2015 Oscar Predictions: June Update

This is tough. Irrational Man and The Sea Of Trees have gotten negative reviews, but Carol and Inside Out have gotten a ton of praise. It is so hard to figure out what to do at this stage.

PICTURE

Bridge Of Spies
Carol
Joy
The Revenant
Room

I replaced Steve Jobs with Carol. Ultimately picked Carol for the win, but it’s impossible to tell this far out.

DIRECTOR

Lenny Abrahmson, Room
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
David O. Russell, Joy
Steven Speilberg, Bridge Of Spies

Replaced Boyle with Haynes and made him the winner.

ACTOR

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Jake Gyllenhaal, Demolition
Tom Hanks, Bridge Of Spies
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Replaced Matthew McConaughey with Tom Hanks. Made DiCaprio my winner.

ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Meryl Streep, Ricki & The Flash

No change. Still rooting for Larson.

SUP. ACTOR

Alan Alda, Bridge Of Spies
Bradley Cooper, Joy
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Kurt Russel, The Hateful Eight
Jacob Tremblay, Room

Replaced Watanabe and Cumberbatch with Russel and Tremblay. Made Tremblay my winner, but this category is very difficult.

SUP. ACTRESS

Marion Cotillard, Macbeth
Jennifer Jason Lee, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Meryl Streep, Suffragette
Naomi Watts, Demolition

Replaced McAdams and Stone with Mara and Streep. I made Mara my winner.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge Of Spies
Demolition
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
Joy

Replaced Irrational Man with Inside Out.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Carol
Me, Earl & The Dying Girl
The Revenant
Room
Steve Jobs

No change in the nominees, but Room is my new winner.

FILM EDITING

Bridge Of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant
Room

Replaced Joy with Carol. Changed my winner to The Revenant.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Bridge Of Spies
The Revenant
Macbeth
Room
Sicario

Replaced The Hateful Eight with Macbeth. Changed my winner to The Revenant.

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge Of Spies
Cinderella
The Hateful Eight
Macbeth
The Revenant

No change with the nominees, but my new winner is Macbeth.

COSTUME DESIGN

Brooklyn
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Macbeth

Replaced Bridge Of Spies & The Revenant with Carol and The Danish Girl.

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

The Danish Girl
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

No change.

VISUAL EFFECTS

Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Jurassic World
The Martian
Spectre
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Replaced In The Heart Of The Sea with The Martian.

ORIGINAL SCORE

Bridge Of Spies
Everest
The Revenant
Room
The Walk

Replaced In The Heart Of The Sea with Room.

ORIGINAL SONG

“???” from The Hateful Eight
“???” from Inside Out
“???” from The Little Prince
“???” from Ricki & The Flash
“???” from Spectre

No change.

SOUND EDITING

The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
The Revenant
Spectre
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Replaced In The Heart Of The Sea with Inside Out. Changed my winner to The Hateful Eight.

SOUND MIXING

The Hateful Eight
Macbeth
The Revenant
Room
Spectre

Replaced Star Wars with Macbeth.

ANIMATED FEATURE

The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
The Little Prince
When Marnie Was There

No change.

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