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OSCAR Predictions 2016

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2015 was a strange year in film and it shows in the nominees list for The Oscars.
For example, this year, unlike others, the list of films in the running for Best Picture have baffled most punters as there isn’t a clear cut frontrunner.
In the lead up to Hollywood’s night of nights, a few surprising winners have emerged and have thus made us all rethink what could happen when it comes to the big dance – we’ll just have to wait and see how it all unfolds.

Is this the year Leo can finally receive his “much deserved” statuette and send the internet into a meme-fuelled frenzy?
Can 70-year-old George Miller take home the Best Director prize for the modernised vision of his beloved insane post-apocalyptic world some thirty years after we left the Thunderdome?
What about Sly? Can he show that his best efforts were only seven Rocky films in the making?
Also, why is Fifty Shades of Grey up for an award?!
These are all questions that will be answered on the night, or in the case of the latter, explained.

Joining me this year are my girlfriend Alise, my brother Tom, his girlfriend Noémie and fellow reviewer/uni friend Tom Lam.
I’ll tally the amount of correct predictions following the ceremony and post an updated scoreboard with our final results.

Happy Oscars, everyone!

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Best-Picture-Oscar-Nominees-2016
========== BEST PICTURE ==========

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

 

BILLY – The Revenant

NOÉMIE – The Big Short

ALISE – Spotlight

TOM.SThe Martian

TOM. L – Spotlight

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Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 12.12.14 pm===== ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE =====

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

 

BILLY – Leonardo DiCaprio

NOÉMIE – Leonardo DiCaprio

ALISE – Leonardo DiCaprio

TOM.SEddie Redmayne

TOM. L – Leonardo DiCaprio

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 Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 12.12.31 pm===== ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE =====

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

 

BILLY – Brie Larson

NOÉMIE – Brie Larson

ALISE – Brie Larson

TOM.S – Brie Larson

TOM. L – Brie Larson

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Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 12.12.46 pmACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

 

BILLY – Sylvester Stallone

NOÉMIE – Sylvester Stallone

ALISE – Tom Hardy

TOM.S – Sylvester Stallone

TOM. L – Sylvester Stallone

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Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 12.13.04 pmACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

 

BILLY – Alicia Vikander

NOÉMIE –Alicia Vikander

ALISE – Kate Winslet

TOM.SJennifer Jason Leigh

TOM. L – Alicia Vikander

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ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

 

BILLY – Inside Out

NOÉMIE – Inside Out

ALISE – Inside Out

TOM.SShaun the Sheep Movie

TOM. L – Inside Out

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CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Sicario

 

BILLY – The Revenant

NOÉMIE – The Revenant

ALISE – The Revenant

TOM.SMad Max: Fury Road

TOM. L – The Revenant

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COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

 

BILLY – Mad Max: Fury Road

NOÉMIE – Carol

ALISE – Mad Max: Fury Road

TOM.SThe Revenant

TOM. L – Mad Max: Fury Road

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DIRECTING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

 

BILLY – Mad Max: Fury Road

NOÉMIE – The Revenant

ALISE – The Revenant

TOM.SThe Big Short

TOM. L – The Revenant

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DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

 

BILLY – Amy

NOÉMIE – Amy

ALISE – Amy

TOM.SAmy

TOM. L – Amy

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DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

Body Team 12

Chau, beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Last Day of Freedom

 

BILLY – A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

NOÉMIE – Body Team 12

ALISE – A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

TOM.SChau, Beyond The Lines

TOM. L – Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

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FILM EDITING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BILLY – Mad Max: Fury Road

NOÉMIE – The Big Short

ALISE – The Big Short

TOM.SThe Revenant

TOM. L – Mad Max: Fury Road

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul

Theeb

A War

 

BILLY – Son of Saul

NOÉMIE – Son of Saul

ALISE – Son of Saul

TOM.S – Son of Saul

TOM. L – Son of Saul

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MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed outthe Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

 

BILLY – Mad Max: Fury Road

NOÉMIE – Mad Max: Fury Road

ALISE – Mad Max: Fury Road

TOM.S – Mad Max: Fury Road

TOM. L – Mad Max: Fury Road

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BILLY – The Hateful Eight

NOÉMIE – The Hateful Eight

ALISE – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

TOM.S Bridge of Spies

TOM. L – The Hateful Eight

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MUSIC (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

 

BILLY –“Til It Happens To You”

NOÉMIE – “Til It Happens To You”

ALISE – “Writings On The Wall”

TOM.S – “Writings On The Wall”

TOM. L – “Til It Happens To You”

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PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

 

BILLY – Mad Max: Fury Road

NOÉMIE – Mad Max: Fury Road

ALISE – Mad Max: Fury Road

TOM.S – Mad Max: Fury Road

TOM. L – Mad Max: Fury Road

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SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

 

BILLY – World of Tomorrow

NOÉMIE – Prologue

ALISE – World of Tomorrow

TOM.SBear Story

TOM. L – Bear Story

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SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Shok

Stutterer

 

BILLY – Shok

NOÉMIE – Ave Maria

ALISE – Day One

TOM.SEverything Will Be Okay

TOM. L – Stutterer

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SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BILLY – Mad Max: Fury Road

NOÉMIE – The Revenant

ALISE – The Revenant

TOM.S – Mad Max: Fury Road

TOM. L – Mad Max: Fury Road

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SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BILLY – Mad Max: Fury Road

NOÉMIE – Mad Max: Fury Road

ALISE – Mad Max: Fury Road

TOM.SStar Wars: The Force Awakens

TOM. L – Mad Max: Fury Road

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VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BILLY – Mad Max: Fury Road

NOÉMIE – Mad Max: Fury Road

ALISE – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

TOM.SEx Machina

TOM. L – The Revenant

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WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

The Big Short

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

 

BILLY – The Big Short

NOÉMIE – Room

ALISE – The Big Short

TOM.SRoom

TOM. L – The Big Short

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WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

 

BILLY – Spotlight

NOÉMIE – Ex Machina

ALISE – Spotlight

TOM.SSpotlight

TOM. L – Spotlight

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FINAL TALLY

BILLY –  17/24

NOÉMIE –  12/24

ALISE –  16/24

TOM.S – 10/24

TOM. L – 20/24

Congratulations to Tom Lam for correctly guessing 20 out of 24!

 

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