The Vern predicts the Oscar Nominees…or so he thinks

oscars-2016-predictionsSo over on the site Film Actually Shane Slater has asked other writers to jot down their picks for the Academy Awards.  I’ll be honest with you. I have not seen many movies that were nominated, so most of my list is just what has won other awards. I do plan on seeing every single movie that is nominated before the big award show and will give you a post about my Oscar picks.  


Best Adapted Screenplay

Room – Emma Donoghue

The Big Short – Charles Randolph, Adam McKay

The Martian – Drew Goddard

Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin

Carol – Phyllis Nagy


Best Original Screenplay

The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino

Ex-Machina – Alex Garland

Spotlight – Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy

Inside Out – Pete Doctor,Meg LeFauve,Josh Cooley

Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Joel and Ethan Cohen


Best Animated Feature


Inside Out

Shaun The Sheep Movie

The Peanuts Movie

The Good Dinosaur


Best Documentary Feature

Cartel Land


He Named Me Malala

The Look of Silence

The Hunting Ground


Best Foreign Language Movie

Mustang -France

A War – Denmark

Son of Saul – Hungary

Labyrinth of Lies-Germany

Viva – Ireland


Best Sound Effects Editing

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Jurassic World

The Hateful 8


Best Sound Effects

The Martian

Mad Max: Fury Road

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Jurassic World


Best Special Effects

Mad Max: Fury Road

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


The Martian



Best Costume



The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Hateful Eight


Best Score

Sicario – Johan Johansson

The Hateful Eight– Ennio Morricone

Carol– Carter Burwell

Spotlight – Howard Shore

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – John Williams


Best Song

The Writing’s on the Wall – Spectre

Love me Like You Do – Fifty Shades of Grey

None of Them are You –Anomalisa

See You Again – Furious 7

Simple Song #3 – Youth


Best Cinematography

The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki

Mad Max: Fury Road –John Seale

The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson

Carol Edward Lachman

Sicario – Roger Deakins


Best Editing

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


The Martian


Best Makeup and Hair

Mad Max:Fury  Road

The Revenant

Mr. Holmes


Best Supporting Actress

Rooney Mara – Carol

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Rachel McAdams – Spotlight

Alicia Vikander – Ex-Machina


Best Supporting Actor

Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

Paul Dano – Love and Mercy

Tom Hardy – The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight


Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Brie Larson – Room

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl


Best Actor

Matt Damon  – The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Eddie Redmayne- The Danish Girl

Bryan Cranston  – Trumbo

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

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Best Director

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – The Revenant

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Todd Haynes – Carol

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Ridley Scott – The Martian


Best Picture

The Revenant


Mad Max: Fury Road



The Martian

The Big Short




I will find out on Thursday morning if I am right or not with my predictions and if I can gloat or not.

About The Vern

I love movies and I enjoy writing about them too. They both go pretty much hand in hand with each other and it's fun to discover new classics. I co host the podcasts The Film Pasture, ScreenTrax, and soon Cinema Recall. While also contributing reviews and articles to other great sites when I can.
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4 Responses to The Vern predicts the Oscar Nominees…or so he thinks

  1. emmakwall says:

    Sweet list Verny 🙂

  2. Jordan Dodd says:

    Interesting picks. I’d have the Ex Machina soundtrack in there above Star Wars but other than that, great list.

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