Oscars Predictions – 02/28/2016

It’s an hour before the Oscars starts, and I’m typing this from my phone, so let’s keep this short and sweet. I’m going to come back and update later with my score!

Best Picture:

Who I want to win – Mad Max. The only three I saw last year were The Revenant, The Martian, and Mad Max. I loved all three, and it’s hard to choose between them. The Revenant is close for me, but Mad Max is a genre film with a strong female protagonist in Furiosa with an amazingly simple but satisfactory plot and terrific cinematography and stunts. It would be a very different sort of film for the academy to award.

My prediction – The Revenant. It wouldn’t surprise me if I goes to Spotlight though.

Actual Winner – Spotlight (MAN! I should have gone with my gut on this one!)
Best Director:

Who I want to win – Alejandro G. Inarritu.

My prediction – Alejandro G. Inarritu.

Actual Winner – Alejandro G. Inarritu.
Lead Actor:

Who I want to win – Leonardo DiCaprio. I thought he acted very well, and I didn’t see most of the others to compare, but more than that we can finally put the whole Leo-never-wins thing behind us.

My prediction – Leonardo DiCaprio

Actual Winner – Leonardo DiCaprio (Yeah, this was practically a guarantee)
Lead Actress:

Who I want to win – no opinion (I didn’t see any of these films)

My prediction – Brie Larson.

Actual Winner – Brie Larson.
Supporting Actor:

Who I want to win – Sylvester Stallone. Nice comeback role and his best acting in forever.

My prediction – Sylvester Stallone

Actual Winner – Mark Rylance – WHAAAAAAAAT? O.o Completely blindsided here.
Supporting Actress:

Who I want to win – No Opinion (Didn’t See the Films)

My prediction – Rachel McAdams (they might give Spotlight a nod here.)

Actual Winner – Alicia Vikander (Turns out the nod to spotlight was a liiiiiittle off in terms of category. O.o )
Animated feature:

Who I want to win – Inside Out. Great film. One of Pixars best, in my opinion.

My prediction – Inside Out (come on, this is a freaking lock)

Actual Winner – Inside Out (Deservedly so. This film gets some retroactive flack by some people for some reason. It was a great film!)
Cinematography:

Who I want to win – The Revenant. I was incredibly impressed by the beauty of the cinematography in this film combined with the difficulty of the process they used to make it. Completely deserved.

My prediction – The Revenant

Actual Winner – The Revenant
There are plenty of others but these are the ones I’m predicting tonight.

See you guys later!