29 February 2016

88th Academy Awards Winners

Well, I wasn't expecting to go 22 for 24 like last year, but the 16 for 24 I ended up tossing is kind of sad...  Plus side, I got Mark Rylance.  And that's about it.

I'm about ready to move on this year's Oscars.  I should have my year-out predictions up later this week, so look for that.  I'll have a comparison coming up soon for my 2015 predictions as well, so I've got some work to do...

Anyhow, in case you haven't seen them, here are the winners for the 88th Academy Awards:

Picture
Spotlight

Director
Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant

Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Actress
Brie Larson, Room

Supporting Actor
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Supporting Actress
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short

Original Screenplay
Spotlight

Cinematography
The Revenant

Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road

Production Design
Mad Max: Fury Road

Costume Design
Mad Max: Fury Road

Score
The Hateful Eight

Song
"Writing's on the Wall," Spectre

Sound Mixing
Mad Max: Fury Road

Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road

Visual Effects
Ex Machina

Makeup & Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road

Foreign Language Film
Son of Saul (Hungary)

Animated Feature
Inside Out

Documentary Feature
Amy

Animated Short
Bear Story

Documentary Short
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Live Action Short
Stutterer


TOTAL OSCAR WINS (feature films)
Spotlight
Picture
Original Screenplay

Mad Max: Fury Road
Editing
Production Design
Costume Design
Sound Mixing
Sound Editing
Makeup & Hairstyling

The Revenant
Director - Alejandro G. Inarritu
Actor - Leonardo DiCaprio
Cinematography

The Big Short
Adapted Screenplay

Bridge of Spies
Supporting Actor - Mark Rylance

The Danish Girl
Supporting Actress - Alicia Vikander

Ex Machina
Visual Effects

The Hateful Eight
Score

Room
Actress - Brie Larson

Spectre
Song - "Writing's on the Wall"


25 February 2016

88th Academy Award Predictions

So it's a mad-crazy year, right?  The Revenant picks up the BAFTA, Golden Globe, and DGA; Spotlight grabs SAG and WGA; The Big Short sneaks in with the PGA and WGA...  Honestly, whichever one you go with for your own predictions, you can make a strong case.  There's almost no wrong answer (until about 9pm local time on February 28, then we'll know which two -- or even three -- were wrong).  Hell, even Mad Max: Fury Road, with its passionate fan base, could have support that's not shown itself.  For all we know it could've been second in all the guild races.

But there's no point in playing "What if...?" here.  That won't get us anywhere.  So, without prolonging this anymore than need be, here are my predictions for the 88th Academy Awards.  Caveat emptor...