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    Best Picture

    The Revenant

    Actor in a Leading Role

    Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

    Actor in a Supporting Role

    Sylvester Stallone – Creed

    Actress in a Leading Role

    Brie Larson – Room

    Actress in a Supporting Role

    Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

    Animated Feature Film

    Inside Out

    Cinematography

    Emmanuel Lubezki – The Revenant

    Costume Design

    Jenny Beavan – Mad Max: Fury Road

    Directing

    Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant

    Documentary (Feature)

    Amy 

    Documentary (Short Subject)

    Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

    Film Editing

    Margaret Sixel – Mad Max: Fury Road

    Foreign Language Film

    Son of Saul (Hungary)

    Makeup and Hairstyling

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Music (Original Score)

    Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight

    Music (Original Song)

    Diane Warren and Lady Gaga – “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground

    Production Design 

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Short Film (Animated)
    Sanjay’s Super Team

    Short Film (Live Action)

    Shok


    Sound Editing


    The Revenant

    Sound Mixing

    The Revenant

    Visual Effects

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short

    Writing (Original Screenplay)

    Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

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    Jason Travis
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    FINAL PREDICTIONS, February 26th 2016

    It’s been a wild year, and thanks to Sasha Stone again for being the most fluid and poetic writer in the awards circuit. I always love to just read her thoughts, it’s like slipping into awards dream land.

    Here are my final predictions, with commentary. Some are REALLY out on a limb! But I don’t like going with the consensus all the time; I’m never boring. But don’t take my word for all of these.

    BEST PICTURE
    The Big Short

    I’m going with Sasha and my original PGA pick. Voters are going to be too divisive with The Revenant and Mad Max, and with a preferential ballot I think it’s gonna be either Spotlight, or Big Short. I am saying the latter because of PGA, and because there seemed to be more life in that movie. But stats are meant to be broken, and Revenant is the movie of the hour right now. It’s really gonna be close.

    BEST DIRECTOR
    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant

    Another split year for me, but the DGA has spoken and I don’t want to steer away from that. Inarritu tackles different genres very well, and he’s consistently unique. George Miller, whilst I respect, has been absent for years and even though Mad Max might be showered with all those tech awards, it’s even more divisive then Leo’s film.

    BEST ACTOR
    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

    Finally.

    BEST ACTRESS
    Brie Larson, Room

    A very middle of the road selection, but Larson is helped by the fact that her movie is a lot more intense and interesting then the likes of her fellow competition; Rampling is the true standout, but the small impact of her film on top of her controversial comments mean people (sigh) will have to discover this brilliance in future years. Saoirse Ronan would be my other personal pick, but subtle never wins here. Blanchett and Lawrence are the biggest stars in arguably underwhelming roles (the former being something I am in the minority on).

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Sylvester Stallone, Creed

    Molds are going to be broken with this category Sunday- Stallone will win despite being absent from both SAG and BAFTA’s shortlist. I still don’t buy the whole “voters didn’t get the screeners” excuse. Creed was a box-office smash, so those voters easily could have seen this one in theaters. Which makes me wonder if there is an alternative. But who? Rylance was easily taking BAFTA since the Brits love honoring their own. Bale and Ruffalo both give showy performances in movies tackling political issues but easily cancel each other out. And Hardy (my pick) is in the “swept up with Leo” club (eg Jonah Hill). Stallone easily wins, it’s a career honor, he’s Rocky. Moving on.

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

    She’s breathtaking, fresh and in every frame. Kate Winslet did win the BAFTA and Globe, but she defeated Vikander because the SAG winner was nodded instead for Ex Machina, as her Danish Girl performance was properly placed in the lead. So Winslet, essentially, was a default choice. It could happen that voters decide to honor Jack and Rose the same night, but my gut says that Steve Jobs tanked with expectations (even Sorkin failed a nod) and Vikander is luminous. Mara, Leigh and McAdams don’t stand a chance in my book.

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    The Big Short

    A fantastic lineup. I think this is the academy’s chance to honor McKay, but don’t be surprised if an inspired pic like Room upsets.

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    Spotlight

    Ditto for Tom McCarthy; he won’t win director so this is his consolation prize. As great as the lineup is here, I think Spotlight by far is the best written piece.

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    The Revenant

    Watch out for Mad Max– John Seale’s photography is STUNNING.

    BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
    Mad Max: Fury Road

    In homage to sci-fi genrea like Avatar winning here, I say this one easily trumps.

    BEST COSTUME DESIGN
    Carol

    Not confident at all. The designs Powell make here are not loud but certainly plush; I already made my prediction video and can’t go back with this, otherwise I would be certain to change to the traditional safe pick of The Danish Girl; many are saying Cinderella but it only got 1 nod, and recently voters aren’t keen on picking Disney movies tackling fairy tales here (eg Into the Woods, Maleficent). Mad Max could do it, but was it really a costume movie? Not in my eyes.

    BEST FILM EDITING
    The Big Short

    Like Argo, I think Big Short wins 3 Sunday- Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Editing. Like Affleck’s fast-paced flick, this movie also centers around a quick-talking ensemble with fancy cuts and sharp transitions. But it’s a clusterfuck because we have seen recently the voters going for action movies here, in which case Mad Max or Star Wars could prevail.

    BEST SOUND MIXING
    The Revenant

    It’s a coin toss between this and Max; I think the nature and water sounds will appeal to voters LOOKING for the sounds. And that battle scene in the beginning was very loud.

    BEST SOUND EDITING
    Mad Max: Fury Road

    I’m going against the norm and predicting Miller’s movie takes it here, but honestly it can go either way so I’d rather have one right then both wrong. The Martian would have won this had it not been overshadowed.

    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    If you saw this in theaters, you would understand why I am thinking voters will go the same. Also you can’t ignore a movie that made $1 billion domestically- plus got rave reviews.

    BEST SONG
    “Writing’s on the Wall”, Spectre

    This is where you might start saying “WTF” out loud. I understand Diane Warren is overdue, and Lady Gaga is campaigning and the movie is about date rape. But I liked Sam Smith’s presentation more, and think the James Bond genre will help it. But I am most likely dead wrong.

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
    Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman

    My on the limb, 500 bet. Morricone is the favorite BUT he already won an Honorary Oscar, and I think many voters will not warm up to The Hateful Eight. The name of the composer is also not on the ballot, just the movie. Is this the place where they honor the only best picture nominee of the group with it’s solo win? Also if we’re talking about overdue, Newman has 12 past nominations and 0 wins.

    BEST MAKEUP
    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Coin toss again- Revenant does benefit from having snarly beards and wilderness shots (something they went for with Braveheart in 1995).

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
    Inside Out

    BEST ANIMATED SHORT
    Bear Story

    BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
    Stutterer

    This will tug at the heartstrings, similar to Helium – which I correctly predicted to prevail in 2013.

    BEST DOC FEATURE
    Amy

    BEST DOC SHORT
    Body Team 12

    No idea really.

    BEST FOREIGN FILM
    Son of Saul, Hungary

    Look for an upset here- NOTORIOUS category for it. Pete Hammond claims many voters aren’t picking this and that it almost didn’t make the cut for a nomination.

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    Tom
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    Best Picture 
    Spotlight

    Actor in a Leading Role 
    Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

    Actor in a Supporting Role 
    Sylvester Stallone – Creed

    Actress in a Leading Role 
    Brie Larson – Room

    Actress in a Supporting Role 
    Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

    Animated Feature Film 
    Inside Out

    Cinematography 
    The Revenant

    Costume Design 
    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Directing 
    George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

    Documentary (Feature) 
    Amy 

    Documentary (Short Subject) 
    Body Team 12

    Film Editing 
    The Big Short

    Foreign Language Film 
    Son of Saul (Hungary)

    Makeup and Hairstyling 
    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Music (Original Score) 
    The Hateful Eight

    Music (Original Song) 
    “Til It Happens To You” – The Hunting Ground

    Production Design  
    Bridge of Spies

    Short Film (Animated)
    Sanjays Super Team

    Short Film (Live Action) 
    Ave Maria

    Sound Editing 
    The Revenant

    Sound Mixing 
    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Visual Effects 
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

    Writing (Adapted Screenplay) 
    The Big Short

    Writing (Original Screenplay) 
    Spotlight

    I’m predicting Spotlight for Best Picture but not confidently, I find it difficult to imagine it winning best picture and original screenplay only.  

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    AMG
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    Best Picture: Spotlight
    Best Director: Alejandro G Inarritu – The Revenant
    Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
    Best Actress: Brie Larson – Room
    Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – Creed
    Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

    Original Screenplay: Spotlight
    Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short
    Cinematography: The Revenant
    Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Make Up & Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Production Design: The Revenant
    Score: The Hateful Eight
    Song: Til It Happens To You – The Hunting Ground
    Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Sound Mixing: The Revenant
    Visual Effects: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Animated Feature: Inside Out
    Documentary Feature: Amy
    Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul
    Animated Short: World of Tomorrow
    Documentary Short: Body Team 12
    Live Action Short: Day One

    4 each for The Revenant & Mad Max: Fury Road, with Spotlight winning 2.

     

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    Best Picture: The Revenant
    Best Director: Alejandro G Inarritu – The Revenant 
    Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant 
    Best Actress: Brie Larson – Room 
    Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – Creed 
    Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
    Original Screenplay: Spotlight 
    Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short 
    Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road 
    Cinematography: The Revenant 
    Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road 
    Make Up & Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road 
    Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Score: The Hateful Eight 
    Song: Til It Happens To You – The Hunting Ground 
    Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road 
    Sound Mixing: The Revenant 
    Visual Effects: Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
    Animated Feature: Inside Out 
    Documentary Feature: Amy 
    Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul 
    Animated Short: Sanjay’s Super Team
    Documentary Short: Chau Beyond the Lines
    Live Action Short: Shok

    I’m still not 100% sold on The Revenant winning Best Picture, this is probably the category I’m least sure about. I think I’d be most happy (in the most realistic scenario) or Spotlight winning BP and George Miller winning BD. 

    Also, I have no idea what i’m doing with my short categories. Pure guesswork. 

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    kazzia
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    Best Picture 
    The Big Short 

    Actor in a Leading Role 
    Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

    Actor in a Supporting Role 
    Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

    Actress in a Leading Role 
    Brie Larson – Room

    Actress in a Supporting Role 
    Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

    Animated Feature Film 
    Inside Out

    Cinematography 
    The Revenant

    Costume Design 
    Cindrella

    Directing 
    Alejandra G. Inarritu

    Documentary (Feature) 
    Cartel Land 

    Documentary (Short Subject) 
    Body Team 12

    Film Editing 
    The Big Short

    Foreign Language Film 
    Son of Saul (Hungary)

    Makeup and Hairstyling 
    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Music (Original Score) 
    The Hateful Eight

    Music (Original Song) 
    “Til It Happens To You” – The Hunting Ground

    Production Design  
    Mad Max : Fury Road 

    Short Film (Animated)
    World of Tomorrow 

    Short Film (Live Action) 
    Ave Maria

    Sound Editing 
    Mad Max : Fury Road 

    Sound Mixing 
    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Visual Effects 
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

    Writing (Adapted Screenplay) 
    The Big Short

    Writing (Original Screenplay) 
    Spotlight

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    Final predictions and analysis are up on the site: http://www.theawardsconnection.com/home/2016/2/1/andrews-2015-oscar-predix

    Best Picture 
    The Revenant

    Best Director
    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant

    Best Leading Actor
    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

    Best Leading Actress
    Brie Larson, Room

    Best Supporting Actor
    Sylvester Stallone, Creed

    Best Supporting Actress
    Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

    Best Original Screenplay
    Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, The Big Short


    Best Animated Film

    Inside Out

    Best Animated Short

    Bear Story

    Best Cinematography

    The Revenant

    Best Costume Design

    The Revenant

    Best Documentary

    The Look of Silence

    Best Documentary Short

    Last Day of Freedom

    Best Film Editing

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Best Foreign Language Film

    Son of Saul

    Best Live Action Short

    Day One

    Best Makeup and Hair Styling

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Best Production Design

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Best Original Score

    Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

    Best Original Song

    “Til It Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground

    Best Sound Editing

    Mad Mad: Fury Road

    Best Sound Mixing

    The Revenant

    Best Visual Effects

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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      Best Picture 

    The Revenant
    Best Director
    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant
    Best Leading Actor
    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
    Best Leading Actress
    Brie Larson, Room
    Best Supporting Actor
    Sylvester Stallone, Creed
    Best Supporting Actress
    Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
    Best Original Screenplay
    Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, The Big Short

    Best Animated Film

    Inside Out

    Best Cinematography

    The Revenant

    Best Costume Design

    Mad Max : Fury Road

    Best Documentary

    Amy

    Best Film Editing

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Best Foreign Language Film

    Son of Saul

    Best Makeup and Hair Styling

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Best Production Design

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Best Original Score

    Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

    Best Original Song

    ”Writings On The Wall” by Sam Smith – Spectre

    Best Sound Editing

    Mad Mad: Fury Road

    Best Sound Mixing

    The Revenant

    Best Visual Effects

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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    Best PictureThe Big Short
    Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
    Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson – Room
    Actor in a Supporting Role: Sylvester Stallone – Creed
    Actress in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
    Animated Feature Film: Inside Out
    Cinematography: The Revenant
    Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Directing: The Revenant
    Documentary Feature: Amy
    Documentary Short Subject: Body Team 12
    Film Editing: The Big Short
    Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul
    Makeup and Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Original Score: The Hateful Eight
    Original Song: “Til It Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
    Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Animated Short Film: World of Tomorrow
    Live Action Short Film: Shok
    Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Sound Mixing: The Revenant
    Visual Effects: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short
    Original Screenplay: Spotlight 

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    I would love to hear thoughts from those giving Sound Editing to Fury Road and Sound Mixing to The Revenant. I’m feeling it’s going to be the other way around.

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    Well the Revenant won Sound at BAFTA didn’t it? They don’t have a Sound-Editing category, I believe. So that could be one – and the recent audio awards gave it to Revenant in Sound Mixing. 

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    Best Picture: The Revenant
    Best Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
    Best Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson – Room
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Sylvester Stallone – Creed
    Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short
    Best Animated Feature Film: Inside Out
    Best Cinematography: The Revenant
    Best Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Best Director: George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
    Best Documentary Feature Film: Amy
    Best Editing:
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Best Original Score: The Hateful Eight
    Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight
    Best Original Song: “Til’ It Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
    Best Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Best Sound Mixing: The Revenant
    Best Visual Effects: Mad Max: Fury Road 

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    I am so tempted to swap Vikander to Winslet. But Vikander won every time she was nominated for The Danish Girl in supporting. Every time Winslet won, Aaron Sorkin gets nominated as well but he was not nominated in Oscar. I can’t persuade myself to change.

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    bump.

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