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Hooray for Oscars! They're the most entertaining--and convenient--way to chat about the films we love. Predictions are therefore primarily for purposes of amusement and discussion. The listed predictions are purely from a fan's perspective and do not reflect the personal choices of the author, although some element of endorsement is inevitable when one says that a contender has what it takes to go all the way. Coverage of the Canadian Screen Awards may be found here.

★Round 1: Where's the Story, Oscar Glory? (Oct. 29)
★Round 2: Canucks in Contention: Could 2015 Be Canada's Biggest Year Yet? (Nov. 20)
★Round 3: Golden Globes Predictions and Oscar Update (Dec. 8) 
★ Round 4/5: Hungry Films, but who gets the noms? (Jan. 13)


★Predicted winner - coming soon!
Updated Jan. 29

*New or moved

Best Picture:


Best Director:

Lenny Abrahamson, RoomAlejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor:

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor:

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
 

Best Supporting Actress:

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Original Screenplay:

Bridge of SpiesMark Harmon; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Ex Machina - Alex Garland
Inside Out - Pete Docter et al
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
Straight Outta Compton - The white girl

Best Adapted Screenplay:

The Big Short - Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
Carol - Phyllis Nagy
The Martian - Drew Goddard
Room– Emma Donoghue

Best Documentary Feature:



Best Foreign Language Film:

Embrace of the Serpent - Colombia
Mustang - France
Son of Saul – Hungary
Theeb - Jordan
A War – Denmark

Best Animated Film:

Anomalisa
The Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep
When Marnie Was There


Best Cinematography:




Best Film Editing:

The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 


Best Costumes:




Best Production Design:



Best Original Score:

Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Original Song:

Earned It” – Fifty Shades of Grey
Manta Rey" - Racing Extinction
Simple Song No. 3” - Youth
"Til it Happens to You," The Hunting Ground
"Writing's on the Wall," Spectre

Best Visual Effects:

The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Mixing:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Revenant


Best Sound Editing:


The Revenant

Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Make-Up:

The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Best Animated Short

Best Live Action Short


Best Documentary Short

Boy Team 12
Chau
Claude Lanzmann:Spectres of Shoah 
Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom



★2014 Oscar race
Round 1: Let's Get this Party Started!
Round 2: Could Award Season Revive These Contenders?


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