Jill and Ryan Predict the Oscars 2016

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This year is extremely wide open! So really, it’s in that spirit that we attempt to determine Sunday’s winners, but we also share who we think should win! There’s a silver lining though, in that we really have no idea what’s going to happen. Check back on Monday to see how we did!

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BEST PICTURE

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

Will win: Spotlight (Though The Revenant and The Big Short have almost an equal chance here. This is the most wide open it’s been in years.

Should win: Anything besides The Revenant

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BEST ACTOR

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

Will win: DiCaprio (finally)
Should win: Michael Fassbender

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BEST ACTRESS

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

Will win: Brie Larson
Should win: Brie Larson

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

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

Will win: Sylvester Stallone
Should win: Mark Rylance or Stallone

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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

Will win: Alicia Vikander
Should win: Jennifer Jason Leigh or Rachel McAdams

DIRECTING

– Adam McKay – The Big Short
– George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
– Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
– Lenny Abrahamson – Room
– Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Will win: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Should win: George Miller

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ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

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

Will win: Inside Out
Should win: Anomalisa

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COSTUME DESIGN

– Carol
– Cinderella
– The Danish Girl
– Mad Max: Fury Road
– The Revenant

Will win: Cinderella
Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

– Amy
– Cartel Land
– The Look of Silence
– What Happened, Miss Simone?
– Winter on Fire

Will win: Amy
Should win: The Look of Silence

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DOCUMENTARY SHORT

– Body Team 12
– Chau, Beyond the Lines
– Claude Lanzmann
– A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
– Last Day of Freedom

Will win: Body Team 12

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– Mad Max: Fury Road
– The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
– The Revenant

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road
Should win: Mad Max Fury Road

ORIGINAL SONG

– “Earned It” – Fifty Shades of Grey
– “Manta Ray” – Racing Extinction
– “Simple Song #3” – Youth
– “Til It Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
– “Writing’s on the Wall” – Spectre

Will win: “Til It Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
Should win: Manta Ray

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ANIMATED SHORT

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

Will win: Sanjay’s Super Team
Should win: I have a huge soft spot for We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

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SOUND EDITING

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

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road
Should win: Mad Max Fury Road

SOUND MIXING

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

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road
Should win: Mad Max Fury Road

FILM EDITING

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

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road
Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Note: If The Revenant picks up this award, it’s going to be a very long night.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

– Embrace of the Serpent
– Mustang
– Son of Saul
– Theeb
– A War

Will win: Son of Saul
Should win: Mustang

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ORIGINAL SCORE

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

Will win: The Hateful Eight
Should win: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

PRODUCTION DESIGN

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

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road
Should win: Mad Max Fury Road

VISUAL EFFECTS

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

Will win: Mad Max: Fury Road
Should win: Mad Max: Fury Road

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ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

– The Big Short
– Brooklyn
– Carol
– The Martian
– Room

Will win: The Big Short
Should win: The Big Short or The Martian

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ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

– Bridge of Spies
– Ex Machina
– Inside Out
– Spotlight
– Straight Outta Compton

Will win: Spotlight
Should win: Actually, these are all great!

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

– Carol
– The Hateful Eight
– Mad Max: Fury Road
– The Revenant
– Sicario

Will win: The Revenant
Should win: The Revenant or Carol

Author: JIll Malcolm and Ryan Silberstein

“This is the business we’ve chosen!” Jill Malcolm and Ryan Silberstein, two self-described film aficionados, tell it like it is about the latest and greatest movies. They are Contributing editors here at Cinedelphia, writing partners, and founders of Filmhash.com.

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