Oscar Predictions 2016

Despite vowing to make full use of my half-annual leave, I am pleased to announce that so far I have done nothing I planned for and hope to continue my stride of unproductive-ness until I finally go back to work. Meanwhile, I thought it would be oh-so-nice if we could all make predictions about who will bag the gold statue this year and then compare them with the actual results in Feb. Any takers?

These aren’t the only categories, just the one I am really bothered about.

Best Picture


“The Big Short”
“The Revenant”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“Bridge of Spies”

Who I want to win (biased opinion): Spotlight/ The Big Short

Who will win: The Revenant/ The Big Short

Best Director

Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”)
Adam McKay (“The Big Short”)
George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“The Revenant”)

Lenny Abrahamson, “Room”

Who I want to win (biased opinion): Tom McCarthy

Who will win: Ajeandro

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”)
Matt Damon (“The Martian”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”)
Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”)

Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”)

Who I want to win (biased opinion): Eddie Redmayne

Who will win: Leo because it’s about damn time

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett (“Carol”)
Brie Larson (“Room”)
Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”)
Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”)

Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”)


Who I want to win (biased opinion): Not really bothered

Who will win: Charlotte Rampling

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale (“The Big Short”)
Tom Hardy (“The Revenant”)
Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight”)
Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”)

Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”)

Who I want to win (biased opinion): Christian Bale

Who will win: Mark Rylance

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”)
Rooney Mara (“Carol”)
Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight”)
Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”)

Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”)

Who I want to win (biased opinion): Alicia Vikander.

Who will win: Alicia Vikander

Best Original Screenplay

Matt Charman, Joel & Ethan Coen (“Bridge of Spies”)
Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley (“Inside Out”)
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (“Spotlight”)
Alex Garland (“Ex Machina”)

Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff (“Straight Outta Compton”)


Who I want to win (biased opinion): Tom McCarthy

Who will win: Tom McCarthy

Best Adapted Screenplay

Emma Donoghue (“Room”)
Drew Goddard (“The Martian”)
Nick Hornby (“Brooklyn”)

Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (“The Big Short”)
Phyllis Nagy (“Carol”)

Who I want to win (biased opinion): Adam McKay

Who will win: Adam McKay

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