It’s that time of year!
Contoversys aside, I am excited to share my predictions for the 2016 Acadamy Awards!
I will be sticking with major catagories here, so I will not guess who will win best makeup design.
- Best Picture: The Revenant
- With Beautiful cinematography and outstanding acting, The Revenant seems to be on track to win best picture, if Mad Max doesn’t sneak it away.
- Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
- Because it’s damn time
- Best Actress: Cate Blanchett
- Her powerful, game changing role in Carol was superb and proved herself again. I could also see Brie Larson taking home the award
- Best Support actor: Sylvester Stallone
- Because it’s damn time. Note: Mark Ruffalo was also fantastic in Spotlight, although I believe that he will not end up winning the award, I felt it necessary to mention this.
- Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jason Leigh
- This was hard to decide on, as several of the actresses nominated were great. However, in my humble opinion, none of the nominations stood out to me as clear, fantastic winners. However, Leigh did an excellent job in the equally excellent Hateful Eight.
- Animated Feature film: Inside Out
- With an intelligent, thought provoking, imaginative story that doesn’t rely on crude humor for laughs or plot, Pixar proves once again that they are the masters of wholesome family entertainment.
- Best cinematography: The Revenant
- SURPRISE! You all probably saw this coming. Surprisingly, this decision was extremely hard for me to decide about, as although the revenant was more “Beautiful” to look at, Mad Max Fury Road had some truly amazing, jaw-dropping cinematography, where you will be looking at the screen wondering how the hell did they pull that off? However, the Revenant has even more of those moments, with less stylized action.
- Best Origonal music score: The Hateful Eight
- Toss up between Ennio Morricone and John Williams, but I feel as if the Star Wars music is something that is too familiar compared with the excellent score written by Ennio Morricone.
- Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
- Explains itself with the cinematography category
- Best Original Screenplay: Ex Machina
- I love my Movie Thunderbuddy and fellow blogger to death, but I have to completely disagree with him on Ex Machina. Moving (in a sense), chilling, and excellently acted and written, Ex Machina speaks to our age of technology and was cleverly constructed.