Final 2016 Oscar Predictions

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I’m exhausted and ready to move onto the 2017 Oscar predicting. The day before Oscars, I was asked like I usually am by  a few people
“What’s winning Best Picture tomorrow?”

It sucks that the best I can give them is “either “The Revenant,” “The Big Short” or “Spotlight.”

We have just about as many predictable categories this year as we have unpredictable categories.

Anyway, check out our final 2016 Oscar Predictions below and check out our 2017 Oscar Predictions here.

the-revenant-trailer-1Best Picture
The Revenant
The Big Short
Spotlight
Mad Max: Fury Road
Room
The Martian
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn

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2016 M10 Award Winners

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The full list of 2016 nominees and winners are below.

Check out previous M10 Award Winners:
2014 Nominees and Winners
2015 Nominees and Winners

Film Categories

Best Film
Anomalisa
Carol
Ex Machina
45 Years
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Son of Saul
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
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My Top 20 Films of 2015

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I saw so many movies in 2015, and I wish that I had seen a few more! I haven’t seen “Son of Saul” or a lot of the documentaries, but I do plan on watching them and updating this list as time goes on. But for now here are my Top 20 Films of 2015.

20. Brooklyn
19. Bridge of Spies
18. The Look of Silence
17. Spotlight
16. 99 Homes

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SN: PGA awards “The Big Short;” don’t listen to Oscar bloggers this season.

bigshottrailerSN: PGA awards “The Big Short;” don’t listen to Oscar bloggers this season.

Okay, yes, I know I’m technically an Oscar blogger too, but hell I’m telling you now not to listen to me as well. The best we can tell you is that “Best Picture” will be either awarded to “The Big Short,” “The Revenant,” “Spotlight,” or hell, even “Mad Max” has a chance.

The Producer’s Guild completely shifted the momentum from “Boyhood” to “Birdman” last year, but this year is incredibly different. “Spotlight” didn’t have too much momentum, and it has plenty of time to be that underdog the rises back up.

My two cents? Watch the guilds. SAG is “Spotlight” vs. “Big Short;” I’m calling “Big Short.” WGA comes around “Big Short” again, which is the easy adapted screenplay front-runner. But DGA? Is “Big Short enough of a directorial effort?  No, I don’t think so, but momentum can easily get McKay that award.

I think Miller is too bold for the DGA, as admired as he is, so that leaves Iñárritu. But will the Academy vote on a split? If DGA goes Iñárritu I think we can expect a split between the two “The Revenant” and “The Big Short.” But again, don’t listen to me. I know nothing. No one knows anything. Go to bed. Accept the mystery.

Oscars: 2016 Winner Predictions and Full List

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After “The Revenant” scored 12 nominations on Thursday morning, you have to start thinking that the HFPA favoring “The Revenant” to “Spotlight” wasn’t just a fluke.

We’ll watch and follow the momentum, there is still plenty of time before the Oscars, but we’ve seen this momentum change at the end all too often in the past few years. Primarily when it was supposed to go to “Boyhood” but went to “Birdman” and in 2011 when it was supposed to go to “The Social Network” but went to “The King’s Speech.”

Watch for the PGA and DGA winners as well to notice any significant momentum shift. “Spotlight” should win SAG and PGA, but I think all “The Revenant” needs is a push from a DGA win to secure its victory. If “The Revenant” wins PGA? Well, then it’s over.

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The Revenant
Spotlight
Mad Max: Fury Road
Room
The Martian
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
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2016 Golden Globe Results

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We aren’t doing a traditional live blog for the Golden Globe this year since I will be driving home from work the first 30 minutes of the ceremony.

I will however, update this post frequently which contains information on who wins as well as our predictions and personal picks per category.

Motion Picture – Drama
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Winner: The Revenant
My Prediction: Spotlight
Alt. Prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road
My Pick: The Revenant

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Oscar: Final Nomination Predictions – 2016

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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
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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:

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

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