Oscar Nominations: Editor’s Predictions

Backstage during The Oscars®, presented live on ABC from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Backstage during The Oscars®, presented live on ABC from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA Sunday, March 2, 2014.

The 88th Academy Award nominations are imminent, and with such a turbulent awards season in which Spotlight has failed to meet expectations, Mad Max is still on the rise and Sylvester Stallone is a genuine acting award contender, the nominations feel almost impossible to call.

However, like any good Oscar nerd, I’ll give it a damn good try and below are the official Oscar nomination predictions of your one and only Editor-In-Chief. Have a look and comment below with your own.

Also, check out our awards season calendar for all the latest on the road to the Oscars.

2016 Oscar Nomination Predictions

 Best Picture

Spotlight

The Revenant

The Big Short

The Martian

Mad Max: Fury Road

Carol

Bridge of Spies

Inside Out

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Director

Alejandro Inarritu, The Revenant

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Todd Haynes, Carol

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Leading Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

 

Leading Actress

Brie Larson, Room

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

 

Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

 

Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Rooney Mara, Carol

Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Original Screenplay

The Hateful Eight

Spotlight

Bridge of Spies

Inside Out

Joy

 

Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short

Steve Jobs

Room

Carol

The Martian

 

Cinematography

The Revenant

Mad Max: Fury Road

Sicario

Carol

The Hateful Eight

 

Costume Design

Cinderella

Carol

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

Brooklyn

 

Film Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

Spotlight

The Revenant

The Big Short

The Martian

 

Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Black Mass

 

Production Design

Mad Max: Fury Road

Bridge of Spies

Carol

Cinderella

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Best Score

The Hateful Eight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Inside Out

Carol

Bridge of Spies

 

Best Song

See You Again, Furious 7

Writing’s On the Wall, Spectre

Til It Happens to You, The Hunting Ground

Simple Song 3, Youth

Love Me Like You Do, Fifty Shades of Grey

 

Sound Editing

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

The Martian

Inside Out

 

Sound Mixing

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Straight Outta Compton

 

Visual Effects

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

Jurassic World

The Walk

 

Animated Feature

Inside Out

Anomalisa

Shaun the Sheep Movie

The Good Dinosaur

The Prophet

 

Documentary Feature

Amy

He Named Me Malala

Going Clear

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

 

Foreign Language Feature

Son of Saul

Mustang

Labyrinth of Lies

A War

The Brand New Testament

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