90th Oscar Predictions

My 90th Academy Awards Predictions

Total…. 20/24

My picks are in BOLD.

Best Picture

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water – WINNER
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

  • Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
  • Jordan Peele (Get Out)
  • Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)
  • Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) – WINNER

Best Actor

  • Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
  • Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
  • Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) – WINNER
  • Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)

Best Actress

  • Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)
  • Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) – WINNER
  • Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
  • Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
  • Meryl Streep (The Post)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)
  • Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water)
  • Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World)
  • Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) – WINNER

Best Supporting Actress

  • Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)
  • Allison Janney (I, Tonya) – WINNER
  • Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread)
  • Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
  • Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)

Best Animated Film

  • Coco – WINNER
  • The Breadwinner
  • Loving Vincent
  • The Boss Baby
  • Ferdinand

Best Cinematography – Blade Runner 2049
Best Costume Design – Phantom Thread
Best Documentary – Icarus
Best Documentary Short – Heroin(e) (Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405)
Best Film Editing – Dunkirk
Best Foreign Language Film – A Fantastic Woman
Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Darkest Hour
Best Original Score – The Shape of Water
Best Original Song – “This is Me” (The Greatest Showman) “Remember Me” (Coco)
Best Production Design – The Shape of Water
Best Animated Short – Dear Basketball
Best Live Action Short – DeKalb Elementary (The Silent Child)
Best Sound Editing – Dunkirk
Best Sound Mixing – Dunkirk
Best Visual Effects – Blade Runner 2049
Best Adapted Screenplay  Call Me by Your Name
Best Original Screenplay – Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Get Out)

89th Oscar Predictions

My 89th Academy Awards Predictions

Total…. 17/24

My picks are in BOLD.

Best Picture

  • La La Land
  • Moonlight – WINNER
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Lion
  • Hidden Figures
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Fences

Best Director

  • Damien Chapelle (La La Land) – WINNER
  • Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
  • Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
  • Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)

Best Actor

  • Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) – WINNER
  • Denzel Washington (Fences)
  • Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
  • Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
  • Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

Best Actress

  • Emma Stone (La La Land) – WINNER
  • Natalie Portman (Jackie)
  • Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
  • Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
  • Ruth Negga (Loving)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) – WINNER
  • Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
  • Dev Patel (Lion)
  • Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Viola Davis (Fences) – WINNER
  • Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Naomi Harris (Moonlight)
  • Nicole Kidman (Lion)
  • Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)

Best Animated Film

  • Zootopia – WINNER
  • Moana
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • The Red Turtle
  • My Life as a Zucchini

Best Cinematography – La La Land
Best Costume Design – Jackie (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Best Documentary – O.J.: Made in America
Best Documentary Short – Joe’s Violin (The White Helmets)
Best Film Editing – Hacksaw Ridge
Best Foreign Language Film – The Salesman
Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Star Trek Beyond (Suicide Squad)
Best Original Score – La La Land
Best Original Song – “City of Stars” (La La Land)
Best Production Design – La La Land
Best Animated Short – Piper
Best Live Action Short – Ennemis Intérieurs (Sing)
Best Sound Editing – Hacksaw Ridge (Arrival)
Best Sound Mixing – Hacksaw Ridge
Best Visual Effects – The Jungle Book
Best Adapted Screenplay – Moonlight
Best Original Screenplay – La La Land (Manchester by the Sea)

88th Oscar Predictions

My 88th Academy Awards Predictions

Total…. 16/24

My picks are in BOLD.

Best Picture

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight – WINNER

Best Director

  • Adam McKay (The Big Short)
  • George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
  • Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant) – WINNER
  • Lenny Abrahamsson (Room)
  • Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

Best Actor

  • Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
  • Matt Damon (The Martian)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) – WINNER
  • Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
  • Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

Best Actress

  • Cate Blanchett (Carol)
  • Brie Larson (Room) – WINNER
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
  • Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
  • Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Christian Bale (The Big Short)
  • Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
  • Mark Ruffalo (Spotlights)
  • Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) – WINNER
  • Sylvester Stallone (Creed) 

Best Supporting Actress

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
  • Ronney Mara (Carol)
  • Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)
  • Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) – WINNER
  • Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Best Animated Film

  • Anomalisa
  • Boy and the World
  • Inside Out – WINNER
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • When Marnie Was There

Best Cinematography – The Revenant
Best Costume Design – Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Documentary – Amy
Best Documentary Short – Body Team 12 (A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness)
Best Film Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Foreign Language Film – Son of Saul
Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Original Score – The Hateful Eight
Best Original Song – “Writing’s On The Wall” – Spectre
Best Production Design – Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Animated Short – Sanjays Super Team (Bear Story)
Best Live Action Short – Ave Maria (Stutterer)
Best Sound Editing – The Revenant (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Sound Mixing – The Revenant (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Visual Effects – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Ex Machina)
Best Adapted Screenplay – The Big Short
Best Original Screenplay – Spotlight

87th Oscar Predictions

My 87th Academy Awards Predictions

Total…. 18/24

My picks are in BOLD.

Best Picture

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) — WINNER
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Best Director

  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) — WINNER
  • Richard Linkliter (Boyhood)
  • Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)
  • Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Games)

Best Actor

  • Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
  • Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
  • Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) — WINNER

Best Actress

  • Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
  • Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
  • Julianne Moore (Still Alice) — WINNER
  • Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
  • Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Robert Duvall (The Judge)
  • Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
  • Edward Norton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
  • J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) — WINNER

Best Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) — WINNER
  • Laura Dern (Wild)
  • Emma Stone (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
  • Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

Best Animated Film

  • Big Hero 6 — WINNER
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best Cinematography – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Best Costume Design – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Documentary – Citizenfour
Best Documentary Short – Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Best Film Editing – Boyhood (Whiplash)
Best Foreign Language Film – Ida
Best Makeup and Hairstyling – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Original Score – The Theory of Everything (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Best Original Song –  “Glory” – Selma
Best Production Design – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Animated Short – Feast
Best Live Action Short – The Phone Call
Best Sound Editing – American Sniper
Best Sound Mixing – Whiplash
Best Visual Effects – Interstellar
Best Adapted Screenplay – Whiplash (The Imitation Game)
Best Original Screenplay – The Grand Budapest Hotel (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

86th Oscar Predictions

My 86th Academy Awards Predictions

Total…. 20/24

My picks are in BOLD.

Best Picture

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • 12 Years a Slave – WINNER
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuaròn (Gravity) – WINNER
  • David O. Russell (American Hustle)
  • Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
  • Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
  • Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Actor

  • Christian Bale (American Hustle)
  • Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
  • Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) – WINNER

Best Actress

  • Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) – WINNER
  • Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
  • Amy Adams (American Hustle)
  • Judi Dench (Philomena)
  • Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
  • Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
  • Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
  • Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) – WINNER
  • Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
  • Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) – WINNER
  • Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
  • June Squibb (Nebraska)

Best Animated Film

  • Frozen – WINNER
  • The Wind Rises
  • Ernest and Celestine
  • Despicable Me 2
  • The Croods

Best Cinematography – Gravity
Best Costume Design – The Great Gatsby
Best Documentary – The Act of Killing (20 Feet From Stardom)
Best Documentary Short – Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (The Lady in       Number 6: Music Saved My Life)
Best Film Editing – Gravity
Best Foreign Language Film – The Great Beauty
Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Dallas Buyers Club
Best Original Score – Gravity
Best Original Song – “Let It Go” – Frozen
Best Production Design – The Great Gatsby
Best Animated Short – Get a Horse! (Mr. Hublot)
Best Live Action Short – The Voorman Problem (Helium)
Best Sound Editing – Gravity
Best Sound Mixing – Gravity
Best Visual Effects – Gravity
Best Adapted Screenplay – 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay – Her

85th Oscar Predictions

My 85th Academy Awards Predictions

Total…. 16/24

My picks are in BOLD.

Best Picture

  • Amour
  • Argo — WINNER
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • SIlver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director

  • Michael Hankie (Amour)
  • Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  • Ang Lee (Life of Pi) — WINNER
  • Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
  • David O. Russell (Silver Lining Playbook)

Best Actor

  • Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) — WINNER
  • Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
  • Denzel Washington (Flight)

Best Actress

  • Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) — WINNER
  • Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
  • Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  • Namoi Watts (The Impossible)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alan Arkin (Argo)
  • Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
  • Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) — WINNER

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams (The Master)
  • Sally Field (Lincoln)
  • Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) — WINNER
  • Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
  • Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Animated Film

  • Brave — WINNER
  • Frankenweenie
  • ParaNorman
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Best Cinematography – Life of Pi
Best Costume Design – Lincoln (Anna Karenina)
Best Documentary – Searching for Sugar Man
Best Documentary Short – Kings Point (Innocent)
Best Film Editing – Life of Pi (Argo)
Best Foreign Language Film – Amour
Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Les Miserables
Best Original Score – Lincoln (Life of Pi)
Best Original Song – “Skyfall” – Skyfall
Best Production Design – Anna Karenina (Lincoln)
Best Animated Short – Paperman
Best Live Action Short – Death of a Shadow (Curfew)
Best Sound Editing – Life of Pi
Best Sound Mixing – Les Miserables
Best Visual Effects – Life of Pi
Best Adapted Screenplay – Argo
Best Original Screenplay – Django Unchained