Critics’ Choice Movie Awards predictions cheat sheet: ‘Spotlight,’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson …

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BEST PICTURE
“Spotlight” -1/2
“Mad Max: Fury Road” – 4/1
“The Revenant” – 40/1
“Carol” – 50/1
“The Martian” – 66/1
“The Big Short” – 66/1
“Room” – 66/1
“Brooklyn” – 80/1
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – 80/1
“Bridge of Spies” – 100/1
“Sicario” – 100/1

BEST DIRECTOR
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road” – 9/10
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight” – 7/2
Ridley Scott, “The Martian” – 4/1
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “The Revenant” – 28/1
Todd Haynes, “Carol” – 66/1
Steven Spielberg, “Bridge of Spies” – 100/1

BEST ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” – 2/13
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs” – 22/1
Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo” – 33/1
Matt Damon, “The Martian” – 50/1
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl” – 66/1
Johnny Depp, “Black Mass” – 80/1

BEST ACTRESS
Brie Larson, “Room” – 2/13
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn” – 22/1
Cate Blanchett, “Carol” – 40/1
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years” – 66/1
Charlize Theron, “Mad Max: Fury road” – 66/1
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy” – 66/1

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed” – 3/2
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies” – 17/10
Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight” – 10/1
Michael Shannon, “99 Homes” – 11/1
Paul Dano, “Love and Mercy” – 20/1
Tom Hardy, “The Revenant” – 66/1

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Rooney Mara, “Carol” – 8/13
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl” – 4/1
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight” – 7/1
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs” – 40/1
Helen Mirren, “Trumbo” – 80/1
Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight” – 80/1

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Spotlight” – 2/13
“The Hateful Eight” – 14/1
“Inside Out” – 33/1
“Ex Machina” – 50/1
“Bridge of Spies” – 80/1

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“Steve Jobs” – 3/2
“The Big Short” – 17/10
“Room” – 9/2
“The Martian” – 33/1
“Brooklyn” – 66/1

BEST FILM ENSEMBLE
“Spotlight” – 1/5
“The Big Short” – 17/2
“The Hateful Eight” – 28/1
“Straight Outta Compton” – 66/1
“Trumbo” – 66/1

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“Inside Out” – 1/10
“Anomalisa” – 20/1
“Shaun the Sheep” – 50/1
“The Good Dinosaur” – 66/1
“The Peanuts Movie” – 80/1

BEST FOREIGN FILM
“Son of Saul” – 1/10
“Goodnight Mommy” – 40/1
“The Assassin” – 40/1
“Mustang” – 50/1
“The Second Mother” – 66/1

BEST DOCUMENTARY
“Amy” – 2/7
“The Look of Silence” – 15/2
“He Named Me Malala” – 20/1
“Going Clear” – 40/1
“Cartel Land” – 66/1
“Where to Invade Next” – 80/1

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“The Revenant” – 4/9
“Mad Max: Fury Road” – 10/3
“Carol” – 28/1
“Sicario” – 50/1
“The Hateful Eight” – 66/1
“The Martian” – 80/1

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“Carol” – 10/11
“Cinderella” – 2/1
“Mad Max: Fury Road” – 9/1
“Brooklyn” – 33/1
“The Danish Girl” – 50/1

BEST EDITING
“Mad Max: Fury Road” – 9/10
“The Big Short” – 8/5
“Spotlight” – 18/1
“The Revenant” – 50/1
“The Martian” – 66/1

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“Mad Max: Fury Road” – 2/9
“Black Mass” – 14/1
“The Revenant” – 18/1
“The Danish Girl” – 22/1
“Carol” – 66/1
“The Hateful Eight” – 80/1

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Mad Max: Fury Road” – 1/3
“Bridge of Spies” – 7/1
“Carol” – 14/1
“The Martian” – 50/1
“Brooklyn” – 66/1
“The Danish Girl” – 66/1

BEST SCORE
“Carol” – 10/11
“The Hateful Eight” – 7/5
“Sicario” – 33/1
“The Revenant” – 40/1
“Spotlight” – 66/1

BEST SONG
“One Kind of Love” (“Love and Mercy”) – 8/11
“See You Again” (“Furious 7”) – 27/10
“Til It Happens to You” (“The Hunting Ground”) – 12/1
“Writing’s on the Wall” (“Spectre”) – 25/1
“Simple Song #3” (“Youth”) – 40/1
“Love Me Like You Do” (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) – 66/1

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“Mad Max: Fury Road” – 2/7
“The Martian” – 6/1
“The Walk” – 50/1
“Ex Machina” – 50/1
“Jurassic World” – 66/1
“The Revenant” – 66/1

Photo Credits: “The Revenant” by Moviestore/REX; “Room” by A24; “Spotlight” by Open Road Films

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