Wednesday, 15 July 2015

2015 OSCAR PREDICTIONS AT THE MID-WAY POINT


What foolishness! Why bother! Who cares! This, precisely six months after the shit show that was the 2014 nominations announcement. Six months later or so, be prepared for some version of the below - likely just as white, not nearly as female, and far more disappointing. Who cares!

Best Picture
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Danish Girl
Inside Out
Joy
The Revenant
Silence
Youth

Best Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)
Todd Haynes (Carol)
David O. Russell (Joy)
Martin Scorsese (Silence)
Paolo Sorrentino (Youth)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Michael Caine (Youth)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Ben Foster (The Program)
Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Sandra Bullock (Our Brand Is Crisis)
Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Carey Mulligan (Suffragette)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
John Cusack (Love & Mercy)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Harvey Keitel (Youth)
Liam Neeson (Silence)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy)
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van)
Meryl Streep (Suffragette)
Rachel Weisz (Youth)

Best Original Screenplay
Josh Cooley, Ronaldo del Carmen, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out)
John Hodge (The Program)
Annie Mumolo and David O. Russell (Joy)
Paolo Sorrentino (Youth)
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Jay Cocks (Silence)
Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Mark L. Smith (The Revenant)
Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)
Phyllis Nagy (Carol)

Best Cinematography
Luca Bigazzi (Youth)
Roger Deakins (Sicario)
Anthony Dod Mantle (In the Heart of the Sea)
Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)
Rodrigo Prieto (Silence)

Best Editing
Alam Baumgarten and Jay Cassidy (Joy)
Michael Kahn (Bridge of Spies)
Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant)
Thelma Schoonmaker (Silence)
Cristiano Travaglioli (Youth)

Best Production Design
Aline Bonetto and Dominic Capon (Pan)
Rick Carter, Darren Gilford and Lee Sandales (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Rena DeAngelo, Bernhard Henrich and Adam Stockhausen (Bridge of Spies)
Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo (Silence)
Jeffrey A. Melvin, Thomas E. Sanders and Shane Vieau (Crimson Peak)

Best Costume Design
Paco Delgado (The Danish Girl)
Jacqueline Durran (Pan)
Danny Glicker (Love & Mercy)
Courtney Hoffman (The Hateful Eight)
Sandy Powell (Carol)

Best Sound Mixing
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
Silence
Spectre
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Editing
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
Sicario
Spectre
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Visual Effects
In the Heart of the Sea
Jurassic World
The Martian
Pan
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
The Danish Girl
Macbeth
The Revenant

Best Original Score
Mychael Danna (The Good Dinosaur)
Alexandre Desplat (The Danish Girl)
Michael Giacchino (Inside Out)
Thomas Newman (Bridge of Spies)
Gabriel Yared (By the Sea)

Best Original Song
Dope
Jackie & Ryan
Love & Mercy
Ricki and the Flash
Spectre

Best Animated Feature
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
The Peanuts Movie
When Marnie Was There