Sunday, October 11, 2015

Oscars 2016: October Predictions

Hello, Bloggers, here are my updated Oscar predictions for the month of October. Now that the New York Film Festival is currently commencing and Bridge of Spies has just screened to a pretty positive reception, I'll put it back in my predictions because you never want to underestimate Spielberg when he makes a prestige pic. Anyways here are my predictions:

Best Picture:
Bridge of Spies 
Brooklyn
Carol
Inside Out 
Joy
The Martian 
The Revenant 
Room
Spotlight 
Steve Jobs 

Although I wouldn't underestimate Son of Saul, I replaced it with Bridge of Spies. I also replaced Beasts of No Nation with Room because I have my fears that Beasts might be too much for some voters.

Dark Horses: 45 Years, Anomalisa, Beasts of No Nation, Mad Max: Fury Road, Son of Saul, Straight Outta Compton, Youth

Best Director:
Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs 
Todd Haynes, Carol 
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, The Revenant 
Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight 
David O. Russell, Joy 

Dark Horses: Lenny Abrahamson, Room, Tom Hooper, The Danish Girl, George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road, Ridley Scott, The Martian, Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies, Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight, 

Best Actor:
Matt Damon, The Martian 
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant 
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs 
Tom Hanks, Bridge of Spies 
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl 

Replaced Abraham Attah and Geza Rohrig with Tom Hanks and Eddie Redmayne. I took Redmayne off my predictions last month, but I think due to his role being so topical and this category being so barron, Redmayne will likely sneak in.

Dark Horses: Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation, Michael Caine, Youth, Bryan Cranston, Trumbo, Johnny Depp, Black Mass, Ian McKellen, Mr. Holmes, Geza Rohrig, Son of Saul, Will Smith, Concussion 

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett, Carol 
Brie Larson, Room 
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy 
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn 
Lily Tomlin. Grandma

Replaced Charlotte Rampling with Lily Tomlin because buzz seems to be rather quiet on 45 Years. 

Dark Horses: Cate Blanchett, Truth, Emily Blunt, Sicario, Blythe Danner, I'll See You In My Dreams, Carey Mulligan, 45 Years, Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years, Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Supporting Actor:
Benicio Del Toro, Sicario 
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation 
Tom Hardy, The Revenant 
Michael Keaton, Spotlight 
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight 

Replaced Joel Edgerton with Mark Ruffalo. I want to say Edgerton gets in, but Black Mass' buzz is slowly waning. Plus, with Ruffalo's film gaining more momentum and him said to have the juiciest role out of his ensemble, Ruffalo can easily land a spot.

Dark Horses: Paul Dano, Love and Mercy, Robert De Niro, Joy, Joel Edgerton, Black Mass, Seth Rogen, Steve Jobs, Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies, Hateful Eight actors  (Kurt Russell, Demian Bichir, Walton Goggins, etc.)

Best Supporting Actress:
Joan Allen, Room 
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight 
Rooney Mara, Carol 
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight 
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs 

Replaced Alicia Vikander with Rachel McAdams. With the strong buzz Spotlight has gotten, I'm expecting a lot of love for the actors. Also, The Danish Girl is slowly slipping as a contender and they already have Rooney Mara to contend with in terms of category fraud.

Dark Horses: Elizabeth Banks, Love and Mercy, Jane Fonda/Rachel Weisz, Youth, Diane Ladd/Isabella Rossellini, Joy, Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria, Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Original Screenplay:
The Hateful Eight 
Inside Out 
Joy
Spotlight
Trainwreck 

Dark Horses: Anomalisa, Bridge of Spies, Ex Machina, Son of Saul, Straight Outta Compton, Youth

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Brooklyn 
Carol 
The Revenant
Room 
Steve Jobs 

Replaced Beasts of No Nation with Brooklyn. 

Dark Horses: 45 Years, Beasts of No Nation, The Danish Girl, The End Of The Tour, The Martian

So those are my updated Oscar predictions for the month. Whether you agree or disagree, please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!