Saturday, June 6, 2015

Oscars 2016: June Predictions

Hello, Bloggers, here are my updated predictions for the six major categories. Most of the predictions are the same, with some changes. This time, I also included some dark horses. Here we go:

Best Picture:
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Carol
The Danish Girl
Joy
The Revenant
Steve Jobs
Suffragette
Youth

Dark Horses: Demolition, The Hateful Eight, Mad Max: Fury Road (Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, PPPLLLLLEEEEEAAAAAASSSEEEEEE!!!!!!), Sicario, Trumbo, The Walk

So, I left out Demolition and The Hateful Eight in favor of Brooklyn, which will likely be one of Fox Searchlight's biggest contenders, and Paolo Sorrentino's Youth. I also just had 9 nominees in case they go in that direction.

Best Director:
Sarah Gavron, Suffragette
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, The Revenant
David O. Russell, Joy
Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

Dark Horses: Tom Hooper, The Danish Girl, Paolo Sorrentino, Youth, Jean-Marc Vallee, Demolition, Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Actor:
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Macbeth/Steve Jobs
Jake Gyllenhaal, Southpaw
Tom Hanks, Bridge of Spies
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

More of the same except I have Gyllenhaal for Southpaw instead of Demolition because since Harvey Weinstein is behind the former and believes Gyllenhaal will get nominated for that one, he's going to make sure it happens. Guarantee it. But Michael Fassbender has two potential players in Macbeth and Steve Jobs that both look promising.

Dark Horses: Michael Caine, Youth, Don Cheadle, Miles Ahead, Bradley Cooper, Adam Jones, Bryan Cranston, Trumbo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Snowden/The Walk, Tom Hiddleston, I Saw The Light

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Carey Mulligan, Suffragette
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

I originally had Marion Cotillard on here, but I left her out in case she goes supporting and put Saoirse Ronan in her place. Everything else is more of the same.

Dark Horses: Emily Blunt, Sicario, Marion Cotillard, Macbeth, Julianne Moore, Freeheld, Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Alicia Vikander, The Light Between Oceans/Tulip Fever, Naomi Watts, Demolition

Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Alda, Bridge of Spies
Robert De Niro, Joy
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Samuel L. Jackson, The Hateful Eight
Seth Rogen, Steve Jobs

More of the same except for Ken Watanabe, who I swapped with Seth Rogen due to the negative reception of Sea of Trees. If Steve Jobs fares well, I could easily see Seth Rogen making a play in this race, making him the next member of the Apatow club to join the elite Oscar club.

Dark Horses: Josh Brolin/Benicio Del Toro, Sicario, Bradley Cooper, Joy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Black Mass, Michael Keaton, Spotlight, Kurt Russell/Demian Bichir/Walton Goggins/Bruce Dern, The Hateful Eight, Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress:
Jane Fonda, Youth
Diane Ladd, Joy
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Due to Irrational Man's meh reception at Cannes, I swapped Parker Posey in favor of Jane Fonda, who has gotten pretty strong buzz for her apparently small role in Youth. 

Dark Horses: Helena Bonham Carter/Anne-Marie Duff, Suffragette, Rachel McAdams, Southpaw, Elizabeth Olsen, I Saw The Light, Ellen Page, Freeheld, Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria, Rachel Weisz, The Light Between Oceans/Youth

So those are my quick thoughts on who I think will get nominated at next year's Oscars as of now. Whether you agree or disagree, please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!