Picks and Predictions for the 88th Annual Academy Awards (aka, the 2016 Oscars)

Best Picture
My prediction: Spotlight
My pick: Spotlight

Best Director
My prediction: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
My pick: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Actor
My prediction: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
My pick: Matt Damon, The Martian

Best Actress
My prediction: Brie Larson, Room
My pick: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor
My prediction: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
My pick: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress
My prediction: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
My pick: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Original Screenplay
My prediction: Spotlight
My pick: Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay
My prediction: The Big Short
My pick: Brooklyn

Best Animated Feature
My prediction: Inside Out
My pick: Inside Out

Best Foreign Language Film
My prediction: Son of Saul
My pick: Mustang

Best Documentary (Feature)
My prediction: Amy
My pick: The Look of Silence

Best Production Design
My prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road
My pick: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Cinematography
My prediction: The Revenant
My pick: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Costume Design
My prediction: The Danish Girl
My pick: Cinderella

Best Film Editing
My prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road
My pick: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
My prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road
My pick: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Original Score
My prediction: The Hateful Eight
My pick: Sicario

Best Original Song
My prediction: “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground
My pick: “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre

Best Documentary (Short)
My prediction: “Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah”
My pick: N/A

Best Short Film (Animated)
My prediction: “World of Tomorrow”
My pick: N/A

Best Short Film (Live Action)
My prediction: “Day One”
My pick: N/A

Best Sound Editing
My prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road
My pick: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Mixing
My prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road
My pick: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Visual Effects
My prediction: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
My pick: Mad Max: Fury Road

The 88th Annual Academy Awards airs Sunday, February 28th on ABC at 7:30 pm CST. I will be live-tweeting the show on Twitter at @markreviews

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About Mark Dujsik

Film critic since 2001. Writer/editor/publisher of Mark Reviews Movies, and contributor for RogerEbert.com and Magill's Cinema Annual. Member of the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Online Film Critics Society.
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