The Academy Awards Rundown

The Nominees, My predictions, Who’s hosting and presenting, and start time!

Who’s hosting: Chris Rock (2nd time hosting)

Where: Dolby Theatre, Hollywood California

When: Sunday, February 28th 2016
Time: 7pm Est. (4pm pt)

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Presenters:

JJ. Abrams

Patricia Arquette

Abraham Attah

Sacha Baron Cohen

Cate Blanchett

Emily Blunt

Steve Carell

Henry Cavill

Priyanka Chopra

Louis C.K.

Common

Russell Crowe

Chris Evans

Tina Fey

Morgan Freeman

Jennifer Garner

Whoopi Goldberg

Ryan Gosling

Louis Gossett, Jr.

Kevin Hart

Quincy Jones

Michael B. Jordan

Lee Byung-hun

John Legend

Jared Leto

Rachel McAdams

Julianne Moore

Olivia Munn

Jason Segel

Dev Patel

Eddie Redmayne

Daisy Ridley

Margot Robbie

Andy Serkis

Sarah Silverman

J.K. Simmons

Charlize Theron

Benicio del Toro

Jacob Tremblay

Sofía Vergara

Kerry Washington

Pharrell Williams

Performers:

Lady Gaga – “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground

Sam Smith – “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre

The Weeknd – “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey

Dave Grohl – Special performance

Best Picture

“The Big Short”
“Bridge of Spies”
“Brooklyn”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Room”
“Spotlight”

Who Will Win: The Revenant

Who Could Win: Spotlight

Who Should Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Director

Adam McKay, “The Big Short”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant”
Lenny Abrahamson, “Room”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”

Who Will Win: George Miller

Who Could Win: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Who Should Win: George Miller

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”

Who Will Win: Leonardo DiCaprio

Who Could Win:N/A

Who Should Win: Leonardo DiCaprio

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

Who Will Win: Brie Larson

Who Could Win: Cate Blanchett

Who Should Win: Brie Larson

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, “The Big Short”
Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”
Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Who Will Win: Sylvester Stallone

Who Could Win: Mark Rylance

Who Should Win: Mark Rylance

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Who Will Win: Alicia Vikander

Who Could Win: Kate Winslet

Who Should Win: Alicia Vikander

Best Original Screenplay

“Bridge of Spies”
“Ex Machina”
“Inside Out”
“Spotlight”
“Straight Outta Compton”

Who Will Win: Spotlight

Who Could Win:Inside Out

Who Should Win: Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Big Short”
“Brooklyn”
“Carol”
“The Martian”
“Room”

Who Will Win: The Big Short

Who Could Win:Room

Who Should Win: The Big Short

Best Foreign Film

“Embrace of the Serpent”
“Mustang”
“Son of Saul”
“Theeb”
“A War”

Who Will Win: Son of Saul

Who Could Win:Mustang

Who Should Win: Son of Saul

Best Documentary Feature

“Amy”
“Cartel Land”
“The Look of Silence”
“What Happened, Miss Simone?”
“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”

Who Will Win: Amy

Who Could Win:The Look of Silence

Who Should Win: Amy

Best Animated Feature

“Anomalisa”
“Boy and the World”
“Inside Out”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”
“When Marnie Was There”

Who Will Win: Inside Out

Who Could Win: Anomalisa

Who Should Win: Inside Out

Best Film Editing

“The Big Short”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”
“Spotlight”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Who Will Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Who Could Win: The Revenant

Who Should Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Song

The Weeknd – “Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
“MANTA RAY”  J. RALPH and Antony “Racing Extinction”
Sam Smith – “Writing’s on the Wall” From “Spectre”
Lady Gaga – “Til It Happens to You” From “The Hunting Ground”
Simple Song #3 from Youth – Music and Lyric by David Lang

Who Will Win: Lady Gaga – “Til It Happens to You” From “The Hunting Ground”

Who Could Win: Simple Song #3 from Youth – Music and Lyric by David Lang

Who Should Win: “See You Again” From Furious 7 … oh wait

Best Original Score

“Bridge of Spies”
“Carol”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Sicario”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Who Will Win: The Hateful Eight

Who Could Win: Sicario

Who Should Win: The Hateful Eight

Best Visual Effects

“Ex Machina”
“The Martian”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Who Will Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Who Could Win: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Who Should Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Cinematography

“Carol”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”
“Sicario”

Who Will Win: The Revenant

Who Could Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Who Should Win: The Revenant

Best Costume Design

“Carol”
“Cinderella”
“The Danish Girl”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”

Who Will Win: Carol

Who Could Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Who Should Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared”
“The Revenant”

Who Will Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Who Could Win: The Revenant

Who Should Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Production Design

“Bridge of Spies”
“The Danish Girl”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”

Who Will Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Who Could Win: The Revenant

Who Should Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Editing

“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Sicario”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Who Will Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Who Could Win: The Revenant

Who Should Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Mixing

“Bridge of Spies”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Who Will Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Who Could Win: The Revenant

Who Should Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Short Film, Live Action

“Ave Maria”
“Day One”
“Everything Will Be Okay”
“Shok”
“Stutterer”

Who Will Win: Ave Maria

Who Could Win: Shok

Best Short Film, Animated

“Bear Story”
“Prologue”
“Sanjay’s Super Team”
“We Can’t Live Without Cosmos”
“World of Tomorrow”

Who Will Win: World of Tomorrow

Who Could Win: Sanjay’s Super Team

Who Should Win: World of Tomorrow

Best Documentary Short Subject

“Body Team 12”
“Chau, Beyond the Lines”
“Claude Lanzmann”
“A Girl in the River”
“Last Day of Freedom”

Who Will Win: Body Team 12

Who Could Win: A Girl in the River


 

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