Oscar 2016 Predictions

Having seen all of the Oscar movies, it’s time to make some predictions! With some categories having locks and others being wide open, it’ll be interesting to see who ends up getting the prize. With it looking like Leo DiCaprio finally getting a win, it’s a showdown for best picture between Spotlight and The Big Short.

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Who will win: Spotlight

Who should win: Spotlight/The Big Short/Mad Max

Any of the films could walk with the prize, but as long as The Revenant doesn’t win, everything will be okay. Spotlight is the safe choice for the win, with The Big Short also looking to possibly be the spoiler. Mad Max’s popularity may be enough to sweep in and take the win.

Best Director
Adam McKay, “The Big Short”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant”
Lenny Abrahamson, “Room”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”

Who will win: Mad Max

Who should win: Mad Max

George Miller is looking to secure the win in this category, however The Revenant is possibly going to secure a win for the second year in a row, but pray to god that doesn’t happen.

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

Who will win: Leo Dicaprio

Who should win: Michael Fassbender

Hopefully Leo will follow his trend and lose once again, because The Revenant is nothing compared to Fassbender’s acting in Steve Job. The possible spoiler for it all is Matt Damon’s turn in The Martian.

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, “Carol
Brie Larson, “Room”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

Who will win: Brie Larson

Who should win: Cate Blanchett/Brie Larson

This is Brie Larson’s category to win, and if Cate hadn’t just won two years ago would be a real contender, but Larson’s only competition so far is Ronan.
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, “The Big Short”
Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”
Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Who will win: Sylvester Stallone

Who should win: Christian Bale


The Creed co-star has gained a lot of attention over the past couple month’s but has begun to die down as The Big Short has gained a lot of momentum very recently. Tom Hardy has a good chance if The Revenant gains more popularity.
Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, “Carol
Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Who will win: Rooney Mara

Who should win: Rooney Mara

Although Alicia Vikander has gained a lot of popularity this year, she doesn’t have enough love for her movie to win, compared to “Carol” which has gained momentum due to not getting it’s best picture nom. Plus Mara has a large part in the movie, and her part was widely praised as it won awards at the Cannes.
Best Original Screenplay
“Bridge of Spies”
Ex Machina
“Inside Out”
“Straight Outta Compton”

Who will win: Spotlight

Who should win: Spotlight

Out of all the scripts here, none are more solid and praised then Spotlight. The only contender for the category is Inside Out, Which will most likely win the best animated picture.
Best Adapted Screenplay
“The Big Short”
“The Martian”

Who will win: The Big Short

Who should win: Carol


The Big Short is the current second choice for the best picture prize, but compared to Carol isn’t nearly as emotional or wonderful.
Best Foreign Film
“Embrace of the Serpent”
“Son of Saul”
“A War”

Who will win: Son of Saul

Who should win: Mustang

Best Documentary Feature
“Cartel Land”
“The Look of Silence”
“What Happened, Miss Simone?”
“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”

Who will win: Amy

Who should win: Amy

The Look of Silence is the only contender that has a chance to take away the win, but the Amy Winehouse Doc was so well-received that it is sure to win.

Best Animated Feature
“Boy and the World”
“Inside Out”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”
“When Marnie Was There”

Who will win: Inside Out

Who should win: Anomalisa


Inside Out won the heart of the masses earlier this year, but the emotional context and feeling of Anomalisa deserves it a win.
Best Song
“Fifty Shades of Grey” – The Weeknd
“Racing Extinction”
“Spectre” – Sam Smith
“The Hunting Ground” – Lady Gaga

Who will win: Lady Gaga

Who should win: Lady Gaga

If Sam Smith wins, the entire integrity of the show will be single-handedly ruined.
Best Original Score
“Bridge of Spies”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Who will win: The Hateful Eight

Who should win: Carol


Best Digital Effects
“Ex Machina”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Who will win: The Martian

Who should win: Ex Machina


Best Cinematography
The Hateful Eight
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”

Who will win: The Revenant

Who should win: Carol

Best Costume Design
“The Danish Girl”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”

Who will win: Carol

Who should win: Carol




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