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

February 28, 2016

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 […]

My 2015-2016 Oscar Predictions – Part 4: The Majors

February 6, 2016

Now I finish my predictions with the “big 6”: the acting categories, director and of course Best Picture. BEST PICTURE: The Martian The Revenant Room Bridge of Spies Spotlight The Big Short Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road So it seems to be coming down to Spotlight vs. The Big Short.  From my limited research, The […]

My 2015-2016 Oscar Predictions Part 2: The Technicals

February 6, 2016

These next categories are usually the categories I am most interested in when watching the Oscars, because they can have a tendency to honour films that would usually be overlooked in the more prominent categories. These are the categories which focus on the video and audio details of the film. VISUAL EFFECTS: Ex Machina – […]

My 2015-2016 Oscar Predictions Part 1: The Outliers

February 6, 2016

Part 1: The Outliers This group is made up of the categories celebrating whole films which are not up for Best Picture.  These involve the shorts and the special full-length features.  These can usually be the toughest predictions to make, considering the films are not that well known. ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Anomalisa Boy and the […]