Oscar Predictions 2016

In exactly 24 hours time, the awards season will be crawling to its end with the annual overlong pat on Hollywood’s back known as the Oscars. With this year set to be the year in which Leonardo DiCaprio will finally hear his name read out in something other than the list of nominees, why not whet your appetite by checking out my predictions for the awards. As usual, I’ve predicted what should win and what will win in tonights ceremony. Feel free to add your own predictions in the comments and look out for a possible tweetalong at @movie_mad internet permitting. For now though, the predictions:

 

Best Picture

The Revenant – Will

Room – Should

Best Director

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant – Will

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road – Should

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant – Will

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs – Should

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Brie Larson, Room – Will

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn – Should

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies – Will/Should

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl – Will/Should

Best Animated Feature Film

Inside Out – Will/Should

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant – Will

Robert Richardson, The Hateful Eight – Should

Best Costume Design

Sandy Powell, Carol – Will

Sandy Powell, Cinderella – Should

Best Documentary (Feature)

Amy – Will/Should

Best Editor

Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road – Will/Should

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin, Mad Max: Fury Road – Will/Should

Best Original Score

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight – Will/Should

Best Original Song

‘Writing’s On The Wall’ Sam Smith, Spectre – Will

‘Simple Song 3’ David Lang, Youth – Should

Best Production Design

Colin Gibson (Production Design); Lisa Thompson (Set Decoration), Mad Max: Fury Road – Will/Should

Best Sound Editing

Mark Mangini and David White, Mad Max: Fury Road – Will/Should

Best Sound Mixing

Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo, Mad Max: Fury Road – Will/Should

Best Visual Effects

Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams, Mad Max: Fury Road – Will/Should

Best Adapted Screenplay

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short – Will

Emma Donoghue, Room – Should

Best Original Screenplay

Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen, Inside Out – Will/Should

NB. I’ve not predicted the winners for Best Documentary (Short)Best Foreign Language FilmBest Short Film (Animated) and Best Short Film (Live Action) because I’ve not seen all or enough of the nominees.

BAFTA Predictions 2016

What better day to celebrate the love of film in Britain than Valentine’s day! That’s right, tonight is BAFTA night. In a few hours time the envelopes will be open and the winners will have their new golden masks. But before that, here’s a little prediction for who will go home with a grin on their face. As I do every year, each category has a prediction for who should win and who likely will win. I’ve left four nominations out due to having not seen the nominated films: Best Film Not In The English Language, Best Documentary, Best British Short Animation and Best British Short Film. Let me know in the comments below if you think I’m right or wrong, and what your own predictions are! Depending how spoiler worthy my twitter feed is tonight (since the awards are screened like 2 hours after they’ve been handed out) I may tweet along to the ceremony at @movie_mad so feel free to follow me there. For now though, see you at the Oscars!

BEST FILM

Will: THE REVENANT

Should: SPOTLIGHT

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

Will/Should: EX MACHINA

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

Will/Should: ALEX GARLAND – Ex Machina

ANIMATED FILM

Will/Should: INSIDE OUT – Pete Docter

DIRECTOR

Should: THE BIG SHORT – Adam McKay

Will: THE REVENANT – Alejandro G. Iñárritu

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Will: THE HATEFUL EIGHT – Quentin Tarantino

Should: INSIDE OUT – Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Will: ROOM – Emma Donoghue

Should: STEVE JOBS – Aaron Sorkin

LEADING ACTOR

Will: LEONARDO DICAPRIO – The Revenant

Should: MICHAEL FASSBENDER – Steve Jobs

LEADING ACTRESS

Will: BRIE LARSON – Room

Should: SAOIRSE RONAN – Brooklyn

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Should: MARK RUFFALO – Spotlight

Will: MARK RYLANCE – Bridge of Spies

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Will/Should: ROONEY MARA – Carol

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Will/Should: THE HATEFUL EIGHT – Ennio Morricone

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Should: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – John Seale

Will: SICARIO – Roger Deakins

EDITING

Will/Should: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – Margaret Sixel

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Will/Should: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson

COSTUME DESIGN

Will: BROOKLYN – Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Should: CINDERELLA – Sandy Powell

MAKE UP & HAIR

Should: BROOKLYN – Morna Ferguson, Lorraine Glynn

Will: CAROL – Jerry DeCarlo, Patricia Regan

SOUND

Will/Should: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – Scott Hecker, Chris Jenkins, Mark Mangini, Ben Osmo, Gregg Rudloff, David White

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

Should: EX MACHINA – Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst

Will: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Tom Wood, Andy Williams

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD

Should: BRIE LARSON

Will: JOHN BOYEGA