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My Oscar Predictions, 2016

People usually ask me for advice on how to fill out their Oscar ballots. For them, I have crafted this cheat sheet. I will pick the person/film I believe is the favorite to win, along with a dark horse selection– that way, if you want to roll the dice on a few categories, you can do so.

My picks:

BEST PICTURE:

The Revenant

Dark horse: The Big Short

BEST DIRECTOR:

Alejandro Inarritu

Dark horse: George Miller

BEST ACTOR:

Leonardo DiCaprio

Dark horse*: Bryan Cranston

*- this is a super super dark horse, Leo is basically a lock, but if you’re in Vegas, I’d drop 10 bucks on Cranston’s 80:1 odds. 

BEST ACTRESS:

Brie Larson

Dark horse: None

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Sylvester Stallone

Dark horse: Mark Rylance

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Alicia Vikander

Dark horse: Kate Winslet

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Spotlight

Dark horse: None

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

The Big Short

Dark horse: None

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

The Revenant

Dark horse: none

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

Carol

Dark horse: Cinderella

BEST EDITING:

Mad Max: Fury Road

Dark horse: The Big Short

BEST MAKEUP/HAIR:

Mad Max: Fury Road

Dark horse: The Revenant

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

Mad Max: Fury Road

Dark horse: The Revenant

BEST SCORE:

The Hateful Eight

Dark horse: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST SONG:

“Til It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground

Dark horse: “Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey

BEST SOUND EDITING:

The Revenant

Dark horse: Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST SOUND MIXING:

The Revenant

Dark horse: Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Dark horse: Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

Inside Out

Dark horse: Anomalisa

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

Amy

Dark horse: What Happened, Miss Simone?

BEST FOREIGN FILM:

Son of Saul

Dark horse: Mustang

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:

World of Tomorrow

Dark horse: Sanjay’s Super Team

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

Claude Lanzman: Spectres of the Shoah

Dark horse: Body Team 12

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT:

Ave Maria

Dark horse: Shok

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~ by russellhainline on February 26, 2016.

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