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Feb 26, 2016

Final Predictions for the Academy Awards 2016

The Revenant

They are what they are and they'll be what they refuse not to be. Recent years have made it worse when it should be the opposite and hence my interest, involvement and excitement for this big ceremony has gone down the drain. I couldn't imagine things ever being this way, always giving them a free pass for their refusal to accept, embrace or adapt art and craft but my soul has dried up.

The Revenant will win this year making it the worst best picture winner in decades. Leonardo DiCaprio will win for a good performance but hardly the one he deserves to be awarded for. With the exception of Daniel Day-Lewis (three times), when has a grear actor with continous excellence and acknowledgement won an Oscar for the right role at the right time? Category frauds, lazy obvious nods, reliance on being force fed movie screeners, biases, internal issues, external problems... here are my predictions for the Academy Awards 2016:

I am ready to be wrong on some of these. Who cares?

Best Picture:
The Revenant


Best Director:
Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant

Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Brie Larson, Room

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Original Screenplay:
Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Big Short

Best Foreign Language Film:
Son of Saul

Best Animated Feature:
Inside Out

Best Documentary Feature:
Amy

Best Editing:
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Cinematography:
The Revenant

Best Production Design:
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Costume Design:
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Make-Up and Hair:
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Visual Effects:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Original Score:
The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song:
Til It Happens To You, The Hunting Ground

Best Sound Mixing:
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Editing:
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Live Action Short:
Ave Maria

Best Animated Short:
World of Tomorrow

Best Documentary Short:
Body Team 12