Oscars: Updated Predictions – November

EP-150529507Oscars: Updated Predictions – November

A lot of moves are being made now that the majority of films have been seen to some extent. We are now including the categories Original Song, Foreign Film, and Documentary Film as well.

Everything is up to date as of November 1st.

Keep voting in our sidebar polls, there will be more as the season progresses. And, as always, keep checking back to our Oscar page for updated predictions.

Here they are:

63489Best Picture
Spotlight
The Revenant
Room
Joy
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs

Alternates
Bridge of Spies
The Big Short
The Martian
The Danish Girl
Inside Out
Beasts of No Nation

Mad Max: Fury Road
Sicario
Son of Saul

Dark Horses
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Brooklyn
Anomalisa
Concussion
Youth
In the Heart of the Sea
By the Sea
Truth
Trumbo
the_revenant_trailer_alexa_65_footageBest Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Thomas McCarthy – Spotlight
David O. Russell – Joy
Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
Todd Haynes – Carol

Alternates
Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
Danny Boyle – Steve Jobs
Cary Fukunaga – Beasts of No Nation
Adam McKay – The Big Short
Ridley Scott – The Martian

Dark Horses
Tom Hooper – The Danish Girl
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
László Nemes – Son of Saul
J.J. Abrams – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Denis Villeneuve – Sicario
Ron Howard – In the Heart of the Sea
John Crowley – Brooklyn
Peter Landesman – Concussion
Paolo Sorrentino – Youth

3048137-inline-i-1-michael-fassbender-dons-the-turtleneckActor in a Leading Role
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
Géza Röhrig – Son of Saul
Steve Carell – The Big Short

Alternates
Tom Hanks – Bridge of Spies
Will Smith – Concussion
Matt Damon – The Martian
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Michael Caine – Youth
Johnny Depp – Black Mass
Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation

Dark Horses
Chris Hemsworth – In the Heart of the Sea
John Cusack – Love & Mercy
Brad Pitt – By the Sea
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – The Walk
carolActress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Brie Larson – Room
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Carey Mulligan – Suffragette

Alternates
Saorise Ronan – Brooklyn
Lily Tomlin – Grandma
Emily Blunt – Sicario
Cate Blanchett – Truth
Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van

Dark Horses
Angelina Jolie – By the Sea
Kate Winslet – The Dressmaker
Blythe Danner – I’ll See You in My Dreams
Sandra Bullock – Our Brand is Crisis
Juliette Binoche – Clouds of Sils Maria
Alicia Vikander – Testament of Youth
Qi Shu – The Assassin

spotlight2Actor in a Supporting Role
Michael Keaton – Spotlight
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Robert de Niro – Joy
Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation

Alternates
Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Samuel L. Jackson – The Hateful Eight
Christian Bale – The Big Short
Jacob Tremblay – Room
Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
Kurt Russell – The Hateful Eight

Dark Horses
Jeff Daniels – Steve Jobs
Benicio Del Toro – Sicario
Édgar Ramírez – Joy
Tom Courtenay – 45 Years
Harvey Keitel – Youth
Emory Cohen – Brooklyn
Mark Hamill – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Robert Redford – Truth
Walton Goggins – The Hateful Eight
mara_blanchett_carol-618x400Actress in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara – Carol
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Isabella Rossellini – Joy

Alternates
Diane Ladd – Joy
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
Joan Allen – Room
Helena Bonham Carter – Suffragette
Jane Fonda – Youth
Rachel Weisz – Youth

Dark Horses
Helen Mirren – Trumbo
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Julie Walters – Brooklyn
Laura Dern – 99 Homes
Kristen Stewart – Clouds of Sils Maria
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Concussion
Marion Cotillard – MacBeth
Amy Ryan – Bridge of Spies
Elizabeth Banks – Love & Mercy

maxresdefaultWriting – Adapted Screenplay
Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin
Carol – Phyllis Nagy
Room – Emma Donoghue
The Revenant – Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith
Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman

Alternates
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Beasts of No Nation – Cary Fukunaga
The Martian – Drew Goddard
45 Years – Andrew Haigh
Concussion – Peter Landesman
The Danish Girl – Lucinda Coxon

Dark Horses
In the Heart of the Sea – Charles Leavitt
Mad Max: Fury Road – Brendan McCarth, George Miller, Nick Lathouris
Alan Bennett – The Lady in the Van
Trumbo – John McNamara
Truth – James Vanderbilt
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens – J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, Lawrence Kasdan

spotlight-trailer-29jul15-05Writing – Original Screenplay
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino
Joy – Annie Mumolo, David O. Russell
Inside Out – Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve
Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Alternates
Love & Mercy – Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner
Son of Saul – László Nemes, Clara Royer
The Good Dinosaur – Enrico Casarosa, Bob Peterson
Sicario – Taylor Sheridan
Youth – Paolo Sorrentino
Suffragette – Abi Morgan

Dark Horses
Grandma – Paul Weitz
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
By the Sea – Angelina Jolie
Trainwreck – Amy Schumer
Mistress America – Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig
Dope – Rick Famuyiwa

dca593b457e6a4825bf2cbc5c1a1ff5939c79f69Production Design
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Bridge of Spies
The Revenant
Cinderella
The Hateful Eight

Alternates
Carol
The Martian
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Danish Girl
Brooklyn

Dark Horses
In the Heart of the Sea
Joy
The Assassin
Pan
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Beasts of No Nation
MacBeth
Anomalisa
Trumbo
Ex Machina
revenant-movie-dicaprio-directorCinematography
The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario – Roger Deakins
The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson
Bridge of Spies – Janusz Kaminski
Carol – Edward Lachmann

Alternates
The Martian – Dariusz Wolski
Son of Saul – Mátyás Erdély
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens – Daniel Mindel
The Danish Girl – Danny Cohen
Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
Brooklyn – Yves Bélanger

Dark Horses
Spotlight – Masanobu Takaynagi
The Big Short – Barry Ackroyd
Spectre – Hoyte van Hoytema
By the Sea – Christian Berger
MacBeth – Adam Arkapaw
Mr. Holmes – Tabias Schleisser
Black Mass – Masanobu Takaynagi

spotlight2Editing
Spotlight
Steve Jobs

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Joy

Alternates
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
The Martian
Bridge of Spies
Beasts of No Nation
Room

Dark Horses
The Big Short
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Carol
In the Heart of the Sea
The Danish Girl
Concussion
Son of Saul
Truth
Spectre

the-hateful-eightMusic – Original Score

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
Bridge of Spies – Thomas Newman
Inside Out – Michael Giacchino
Sicario – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens – John Williams

Alternates
Joy – Danny Elfman
Carol – Carter Burwell
Anomalisa – Carter Burwell
Steve Jobs – Daniel Pemberton
Cinderella – Patrick Doyle
Brooklyn – Michael Brook

Dark Horses
The Danish Girl – Alexandre Desplat
Mad Max: Fury Road – Junkie XL
The Good Dinosaur – Mychael Danna
The Revenant – Carsten Nicolai, Ryuichi Sakamoto
In the Heart of the Sea – Roque Baños
Beasts of No Nation – Dan Romer
The Walk – Alan Silverstri
Concussion – James Newton Howard
Suffragette – Alexandre Desplat

love-and-mercy-movie-trailer-large-9Original Song
Love & Mercy – “One Kind of Love”
He Named Me Malala – “Story to Tell”
The Peanuts Movie – “Better When I’m Dancin'”
Furious 7 – “See You Again”
Youth – “Simple Song #3”

Alternates
Spectre – “Writings on the Wall”
Southpaw – “Phenomenal”
Ricki and the Flash – “Cold One”
The Hunting Ground – “Till It Happens to You”
Cinderella – “Strong”
Fifty Shades of Grey – “Love Me Like You Do”

Dark Horses
Concussion – “So Long”
I’ll See You in My Dreams – “I’ll See You in My Dreams”
Fifty Shades of Grey – “Earned It”
Shaun the Sheep Movie – “Feels Like Summer”
Shaun the Sheep Movie – “You’re Mine”
Dope – “It’s My Turn”
Hotel Transylvania 2 – “I’m in Love with a Monster”
Pitch Perfect 2 – “Flashlight”
When Marnie Was There – “Fine on the Outside”

CINDERELLACostume Design
Cinderella
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Hateful Eight
The Danish Girl

Alternates
Carol
Suffragette
Brooklyn
The Revenant
Black Mass
Far From the Madding Crowd

Dark Horses
Pan
MacBeth
Bridge of Spies
Mr. Holmes
Trumbo
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Joy
Crimson Peak
The Dressmaker

star-wars-teaser-trailer-trailer-01Makeup and Hairstyling
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Hateful Eight
The Danish Girl

Alternates
Mad Max: Fury Road
Carol

The Revenant
Steve Jobs
Pan

Dark Horses
Black Mass
Trumbo
Cinderella
Brooklyn
Joy
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
The Walk
Ex Machina
Truth
MacBeth

star-wars-the-force-awakensVisual Effects
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Martian
Mad Max: Fury Road
Jurassic World
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Alternates
Spectre
Pan
Ex Machina
Ant-Man
Tomorrowland
In the Heart of the Sea

Dark Horses
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Everest
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Furious 7
Chappie
Sicario
Cinderella
Hitman: Agent 47
1417193211262.cachedSound Editing
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Jurassic World
Sicario

Alternates
The Martian
In the Heart of the Sea
Everest
Spectre
Beasts of No Nation
The Hateful Eight
Bridge of Spies

Dark Horses
Son of Saul
The Walk
Ex Machina
Anomalisa
Inside Out
Tomorrowland
Pan
The Good Dinosaur
sw2Sound Mixing
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario
The Hateful Eight

Alternates
The Martian
Spectre
Steve Jobs
Bridge of Spies
In the Heart of the Sea

Dark Horses
Beasts of No Nation
Jurassic World
Spotlight
Son of Saul
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
The Walk
Cinderella
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Inside+OutAnimated Feature Film
Inside Out
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Alternates
When Marnie Was There
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
Minions
Storks
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Dark Horses
Monster Trucks
Phantom Boy
Hotel Transylvania 2
The Boy and the World
Ratchet & Clank
RoboDog
Home
Hell and Back
Strange Magic
Underdogs

2015-01-29-5_58-thumbDocumentary Feature Film
Scientology and the Prison of Belief
He Named Me Malala
The Hunting Ground
The Look of Silence
The Wolfpack

Alternates
Amy
Cartel Land
Heart of the Dog
Stray Dog
Where to Invade Next
Best of Enemies

Dark Horses
Listen to Me Marlon
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
Seymour: An Introduction
Prophet’s Play
Dark Horses
Iris
Meru
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

EP-150529507Foreign Feature Film
Son of Saul – Hungary
The Second Mother – Brazil
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting On Existence – Sweden
Goodnight Mommy – Austria
Labyrinth of Lies – Germany

Alternates
The Assassin – Taiwan
Mustang – France
The Clan – Argentina
Embrace the Serpent – Colombia
The Brand New Testament – Belgium
Ixcanul Volcano – Guatemala
Félix and Meira – Canada

Dark Horses
A War – Denmark
The Club – Chile
11 Minutes – Poland
Utopia – Afghanistan
The Throne – South Korea
Court – India
Lamb – Ethiopia
Men Who Save the World – Malaysia

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