September 29, 2016

An April Oscar Predictions Update

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As promised last week, here I am again with some more up to date Oscar predictions. They’re not amazingly different from what I debuted with, but they do already show a change in focus, at least in terms of some of the second tier contenders. We’ve still got a long way to go and these new predictions will likely be completely wrong anyway, but I feel ever so slightly more confident in backing these sorts of horses as opposed to other ones. If nothing else, this sort of shows where I’m going from as the months pass and the race begins to evolve into something actually competitive…

The big difference that you’ll notice besides the changes that I made in each category is that I’m also listing predicted winners now. As such, you can see that films like Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar are the ones that I’ve pegged to be the big winners, with Unbroken dominating at this early point in the season. A lot can and likely will change, but if you’re looking for an early horse to bet on, that’s the one.

I’ve also included the tech categories as well, so you’re really getting a full look at how I see things going at this moment. It also shows more of the contenders in play that might not have a shot at Best Picture, but at the very least can hope for some sort of technical citation if nothing else. For example, the new Godzilla fits perfectly into that category.

Here now is how I see the Academy Awards shaping up at this early juncture:

BEST PICTURE

1. Unbroken
2. Foxcatcher
3. Men, Women, & Children
4. Gone Girl
5. Big Eyes
6. Rosewater
7. Boyhood
8. The Homesman
9. Interstellar
10. Fury

BEST DIRECTOR

1. Angelina Jolie- Unbroken
2. Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher
3. Jason Reitman – Men, Women, & Children
4. David Fincher – Gone Girl
5. Richard Linklater – Boyhood

BEST ACTOR

1. Jack O’Connell – Unbroken
2. Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
3. Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
4. Michael Keaton – Birdman
5. Ben Affleck – Gone Girl

BEST ACTRESS

1. Amy Adams – Big Eyes
2. Jessica Chastain – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
3. Michelle Williams – Suite française
4. Shailene Woodley – The Fault in Our Stars
5. Hilary Swank – The Homesman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

1. Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
2. J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
3. Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes
4. Robert Duvall – The Judge
5. Takamasa Ishihara – Unbroken

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

1. Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
2. Jena Malone – Inherent Vice
3. Rosemarie DeWitt – Men, Women, & Children
4. Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
5. Hailee Steinfeld – The Homesman

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

1. Foxcatcher
2. Big Eyes
3. Interstellar
4. Boyhood
5. How to Catch a Monster

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

1. Unbroken
2. Men, Women, & Children
3. The Fault in Our Stars
4. Rosewater
5. Gone Girl

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

1. The Lego Movie
2. How to Train Your Dragon 2
3. The Boxtrolls
4. Big Hero 6
5. Rio 2

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

1. Unbroken
2. Into the Woods
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. The Homesman
5. Interstellar

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. Unbroken
2. Interstellar
3. Gone Girl
4. Foxcatcher
5. Big Eyes

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

1. Into the Woods
2. Exodus: Gods and Kings
3. Maleficent
4. Unbroken
5. Suite française

BEST FILM EDITING

1. Unbroken
2. Gone Girl
3. Foxcatcher
4. Interstellar
5. Men, Women, & Children

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

1. Foxcatcher
2. Into the Woods
3. Maleficent

BEST SOUND MIXING

1. Interstellar
2. Godzilla
3. Into the Woods
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction
5. Noah

BEST SOUND EDITING

1. Interstellar
2. Godzilla
3. Into the Woods
4. Exodus: Gods and Kings
5. Fury

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

1. Interstellar
2. Godzilla
3. Guardians of the Galaxy
4. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
5. Noah

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

1. Unbroken
2. Interstellar
3. Big Eyes
4. Noah
5. Foxcatcher

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

1. Muppets Most Wanted
2. The Lego Movie
3. Begin Again
4. Rio 2
5. The Hobbit: There and Back Again

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

1. Life Itself
2. Ivory Tower
3. The Unknown Known
4. Alive Inside
5. Particle Fever

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE

1. Blue is the Warmest Color
2. The Assassin
3. Saint Laurent
4. The Congress
5. The Raid 2: Berendal

Next month I’ll have some new predictions up, so stay tuned for those!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

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