2016 Oscar Predictions



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There isn’t long until the 2016 Oscar winners are announced, and our predictions are right here.

Looking at where the critics have been leaning, where recent award ceremonies have bestowed their gongs, and basically what our movie-obsessed brains have come up with, we’ve managed to wittle down the nominees to the films and individuals we think will go home with trophies.

Our money is on Spotlight for Best Picture, although The Revenant and The Big Short have damn good odds, Alejandro G. Iñárritu taking home his second Best Director gong in a row, Leonardo DiCaprio finally earning a win, Brie Larson taking it home for Room, and Alicia Vikander and Sylvester Stallone wining their respective Supporting nods.



Check out our complete list of predictions below and be sure to let us know how correct/incorrect you think we are.

BEST PICTURE

  • Spotlight – PREDICTED WINNER
  • The Big Short
  • The Revenant
  • The Martian
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Room

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BEST DIRECTOR

  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Adam McKay – The Big Short
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • George Miller — Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Lenny Abrahamson — Room

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BEST ACTRESS

  • Brie Larson – Room – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
  • Jennifer Lawrence — Joy

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BEST ACTOR

  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
  • Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
  • Matt Damon – The Martian

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Rachel McAdams – Spotlight

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Sylvester Stallone – Creed – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
  • Christian Bale – The Big Short
  • Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
  • Tom Hardy — The Revenant

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BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Room — Emma Donaghue
  • Carol – Phyllis Nagy
  • The Martian – Drew Goddard
  • Brooklyn – Nick Hornby

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BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Inside Out – Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFavue
  • Straight Outta Compton — Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus
  • Ex Machina – Alex Garland
  • Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST FILM EDITING

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • The Revenant – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST SOUND EDITING

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST SOUND MIXING

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • Inside Out – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE

  • Son of Saul – Hungary – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Amy – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

  • A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

  • Stutterer – PREDICTED WINNER

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

  • Sanjay’s Super Team – PREDICTED WINNER