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My 2015-2016 Oscar Predictions – Part 5: The Results

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Well, they certainly didn’t shy away from the controversy, did they?  Chris Rock had a pretty funny opening monologue, but after a while he kinda beat the thing to death.  Oh well.

BEST PICTURE:

Winner: Spotlight

My Pick: The Big Short

You know, my gut told me it would be Spotlight, but I over-analyzed the awards that came before this and chose Big Short.  Oh well.


DIRECTING:

Winner: Alenjandro Innaratu – The Revenant

My Pick: Adam McKay – The Big Short

I guess Mckay was a long shot.


ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

Winner:  Leonardo Dicaprio – The Revenant

My Pick: Leonardo Dicaprio – The Revenant

This one was a lock, lets face it.


ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

Winner: Brie Larson – Room

My Pick: Brie Larson – Room

Good for her, she probably deserved it.


ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Winner: Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

My Pick: Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Sly got upset, but I’m fine with it because I really liked Rylance’s performance.


ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Winner: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

My Pick: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

I really just went with the buzz on this one.



ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Winner: Spotlight

My Pick: Spotlight

Called it! 1 for 1.


ADAPTED  SCREENPLAY:

Winner: The Big Short

My Pick: Carol

As I watched this, I thought that I guessed it right.  Then I came back here and saw that I picked Carol.  Oops.


FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

Winner: Son of Saul

My Pick: Son of Saul

I’ve gotta keep my strategy of just picking the most popular nominee in this category.  Seems to work more often than not.


ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

Winner: Inside Out

My Pick: Inside Out

The return of Pixar.


PRODUCTION DESIGN:

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

My Pick: Mad Max: Fury Road

Yeah, hard not to give this to Mad Max.

CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Winner: The Revenant

My Pick: The Revenant

I know Deacons fans must feel ripped off again, but I think the right film won.  Congrats to Lubeski for 3 in a row!

COSTUME DESIGN:

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

My Pick: The Danish Girl

I expected Mad Max to win quite a few tech awards, but this one wasn’t one I expected.

FILM EDITING:

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

My Pick: The Big Short

Max is destroying.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

Winner: Amy

My Pick: Amy

It was the most popular, so…

MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING:

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

My Pick: The Revenant

Once again, I underestimated Mad Max

ORIGINAL SCORE:

Winner: The Hateful Eight

My Pick: The Hateful Eight

And so Morricone has an Oscar.

ORIGINAL SONG:

Winner: Writing on the Wall – Spectre

My Pick: Til It Happens To You – The Hunting Ground

I really don’t care for this song.  But I’ve gotta say, eihter lett them all perform or dont have any of them. Dont pick and choose.

SOUND MIXING:

Winner:  Mad Mad: Fury Road

My Pick: Mad Mad: Fury Road

For sure.

SOUND EDITING:

Winner: Mad Mad: Fury Road

My Pick: Mad Max: Fury Road

I gotta say, I loved the video clip they showed for this. Very cool.

VISUAL EFFECTS:

Winner: Ex Machina

My Pick: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I really wanted Star Wars to get an award.  But I gotta say, I expected Max Mad to steal it from them, surely not Ex Machina.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

Winner: A Girl in the River

My Pick: Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of Shoah

Its more relevant this year I suppose.

ANIMATED SHORT FILM:

Winner: Bear Story

My Pick: Sanjay’s Super Team

I think this was an upset in animation circles.

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM:

Winner: Stutterer

My Pick: Ave Maria

Okay seriously, I don’t know how to pick these.

MY SCORE: 12/24 = 50%

I think this is my worst year yet.

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One Response to “My 2015-2016 Oscar Predictions – Part 5: The Results”

  1. Mad Max pretty much got all the awards besides the ones it deserved


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