Sunday, February 28, 2016

My Oscar Predictions

The marketing campaign for this year's 88th Academy Awards is "We All Dream in Gold" and certainly there are many people who did exactly that last night.. For a handful of them, their dreams will become reality tonight. And so here I am now trying to predict what will happen later today...

Best Picture: The Revenant
Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Best Lead Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Lead Actress: Brie Larson, Room
Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Best Animated Film: Inside Out
Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short
Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul
Best Documentary: Amy
Best Original Score: The Hateful Eight
Best Original Song: "Til It Happens to You," The Haunting Ground
Best Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Production Design: The Revenant
Best Cinematography: The Revenant
Best Costume Design: Carol
Best Makeup and Hair: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Visual Effects: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Live Action Short: Day One
Best Animated Short: World of Tomorrow
Best Documentary Short: Last Day of Freedom

Tally: 5 - The Revenant; 4 - Mad Max: Fury Road; 1 - Room, Creed, The Danish Girl, Inside Out, Spotlight, The Big Short, Son of Saul, Amy, Carol, The Hateful Eight, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Haunting Ground, Day One, World of Tomorrow, Last Day of Freedom

I'm obviously hoping for as little wins for The Revenant as much as I'm hoping for as many wins for Mad Max: Fury Road. In this scenario, The Revenant just edges Mad Max, but I can also clearly see it reversed or The Revenant, god forbid, sweeping. As for all of the other films, I don't think any other film will win more than 1 other than those two. It's been that kind of year. Check out my own ballot here.

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