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2016 Oscar Predictions

When you look at it in the grand scheme of things, movie awards really don’t matter. There are plenty of movies that should win but don’t, some of them don’t even get nominated, and there are some movies that don’t really deserve to win, but win anyway. So no matter what happens during the awards ceremony, it doesn’t really matter. But still, it’s fun to predict what movies will win and at the same time state what you think should win. Since everyone else is doing it, I decided to give my predictions for the 2016 Academy Awards. I have watched most of the films in the major categories but occasionally there’s a movie like The Hateful Eight which I can’t or just haven’t seen, so just keep that in mind.

* – Haven’t seen yet

BEST PICTURE

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The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room*
Spotlight

Will Win – The Revenant
Should Win – The Revenant
Should’ve Been Nominated – Carol

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Best Director

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Adam McKay – The Big Short
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson – Room*
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Will Win – Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
Should Win – George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Should’ve Been Nominated – Todd Haynes – Carol

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BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

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Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Will Win – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Should Win – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

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BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

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Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room*
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years*
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Will Win – Brie Larson, Room
Should Win – Cate Blanchett, Carol
Should’ve Been Nominated – Rooney Mara, Carol (instead of being nominated for supporting)

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BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

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Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Will Win – Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Should Win – Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Should’ve Been Nominated – Benicio Del Toro, Sicario

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ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

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Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight*
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Will Win – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Should Win – Rooney Mara, Carol

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BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Left to right: Steve Carell plays Mark Baum and Ryan Gosling plays Jared Vennett in The Big Short from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises

The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room*

Will Win – The Big Short
Should Win – The Big Short
Should’ve Been Nominated – Steve Jobs

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BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina*
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton*

Will Win – Spotlight
Should Win – Spotlight
Should’ve Been Nominated – The Hateful Eight*

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ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

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Anomalisa*
Boy and the World*
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie*
When Marnie Was There*

Will Win – Inside Out
Should Win – Inside Out

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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Bridge of Spies – Thomas Newman
Carol – Carter Burwell
The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
Sicario – Johann Johannsson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – John Williams

Will Win – The Hateful Eight
Should Win – The Hateful Eight
Should’ve Been Nominated – Mad Max: Fury Road – Junkie XL

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BEST SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Will Win – Mad Max: Fury Road
Should Win – Mad Max: Fury Road

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BEST SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Will Win – Mad Max: Fury Road
Should Win – Mad Max: Fury Road

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BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

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Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Will Win – Mad Max: Fury Road
Should Win – Mad Max: Fury Road
Should’ve Been Nominated – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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Carol
The Hateful Eight*
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

Will Win – The Revenant
Should Win – The Revenant
Should’ve Been Nominated – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

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Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared*
The Revenant

Will Win – Mad Max: Fury Road
Should Win – Mad Max: Fury Road

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BEST COSTUME DESIGN

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Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Will Win – Mad Max: Fury Road
Should Win – Mad Max: Fury Road

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BEST FILM EDITING

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The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Will Win – Mad Max: Fury Road
Should Win – Mad Max: Fury Road
Should’ve Been Nominated – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Will Win – Mad Max: Fury Road
Should Win – Mad Max: Fury Road

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So what are your thoughts, what do you think will win, what do you think should win and what do you think should’ve been nominated? Comment below and let me know your predictions for 2016.

The Liebster Award

Thanks to justmyrating for the nomination!

RULES
•Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog.
•Answer the questions given by the nominator.
•Nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers, and link them.
•Notify all the bloggers you nominate.
•Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.

MY ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS

1. What is your absolute favourite film of all time?
Casino is my favourite film. Despite it being 3 hours long, it interested me from start to finish. Casino was a movie that absolutely changed everything for me, it was the point where I no longer saw movies as just entertainment, but also as an art form. An honourable mention goes to Fight Club.

2. What is your second least favourite film and why?
My second least favourite movie is In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds. I was originally going to put Superman 4: The Quest for Peace, however I found as a experience, Superman 4 at least had some entertainingly stupid and bad moments. In the Name of the King 2 is just dull and boring and makes the first movie look like Lord of the Rings. I know I should stop watching Uwe Boll movies, I’ve however heard that one of his films, Rampage was quite good, so I might check that out.

3. What is your guilty pleasure?
In terms of movies, Vampire’s Kiss. There are plenty of movies that are considered so bad their good, but I have no idea what Vampire’s Kiss is trying to do. Whatever it did, it worked because it made for a pretty entertaining movie. Though to be honest, it’s really Nicolas Cage that brings so much energy and fun to the movie.

4. What one word would be the best one to describe your personality?
Indifferent

5. Coffee, beer, or wine?
I haven’t had beer yet, I think wine is okay, same with coffee, though I’d probably prefer Coffee.

6. Pick your favourite TV show, and then choose 3 characters from that show to Kiss/Kill/Marry.

Arrow
Kiss: Sara
Kill: Malcolm
Marry: Felicity

7. Favourite fast food restaurant?
McDonalds. It’s an easy answer.

8. If you had to spend time with ONLY one person for the rest of your life, who would it be?
I honestly don’t really know.


9. Your GoT house. (If you don’t watch GoT, you may choose Harry Potter house, LOTR group, Divergent faction, Hunger Games district, etc.)

I don’t know what my favourite house is but I’ve been doing many quizzes and I got Lannister most of the time, so I guess that’s my house.

10. What is next location on your travel list?
I don’t really know at this point.

11. What is your favourite blog post that you have written?
My review of Death Proof is my favourite post I’ve written. Originally when I was doing this website as a school project, I was going to have my reviews of movies that I liked. After checking Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof out just for my own entertainment, that all changed. I managed to write the review in one go, most reviews take me a few goes to fully write. I also didn’t usually deliberately watch movies that I disliked, any movies I watched before then that I now consider bad I liked at the time (Alvin and the Chipmunks and even The Last Airbender). This was the first movie I watched which disappointed me and got me to have a reaction to it, and it has now gave me an idea to review movies that I probably won’t like.

I NOMINATE
1. The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast
2. HAND CRAFTED CINEMA
3. Alvin’s Adventures in Pop Culture
4. Carnebratt
5. The Shaw Law
6. Log’s Line
7. I Wanna Be In the Sequel
8. Daniel Binns
9. Brett’s Reviews
10. CsTheMoment
11. Movie Talk Express

My Questions for you
1. What is a movie you like that most people hate?
2. What is a movie you don’t like that most people love?
3. If you had to pick a different name for your blog, what would it be?
4. What is your favourite movie and tv villains?
5. What movie has made you feel the most emotional?
6. What season do you prefer: summer, autumn, winter or spring?
7. What is your favourite actor and actress?
8. What is you thoughts on debating?
9. What are your favourite youtubers and why?
10. What TV series’ are you into?
11. What is your most anticipated movie of 2015?

Have fun!