Thursday, January 14, 2016

Last-Minute Oscar Predictions

Happy Oscar Nomination Morning! I did predictions for every category but ran out of time to post them all. Here are my literally last-minute predictions in the top six categories! I am sure I will miss a lot this year because it has been an unusual season with little consensus and a lot of category confusion. Here goes nothing!

Best Picture

  1. The Martian
  2. Spotlight
  3. The Revenant
  4. The Big Short
  5. Room
  6. Carol
  7. Mad Max: Fury Road
  8. Bridge of Spies
  9. Inside Out
  10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Wild Card: Ex Machina
Alternates: Brooklyn, Creed, The Danish Girl, The Hateful Eight, Joy, Sicario, Son of Saul, Steve Jobs, Straight Outta Compton, Trumbo

Best Director
  • Inarritu, The Revenant
  • Haynes, Carol
  • McCarthy, Spotlight
  • Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Scott, The Martian
Wild Card: Boyle, Steve Jobs OR Coogler, Creed OR Russell, Joy
Alternates: Abrahamson, Room; Garland, Ex Machina; Gray, Straight Outta Compton; McCay, The Big Short; Nemes, Son of Saul; Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Actor
  • Crantson, Trumbo
  • Damon, The Martian
  • Depp, Black Mass
  • DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Wild Card: Caine, Youth OR Hanks, Bridge of Spies OR Hardy, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alternates: Bale, The Big Short; Carell, The Big Short; Dano, Love & Mercy; Jordan, Creed; Keaton, Spotlight; McKellen, Mr. Holmes; Redmayne, The Danish Girl; Smith, Concussion; Tremblay, Room

Best Actress
  • Blanchett, Carol
  • Larson, Room
  • Lawrence, Joy
  • Ronan, Brooklyn
  • Vikander, The Danish Girl
Wild Card: Mulligan, Suffragette OR Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alternates: Blunt, Sicario; Danner, I'll See You in My Dreams; Mara, Carol; Mirren, Woman in Gold; Rampling, 45 Years; Smith, The Lady in the Van; Tomlin, Grandma

Best Supporting Actor
  • Bale, The Big Short
  • Dano, Love & Mercy
  • Ruffalo, Spotlight
  • Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Stallone, Creed
Wild Card: Chandler, Carol OR Ford, Star Wars: The Force Awakens OR Gleeson, Suffragette
Alternates: Carell, The Big Short; del Toro, Sicario; Elba, Beasts of No Nation; Hardy, The Revenant; Keaton, Spotlight; Shannon, 99 Homes

Best Supporting Actress
  • Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  • McAdams, Spotlight
  • Mirren, Trumbo
  • Vikander, Ex Machina
  • Winslet, Steve Jobs
Wild Card: Chastain, The Martian
Alternates: Allen, Room; Banks, Love & Mercy; Fonda, Youth; Mara, Carol; Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria; Walters, Brooklyn

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