Below are my predictions for who I believe will win the Academy Award in each of the 24 Oscar categories.
Note: This list will be updated as articles for each category get published. Those articles also may be updated if the odds within the individual category change.
Continue reading 2016 Academy Award Predictions: All Categories
The Best Adapted Screenplay category is not an easy one to call in 2016. There is a leader of the pack, but beyond that film it is really anybody’s game.
The frontrunner as of now is Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Adapted Screenplay
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.
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
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.
Larson still faces tough competition, however. Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence (both Academy favorites) could easily Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Actress
In film, a score is the mood. It is the suspense in a horror or thriller. It is the lightness of a feel-good period piece. It is the driving pulse of a drama.
The category of Best Original Score is always hard to narrow down. Similar names pop up through the years, but that doesn’t mean these usual suspects have an upper hand on any given award season. Following trends in other award shows is usually the best way to see who is going to win the Academy Award.
This year, there is a clear favorite, and his chances have been raised by Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Original Score
This is one of my personal favorite categories. Cinematography is the infrastructure of the art of cinema. When a film is beautiful you just know. There’s just something about it that strikes you. That’s probably cinematography awing you with miraculous shots.
2015 was no slouch when it came to cinematography. Lush films dominated the year. Every film in this category is beautiful. But, of course, there can be only one.
That one is Continue reading 2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Cinematography
The Academy released their list of Oscar nominees this morning, and, as per usual, it is cause for many a reactionary blog post. This post is not unlike the rest.
Here are my reactions to some of the nominations (and notable absences from them).
Carol and The Hateful Eight Got Snubbed
Continue reading Reactions to the 2016 Oscar Nominations
The nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes were announced today. The GGs is generally looked at as the award ceremony that kicks off award season proper and a precursor for what films will be tapped for Academy Award nominations.
Here are my initial reactions after reading the nominee list. Continue reading Initial Reactions to the 2016 Golden Globe Nominations
It’s a long way to Academy Award night, but there are plenty of films already vying for Hollywood’s top honor. As it stands now, Spotlight might be the film to beat, but many films could make a viable run for the award in the coming months.
Nominees: Continue reading Academy Awards 2016: Best Picture Nominee Predictions