Allison's Final 2015 Oscar Predictions

Alright, the Oscars are about to start. Below are my final picks. For the major categories, I chose to pick who I think will win as well as who I think should win (I wish they were the same, but often they do not match). Obviously, like most people, I believe this will be a big night for The Revenant. It has all the momentum right now. Let's see if there are any surprises for us tonight...


Will this be a big night for  The Revenant?

Will this be a big night for The Revenant?

Best Picture:

  • Should Win: Spotlight
  • Will Win: The Revenant

Best Director:

  • Should Win: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • Will Win: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant

Best Leading Actor:

  • Should/Will Win: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best Leading Actress:

  • Should/Will Win: Brie Larson, Room

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Should Win: Jacob Tremblay, Room*
  • Will Win: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
    *Yes, Jacob Tremblay not only should have been nominated, but should have had the chance to win this year. I love you Sly, but Jacob's was one of the best performances this year.

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Should/Will Win: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Should/Will Win: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Should Win: Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
  • Will Win: Emma Donoghue, Room

The Rest...

Best Animated Film

Inside Out

Best Animated Short

Bear Story

Best Cinematography

The Revenant

Best Costume Design

Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Documentary

The Look of Silence

Best Documentary Short

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Best Film Editing

The Revenant

Best Foreign Language Film

Son of Saul

Best Live Action Short

Day One

Best Makeup and Hair Styling

Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Production Design

The Revenant

Best Original Score

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song

“Writing’s On The Wall,” Spectre

Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Mixing

Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Visual Effects

Star Wars: The Force Awakens