leonardo-dicaprio-8Final 2016 Oscar Predictions

I’m exhausted and ready to move onto the 2017 Oscar predicting. The day before Oscars, I was asked like I usually am by  a few people
“What’s winning Best Picture tomorrow?”

It sucks that the best I can give them is “either “The Revenant,” “The Big Short” or “Spotlight.”

We have just about as many predictable categories this year as we have unpredictable categories.

Anyway, check out our final 2016 Oscar Predictions below and check out our 2017 Oscar Predictions here.

the-revenant-trailer-1Best Picture
The Revenant
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Bridge of Spies

849cea56d2241a1deb28e3941f945ce587a3a6a9Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Adam McKay – The Big Short
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
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 Ruffalo – Spotlight
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Christian Bale – The Big Short
Tom Hardy – The Revenant

Actress in a Supporting Role
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Rooney Mara – Carol
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
cdn.indiewire.psdopsWriting – Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Room – Emma Donoghue
The Martian – Drew Goddard
Carol – Phyllis Nagy
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby

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

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

thehuntinggroundMusic – Original Song
The Hunting Ground – “Til It Happens To You”
Spectre – “Writing’s on the Wall”
Fifty Shades of Grey – “Earned It”
Youth – “Simple Song #3”
Racing Extinction – “Manta Ray”

madmaxjoeCostume Design
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Danish Girl
The Revenant
revenant2Makeup and Hairstyling
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100 Year-Old Man

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

MadMaxscreengrabheadlinecropSound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Martian

revenant-trailer-home-640x320Sound Mixing
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
The Martian
Bridge of Spies

Inside+OutAnimated Feature Film
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There
The Boy and the World

1-amy-posterDocumentary Feature Film
What Happened, Miss Simone?
The Look of Silence
Cartel Land
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

EP-150529507Foreign Feature Film
Son of Saul – Hungary
A War – Denmark
Theeb – Jordan
Embrace of the Serpent – Colombia
Mustang – France