Oscars 2016 Cheat Sheet

Want to bypass category analysis and want a simple guide as to who may win on Oscar night? Well, look no further! Below is a simple cheat sheet of what to expect in the major categories and who could pull off an upset. If you are interested in category analysis or predictions in the technical categories, please refer to the link HERE.

Best Picture
Spotlight movieWill Win:
Spotlight
Could Win: The Revenant or The Big Short

Best Director
The Revenant directingWill Win: Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Could Win: George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor
Feature picture The RevenantWill Win:
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Could Win: Anyone outside of DiCaprio would be a huge upset, but Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs is a distant possibility

Best Actress
Brie Larson RoomWill Win:
Brie Larson – Room
Could Win: Cate Blanchett – Carol

Best Supporting Actor
Slyvester StalloneWill Win:
 Sylvester Stallone – Creed
Could Win: This category could go in any direction since Stallone isn’t a guaranteed win. Look to Mark Ruffalo for Spotlight or Tom Hardy for The Revenant sneaking a win in this category.

Best Supporting Actress
Alicia Vikander Danish GirlWill Win:
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Could Win: Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Best Original Screenplay
SpotlightWill Win: Spotlight
Could Win: Inside Out

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big ShortWill Win:
The Big Short
Could Win: Carol

Best Animated Feature
Inside OutWill Win:
 Inside Out
Could Win: Anything outside of Inside Out winning would be a shock, but Anomalisa could maybe be a surprise win.

Best Song
Lady Gaga versus Sam SmithWill Win: Lady Gaga – “Till it Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
Could Win: Sam Smith – “Writing’s on the Wall” – Spectre

The Oscars will occur on February 28th starting at 8:30 PM EST and hosted by Chris Rock

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