Final Oscars 2016 Thoughts!

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This will be my final update on all the nominees.  Short and sweet.

I have decided to BOLD all of the movies I HAVE seen.

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

WILL WIN: The Revenant
SHOULD WIN: The Revenant
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: The Martian and Brooklyn
SNUB: The Hateful Eight AND Straight Outta Compton

BEST ACTOR

Bryan Cranston | Trumbo
Matt Damon | The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio | The Revenant
Michael Fassbender | Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmaybe | The Danish Girl

WILL WIN: Leonardo DiCaprio
SHOULD WIN: Leonardo DiCaprio
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: Matt Damon
SNUB: Samuel L. Jackson | The Hateful Eight

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett | Carol
Brie Larson | Room
Jennifer Lawrence | Joy
Charlotte Rampling | 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan | Brooklyn

SHOULD WIN: Brie Larson
WILL WIN: Brie Larson
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: Maybe Saoirse Ronan…maybe
SNUB: Carey Mulligan | Suffragette

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christian Bale | The Big Short
Tom Hardy | The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo | Spotlight
Mark Rylance | Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone | Creed

SHOULD WIN: Tom Hardy
WILL WIN: Sylvester Stallone
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: Mark Ruffalo
SNUB: Idris Elba | Beasts of No Nation AND Jacob Tremblay | Room

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Jason Leigh | The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara | Carol
Rachel McAdams | Spotlight
Alicia Vikander | The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet | Steve Jobs

SHOULD WIN: Jennifer Jason Leigh
WILL WIN: Alicia Vikander
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: Kate Winslet
SNUB: Not Sure

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

SHOULD WIN: Boy and the World
WILL WIN: Inside Out
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: / All were worthy!
SNUB: No snubs that I can think of, this was an excellent category!

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Sanjay’s Super Team
World of Tomorrow
Bear Story
Prologue
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

SHOULD WIN: Sanjay’s Super Team or Bear Story
WILL WIN: Sanjay’s Super Team
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: N/A
SNUB: N/A

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant
Sicario

SHOULD WIN: Revenant
WILL WIN: The Revenant
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: N/A
SNUB: N/A

COSTUME DESIGN

Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

SHOULD WIN: The Revenant
WILL WIN: Not Sure!
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: /
SNUB: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST DIRECTOR

The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

SHOULD WIN: The Revenant
WILL WIN: The Revenant / Mad Max: Fury Road
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: Not Sure
SNUB: Not Sure

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

SHOULD WIN: Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
WILL WIN: Cartel Land
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: /
SNUB: Where to Invade Next (Haven’t seen it yet, but I love Michael Moore)

FILM EDITING

The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SHOULD WIN: Mad Max: Fury Road or Revenant
WILL WIN: Mad Max: Fury Road
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: Not Sure
SNUB: Not Sure

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent | Colombia
Mustang | France
Son of Saul | Hungary
Theeb | Jordan
A War | Denmark

SHOULD WIN: Son of Saul (But my favourite was Mustang!)
WILL WIN: Son of Saul
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: Not Sure
SNUB: Not Sure

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

SHOULD WIN: The Revenant
WILL WIN: Mad Max: Fury Road
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: N/A
SNUB: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Bridge of Spies | Thomas Newman
Carol | Carter Burwell
The Hateful Eight | Ennio Morricone
Sicario | Jóhann Jóhannsson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens | John Williams

SHOULD WIN: Ennio Morricone
WILL WIN: Ennio Morricone
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: Carter Burwell
SNUB: Theodore Shapiro (Trumbo), Hans Zimmer (Chappie), Michael Giacchino (Inside Out), Stephen Rennicks (Room), Alexandre Desplat (Danish Girl)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Earned It | 50 Shades of Grey
Manta Ray | Racing Extinction
Simple Song #3 | Youth
Til It Happens To You | The Hunting Ground
Writing’s On The Wall | Spectre

I honestly don’t even care about this category really.

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian
The Revenant

SHOULD WIN: The Revenant or Mad Max: Fury Road
WILL WIN: Mad Max: Fury Road
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: Bridge of Spies
SNUB: Not Sure

SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SHOULD WIN: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
WILL WIN: Mad Max: Fury Road
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: Not Sure
SNUB: Not Sure

SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SHOULD WIN: The Revenant
WILL WIN: The Revenant
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: Not Sure
SNUB: Not Sure

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SHOULD WIN: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
WILL WIN: Mad Max: Fury Road OR Star Wars: The Force Awakens
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: N/A
SNUB: Not Sure

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

SHOULD WIN: Room
WILL WIN: Room
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: The Martian
SNUB: Not Sure

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

SHOULD WIN: Straight Outta Compton
WILL WIN: Spotlight
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: Inside Out
SNUB: The Hateful Eight (How was this not nominated???  HOW?)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Shok
Stutterer
Everything Will Be Okay
Ave Maria
Day One

SHOULD WIN: Everything Will Be Okay or Day One
WILL WIN: Day One
SHOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE: N/A
SNUB: N/A

Now to see who wins!  Have fun watching!

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