Category Archives: 2016 Academy Awards

Predictions, news, and discussion of the 2016 Academy Awards.

2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Costume Design

Often, the Best Costume Design category goes to the film that is a period piece with the most lush costume choice. This year is no different (most likely).

An argument can be made for why Mad Max is a frontrunner in this category, but I find it highly unlikely that such a film will win. And the furry 1800s chic of The Revenant is far from the gold here, as well.

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What we are left with are three period pieces with decadent costuming. Between them, it appears to be a battle between Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Costume Design

2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Editing

Editing was crucial to the success of some of the films in this category. In others, it was less crucial, and I feel that hurts the chances of these films.

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Mad Max: Fury Road is the Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Editing

2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Documentary Short

Note: Let me be frank, I haven’t seen a single one of these short subjects. Yet. Until then, I will make my best educated guess based on how the films are trending around industry writers who are more in the know than myself.

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Nominees:

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2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Live Action Short

The Best Live Action Short category is stacked with quality short films, as per usual. And, also as per usual, it is very hard to decipher which one will come out on top.

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The general consensus around entertainment industry experts is that Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Live Action Short

2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Animated Short

The short subject categories are hard to gauge in most years. When it comes to Best Animated Short, it’s never a bad idea to bet on those shorts that appear before Pixar features.

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However, this year’s Pixar entry, Sanjay’s Super Team, faces some stiff competition. Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Animated Short

2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Makeup & Hairstyling

Best Makeup & Hairstyling comes down to grit rather than elegance in 2016. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a nomination that came out of nowhere, and it will likely be left behind in favor of the other two movies, which are both up for the biggest awards of the night.

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Will it be the scalp-caps and wound makeup from The Revenant or the dirty or otherwise pale-faced warriors of Mad Max? That is the real question of this category. The Revenant makes a Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Makeup & Hairstyling

2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Actor

This is a good year for Best Actor nominees. All five actors gave strong performances in their respective films. But the field isn’t as even as it appears.

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The questions remains the same as it was two years ago: Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Actor

2016 Academy Award Predictions – Best Supporting Actress

It seems that I am the only person in the world who didn’t enjoy Kate Winslet’s performance in Steve Jobs. Perhaps I need to re-watch the film, considering my lukewarm response to it as a whole. Regardless of my favor, Winslet appears to be the category favorite. Winning the Golden Globe only helped her chances.

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The rest of the category is up in the air. If it isn’t Winslet, it could be anybody. It is nice to see Continue reading 2016 Academy Award Predictions – Best Supporting Actress

2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Actress

I’ll start this prediction article with my personal bias. I loved Brie Larson in Room, although I never saw her as a frontrunner for the Golden Globe. As such, I was pleasantly surprised to see her take home the award, and it has given me new hope that she could win the Oscar.

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Larson still faces tough competition, however. Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence (both Academy favorites) could easily Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Actress

2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Supporting Actor

This is a tough category. Not the absolute toughest, but it’s tough.

The frontrunner appears to be Sylvester Stallone due to his recent Golden Globe win (and the fact that he got a significant amount of applause and cheers when they announced his nomination). He does turn a career-high performance in Creed, but there are other actors who could conceivably knock him down.

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Mark Ruffalo surprisingly Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Supporting Actor