Here I’m gonna talk about my Oscar predictions for 88th Academy Awards that will take place on February 28th 2016. I will mark my picks and after the award show I will mark the Academy picks. In case it’s the same pick as mine I will just leave that bold.

Note that I have not seen all the movies yet, including short films and documentaries. When I haven’t seen a movie, I will leave the pick out. In case it gets picked, the category will not count in my batting avg. that I will post below at the end.

So, let’s have some fun and get started!

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

BRIAN CRANSTON TRUMBO

MATT DAMON THE MARTIAN

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO THE REVENANT

MICHAEL FASSBENDER STEVE JOBS

EDDIE REDMAYNE THE DANISH GIRL

 

ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE

CHRISTIAN BALE THE BIG SHORT

TOM HARDY THE REVENANT

MARK RUFFALO SPOTLIGHT

MARK RYLANCE BRIDGE OF SPIES

SYLVESTER STALONE CREED

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

CATE BLANCHETT CAROL

BRIE LARSON ROOM

JENNIFER LAWRENCE JOY

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING 45 YEARS

SAOIRSE RONAN BROOKLYN

(btw. it fucking infuriates me that ROOM hasn’t come out at where I live. I have heard raging reviews and it wouldn’t surprise me, if BRIE LARSON wins this)

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

JENNIFER JASON LEIGH THE HATEFUL 8

ROONEY MARA CAROL

RACHEL McADAMS SPOTLIGHT

ALICIA VIKANDER THE DANISH GIRL

KATE WINSLET STEVE JOBS

 

ANIMATED FEATURE

ANOMALISA

BOY AND THE WORLD

INSIDE OUT

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

(damn, I almost haven’t watched any of these -__-)

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

CAROL ED LACHMAN

THE HATEFUL 8 ROBERT RICHARDSON

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD JOHN SEALE

THE REVENANT EMMANUEL LUBEZKI

SICARIO ROGER DEAKINS

(I feel so bad for Roger Deakins. His 15th nomination and no win before, but Emmanuel Lubezki was just better this year…)

 

COSTUME DESIGN

CAROL SANDY POWELL

CINDERELLA SANDY POWELL

THE DANISH GIRL PACO DELGADO

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD JENNY BEAVAN

THE REVENANT JACQUELINE WEST

 

FILM EDITING

THE BIG SHORT HANK CORWIN

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD MARGARET SIXEL

THE REVENANT STEPHEN MIRRIONE

SPOTLIGHT TOM McARDLE

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS MARYANN BRANDON & MARY JO MARKEY

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT COLOMBIA

MUSTANG FRANCE

SON OF SAUL HUNGARY

THEEB JORDAN

A WAR DENMARK

(I feel quite ashamed of myself right now…)

 

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

THE REVENANT

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

BRIDGE OF SPIES

THE DANISH GIRL

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

THE MARTIAN

THE REVENANT

 

SOUND EDITING

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD MARK MANGINI & DAVID WHITE

THE MARTIAN OLIVER TARNEY

THE REVENANT MARTIN HERNANDEZ & LON BENDER

SICARIO ALAN ROBERT MURRAY

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS MATTHEW WOOD & DAVID ACORD

 

SOUND MIXING

EX MACHINA

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

THE MARTIAN

THE REVENANT

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

 

VISUAL EFFECTS

EX MACHINA

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

THE MARTIAN

THE REVENANT

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

 

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

BRIDGE OF SPIES THOMAS NEWMAN

CAROL CARTER BURWELL

THE HATEFUL 8 ENNIO MORRICONE

SICARIO JOHANN JOHANNSSON

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS JOHN WILLIAMS

 

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“EARNED IT” FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

“MANTA RAY” RACING EXTINCTION

“SIMPLE SONG #3” YOUTH

“TIL IT HAPPENS TO YOU” THE HUNTING GROUND

“WRITING’S ON THE WALL” SPECTRE

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

BRIDGE OF SPIES MATT CHARMAN & COEN BROTHERS

EX MACHINE ALEX GARLAND

INSIDE OUT PETE DOCTER, MEG LeFAUVE, JOSH COOLEY

SPOTLIGHT JOSH SINGER & TOM McCARTHY

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON JONATHAN HERMAN & ANDREA BERLOFF

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

THE BIG SHORT CHARLES RANDOLPH & ADAM McKAY

BROOKLYN NICK HORNBY

CAROL PHYLLIS NAGY

THE MARTIAN DREW GODDARD

ROOM EMMA DONOGHUE

 

DIRECTING

THE BIG SHORT ADAM McKAY

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD GEORGE MILLER

THE REVENANT ALEJANDRO G. INARRITU

ROOM LENNY ABRAHAMSON

SPOTLIGHT TOM McCARTHY

 

BEST PICTURE / BEST FILM

THE BIG SHORT

BRIDGE OF SPIES

BROOKLYN

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

THE MARTIAN

THE REVENANT

ROOM

SPOTLIGHT

 


 

Batting avg. 83,3%