2016 Academy Awards Predictions

Thank god the Oscars are here.

Oscar Leo GIF

By that, I mean we’ll FINALLY stop hearing about how much Leonardo DiCaprio “deserves” an Oscar (Reminder: Ralph Fiennes still has yet to win an Oscar, so Leo apologists can STFU).

Anyway, we talked about our predictions on Friday’s “Pat & JT in the Morning.” And now I’ve got my predictions list together. Check it out! Please note: I didn’t include the entire list of Academy Award nominees. You can see the full list here. Also, I’ll have a follow-up post on Monday to discuss the overall show and my predictions!

Best Motion Picture

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

spotlight movie cast

Best Actor

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

Best Actress

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Brie Larson in Room

Best Supporting Actor

  • Christian Bale, The Big Short
  • Tom Hardy, The Revenant
  • Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed

2015-actor-bridge_of_spies-2

Best Supporting Actress

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara, Carol
  • Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
  • Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl

Best Director

  • The Big Short, Adam McKay
  • Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller
  • The Revenant, Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • Room, Lenny Abrahamson
  • Spotlight, Tom McCarthy

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu directs The Revenant

Best Original Screenplay

  • Bridge of Spies, Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
  • Ex Machina, Alex Garland
  • Inside Out, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
  • Spotlight, Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
  • Straight Outta Compton, Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Oscar Isaac in Ex Machina

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
  • Brooklyn, Nick Hornby
  • Carol, Phyllis Nagy
  • The Martian, Drew Goddard
  • Room, Emma Donoghue

The Big Short Movie 2015

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Anomalisa
  • Boy and the World
  • Inside Out
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • When Marnie Was There

disney pixar's inside out

Best Cinematography

  • Carol
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Sicario

Leo DiCaprio in The Revenant

Best Film Editing

  • The Big Short
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Spotlight
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mad Max 2015

Best Production Design

  • Bridge of Spies
  • The Danish Girl
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant

Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Visual Effects

  • Ex Machina
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Editing

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Sicario
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Mixing

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

rey with bb-8

Best Original Score

  • Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman
  • Carol, Carter Burwell
  • The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone
  • Sicario, Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega - Star Wars Episode VII

Best Original Song

  • “Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey (Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio)
  • “Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction (Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty)
  • “Simple Song #3,” Youth (Music and Lyric by David Lang)
  • “Til it Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground (Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga)
  • “Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre (Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared
  • The Revenant

The wives in Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Costume Design

  • Carol
  • Cinderella
  • The Danish Girl
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant

Cinderella Ball 2015

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The 88th Annual Academy Awards will be live Sunday, Feb. 28 on ABC at 7pm E/6pm C.

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