Rogen – Steve Jobs
Ken Watanabe – The Sea of Trees

Alternates
Benedict Cumberbatch – Black Mass
Alan Alda – Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
Brendan Gleeson – Suffragette
Ben Whishaw – In the Heart of the Sea
Robert De Niro – Joy
Chris O’Dowd – Icon
Lee Pace – Icon
Jesse Eisenberg – The End of the Tour

Dark Horses
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Josh Brolin – Hail, Caesar!
Dane DeHaan – Tulip Fever
Brendan Gleeson – In the Heart of the Sea
Christoph Waltz – Spectre
Peter Bogdanovich – The Other Side of the Wind
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Z for Zachariah
Bruce Dern – The Hateful Eight
Channing Tatum – The Hateful Eight
Cillian Murphy – In the Heart of the Sea
Bryan Cranston – Holland, Michigan
John Turturro – Hands of Stone

meryl1-466733Actress in a Supporting Role
Meryl Streep – Suffragette
Molly Shannon – Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Tilda Swinton – Hail, Caesar!
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Alternates
Naomi Watts – The Sea of Trees
Helena Bonham Carter – Suffragette
Rachel Weisz – The Light Between Oceans
Zoë Bell – The Hateful Eight

Elizabeth Debicki – MacBeth
Ellen Barkin – Hands of Stone
Naomi Watts – Demolition

Dark Horses
Jessica Chastain – Crimson Peak
Léa Seydoux – Spectre
Susan Strasberg – The Other Side of the Wind
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
Helen Mirren – Trumbo
Kirsten Dunst – Midnight Special
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Concussion
Keira Knightley – Everest
Cate Blanchett – Knight of Cups
Julia Roberts – Money Monster
Nicole Kidman – The Secret in Their Eyes
Naomie Harris – Spectre
Dakota Johnson – Black Mass

biopic1Writing – Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

Jesse Andrews – Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith – The Revenant
Charles Leavitt, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver – In the Heart of the Sea
Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen – Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller

Alternates
Donald Margulies – The End of the Tour
Christopher Browne, Robert Zemeckis – The Walk
Derek Cianfrance – The Light Between Oceans
Phyllis Nagy – Carol
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
John McNamara – Trumbo
Scott Cooper – Black Mass
Peter Landesman – Concussion

Dark Horses
John Logan – Spectre
Tom Stoppard – Tulip Fever
Cary Fukunaga – Beasts of No Nation
Gilles Paquet-Brenner – Dark Places
Billy Ray – The Secret in Their Eyes
Peter Straughan – Our Brand is Crisis
Lucinda Coxon – The Danish Girl

Nick Hornby – Brooklyn
Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof – Tomorrowland
Jocelyn Moorhouse – The Dressmaker
Angela Workman – The Zookeeper’s Wife
J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

hail-caesar-clooney-fbpicWriting – Original Screenplay
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen – Hail, Caesar
Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
Annie Mumolo, David O. Russell – Joy
John Hodge – Icon
Woody Allen – Irrational Man

Alternates
Noah Baumbach – Mistress America
Abi Morgan – Suffragette
Bryan Sipe – Demolition
Noah Baumbach – While We’re Young
Ron Nyswaner – Freeheld
Chris Sparling – The Sea of Trees
Orson Welles – The Other Side of the Wind
Jeff Nichols – Midnight Special
Nancy Meyers – The Intern
Cary Elwes, Hanala Sagal, Joey Sagal – Elvis & Nixon

Dark Horses
Brian Helgeland – Legend
Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
Werner Herzog – Queen of the Desert
Steven Knight – Untitled John Wells Project
Thomas McCarthy, John Singer – Spotlight
Jonathan Jakubowicz – Hands of Stone
Diablo Cody – Ricki and the Flash

Justin Isbell, William Nicholson – Everest
Lucinda Coxon, Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins – Crimson Peak
Erin Dignam – The Last Face

TheRevenant-Leo-gunProduction Design
The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
Cinderella
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller

Alternates
Crimson Peak
Suffragette
Spectre
Tomorrowland
MacBeth
Pan
Legend
Queen of the Desert
Hail, Caesar!
Tulip Fever

In the Heart of the Sea
The Martian

Alternates
Brooklyn
The Walk
La La Land
The Danish Girl
Carol
The Sea of Trees

Suite Française
Concussion

socialchannel_72414Cinematography
Hail, Caesar!
The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
In the Heart of the Sea
The Walk

Alternates
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
Spectre
Legend
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Icon
Steve Jobs
Midnight Special
Suffragette
Knight of Cups
The Martian

Dark Horses
Tulip Fever
The Sea of Trees
Concussion
Tomorrowland
The Last Face
Dark Places
MacBeth
Everest
Carol

Steve-Jobs-Michael-Fassbender-Seth-RogenEditing
Steve Jobs

Icon
Hail, Caesar!
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant

Alternates
Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
Concussion
La La Land
The Walk
Midnight Special
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
In the Heart of the Sea

Dark Horses
Spectre
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Joy
Suffragette
Everest
Legend
The Look of Silence
The Light Between Oceans
The Other Side of the Wind
The End of the Tour
Black Mass
Beasts of No Nation
Demolition
1412798761048_Image_galleryImage_Steven_Spielberg_and_Tom_Music – Original Score
Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
Inside Out
Suffragette
The Light Between Oceans

The Walk

Alternates
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Jurassic World
Tomorrowland
Legend
Tulip Fever
Carol
Spectre
Cinderella
Chappie

Dark Horses
Southpaw
The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
In the Heart of the Sea
Everest
La La Land
Steve Jobs
MacBeth
Pan
Knight of Cups
Queen of the Desert

Teaser2Costume Design
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Cinderella
Tulip Fever
The Revenant
MacBeth

Alternates
The Hateful Eight
Pan
Suffragette
Jupiter Ascending
Crimson Peak
La La Land
Brooklyn
Hail, Caesar!
Queen of the Desert

Dark Horses
Trumbo
Miles Ahead
The Danish Girl
Carol
Tomorrowland
Suite Fran
çaise
By the Sea
Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
In the Heart of the Sea
A Little Chaos
Hands of Stone
Star-Wars-The-Force-Awake-010Makeup and Hairstyling
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Hateful Eight
Trumbo

Alternates
Pan
Jupiter Ascending
Icon
Elvis & Nixon
Victor Frankenstein
Southpaw

Dark Horses
La La Land
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
Crimson Peak
Miles Ahead
Carol
Steve Jobs
Suite Française
Hands of Stone
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Black Mass
Suffragette
Tulip Fever
Hail, Caesar!
MacBeth
Queen of the Desert
star-wars-the-force-awakensVisual Effects
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Martian
Spectre
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Chappie

Alternates
Jurassic World
Pan
In the Heart of the Sea
Ant-Man
Fantastic Four
Crimson Peak
Tomorrowland

Dark Horses
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Terminator Genisys
Midnight Special
Everest
The Walk
Mad Max: Fury Road
Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
The Hateful Eight
Point Break
Ex Machina
MacBeth
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
The Divergent Series: Insurgent

1417193211262.cachedSound Editing
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
In the Heart of the Sea
Spectre
The Revenant
The Martian

Alternates
The Hateful Eight
Everest
Jurassic World
Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
Terminator Genisys
Chappie
The Walk
Tomorrowland
La La Land

Dark Horses
Beasts of No Nation
MacBeth
Midnight Special
Icon
Hail, Caesar!
Legend
Crimson Peak
Hands of Stone
Inside Out
Pan
Black Mass

sw2Sound Mixing
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Spectre
The Revenant
In the Heart of the Sea
The Hateful Eight

Alternates
Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
Icon
Hail, Caesar!
Everest
The Martian
La La Land
The Walk
Chappie
Steve Jobs
Concussion

Dark Horses
Legend
Miles Ahead
Suffragette
Midnight Special
Southpaw
Hands of Stone
MacBeth
Tomorrowland
Straight Outta Compton
Beasts of No Nation
Inside+OutAnimated Feature Film
Inside Out
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie
Home
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Alternates
Monster Trucks
Minions

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About Matthew Durham

Passionate about Film, TV and Video Games. BS in Film. Post-Production Editor for The Golf Channel and Writer for TheMedia10.com

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