My 88th Academy Awards Predictions!

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Hello, readers,

Well, it’s that time again: Oscars season! Like every year, here are my predictions. The ones that I think SHOULD win will be in RED and the ones that I think WILL win will be in BLUE. If they’re the same, they’ll be a combination of both colors! I’ve left the big awards for the end. My record so far has been 14/24 (2013). Let’s see if I can beat it this year. Enjoy!

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

BEST DIRECTOR:

Adam McKay (The Big Short)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Lenny Abrahamson (Room)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

Body Team 12
Chau, beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom

BEST FILM EDITING:

The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Theeb (Jordan)
A War (Denmark)

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:

Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Manta Ray (Racing Extinction)
Simple Song #3 (Youth)
Til It Happens To You (The Hunting Ground)
Writing’s On The Wall (Spectre)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:

Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT:

Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay
Shok
Stutterer

BEST SOUND EDITING:

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST SOUND MIXING:

Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

And now, for the top 6 awards!

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

Anomalisa
Boy & the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Christian Bale (The Big Short)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

BEST ACTRESS:

Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

BEST ACTOR:

Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

BEST PICTURE:

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

27 thoughts on “My 88th Academy Awards Predictions!”

  1. Interesting picks. Only one’s I see differently is I think Kate Winslet will win, Ennio Morricone for score and World of Tomorrow for animated short (it is between it and Sanjay).

  2. Got the chance to watch all of the shorts for animation. Really enjoyed world of tomorrow. Prologue was fantastic and i do hope this short wins, especially when richard williams was the sole animator.

      1. Pixar will probably win the category because of the film being a pixar movie. World of tomorrow i loved the humor but animation wise, the bear story and prologue were the better ones. I didn’t like how in the bear story in the beginning you don’t see his family

  3. I think you’ll break your record this year! I’m glad we agree on Cinderella for costumes, I’ll be really disappointed if it goes to any of the other options. I went back and forth on visual effects between The Martian and Star Wars, but given how big Star Wars had been I think it’ll break in that direction. Good luck!

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