it's that time of the year again -- oscars.
i confess, i am not very excited by the show this year. the lack of diversity in the nominees have me down and frustrated. i was really disappointed by the lack of oscar acknowledgement for selma last year. this year is even worse with the exclusion of idris elba, beasts of no nation, director cary joji fukunaga, actor abraham attah, and straight outta compton. also, excluding transgender singer anohni from the awards show is so, so terrible!
however, i will watch the show as i watched it since i was four months old. also, my superpower is correctly predicting the winners, (i've won the oscar pool 15 times in the past 16 years!), so i'm going to give it another crack this year.
i've only seen a handful of films this year (i usually see them all), partially due to my lack of enthusiasm and nominee disappointment. for the record, my favorite films this year were ex machina and mad max: fury road.
okay, let's get on with the predictions. keep in mind, i vote head over heart. that is key to winning the oscar kitty. hence...sylvester stallone.
HERE WE GO:
best picture: spotlight (this category is the BIGGEST toss up! i'm going with the underdog. winner may be the revenant or big short, though.)
best director: alejandro iñárritu (the revenant)
best actor: leonardo dicaprio (the revenant)
best actress: brie larson (room)
best supporting actor: sylvester stallone (creed)
best supporting actress: alicia vikander (the danish girl)
best adapted screenplay: charles randolph and adam mckay (the big short)
best original screenplay: josh singer and tom mccarthy (spotlight)
best animated feature: inside out
documentary feature: amy
foreign language film: son of saul
best cinematography: the revenant (emmanuel lubezki)
best costume design: mad max: fury road (jenny beavan)
best film editing: mad max: fury road (margaret sixel)
best original song: "til it happens to you" from "the hunting ground" (lady gaga)
best makeup & hair styling:mad max: fury road (lesley vanderwalt, elka wardega and damian martin)
best production design: mad max: fury road (colin gibson - production design; lisa thompson - set decoration)
best original score: the hateful eight (ennio morricone)
best sound editing: the revenant (martin hernandez and lon bender)
best sound mixing: the revenant (jon taylor, frank montaño, randy thom and chris duesterdiek)
best visual effects: star wars: the force awakens (roger guyett, patrick tubach, neal scanlan and chris corbould)
best animated short: sanjay’s super team
best documentary short: body team 12
best live action short: shok
there you go, darlings. now go primp for the red carpet! oh, and my guess for best dressed: alicia vikander.