2016 BAFTA Predictions

BEST FILM
“The Big Short,” Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt
“Bridge of Spies,” Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg
“Carol,” Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley
“The Revenant,” Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon
“Spotlight,” Steve Golin, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar

Who will win: Bridge of Spies/Spotlight

Who should win: Carol

Bridge of Spies tied Carol for most nominations, so it could beat Spotlight if the love stays strong.

DIRECTOR
“The Big Short,” Adam McKay
“Bridge of Spies,” Steven Spielberg
“Carol,” Todd Haynes
“The Martian,” Ridley Scott
“The Revenant,” Alejandro G. Inarritu

Who will win: The Martian

Who should win: Todd Haynes

Ridley Scott is long over-due for a win, so he will most likely take home the prize.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Bridge of Spies,” Matthew Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
“Ex Machina,” Alex Garland
“The Hateful Eight,” Quentin Tarantino
“Inside Out,” Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg Lefauve
“Spotlight,” Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Who will win: Ex Machina/ Inside Out

Who should win: Inside Out

Ex Machina has the home-town advantage in this one, but Inside Out’s popularity may come in handy during voting.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“The Big Short,” Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
“Brooklyn,” Nick Hornby
“Carol,” Phyllis Nagy
“Room,” Emma Donoghue
“Steve Jobs,” Aaron Sorkin

Who will win: Room

Who should win: Carol/all others

Room’s devastatingly amazing story has received nothing but praise this year, and will beat out all the other deserving entries.

LEADING ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”

Who will win: Leonardo Dicaprio

Who should win: Michael Fassbender

Leonardo DiCaprio struggles on set are the only thing that people have been talking about, even though he is nothing compared to Fassbender.

LEADING ACTRESS
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

Who will win: Brie Larson

Who should win: Cate Blanchett/ Brie Larson/ Saoirse  Ronan

Brie Larson is a lock for this category, although it can and should go to Carol and Brooklyn’s leads as well.

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Benicio Del Toro, “Sicario”
Christian Bale, “The Big Short”
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Who will win: Mark Rylance

Who should win: Benicio Del Toro

This category isn’t too stellar, but this is most likely the only category that Bridge of Spies will be awarded in.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
Julie Walters, “Brooklyn”
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Who will win: Alicia Vikander/ Rooney Mara

Who should win: Rooney Mara

Unlike the lead spot, Vikander actually deserves this spot, although any of the other nominees could steal the award.

ORIGINAL MUSIC
“Bridge of Spies,” Thomas Newman
“The Hateful Eight,” Ennio Morricone
“The Revenant,” Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carsten Nicolai
“Sicario,” Johann Johannsson
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” John Williams

Who will win: The Hateful Eight

Who should win: The Hateful Eight

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Bridge of Spies,” Janusz Kaminski
“Carol,” Ed Lachman
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” John Seale
“The Revenant,” Emmanuel Lubezki
“Sicario,” Roger Deakins

Who will win: ???

Who should win: Carol/Sicario/Mad Max

All of the nominees are deserving, but it’s too close to call an actual winner.

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Bridge of Spies,” Adam Stockhausen, Rena Deangelo
“Carol,” Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson
“The Martian,” Arthur Max, Celia Bobak
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Rick Carter, Darren Gilford, Lee Sandales

Who will win: Bridge of Spies

Who should win: Carol/ Star Wars

COSTUME DESIGN
“Brooklyn,” Odile Dicks-Mireaux
“Carol,” Sandy Powell
“Cinderella,” Sandy Powell
“The Danish Girl,” Paco Delgado
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Jenny Beavan

Who will win: Carol/Brooklyn

Who should win: Carol

MAKEUP & HAIR
“Brooklyn,” Morna Ferguson, Lorraine Glynn
“Carol,” Jerry Decarlo, Patricia Regan
“The Danish Girl,” Jan Sewell
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin
“The Revenant,” Sian Grigg, Duncan Jarman, Robert Pandini

Who will win: Mad Max/Carol

Who should win: Carol

 

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
“Ant-Man,” Jake Morrison, Greg Steele, Dan Sudick, Alex Wuttke
“Ex Machina,” Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Tom Wood, Andy Williams
“The Martian,” Chris Lawrence, Tim Ledbury, Richard Stammers, Steven Warner
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan

Who will win: ???

Who should win: All

All are excellent, but no one has a clear shot to victiory.

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
“The Assassin,” Hou Hsiao-Hsien
“Force Majeure,” Ruben Ostlund
“Theeb,” Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd
“Timbuktu,” Abderrahmane Sissako
“Wild Tales,” Damian Szifron

Who will win: The Assassin

Who should win: The Assassin

DOCUMENTARY
“Amy,” Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees
“Cartel Land,” Matthew Heineman, Tom Yellin
“He Named Me Malala,” Davis Guggenheim, Walter Parkes, Laurie Macdonald
“Listen to Me Marlon,” Stevan Riley, John Battsek, George Chignell, R.J. Cutler
“Sherpa,” Jennifer Peedom, Bridget Ikin, John Smithson

Who will win: Amy

Who should win: Amy

ANIMATED FILM
“Inside Out,” Pete Docter
“Minions,” Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
“Shaun the Sheep Movie,” Mark Burton, Richard Starzak

Who will win: Inside Out

Who should win: Inside Out

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
“45 Years,” Andrew Haigh, Tristan Goligher
“Amy,” Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees
“Brooklyn,” John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby
“The Danish Girl,” Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anne Harrison, Gail Mutrux, Lucinda Coxon
“Ex Machina,” Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich
“The Lobster,” Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Efthimis Filippou

Who will win: Ex Machina/Brooklyn

Who should win: Ex Machina

 

 

 

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