Sunday, January 3, 2016

Final Oscar Nomination Predictions

The Oscars will be announced in less than two weeks so this will be my final stab at predicting the ultimate nominees. Within each category, the nominees are listed in the order in which I think they stand to be nominated; i.e., the nominee listed first is the one I think most likely to get a nominaton. The number in parenthesis is the nominee's ranking in my December predictions.

PICTURE
Spotlight (1)
The Martian (3)
Carol (6)
The Revenant (2)
Mad Max: Fury Road (NR)
The Big Short (NR)
Brooklyn (8)
Room (5)
Bridge of Spies (7)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (NR)
Dropped out: Joy, Steve Jobs, Inside Out

DIRECTOR
Ridley Scott, The Martian (3)
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight (1)
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road (NR)
Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, The Revenant (2)
Todd Haynes, Carol (5)
Dropped out: David O. Russell, Joy

ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (1)
Michael Fassbinder, Steve Jobs (2)
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl (4)
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo (NR)
Matt Daman, The Martian (3)
Dropped out: Johnny Depp, Black Mass

ACTRESS
Brie Larson, Room (1)
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn (4)
Cate Blanchett, Carol (3)
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy (2)
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years (5)

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies (3)
Sylvester Stallone, Creed (NR)
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation (4)
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight (2)
Michael Keaton, Spotlight (1)
Dropped out: Tom Hardy, The Revenant

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Rooney Mara, Carol (1)
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl (2)
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight (5)
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs (3)
Helen Mirren, Trumbo (NR)
Dropped out: Jane Fonda, Youth

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Spotlight (1)
Inside Out ((3)
The Hateful Eight (4)
Bridge of Spies (5)
Joy (2)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Room (2)
Carol (3)
Steve Jobs (1)
Brooklyn (4)
The Big Short (NR)
Dropped Out: The Revenant

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Revenant (1)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2)
Sicario (3)
Carol (5)
The Hateful Eight (NR)
Dropped out: Bridge of Spies

COSTUME DESIGN
Carol (2)
Cinderella (1)
The Danish Girl (3)
Brooklyn (4)
Mad Max: Fury Road (5)

FILM EDITING
Mad Max: Fury Road (1)
Spotlight (2)
The Revenant (3)
The Martian (4)
The Big Short (NR)
Dropped out: Bridge of Spies

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLE
Mad Max: Fury Road (2)
Black Mass (NR)
The Revenant (NR)
Dropped out; The Danish Girl; Star Wars: The Force Awakens

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Mad Max: Fury Road (1)
Carol (2)
Bridge of Spies (4)
The Martian (5)
Cinderella (3)

SCORE
Star Wars, The Force Awakens (1)
Carol (4)
The Hateful Eight (5)
Inside Out (2)
Bridge of Spies (NR)
Dropped out: The Danish Girl

SONG
(This is my first month predicting the nominees in this category)
"See You Again," Furious 7
"Simple Song 3,: Youth
"Til It Happens to You."The Hunting Ground
"Writings on the Wall," Spectre
"Love Me Like You Do," Fifty Shades of Grey

SOUND EDITING
Mad Max: Fury Road (1)
The Martian (4)
The Revenant (3)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2)
Sicario (5)

SOUND MIXING
Mad Max: Fury Road (1)
The Martian (3)
The Revenant (4)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2)
Straight Outta Compton (5)

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Martian (1)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (3)
Mad Max: Fury Road (4)
Jurassic World (2)
The Walk (5)

ANIMATED FEATURE
Inside Out (1)
Anamolisa (2)
The Good Dinosaur (3)
Shaun the Sheep Movie (4)
The Peanuts Movie (5)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
(This is my first month to predict the nominees in this category)
Amy
The Look of Silence
Going Clear
Cartel Land
He Named Me Malala

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE
(This is my first month to predict the nominees in this category)
Son of Saul
Mustang
Labyrinth of Lies
The Brand New Testament
A War



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