Oscar Nominations and Predictions 2016

Oscar Nominations and Predictions 2016

January 27, 2016 0 By Marc

It is that time of the year again, when the Oscar nominations come out and everyone around the water cooler decides that they know 100% who will win and who will lose. We have had a mighty fine year for film and some of the top categories will be a really tough call, but we have our list of who we think will win (some categories omitted).

 

Best Picture:
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian

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The Revenant – Winner – This movie was beautifully shot and a rush from beginning to end, the whole cast and crew deserve to win for this one.
Room
Spotlight

Best Director:
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road – Winner – Miller took a classic 80’s action flick, and revitalised it for a modern audience. His direction deserves to be awarded for one of the most visually striking movies of 2015.
Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Actor:
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant – Winner – please…THE MAN SLEPT INSIDE OF A HORSE GIVE HIM AN OSCAR
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy – Winner – I am biased, I like JLAW.
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

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Sylvester Stallone, Creed – Winner – Stallone took his classic character and went full circle. It was a powerful solid performance that needs to be appreciated.

Best Supporting Actress:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl – Winner – Solid performance in this film by Vikander who is relatively new on the scene and managed to be in 3 film this year alone.
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Animated Feature Film:
Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Inside Out – Winner – This film was not only a fun colourful romp through the mind of a child, but also a great psychological study of how the mind can operate and how we perceive the “voices” in our own heads while making challenging life decisions.
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian – Winner – The book was fantastic and the film managed to capture the same essence as the original author intended.
Room

Best Original Screenplay:
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight

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Straight Outta Compton – Winner – SOC could have been a horrible run of the mill “rappers in a movie” movie, but instead turned into a powerful drama regarded the early years of some of the most influential rappers to this day.

Best Cinematography
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant – Winner – This was a hard pick for me considering how beautiful Hateful Eight and Mad Max were as films. The reason I picked the Revenant was due to Inarritu’s beautiful continuous shots throughout the film that captured your attention and held it.
Sicario

Best Costume Design
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl – Winner – The wardrobe was perfect in this film, and no man will ever look as good as Eddie Redmayne did in that dress.
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Makeup And Hairstyling

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Mad Max: Fury Road – Winner – THE MAKEUP WAS SHINY AND CHROME
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

Best Original Song
“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey – Winner – Give it to the Weekend because he is Canadian, I have no other reason.
“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction
“Simple Song No. 3,” Youth
“‘Til It Happens to You,” The Haunting Ground
“Writings on the Wall,” Spectre

Best Original Score
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight – Winner – Ennio Morricone’s score in this film was stunning, and really captured the mood at every point.
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Editing
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Winner – I could hear the snow in the final scene and the crackling of the lightsabers all sound me in the theatre, amazing.

Best Sound Mixing
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Winner – For the same reason as above.

Best Production Design
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road – Winner – The overall design of the trucks, cars, environments, and people were magnificent.
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Visual Effects
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road – Winner – The practical and digital effects in this movie blended so flawlessly that i was hard to tell where one started and the other ended. This was a big advancement in why we NEED practical effects and should only use digital to polish off the final product.
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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