Oscar: 2016 Predictions – December

download2Oscar: 2016 Predictions – December

We’re getting closer. Now with the Golden Globe and SAG nominations out there, things are starting to clear up.

The only thing not really clear is “Star Wars” which we won’t know much about till midnight on the 16th. Still we are at a point where you can expect most of the nominees to look like what we have below.

Visit the Oscar page for frequent updates.

So here are our current 2016 Oscar Predictions:

63489Best Picture
Spotlight
The Revenant
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Hateful Eight
The Martian
Brooklyn
Room

Alternates
Inside Out
The Big Short
Joy
Creed
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Beasts of No Nation

Dark Horses
Steve Jobs
Straight Outta Compton
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Trumbo
Love & Mercy
Son of Saul
The Danish Girl
Anomalisa
Black Mass
Youth

spotlight-trailer-29jul15-05Best Director
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Todd Haynes – Carol
Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight

Alternates
Ridley Scott – The Martian

Cary Fukunaga – Beasts of No Nation
Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
Adam McKay – The Big Short

Dark Horses
László Nemes – Son of Saul
David O. Russell – Joy
J.J. Abrams – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Ryan Coogler – Creed
John Crowley – Brooklyn
Danny Boyle – Steve Jobs
Tom Hooper – The Danish Girl

2B2B7C2C00000578-0-image-m-12_1438926104119Actor in a Leading Role
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Eddie Redmyane – The Danish Girl
Will Smith – Concussion
Matt Damon – The Martian

Alternates
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Michael Caine – Youth
Johnny Depp – Black Mass
Géza Röhrig – Son of Saul

Dark Horses
Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation
Samuel L. Jackson – The Hateful Eight
Ian McKellen – Mr. Holmes
Steve Carell – The Big Short
Michael B. Jordan – Creed
Tom Hanks – Bridge of Spies

room_1Actress in a Leading Role
Brie Larson – Room
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Lily Tomlin – Grandma

Alternates
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Sarah Silverman – I Smile Back
Blythe Danner – I’ll See You in My Dreams
Carey Mulligan – Suffragette

Dark Horses
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez – Tangerine
Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
Juliette Binoche – Clouds of Sils Maria
Helen Mirren – Woman in Gold

la-et-turan-bridge-of-spies-20151014Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone – Creed
Michael Keaton – Spotlight

Alternates
Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
Jacob Tremblay – Room
Christian Bale – The Big Short
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Tom Hardy – The Revenant

Dark Horses
Joel Edgerton – Black Mass
Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina
Benicio Del Toro – Sicario
Walton Goggins – The Hateful Eight
Robert de Niro – Joy
Harrison Ford – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Mark Hamill – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

file_607874_carol-clip-cannesActress in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara – Carol
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
Jane Fonda – Youth

Alternates
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Helen Mirren – Trumbo
Kristen Stewart – Clouds of Sils Maria
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight

Dark Horses
Elizabeth Banks – Love & Mercy

Rachel Weisz – Youth
Laura Dern – 99 Homes
Isabella Rossellini – Joy
Joan Allen – Room
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
brkWriting – Adapted Screenplay
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
Carol – Phyllis Nagy
Room – Emma Donoghue
Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin
The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph

Alternates
The Martian – Drew Goddard
The Revenant – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith
Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman
Trumbo – John McNamara
Beasts of No Nation – Cary Fukunaga

Dark Horses
Creed – Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington
Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller, Brendan McCarth, Nick Lathouris
Black Mass – Jez Butterworth, Mark Mallouik
45 Years – Andrew Haigh
The Danish Girl – Lucinda Coxon
Truth – James Vanderbilt

spotlight-trailer-29jul15-05Writing – Original Screenplay
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino
Inside Out – Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve
Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Ex Machina – Alex Garland

Alternates
Joy – Annie Mumolo, David O. Russell
Love & Mercy – Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner
Straight Outta Compton – Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman
Youth – Paolo Sorrentino
Son of Saul – László Nemes, Clara Royer
Trainwreck – Amy Schumer

Dark Horses
Suffragette – Abi Morgan
Grandma – Paul Weitz
Clouds of Sils Maria – Oliver Assayas

madmaxjoeProduction Design
Mad Max: Fury Road
Carol
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Revenant
Bridge of Spies

Alternates
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight
Ex Machina
Crimson Peak
Brooklyn

Dark Horses
The Martian
Jurassic World
The Assassin
Black Mass
Mr. Holmes
MacBeth
Anomalisa
Pan
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
revenant-movie-dicaprio-directorCinematography
The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson
Carol – Edward Lachmann
Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
Sicario – Roger Deakins

Alternates
Son of Saul – Mátyás Erdély
Room – Danny Cohen
Bridge of Spies – Janusz Kaminski
The Assassin – Ping Bin Lee
Ex Machina – Rob Hardy
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens – Daniel Mindel
The Danish Girl – Danny Cohen

Dark Horses
The Martian – Dariusz Wolski
Brooklyn –
Yves Bélanger
Spectre – Hoyte van Hoytema
Beasts of No Nation –
Creed – Maryse Alberti
Cinderella – Haris Zambarloukos
Black Mass – Masanobu Takaynagi
Spotlight – Masanobu Takaynagi

mad-max-fury-road-image-tom-hardy-5Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
Spotlight
The Big Short
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Room

Alternates
Sicario
Beasts of No Nation
The Revenant
Creed
The Hateful Eight

Everest
Steve Jobs
Carol
Ex Machina

Dark Horses
Bridge of Spies
The Martian
Son of Saul
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Joy
Spectre

the-hateful-eightMusic – Original Score

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
Carol – Carter Burwell
The Revenant – Carsten Nicolai, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Bridge of Spies – Thomas Newman
Inside Out – Michael Giacchino

Alternates
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens – John Williams
The Danish Girl – Alexandre Desplat
Steve Jobs – Daniel Pemberton
Mad Max: Fury Road – Junkie XL
Sicario – Jóhann Jóhannsson

Dark Horses
Suffragette – Alexandre Desplat
Anomalisa – Carter Burwell
Brooklyn – Michael Brook
Spotlight – Howard Shore
Youth – David Lang
Creed – Ludwig Göransson
Mr. Holmes – Carter Burwell
Room – Stephen Rennicks
Cinderella – Patrick Doyle
Trumbo – Theodore Shapiro

love-and-mercy-movie-trailer-large-9Original Song
Love & Mercy – “One Kind of Love”
The Hunting Ground – “Till It Happens to You”
Furious 7 – “See You Again”
Youth – “Simple Song #3”
He Named Me Malala – “Story to Tell”

Alternates
Fifty Shades of Grey – “Love Me Like You Do”
Spectre – “Writings on the Wall”
Shaun the Sheep Movie – “Feels Like Summer”
Diary of a Teenage Girl – “Dreamsong”
I’ll See You in My Dreams – “I’ll See You in My Dreams”
Boychoir – “The Mystery of Your Gift”

Dark Horses
When Marnie Was There – “Fine on the Outside”
Dope – “It’s My Turn”
Southpaw – “Phenomenal”
Cinderella – “Strong”
Shaun the Sheep Movie – “You’re Mine”
Grandma – “The Banks”
Jem and the Holograms – “Youngblood”
Concussion – “So Long”
Ricki and the Flash – “Cold One”

CINDERELLACostume Design
Cinderella
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Danish Girl
Trumbo
Far From the Madding Crowd

Alternates
Mad Max: Fury Road
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Crimson Peak
Bridge of Spies

Dark Horses
Pan
Brooklyn
The Assassin
The Revenant
Testament of Youth
The Last Witch Hunter
Legend
Mr. Holmes
Suffragette
A Little Chaos

mad-max-2-xlargeMakeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Hateful Eight

Alternates
The Danish Girl
Ex Machina
Black Mass
Carol
Trumbo
Cinderella

Dark Horses
Legend
Crimson Peak
Brooklyn
Mr. Holmes
Steve Jobs
Jupiter Ascending
Pan
Far From the Madding Crowd
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
The Walk
The Revenant
star-wars-the-force-awakensVisual Effects
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Jurassic World
Ex Machina

Alternates
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Sicario
Spectre
Pan
Tomorrowland

Dark Horses
Furious 7
Crimson Peak
Ant-Man
Everest
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
In the Heart of the Sea
The Walk
Chappie

MadMaxscreengrabheadlinecropSound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Revenant
Sicario
Jurassic World

Alternates
Everest
The Martian
Spectre
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Creed
Beasts of No Nation
The Hateful Eight

Dark Horses
Ex Machina
Inside Out
In the Heart of the Sea
Bridge of Spies
Steve Jobs
Tomorrowland
Son of Saul
Southpaw
sw2Sound Mixing
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Mad Max: Fury Road
Sicario
The Revenant
The Hateful Eight

Alternates
Spectre
The Martian
Steve Jobs
Creed
Ex Machina
Jurassic World

Dark Horses
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Bridge of Spies
Beasts of No Nation
Straight Outta Compton
Carol
Spotlight
Tomorrowland
in the Heart of the Sea
Son of Saul

Inside+OutAnimated Feature Film
Inside Out
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Alternates
The Peanuts Movie
When Marnie Was There
Minions
Storks
The Boy and the World

Dark Horses
Phantom Boy
Hotel Transylvania 2
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
RoboDog
Monster Trucks
Home

1-amy-posterDocumentary Feature Film
Amy
The Look of Silence
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Listen to Me Marlon
He Named Me Malala

Alternates
The Hunting Ground
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
Best of Enemies
Heart of the Dog
Meru
Cartel Land
Where to Invade Next

Dark Horses
We Come as Friends
3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets
What Happened, Miss Simone?

EP-150529507Foreign Feature Film
Son of Saul – Hungary
The Assassin – Taiwan
The Second Mother – Brazil
Mustang – France
The Brand New Testament – Belgium

Alternates
Labyrinth of Lies – Germany
Theeb – Jordan
The Clan – Argentina
Goodnight Mommy – Austria
Embrace the Serpent – Colombia
A War – Denmark

Dark Horses
The Throne – South Korea
Arabian Nights Vol. 2: The Desolate One – Portugal
Men Who Save the World – Malaysia
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Sweden
How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) –
Muhammed: The Messenger of God –  Iran
Void –  Lebanon
Court – India
Sivas – Turkey

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