quentin-tarantino-hateful-eightOscar: Way too Early Oscar Predictions – 2016

Wow. There are a lot of great film to look forward to next year. Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, David O. Russell, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom Hooper, Stephen Frears, Joel/Ethan Coen, Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, Gus van Sant, Terrence Malick, and Ridley Scott all have films in the mix.

The big story though is the release of a 40 year-old film written/directed by Orson Welles. So we could potentially have a strong line-up of contenders.

Again, this early on most of these predictions are guided by the talent attached to the project (both on and off camera), the potential release dates, and the distribution. Because it is so early we only have Best Picture, Directors, and the acting categories predicted. Take from these what you can to make your own predictions as well!

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Best Picture
1. The Hateful Eight
2. St. James Place (Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller)
3. The Revenant
4. Joy
5. The Danish Girl
6. Icon
7. Midnight Special
8. Hail, Caesar!
9. The Light Between Oceans
10. Silence

11. Queen of the Desert
12. Demolition
13. The Other Side of the Wind
14. The Sea of Trees
15. Trumbo
16. Carol
17. Suffragette
18. The Martian
19. Everest
20. Knight of Cups

21. Hands of Stone
22. The American Can
23. While We’re Young
24. Black Mass
25. Tulip Fever
26. Spotlight
27. MacBeth
28. Inside Out
29. Untitled NFL Concussion Drama
30. Money Monster

31. Straight Outta Compton
32. Adam Jones
33. By the Sea
34. Southpaw
35. Beasts of No Nation
36. Fathers and Daughters
37. Woman in Gold
38. Sunset Song
39. Suite Française
40. In the Heart of the Sea

41. True Story
42. The Zookeeper’s Wife
43. A Walk in the Woods
44. Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
45. Crimson Peak
46. Freeheld
47. Our Brand is Crisis
48. Dark Places
49. The Secret Scripture
50. The Secret in Their Eyes

Best Director
1. Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight
2. Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
3. Martin Scorsese, Silence
4. Steven Spielberg, St. James Place (Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller)
5. David O. Russell, Joy

6. Stephen Frears, Icon
7. Werner Herzog, Queen of the Desert
8. Derek Cianfrance, The Light Between Oceans
9. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Hail Caesar!
10. Jean-Marc Vallée, Demolition

11. Tom Hooper, The Danish Girl
12. Jeff Nichols, Midnight Special
13. Gus Van Sant, The Sea of Trees
14. Orson Welles, The Other Side of the Wind
15. Todd Haynes, Carol
16. Scott Cooper, Black Mass
17. Terrence Malick, Knight of Cups
18. Jay Roach, Trumbo
19. Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight
20. Edward Zwick, The American Can

21. Baltasar Kormákur, Everest
22. Jodie Foster, Money Monster
23. Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak
24. Gabriele Muccino, Fathers and Daughters
25. Ridley Scott, The Martian
26. Angelina Jolie, By the Sea
27. Justin Chadwick, Tulip Fever
28. Sarah Gavron, Suffragette
29. John Welles, Adam Jones
30. Woody Allen, Untitled Woody Allen Project

Best Lead Actor
1. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
2. Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
3. Ben Foster, Icon
4. Tom Hanks, St. James Place (Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller)
5. Matthew McConaughey, The Sea of Trees

6. Andrew Garfield, Silence
7. George Clooney, Hail Caesar!
8. Jake Gyllenhaal, Demolition
9. Johnny Depp, Black Mass
10. Kurt Russell, The Hateful Eight

11. Robert de Niro, Hands of Stone
12. Liam Neeson, Silence
13. Will Smith, Untitled NFL Concussion Drama
14. Will Smith, The American Can
15. Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
16. Jake Gyllenhaal, Southpaw
17. Michael Fassbender, The Light Between Oceans
18. George Clooney, Money Monster
19. Michael Shannon, Midnight Special
20. John Huston, The Other Side of the Wind

21. Robert Redford, A Walk in the Woods
22. Christoph Waltz, Tulip Fever
23. Joaquin Phoenix, Untitled Woody Allen Project
24. Ken Watanabe, The Sea of Trees
25. Matt Damon, The Martian
26. Christian Bale, Knight of Cups
27. Russell Crowe, Fathers and Daughters
28. James Franco, True Story
29. Jake Gyllenhaal, Everest
30. Michael Fassbender, MacBeth

Best Lead Actress
1. Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
2. Meryl Streep, Suffragette
3. Nicole Kidman, Queen of the Desert
4. Alicia Vikander, The Light Between Oceans
5. Julianne Moore, Freeheld

6. Cate Blanchett, Carol
7. Meryl Streep, Ricki and the Flash
8. Marion Cotillard, MacBeth
9. Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
10. Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold

11. Sandra Bullock, Tupperwear Unsealed
12. Alicia Vikander, Tulip Fever
13. Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
14. Ellen Page, Freeheld
15. Keira Knightley, Everest
16. Charlize Theron, Dark Places
17. Naomi Watts, While We’re Young
18. Vanessa Redgrave, The Secret Scripture
19. Jessica Chastain, The Zookeeper’s Wife
20. Sandra Bullock, Our Brand is Crisis

21. Shirley MacLaine, Wild Oats
22. Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
23. Michelle Williams, Suite Française
24. Amy Adams, Story of Your Life
25. Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
26. Rooney Mara, The Secret Scripture
27. Kate Winslet, A Little Chaos
28. Mia Wasiwowska, Crimson Peak
29. Angelina Jolie, By the Sea
30. Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Best Supporting Actor
1. Samuel L. Jackson, The Hateful Eight
2. Benedict Cumberbatch, Black Mass
3. Peter Bogdanovich, The Other Side of the Wind
4. Robert de Niro, Joy
5. Chris Cooper, Demolition

6. Bruce Dern, The Hateful Eight
7. Tom Hardy, The Revenant
8. Alan Alda, St. James Place (Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller)
9. Josh Brolin, Hail Caesar!
10. Demian Bichir, The Hateful Eight

11. James Franco, Queen of the Desert
12. Bradley Cooper, Joy
13. Adam Driver, Silence
14. Billy Bob Thornton, Our Brand is Crisis
15. Tim Roth, The Hateful Eight
16. Michael Keaton, Spotlight
17. Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
18. Stanley Tucci, Spotlight
19. Liev Schreiber, Spotlight
20. Kyle Chandler, Carol

21. Gary Oldman, Child 44
22. Steve Carell, Freeheld
23. Channing Tatum, The Hateful Eight
24. Ralph Fiennes, Hail Caesar!
25. Jonah Hill, Hail Caesar!
26. Paul Giamatti, Straight Outta Compton
27. Anthony Mackie, Our Brand is Crisis
28. Nick Offerman, Knight of Cups
29. Michael Madsen, The Hateful Eight
30. Channing Tatum, Hail Caesar!

Best Supporting Actress
1. Helena Bonham Carter, Suffragette
2. Amber Tamblyn, The Hateful Eight
3. Elle Fanning, Trumbo
4. Rooney Mara, Carol
5. Cate Blanchett, Knight of Cups

6. Jessica Chastain, Crimson Peak
7. Dakota Johnson, Black Mass
8. Naomi Watts, Demolition
9. Natalie Portman, Knight of Cups
10. Carey Mulligan, Suffragette

11. Zoë Bell, The Hateful Eight
12. Amanda Seyfried, Fathers and Daughters
13. Tilda Swinton, Hail Caesar!
14. Rachel Weisz, The Light Between Oceans
15. Susan Strasber, The Other Side of the Wind
16. Scarlett Johansson, Hail Caesar!
17. Naomi Watts, The Sea of Trees
18. Julia Roberts, Money Monster
19. Kirsten Dunst, Midnight Special
20. Amy Ryan, St. James Place (Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller)

21. Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
22. Jessica Chastain, The Martian
23. Rachel McAdams, Southpaw
24. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, The Whole Truth
25. Ann Dowd, Our Brand is Crisis
26. Frances McDormand, Hail Caesar!
27. Amanda Seyfried, While We’re Young
28. Sarah Paulson, Carol
29. Diane Lane, Trumbo
30. Renee Zellweger, The Whole Truth