CHECKLIST: My full and official 2016 Oscar predictions
MY FINAL AND OFFICIAL PREDICTIONS FOR THE 88TH ACADEMY AWARDS
The 2016 Awards Tracker is full, the teas leaves have been read, the races have been broken down, and every category has been analyzed. I've made my detailed picks in seven columns and editorials over the past week. Here's my complete and master list.
In my four years of writing these Oscar nominations and following the data on my website, my prediction score improved every year until last year. I went from 17 to 19 to 20 and then down to 16-for-24 last year. I want to hit 20 again. I've said it all along. Stick with me and I will win you that Oscar pool at home or at work! Use this as your checklist and cheat sheet of choice!
BEST PICTURE: "Spotlight"
BEST DIRECTOR: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for "The Revenant"
BEST ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Revenant"
BEST ACTRESS: Brie Larson for "Room"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sylvester Stallone for "Creed"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Alicia Vikander for "The Danish Girl"
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer for "Spotlight"
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Adam McKay and Charles Randolph for "The Big Short"
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "Son of Saul"
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: "Inside Out"
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: "World of Tomorrow"
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: "Amy"
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: "Body Team 12"
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: "Shok"
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Emmanuel Lubezki for "The Revenant"
BEST EDITING: "Mad Max: Fury Road"
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: "Mad Max: Fury Road"
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: "Mad Max: Fury Road"
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR-STYLING: "Mad Max: Fury Road"
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
BEST SOUND EDITING: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
BEST SOUND MIXING: "The Revenant"
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Ennio Morricone for "The Hateful Eight"
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: "Til It Happens to You" by Lady Gaga for "The Hunting Ground"
Follow me on Facebook and Twitter throughout Oscar night as I will be updating the award winners, my prediction results, and overall reaction and responses to the festivities all night. On Monday, the day after the Academy Awards, just as I did last year, I will present a deep look into the crystal ball and set up for the potential Oscar contenders for next year's 89th Academy Awards in 2017. Once one year ends, the next year already starts up. Enjoy the night, everyone!