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2016 Oscars Predictions

The 88th Academy Awards are just around the corner, and once again people of color are noticeably absent from the nominations. The nominations sparked controversy online through the trend #OscarsSoWhite, and will most definitely be the subject of many jokes from host Chris Rock.

Jada Pinkett Smith has voiced her dissatisfaction for this year’s nominees, and has proposed a boycott of the ceremony. While on one hand some celebrities, such as Spike Lee, are joining her in not attending, others agree but will still attend the show on February 28th. In an effort to prevent any other cancellations, Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced the first round of presenters and performers that is certainly more diverse than the nomination pool. Among these are Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron, Jacob Tremblay, The Weeknd, and Pharrell Williams.

Amongst all the controversy, the following are our winner predictions for next month’s show:

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

 

BEST ACTOR

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant 

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

 

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room 

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christian Bale, he Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl 

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

 

DIRECTING

Adam McKay – The Big Short

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson – Room

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out 

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

 

COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Amy 

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire

 

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road 

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

 

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

 

ANIMATED SHORT

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team 

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

 

SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

The Martian

The Revenant

 

FILM EDITING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul 

Theeb

A War

 

ORIGINAL SCORE

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

 

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Big Short

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Sicario

 

You can leave your own predictions in the comment section below and follow along during The 88th Academy Awards ceremony February 28, 2016 at 7ET/4PT on ABC.

Written by ShaMya Williams

I am recent New York University graduate and Office Manager at The Slate Group.
I love going to conventions and talking about all things Marvel!

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  1. I’ll be bookmarking this to see how many you got! 😉 I’ve heard AMAZING things about Spotlight, mind you–it sounds super interesting! D’awww on the Carol snubs 🙁 But what a fantastic list/choices we have this year! Awesome predictions 🙂

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