2016 Oscar Nominations and Our Predictions

by Becca Daly

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Most nominations:

The Revenant- 12

Mad Max: Fury Road- 10

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

Our prediction: The Revenant 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant 

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Our prediction: Leonardo DiCaprio (seriously just give this man an Oscar already)

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Our prediction: Brie Larson 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Our prediction: Sylvester Stallone

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight 

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Our prediction: Rooney Mara

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out 

When Marnie Was There 

Shaun the Sheep

Our prediction: Inside Out

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Sicario

Our prediction: The Revenant

COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

The Revenant

Mad Max: Fury Road

Our prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road

DIRECTING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

Our prediction: Spotlight

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Our prediction: Amy

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)

Body Team 12

Chau, Beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Last Day of Freedom

Our prediction: Spectres of the Shoah

FILM EDITING

The Big Short 

Mad Max

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Our prediction: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent

A War

Mustang

Son of Saul

Theeb

Embrace of the Serpent

Our prediction: Son of Saul

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

Our prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Our prediction: The Hateful Eight

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

"Earned It"- Fifty Shades of Grey

"Til It Happens To You" -The Hunting Ground

"Manta Ray"- Racing Extinction

"Writing's On the Wall"- Spectre

"Simple Song #3"- Youth

Our prediction: "Til It Happens To You"- The Hunting Ground

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Our prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay's Super Team

We Can't Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

Our prediction: Sanjay's Super Team

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay

Shok

Stutterer

Our prediction: Shok

SOUND EDITING 

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Our prediction: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Our prediction: The Revenant

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Our prediction: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

Room

The Martian

Brooklyn

The Big Short

Carol

Our prediction: The Big Short

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Bridge of Spies

Inside Out

Spotlight

Ex Machina

Straight Outta Compton

 Our prediction: Spotlight

Tune into The Academy Awards on February 28th!