Oscar Predictions 2016: These Are Highlight Hollywood’s Choices For Academy Award Nods On

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The 2016 Oscars race is one of the most exciting its been in a decade.  Some favorites are returning, but there are also new names and faces.  And a few older ones that will be making their debut as Oscar nominees, we suspect.  So, which films, actors and directors do we see being named on Thursday morning?  Now, some of these films you may not have seen, you may not have even heard of, but critics are raving about them all, and Oscar-votes are tallied, so we’ll know more in the morning.

 

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Best Picture:

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Spotlight

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Best Director:

Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
Adam McKay (The Big Short)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)

 

 

 

Best Actor:

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

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Best Actress:

Brie Larson (Room)
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)

 

 

Best Supporting Actor:

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant and/or Mad Max)
Christian Bale (The Big Short)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)

 

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Best Supporting Actress

Helen Mirren (Trumbo)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Hateful Eight)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

 

 

Original Screenplay

Spotlight
The Hateful Eight 
Inside Out
Bridge of Spies 
Sicario

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Adapted Screenplay

Brooklyn
The Big Short
Steve Jobs
Room 
The Martian

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   20TH Century Fox Studios; Warner Bros; Oscars
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