Oscars 2016 Cheat Sheet
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Oscars 2016 Cheat Sheet

Because there are just too many damn movies to watch.

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Oscars 2016 Cheat Sheet
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The Academy Award season has finally begun! The Oscar nominations were finally announced last week. Here is a list to help you fill out the prediction polls with your friends, guide your movie watching to what is necessary before the night of the show, and help to impress others with your knowledge of some of the front runners! (This list only contains the main categories!)

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

Most Likely to Win:The Revenant, The Martian

Dark Horses:Mad Max: Fury Road, Spotlight

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne: The Danish Girl

Most Likely to Win: Leonardo DiCaprio

Dark Horse: Pretty much anyone... Such good performances this year!

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Most Likely to Win: Brie Larson

Dark Horses: Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bride of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Most Likey to Win: Sylvester Stallone

Dark Horse: Mark Rylance (Stallone pretty much has this locked)

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Most Likely to Win: Alicia Vikander

Dark Horse: Rooney Mara, Kate Winslet

Best Directing

Adam McKay, The Big Short

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Most Likely to Win: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Dark Horse: George Miller

Best Original Score

Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies

Carter Burwell, Carol

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario

John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Most Likely to Win: The Hateful Eight

Dark Horse: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Brooklyn, Nick Hornby

Carol, Phyllis Nagy

The Martian, Drew Goddard

Room, Emma Donoghue

Most Likely to Win:The Martian, Drew Goddard

Dark Horse:Room, Emma Donoghue

Best Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies, Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen

Ex Machina, Alex Garland

Inside Out, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen

Spotlight, Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Straight Outta Compton, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Most Likely to Win:Spotlight, Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Dark Horse:Inside Out, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen

Best Animated Feature Film

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

Most Likely to Win:Inside Out

Dark Horse:Anomalisa

Best Original Song

"Earned It," Fifty Shades of Grey, Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio

"Manta Ray," Racing Extinction, J. Ralph and Antony Hegarty

"Simple Song #3," Youth, David Lang

"'Til It Happens to You," The Haunting Ground, Diane Warren and Lady Gaga

"Writings on the Wall," Spectre, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Most Likely to Win: "'Til It Happens to You," The Haunting Ground, Diane Warren and Lady Gaga

Dark Horse: "Writings on the Wall," Spectre, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith


Who are you rooting for at the Oscars this year? Who are you disappointed to see snubbed from this year's race (some favorites are Straight Out of Compton for Best Picture, Ridley Scott for Director, and Will Smith for Concussion)? Be sure to tune into the telecast on February 28 with host Chris Rock!

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