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The 88th Academy Award ceremony takes place on Monday from 12.30pm AEST. We (Andy and Sam) have been keeping track of this rather crazy Season, reporting on many of the nominees and winners in the lead-up ceremonies. We have decided to reveal who we think will be taking home Oscars this year.

We have done our best to see as many nominees as possible. Apart from a few gaps in the Animated and Documentary categories, and shamefully ALL of the Foreign Language nominees, The Danish Girl is the only notable film with multiple key nominations we are yet to see.

If you are looking for help with your own predictions you might find assistance in a few categories that we agree on. In those we differ, sorry about that. There really isn’t a clear winner. You can find our predictions after the jump:

Best Picture

‘The Big Short’

‘Bridge of Spies’

‘Brooklyn’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The Martian’

‘The Revenant’

‘Room’

‘Spotlight’

 

Andy

Will win: The Big Short

Should win: The Revenant 

Sam

Will win: Spotlight

Should win: I like every film nominated this year, so it’s honestly hard to say who should win. My preference would be that it is one of Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Spotlight, or The Revenant. 

 

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston – ‘Trumbo

Matt Damon – ‘The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio – ‘The Revenant’

Michael Fassbender – ‘Jobs’

Eddie Redmayne – ‘The Danish Girl’

 

Andy

Will win: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Should win: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Sam

Will win: Leo!

Should win: Leo!

 

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – ‘Carol’

Brie Larson – ‘Room’

Jennifer Lawrence – ‘Joy’

Charlotte Rampling – ’45 Years’

Saoirse Ronan – ‘Brooklyn’

 

Andy

Will win: Brie Larson, Room

Should win: Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Sam

Will win: Brie Larson, Room

Should win: Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

 

Best Director

Adam Mckay – ‘The Big Short’

George Miller – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Alejandro G Inarritu – ‘The Revenant’

Lenny Abrahamson – ‘Room’

Tom McCarthy – ‘Spotlight’

 

Andy

Will win: Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant

Should win: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Sam

Will win: Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant

Should win: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Best Foreign Language Film

‘Embrace of the Serpant’

‘Mustang’

‘Son of Saul’

‘Theeb’

‘A War’

 

Andy

Will win: Son of Saul

Should win: N/A

Sam

Will win: Son of Saul

Should win: I’m ashamed to say I haven’t seen any of these, so I don’t know who should win

 

Best Original Score

‘Bridge of Spies’

‘Carol’

‘The Hateful Eight’

‘Sicario’

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

 

Andy

Will win: The Hateful Eight

Should win: The Hateful Eight

Sam

Will win: The Hateful Eight

Should win: Sicario

 

Best Original Screenplay

‘Bridge of Spies’

‘Ex Machina’

‘Inside Out’

‘Spotlight’

‘Straight Outta Compton’

 

Andy

Will win: Spotlight

Should win: Inside Out

Sam

Will win: Spotlight

Should win: Spotlight

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

‘The Big Short’

‘Brooklyn’

‘Carol’

‘The Martian’

‘Room’

 

Andy

Will win: The Big Short

Should win: The Big Short

Sam

Will win: The Big Short

Should win: The Martian 

 

Best Production Design

‘Bridge of Spies’

‘The Danish Girl’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The Martian’

‘The Revenant’

 

Andy

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Should win: Mad Max: Fury Rod

Sam

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Best Film Editing

‘The Big Short’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The Revenant’

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

‘Spotlight’

 

Andy

Will win: The Big Short

Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Sam

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Best Visual Effects

‘Ex Machina’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The Martian’

‘The Revenant’

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

 

Andy

Will win: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Sam

Will win: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh – ‘The Hateful Eight’

Rooney Mara – ‘Carol’

Rachel McAdams – ‘Spotlight’

Alicia Vikander – ‘The Danish Girl’

Kate Winslet – ‘Steve Jobs’

 

Andy

Will win: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Should win: Rooney Mara, Carol

Sam

Will win: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Should win: Kate Winslet or Rooney Mara

 

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale – ‘The Big Short’

Tom Hardy – ‘The Revenant’

Mark Ruffalo – ‘Spotlight’

Mark Rylance – ‘Bridge of Spies’

Sylvester Stallone – ‘Creed’

 

Andy

Will win: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Should win: Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Sam

Will win: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Should win: Tom Hardy or Mark Rylance

 

Best Animated Feature Film

‘Anomalisa’

‘Inside Out’

‘Shaun the Sheep’

‘Boy and the Wild’

‘When Marnie Was There’

 

Andy

Will win: Inside Out

Should win: Inside Out

Sam

Will win: Inside Out

Should win: Inside Out

 

Best Animated Short Film

‘Bear Story’

‘Prologue’

‘Sanjay’s Superteam’

‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’

‘World of Tomorrow’

 

Andy

Will win: World of Tomorrow

Should win: N/A

Sam

Will win: Sanjay’s Superteam

Should win: Have only seen 1, so can’t really say

 

Best Live Action Short Film

‘Ava Maria’

‘Day One’

‘Everything Will Be Okay’

‘Shok’

‘Stutterer’

 

Andy

Will win: Ava Maria

Should win: N/A

Sam

Will win: Shok

Should win: Unsure as haven’t seen any of these

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Diasappeared’

‘The Revenant’

 

Andy

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Sam

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Best Documentary – short subject

‘Body Team 12’

‘Chau Beyond the Lines’

‘Claude Lanzmann’

‘A Girl in the River’

‘Last Day of Freedom’

 

Andy

Will win: Body Team 12

Should win: N/A

Sam

Will win: Body Team 12

Should win:  Unsure, haven’t seen any

 

Best Sound Mixing

‘Bridge of Spies’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The Martian’

‘The Revenant’

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

 

Andy

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Sam

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Best Sound Editing

‘Mad Max : Fury Road’

‘The Martian’

‘The Revenant’

‘Sicario’

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

 

Andy

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Sam

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Should win: Sicario 

 

Best Costume Design

‘Carol’

‘Cinderella’

‘The Danish Girl’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The Revenant’

 

Andy

Will win: Carol

Should win: Carol

Sam

Will win: Cinderella

Should win: Carol

 

Best Documentary – feature

‘Amy’

‘Cartel Land’

‘The Look of Silence’

‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’

 

Andy

Will win: Amy

Should win: The Look of Silence

Sam

Will win: Amy

Should win: Anything except Amy

 

Best Original Song

‘Earned It – 50 Shades of ‘Grey’

‘Til It Happens To You – ‘The Hunting Ground’

‘Writings On The Wall – ‘Spectre’

‘Manta Ray’ – ‘Racing Extinction’

‘Simple Song 3’ – ‘Youth’

 

Andy

Will win: ‘Till it Happens To You”, The Hunting Ground

Should win: ‘Till it Happens To You”, The Hunting Ground

Sam

Will win: ‘Earned It’ – 50 Shades of Grey

Should win: ‘ Till it Happens to You’ – The Hunting Ground

 

Best Cinematography

‘Carol’

‘The Hateful Eight’

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

‘The Revenant’

‘Sicario’

 

Andy

Will win: The Revenant

Should win: The Revenant

Sam

Will win: The Revenant

Should win: I would love to see Deakins win for Sicario, but Lubezki is a worthy winner

  2 Responses to “88th Academy Award Predictions”

  1. I’m the opposite of Andy – I’d like to see The Big Short win, but I think The Revenant is more likely to win. That or Spotlight.

    But mostly just, no Carol? WTF Academy!

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