revenant-gallery-16-gallery-imageOscars: 2016 Winner Predictions and Full List

After “The Revenant” scored 12 nominations on Thursday morning, you have to start thinking that the HFPA favoring “The Revenant” to “Spotlight” wasn’t just a fluke.

We’ll watch and follow the momentum, there is still plenty of time before the Oscars, but we’ve seen this momentum change at the end all too often in the past few years. Primarily when it was supposed to go to “Boyhood” but went to “Birdman” and in 2011 when it was supposed to go to “The Social Network” but went to “The King’s Speech.”

Watch for the PGA and DGA winners as well to notice any significant momentum shift. “Spotlight” should win SAG and PGA, but I think all “The Revenant” needs is a push from a DGA win to secure its victory. If “The Revenant” wins PGA? Well, then it’s over.

revenant-trailer-home-640x320Best Picture
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies

849cea56d2241a1deb28e3941f945ce587a3a6a9Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Adam McKay – The Big Short
Lenny Abrahamson – Room

the_revenant_trailer_alexa_65_footageActor in a Leading Role
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Matt Damon – The Martian
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
room_1Actress in a Leading Role
Brie Larson – Room
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
creedActor in a Supporting Role
Sylvester Stallone – Creed
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Christian Bale – The Big Short
file_607874_carol-clip-cannesActress in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara – Carol
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Alicia Vikander -The Danish Girl
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
cdn.indiewire.psdopsWriting – Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
The Martian – Drew Goddard
Room – Emma Donoghue

Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
Carol – Phyllis Nagy

spotlight-trailer-29jul15-05Writing – Original Screenplay
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Straight Outta Compton – Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman
Inside Out – Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve
Ex Machina – Alex Garland

rev3Production Design
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
Sicario – Roger Deakins
Carol – Edward Lachmann
The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
The Big Short
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
file_607874_carol-clip-cannesMusic – Original Score
The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens – John Williams
Carol – Carter Burwell
Bridge of Spies – Thomas Newman
Sicario – Jóhann Jóhannsson

maxresdefaultOriginal Song
Spectre – “Writing’s On the Wall”
The Hunting Ground – “Til It Happens To You”
Youth – “Simple Song #3”
Fifty Shades of Grey – “Earned It”
Racing Extinction – “Manta Ray”
leonardo-dicaprio-8Costume Design
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Danish Girl
revenant2Makeup and Hairstyling
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100 Year-Old Man

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

MadMaxscreengrabheadlinecropSound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Martian
leo-di-caprio-revenant-traSound Mixing
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Martian
Bridge of Spies

Inside+OutAnimated Feature Film
Inside Out
The Boy and the World
When Marnie Was There
Shaun the Sheep Movie
1-amy-posterDocumentary Feature Film
The Look of Silence
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Cartel Land
EP-150529507Foreign Feature Film
Son of Saul – Hungary
Theeb – Jordan
A War – Denmark
Embrace of the Serpent – Colombia
Mustang – France