February 29, 2016

And the winners are...

So, yesterday I posted my guesses as to who would win the Oscar. As with many years, I've seen very few of the movies. I base my guesses on movie critics, newspapers, internet buzz, etc. So, here are the results. Here's how far off, or maybe close, I am. Bold is my guess. Italics are the winners. Bold italics mean that were agreed.

So, out of 7 categories, I got 4 right.

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES

BRYAN CRANSTON
Trumbo

MATT DAMON
The Martian

LEONARDO DICAPRIO
The Revenant

MICHAEL FASSBENDER
Steve Jobs

EDDIE REDMAYNE
The Danish Girl

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES

CHRISTIAN BALE
The Big Short

TOM HARDY
The Revenant

MARK RUFFALO
Spotlight

MARK RYLANCE
Bridge of Spies

SYLVESTER STALLONE
Creed

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES

CATE BLANCHETT
Carol

BRIE LARSON
Room

JENNIFER LAWRENCE
Joy

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING
45 Years

SAOIRSE RONAN
Brooklyn

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES

JENNIFER JASON LEIGH
The Hateful Eight

ROONEY MARA
Carol

RACHEL MCADAMS
Spotlight

ALICIA VIKANDER
The Danish Girl

KATE WINSLET
Steve Jobs

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

NOMINEES

ANOMALISA
Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran

BOY AND THE WORLD
Alê Abreu

INSIDE OUT
Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE
Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE
Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura

BEST PICTURE

NOMINEES

THE BIG SHORT
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers

BRIDGE OF SPIES
Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

BROOKLYN
Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers

THE MARTIAN
Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers

THE REVENANT
Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers

ROOM
Ed Guiney, Producer

SPOTLIGHT
Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers

DIRECTING

NOMINEES

THE BIG SHORT
Adam McKay

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
George Miller

THE REVENANT
Alejandro G. Iñárritu

ROOM
Lenny Abrahamson

SPOTLIGHT
Tom McCarthy

Posted by Valkyre at 09:05 PM | Comments (0)

February 27, 2016

My Annual Uneducated Oscar Guesses

It's that time of year again... Tomorrow is "Oscar" Sunday. When Hollywood elite pat themselves on the back.

Every year, I try to guess who's going to win. As usual, I haven't seen a good majority of the movies. Maybe 1? Looking through the list, I've only seen Shaun the Sheep and Inside/Out. So, I base my guesses on what I've seen and heard from movie critics, movie websites and other award shows. I will list the main nominees. Bold black are my guesses. Tomorrow, I will post the results to see how far off I am.

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES

BRYAN CRANSTON
Trumbo

MATT DAMON
The Martian

LEONARDO DICAPRIO
The Revenant

MICHAEL FASSBENDER
Steve Jobs

EDDIE REDMAYNE
The Danish Girl

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES

CHRISTIAN BALE
The Big Short

TOM HARDY
The Revenant

MARK RUFFALO
Spotlight

MARK RYLANCE
Bridge of Spies

SYLVESTER STALLONE
Creed

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES

CATE BLANCHETT
Carol

BRIE LARSON
Room

JENNIFER LAWRENCE
Joy

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING
45 Years

SAOIRSE RONAN
Brooklyn

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES

JENNIFER JASON LEIGH
The Hateful Eight

ROONEY MARA
Carol

RACHEL MCADAMS
Spotlight

ALICIA VIKANDER
The Danish Girl

KATE WINSLET
Steve Jobs

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

NOMINEES

ANOMALISA
Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran

BOY AND THE WORLD
Alê Abreu

INSIDE OUT
Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE
Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE
Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura

BEST PICTURE

NOMINEES

THE BIG SHORT
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers

BRIDGE OF SPIES
Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

BROOKLYN
Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers

THE MARTIAN
Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers

THE REVENANT
Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers

ROOM
Ed Guiney, Producer

SPOTLIGHT
Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers

DIRECTING

NOMINEES

THE BIG SHORT
Adam McKay

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
George Miller

THE REVENANT
Alejandro G. Iñárritu

ROOM
Lenny Abrahamson

SPOTLIGHT
Tom McCarthy

Posted by Valkyre at 09:43 PM | Comments (0)