I can do this because I make rules here (as Tom Petty once sang, "it’s good to be king.") so I am making some slight modifications to my final Oscar nominations predictions.
- In the best picture race, I’m dropping Star Wars: The Force Awakens from contention and replacing it with Straight Outta Compton.
- In the best director race, I’m dropping Todd Haynes (Carol) and replacing him with Adam McKay (The Big Short).
- In supporting actor, I’m dropping Michael Keaton (Spotlight) and replacing him with Christian Bale (The Big Short).
- In original screenplay, replacing Joy with Straight Outta Compton.