Oscar: Final Nomination Predictions – 2016

spotlight-movie-2015-reviewsOscar: Final Nomination Predictions – 2016

Well here they are.

It’s been a very different year for award predictions, but thanks for baring with me. The nominations will be announced next week, and I feel very confident in my predictions.

At this stage, it definitely looks like “Spotlight” is our winner, however I’d watch out for a Director/Picture split. Potentially Miller could get away with murder here, overcoming a genre-bias Academy.

Here are our final predictions and stay tuned for more from us as the season continues.


Best Picture

Spotlight
The Revenant
The Martian
Mad Max: Fury Road
Room
Bridge of Spies
The Big Short
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

Alternates
Carol
Steve Jobs
Brooklyn
Sicario
Ex Machina

Dark Horses
Creed
The Hateful Eight
Straight Outta Compton
Trumbo
Inside Out
maxresdefault-2Best Director
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
Ridley Scott – The Martian
Adam McKay – The Big Short

Alternates
Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies
Todd Haynes – Carol
Ryan Coogler – Creed
Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
John Crowley – Brooklyn

Dark Horses
Alex Garland – Ex Machina
Cary Fukunaga – Beasts of No Nation
Danny Boyle – Steve Jobs
J.J. Abrams – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
László Nemes – Son of Saul

the_revenant_trailer_alexa_65_footageActor in a Leading Role
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Matt Damon – The Martian
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Alternates
Michael B. Jordan – Creed
Géza Röhrig – Son of Saul

Ian McKellen – Mr. Holmes
Tom Hanks – Bridge of Spies
Will Smith – Concussion

Dark Horses
Johnny Depp – Black Mass
Michael Caine – Youth
Samuel L. Jackson – The Hateful Eight
Tom Courtenay – 45 Years
Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation

room_1Actress in a Leading Role
Brie Larson – Room
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Sarah Silverman – I Smile Back

Alternates
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Rooney Mara – Carol
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez – Tangerine

Dark Horses
Lily Tomlin – Grandma
Helen Mirren – Woman in Gold
Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van
Juliette Binoche – Clouds of Sils Maria

la-et-turan-bridge-of-spies-20151014Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone – Creed
Christian Bale – The Big Short
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
Paul Dano – Love & Mercy

Alternates
Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
Benicio Del Toro – Sicario

Jacob Tremblay – Room
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Michael Keaton – Spotlight

Dark Horses
Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina

01_09223333_c32bd1_2518799aActress in a Supporting Role
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Rooney Mara – Carol
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
Helen Mirren – Trumbo
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

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

Dark Horses
Mya Taylor – Tangerine
Jane Fonda – Youth
Joan Allen – Room
cdn.indiewire.psdopsWriting – Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin
Room – Emma Donoghue
The Martian – Drew Goddard

Alternates
Carol – Phyllis Nagy
Trumbo – John McNamara
The Revenant – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith
45 Years – Andrew Haigh

Dark Horses
Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman
Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller, Brendan McCarth, Nick Lathouris
The Danish Girl – Lucinda Coxon
Beasts of No Nation – Cary Fukunaga
spotlight-trailer-29jul15-05Writing – Original Screenplay
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
Inside Out – Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve
Straight Outta Compton – Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman

Alternates
The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino
Trainwreck – Amy Schumer
Sicario – Taylor Sheridan

Dark Horses
Love & Mercy – Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner
Son of Saul – László Nemes, Clara Royer
Youth – Paolo Sorrentino


Tom-Hanks-in-Bridge-of-SpiesProduction Design
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Martian
Cinderella

Alternates
Carol
The Danish Girl
Trumbo
Ex Machina
The Revenant
Crimson Peak

Dark Horses
Brooklyn
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Jurassic World
Tomorrowland
revenant-movie-dicaprio-directorCinematography
The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
Sicario – Roger Deakins
Bridge of Spies – Janusz Kaminski
Carol – Edward Lachmann

Alternates
The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson
The Martian – Dariusz Wolski
Brooklyn – Yves Bélanger
The Assassin – Ping Bin Lee
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens – Daniel Mindel

Dark Horses
Ex Machina – Rob Hardy
Creed – Maryse Alberti
Spotlight – Masanobu Takaynagi
Room – Danny Cohen

mad-max-fury-road-image-tom-hardy-5Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
Spotlight
The Big Short
Sicario
The Revenant

Alternates
The Martian
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Creed
Steve Jobs

Dark Horses
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
Room
Carol
Ex Machina
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

file_607874_carol-clip-cannesMusic – Original Score
Carol – Carter Burwell
The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens – John Williams
Bridge of Spies – Thomas Newman
Inside Out – Michael Giacchino

Alternates
The Danish Girl – Alexandre Desplat
Mad Max: Fury Road – Junkie XL
Sicario – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Spotlight – Howard Shore
Steve Jobs – Daniel Pemberton

Dark Horses
Brooklyn – Michael Brook
The Martian – Harry Gregson-Williams
Trumbo – Theodore Shapiro
Concussion – James Newton Howard
Creed – Ludwig Göransson


Youth-Movie-2015Original Song
Youth – “Simple Song #3”
Furious 7 – “See You Again”
The Hunting Ground – “Till It Happens to You”
Creed – “Waiting for My Moment”
Anomalisa – “None of Them Are You”

Alternates
Spectre – “Writings on the Wall”
Fifty Shades of Grey – “Love Me Like You Do”
I’ll See You in My Dreams – “I’ll See You in My Dreams”
He Named Me Malala – “Story to Tell”
Shaun the Sheep Movie – “Feels Like Summer”

Dark Horses
When Marnie Was There – “Fine on the Outside”
The Peanuts Movie – “Better When I’m Dancin'”
Diary of a Teenage Girl – “Dreaming”
Meru – “The Light That Never Falls”
Cinderella – “Strong”

CINDERELLACostume Design
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
Carol
Brooklyn

Alternates
Crimson Peak
Far From the Madding Crowd
Bridge of Spies
Trumbo
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

Dark Horses
MacBeth
The Hateful Eight
Mr. Holmes
Testament of Youth
Pan

mad-max-2-xlargeMakeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
The 100 Year-Old Man

Alternates
Black Mass
Mr. Holmes
Legend
Concussion

madmaxjoeVisual Effects
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Martian
Jurassic World
The Revenant

Alternates
Ex Machina
The Walk
Ant-Man
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Tomorrowland
MadMaxscreengrabheadlinecropSound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
The Martian
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Sicario

Alternates
Jurassic World
Inside Out
Everest
Creed

Dark Horses
Spectre
Straight Outta Compton
The Hateful Eight
In the Heart of the Sea
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

mad-max-2-xlargeSound Mixing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
The Martian
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Bridge of Spies

Alternates
Sicario
Jurassic World
Straight Outta Compton
Inside Out

Dark Horses
Ex Machina
Son of Saul

Spotlight
Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight
Spectre
The Walk
Inside+OutAnimated Feature Film
Inside Out
Anomalisa
Shaun the Sheep Movie
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie

Alternates
The Prophet
When Marnie Was There
The Boy and the World
Minions
1-amy-posterDocumentary Feature Film
Amy
The Look of Silence
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
Meru
Listen to Me Marlon

Alternates
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Cartel Land
Heart of a Dog
The Hunting Ground
He Named Me Malala
Where to Invade Next
What Happened, Miss Simone?
31/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets
We Come as Friends
EP-150529507Foreign Feature Film
Son of Saul – Hungary
The Brand New Testament – Belgium
Labyrinth of Lies – Germany
Theeb – Jordan
Mustang – France

Alternates
Embrace the Serpent – Colombia
A War – Denmark
The Fencer – Finland
Viva – Ireland

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