Monday, July 13, 2015

Oscars 2016: July Predictions

Hello, Bloggers, here are my updated Oscar predictions in the sis major categories. Like with June, some things have changed, but most things are the same. Here we go:

Best Picture:
Brooklyn
Carol
The Danish Girl
Inside Out
Joy
The Revenant
Steve Jobs
Suffragette
Youth

Left out Bridge of Spies because the trailers just aren't really clicking with me. I have my doubts as to whether it'll be a viable Oscar contender. Instead, I have Inside Out as the ninth film. That one has gotten some strong buzz.

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

Best Director:
Sarah Gavron, Suffragette
Todd Haynes, Carol
Tom Hooper, The Danish Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, The Revenant
David O. Russell, Joy

Replaced Steven Spielberg with Tom Hooper. Didn't want to, but if his film gains heavy traction, Hooper is easily going to come along for the ride.

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

Best Actor:
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Jake Gyllenhaal, Demolition
Tom Hiddleston, I Saw The Light
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Replaced Tom Hanks with another Tom: Tom Hiddleston whose biopic I Saw The Light just received an awards season release date. I also have Gyllenhaal for Demolition due to the slightly mixed reception Southpaw received and Fassbender for just Steve Jobs instead of both that and Macbeth like I did in my June predictions

Dark Horses: Michael Caine, Youth, Don Cheadle, Miles Ahead, Bradley Cooper, Adam Jones, Bryan Cranston, Trumbo, Ben Foster, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Snowden/The Walk, Jason Segel, The End Of The Tour

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

No real changes.

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

Best Supporting Actor:
Benicio Del Toro, Sicario
Robert De Niro, Joy
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Michael Keaton, Spotlight
Seth Rogen, Steve Jobs

Replaced Alan Alda and Samuel L. Jackson with Benicio Del Toro and Michael Keaton. Keaton is slight wishful thinking, but I'm crossing my fingers that he gets a Birdman apology soon (Seriously, he really shouldn't have lost). Early reviews of Sicario have suggested that Del Toro has a juicy role, so we could see him pull for a 3rd bid.

Dark Horses: Josh Brolin, Sicario, Steve Carell, Freeheld, Bradley Cooper, Joy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Black Mass, Samuel L. Jackson/Bruce Dern/Walton Goggins/Demian Bichir, The Hateful Eight

Best Supporting Actress:
Jane Fonda, Youth
Diane Ladd, Joy
Rooney Mara, Carol
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Replaced Jennifer Jason Leigh with Kate Winslet who, judging by the trailer, looks like she might have some juicy clip moments in Steve Jobs.

Dark Horses: Helena Bonham Carter/Anne-Marie Duff, Suffragette, Elizabeth Olsen, I Saw The Light, Ellen Page, Freeheld, Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria, Naomi Watts, Demolition

So those are my current predictions for the Oscar race. If you would like to offer your own predictions, please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!