My Complete and Fearless 2016 Oscars Predictions!  


The awards season comes to a close with the 88th Academy Awards. And it’s one of the most unpredictable Oscars yet! In order to predict the outcome, I divided each category between the heart (who should win) and mind (who will win).



Best Picture

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

WILL WIN: “The Revenant”
SHOULD WIN: “Spotlight”

Best Director

Adam McKay, "The Big Short"
George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Alejandro González Iñárritu, "The Revenant"
Lenny Abrahamson, "Room"
Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"

WILL WIN: Alejandro González Iñárritu, "The Revenant"
SHOULD WIN: George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Best Actor

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: Matt Damon, "The Martian"

Best Actress

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

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: Brie Larson, "Room"

Best Supporting Actor

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

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"

Best Supporting Actress

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

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

Best Original Screenplay

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

WILL WIN: "Spotlight"
SHOULD WIN: "Inside Out"

Best Adapted Screenplay

"The Big Short"
"Brooklyn"
"Carol"
"The Martian"
"Room"

WILL WIN: "The Big Short"
SHOULD WIN: "Carol"

Best Foreign Film

"Embrace of the Serpent"
"Mustang"
"Son of Saul"
"Theeb"
"A War"

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: "Son of Saul"

Best Documentary Feature

"Amy"
"Cartel Land"
"The Look of Silence"
"What Happened, Miss Simone?"
"Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom"

WILL WIN: "Amy"
SHOULD WIN: "The Look of Silence"

Best Animated Feature

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

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: "Inside Out"

Best Film Editing

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

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Best Song

"Fifty Shades of Grey"
"Racing Extinction"
"Spectre"
"The Hunting Ground"
"Youth"

WILL WIN: "The Hunting Ground"
SHOULD WIN: "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Best Original Score

"Bridge of Spies"
"Carol"
"The Hateful Eight"
"Sicario"
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: "The Hateful Eight"

Best Visual Effects

"Ex Machina"
"The Martian"
"The Revenant"
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

WILL WIN: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
SHOULD WIN: "Ex Machina"

Best Cinematography

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

WILL WIN: “The Revenant”
SHOULD WIN: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Costume Design

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

WILL WIN: "Cinderella"
SHOULD WIN: "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

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

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Best Production Design

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

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Best Sound Editing

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

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: "Mad Max: Fury Road"

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: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Best Short Film, Live Action

"Ave Maria"
"Day One"
"Everything Will Be Okay"
"Shok"
"Stutterer"

WILL WIN: "Ave Maria"
SHOULD WIN: "Stutterer"

Best Short Film, Animated

"Bear Story"
"Prologue"
"Sanjay's Super Team"
"We Can't Live Without Cosmos"
"World of Tomorrow"

WILL WIN: "Sanjay's Super Team"
SHOULD WIN: "World of Tomorrow"

Best Documentary Short Subject

"Body Team 12"
"Chau, Beyond the Lines"
"Claude Lanzmann"
"A Girl in the River"
"Last Day of Freedom"

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: "Body Team 12"


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