My 2016 Oscar Predictions

Oscars 2016 Predictions Suvi Review

Oscars 2016 Predictions Suvi Review

2016 Oscar Predictions

Oscars 2016 are just a day away, so it is fitting that I place my stakes on the winners of the upcoming 88th Academy Awards. With some great films and great performances, I will do my best to pick out the names that I believe have the biggest chance of bringing home the GOLDEN FIGURE.

This year will be probably be remembered for a lot of films in the best picture category which seem as if they are not regular AA Hollywood typo movies. While this is refreshing and interesting, the Academy is still that well known grand old place where constant work and dedication to the standard motion picture business are rewarded, so I’m making my assessment not only on the film themselves, but also previous work that the film makers, writers and actors invested in this incredible branch of the E! Industry.

Like always, there will be a lot of trade offs because many films are nominated in several categories, which makes prediction really tricky. For those categories where I’m not completely sure, I will split my chances by choosing winners of getting an Oscar. Here now are my predictions, in bold, for winners this year, with a few comments here and there.

This year Oscars, the producers are planning to the change the way awards are being given out. Rather starting with “Best Supporting Actor”, the Academy Awards line up will match the way movie is made. Expect it to start with Writing Noms.

The Best Adapted Screenplay:

Should Win and Will Win: The Big Short

Could Win: Room

The Best Original Screenplay:

Should Win and Will Win: The Spotlight

Could Win: Inside Out

The Production Design:

Will Win: The Mad Max: Fury Road

Should Win: The Revenant

Could Win: Bridge of Spies

The Best Visual Effects:

Fact: Ex Machina is the lowest budgeted film to receive a Visual Effects Nomination

Will Win: The Mad Max: Fury Road (Issue here..they have used a lot of Practical Effects)

Could Win:  Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Should Win: Ex Machina

Music (Original Song):

Will Win: “Till It Happens to You” From the Haunting Ground

Should Win: “Simple Song #3” From youth

Music (The Best Original Score):

Fact: Musician John Williams (Star Wars: Force Awakens) has been nominated for 50 Academy Awards and has the most nomination of any living person and second only to Walt Disney’s 59.

Will and Should Win: Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)

Could Win: Johann Johannsson (Sicario)

Sound Mixing:

Should and Will Win: The Mad Max: Fury Road

Could Win: The Revenant

Sound Editing:

Should and Will Win: The Mad Max: Fury Road

Could Win: The Revenant

Make Up And Hair Styling:

Should and Will Win: The Mad Max: Fury Road

Could Win: The Revenant

The Best Cinematography:

Should and Will Win: Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)

Could Win: Roger Deakins (Sicario)

The Best Foreign Film:

Will Win: Son Of Saul

Should Win: A War

Could Win: Mustang

The Costume Design:

Should and Will Win: Cindrella (Sandy Powell)

Could Win: The Mad Max: Fury Road

Film Editing:

Should and Will Win: The Mad Max: Fury Road

Could Win: The Big Short

Documentary (Short Subject):

Will Win: Claude Lanzmann: Specter’s of the Shoah

Could Win: Body Team 12

Sould Win: A Girl in the River: the Price Of Forgiveness

Documentary (Feature):

Should and Will Win: Amy

Could Will : Cartel Land / The look of silence

The Best Animated Feature Film:

Fact: “Anamolisa” is first “R” rated movie ever nominated for the Animated Feature.

Will Win: Inside Out

Should Win: Boy and the World (Brazil’s first ever Oscar nomination)

Could Win: Anomalisa

Short Film (Live Action):

Should and Will Win: Shok by Jamie Donoughue

Could Win: Shutterer by Benhamin Cleary and Serena

Short Film (Animated):

Will and Should Win: Bear Story

Could Win: Sanjay’s Super team

The Best Director:

Will Win: Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant)

Should Win: George Miller (The Mad Max: Fury Road)

Actress in Supporting Role:

Will Win: Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Should Win: Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Could Win: Rooney Mara (Carol)

Actor In Supporting Role:

Fact: Sylvester Stallone, is sixth person to be nominated for the same role in different films.

Will Win: Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Should Win: Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)

Could Win: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

Actress in leading Role:

Brie Larson will likely win her first Academy Award after winning the Golden Globe, SAG and Critic’s’ Choice.

Will and Should Win:  Brie Larson for Room

Could Win: Cate Blanchett for Carol

Actor in leading Role:

Leonardo Di Caprio to have his first oscar in sixth nomination. He deserved it.

Will Win: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant

Should Win: Micheal Fassbender for Steve Jobs (One of the best performances in recent times)

The Best Picture:

Will Win: The Revenant

Should Win: Spotlight

Major Snubs:

  1. Cinematography – Adam Arkapaw for Macbeth
  2. Best Picture – Carol & Beats of No Nation
  3. Visual Effects – The Walk
  4. Best Original Song – Its my Turn from Dope
  5. Best Supporting Actress – Jane Fonda for Youth
  6. Editing – Joe Walker for Sicario
  7. The Best Documentary – Best of Enemies
  8. Original Screenplay – Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful Eight & Paolo Sorrentino for Youth
  9. Best Supporting Actor – Benecio Del Toro for Sicario & Idris Elba for Beats of No Nation
  10. Best Actor – Ian McKellen

The 88th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the Star Movies on February 29th at 05:30 AM. IST. It will be hosted by Chris Rock, so expect fireworks.

What are your Oscar predictions? Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts below or let me know what you thought on twitter at @PavanSurvi

My Oscars Prediction & Winners:

2012 – Click Here

2013 – Missed Out!!

2014 – Click Here

2015 – Click Here

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