The 88th Academy Award Nominations: My Predictions

Alright, it’s time. Tomorrow morning all these months and months of speculation and campaigning come to an end. And, honestly, a lot of things are still very unclear. Lets jump right in with my predictions…

I’ll list all the nominees by most likely to get nominated to least likely…

Best Picture

(The amount of nominees changes from anywhere between 5-10 depending on how many films get at least 5% of the votes.  Although, I’m betting there are only 6-8 nominees.)

  1. Spotlight
  2. The Revenant
  3. The Big Short
  4. The Martian
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road
  6. Bridge of Spies
  7. Brooklyn
  8. Carol
  9. Room
  10. Straight Outta Compton

Alternates: Sicario, Inside Out

Best Director

  1. Ridley Scott – The Martian
  2. Alejandro G. Innaritu – The Revenant
  3. George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  4. Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  5. Todd Haynes – Carol

Alternate: Adam McKay – The Big Short

Best Lead Actor

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  2. Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
  3. Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
  4. Matt Damon – The Martian
  5. Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Alternate: Johnny Depp – Black Mass

Best Lead Actress

  1. Brie Larson – Room
  2. Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  3. Cate Blanchett – Carol
  4. Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
  5. Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Alternate: Jennifer Lawrence

Best Supporting Actor

  1. Sylvester Stallone – Creed
  2. Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
  3. Christian Bale – The Big Short
  4. Jacob Trembley – Room
  5. Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight

Alternate: Benicio del Toro – Sicario, Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation

Best Supporting Actress

  1. Rooney Mara – Carol
  2. Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
  3. Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
  4. Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
  5. Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina

Alternate: Helen Mirren – Trumbo

Best Original Screenplay

  1. Spotlight
  2. The Hateful Eight
  3. Inside Out
  4. Ex Machina
  5. Bridge of Spies

Alternate: Straight Outta Compton

Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. Steve Jobs
  2. The Big Short
  3. Room
  4. Carol
  5. The Martian

Alternate: Brooklyn

Best Animated Feature

  1. Inside Out
  2. Anomalisa
  3. Shaun the Sheep Movie
  4. The Peanuts Movie
  5. The Good Dinosaur

Alternate: The Prophet

Best Documentary Feature

  1. Amy
  2. The Look of Silence
  3. Cartel Land
  4. Going Clear
  5. Listen to Me Marlon

Alternate: Meru, He Named Me Malala

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. Son of Saul
  2. Mustang
  3. The Brand New Testament
  4. Labyrinth of Lies
  5. Theeb

Alternate: Viva

Best Cinematography

  1. The Revenant
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Sicario
  4. Carol
  5. The Hateful Eight

Alternate: Bridge of Spies

Best Costume Design

  1. Carol
  2. Cinderella
  3. Brooklyn
  4. The Danish Girl
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road

Alternate: Crimson Peak

Best Film Editing

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. The Big Short
  3. The Revenant
  4. The Martian
  5. Spotlight

Alternate: Star Wars

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. The Revenant
  3. Black Mass

Alternate: Mr. Holmes

Best Production Design

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Carol
  3. Cinderella
  4. The Danish Girl
  5. Bridge of Spies

Alternate: The Martian

Best Original Score

  1. The Hateful Eight
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. Carol
  4. Inside Out
  5. Bridge of Spies

Alternate: Spotlight

Best Original Score

  1. See You Again – Furious 7
  2. Till it Happens to You – The Hunting Ground
  3. Simple Song #3 – Youth
  4. Writings on the Wall – Spectre
  5. Earned It – Fifty Shades of Grey

Alternate: The Light That Never Fails – Meru

Best Sound Editing

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. The Revenant
  4. The Martian
  5. Sicario

Alternate: Bridge of Spies

Best Sound Mixing

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. The Revenant
  4. The Martian
  5. The Hateful Eight

Alternate: Straight Outta Compton

Best Visual Effects

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. The Martian
  4. The Revenant
  5. Jurassic World

Alternate: The Walk

 

The nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards are announced tomorrow, January 14th at 5:30am PT.

 

 

 

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