Oscar Predictions 2016

Five people are lined up waiting for the starting bell. When it goes off they race as fast as they can to the finish line. It seems as if the race was over just as fast as when it started. Under these circumstances I agree on naming one of the contestants the”winner.” The person was the fastest human on the planet. You see all five people ran their hearts out to get to the finish line first; but they were timed, so one came in first, the next one second and so on. Truthfully I have no issue with this type of contest because it seems more like physics to me. The Oscars on the other hand are different; how does one judge art? It is that time of year that everyone (that is right I am pointing my finger at you) is all abuzz about who will get an Oscar award. I do not know what methods other people use to decide who deserves the award (notice we no longer use the words win or winner, example: …and the Oscar goes to ___), but this is how I choose the acting roles: the actor who is the most convincing and totally becomes the character, where I no longer see them as “so and so” portraying a character, they are the character; they get my vote. My bottom line for how I choose in the other categories is how much did that nominee or aspect contribute to the entire film watching experience and teleport me from my theater seat into the picture and story.

 

With no further ado I present to you my choices on who I would like to see get the Oscar award and who will probably receive it.

 

MY PICKS                                                                                            THEIR PICKS

BEST PICTURE:

SPOTLIGHT                                                                                           THE BIG SHORT

 

BEST DIRECTOR:

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU                                               ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU

 

BEST ACTOR:

LEONARDO DICAPRIO                                                                        LEONARDO DICAPRIO

 

BEST ACTRESS:

BRIE LARSON                                                                                      CHARLOTTE RAMPLING

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

SYLVESTER STALLONE                                                                      MARK RYLANCE

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

ALICIA VIKANDER                                                                               KATE WINSLET

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

SPOTLIGHT                                                                                            SPOTLIGHT

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

THE BIG SHORT                                                                                    THE MARTIAN

 

BEST FOREIGN FILM:  (I DID NOT SEE ALL THE NOMINEES)

SON OF SAUL

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:  (I DID NOT SEE ALL THE NOMINEES)

INSIDE OUT

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

THE HATEFUL EIGHT                                                                           THE HATEFUL EIGHT

 

As the past Oscar season is about to come to a close, I want to wish all of you an Oscar day filled with unexpected joy, happy surprises and as always good health. Thank you for joining me on this journey to discover that elusive 4 star movie.

 

Let the show begin!

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About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on February 19, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. I haven’t seen any of those movies. The last one we saw was ‘Carol’ with Cate Blanchett. I thought it was the best so far this year. Not that I see many movies. Perhaps six or so a year. I still think ‘The last picture Show’ is one of the best ever made. Still, one can’t keep on seeing the same movie.
    Can’t wait to see ‘Spotlight.’
    What happened to Pedro Almovordal?

    • Only six or so films a year?! With such a good crop of nominated films I hope you can increase that number, starting with Spotlight. I find it surprising with your good choice of The Last Picture Show, you show a good eye to film so can get thru the assortment the studios throw at us. I think the director of The Revenant is taking over for Pedro. Thank you for the comments.

  2. Let us see who emerges winner at last!

  3. I’m with you on Spotlight and Brie Larson and on The Revenant getting best director. I’d give Brian Cranston the best actor nod, Rooney Mara and Mark Rylance best supporting actors, but wouldn’t quibble with any of your other choices. In fact I wouldn’t quibble too much with the ones I disagree with. Lots of good films this year.

  4. Great article. You make some good points about judging art. Then again, we’re critics of sorts right 😉 I’m excited for the Oscars, and agree with a lot of your picks. I was surprised by a few dramas this year. I didn’t expect to get emotionally invested in stuff like Brooklyn, Room, and Carol. My pick for hidden gem is Bone Tomshawk. Have you seen it? Best Tarantino Western all year 😉 if you catch my drift (big snowy drift).

  5. Some well-respected choices here, Joltz. Many of which I am extremely hard-pressed to disagree with. 🙂 I sure hope this does become Leo’s year!

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