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    • January 13, 2016 11:42 AM EST
    • The Revenant will win best pic and Dicap will be best actor, and what an amazing actor he has been his whole career.

    • January 13, 2016 1:18 AM EST
    • Brilliant as per normal, always great over the years.

    • January 12, 2016 9:16 PM EST
    • Thank you very good choices.

    • January 12, 2016 8:54 PM EST
    • Okay. This makes it my fifteenth year in a row I make my predictions for the Oscar nominees. As in past years, I give my five picks, a dark horse (DH) or two if I feel I can sense them out as well as a For Your Consideration (FYC) pick for a deserving long shot. One thing different from previous years is that I won't predict for them all. Just for 14 I really feel are necessary. Besides I found out the Awards Daily site has a contest for just the Top 8 categories so I didn't feel predicting for them all was all that worth it. Nevertheless I will give you an exciting set. So here goes:
       
      BEST PICTURE:
      • The Big Short
      • Bridge of Spies
      • Brooklyn
      • Carol
      • Inside Out
      • Mad Max: Fury Road
      • The Martian
      • The Revenant
      • Room
      • Spotlight
      DH1)Straight Outta Compton
      DH2)The Hateful Eight
      DH3 & FYC)Star Wars: The Force Awakens
       
      Most years there are nine nominees in this category. last year was eight. I'm still keeping it at ten just to be safe.
       
      BEST DIRECTOR:
      • TODD HAYNES/Carol
      • ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU/ The Revenant
      • THOMAS MCCARTHY/ Spotlight
      • GEORGE MILLER/Mad Max: Fury Road
      • RIDLEY SCOTT/ The Martian

      DH1) ADAM McKAY/The Big Short

      DH2) STEVEN SPIELBERG/ Bridge of Spies 

      FYC) F. GARY GRAY/Straight Outta Compton
       
      Funny how my predictions aren't even a day old. Yes, the Directors Guild Nominees were announced this morning and that's how fresh my predictions are.
       
      BEST ACTOR:
      • BRYAN CRANSTON/ Trumbo
      • MATT DAMON/ The Martian
      • LEONARDO DICAPRIO/ The Revenant
      • MICHAEL FASSBENDER/ Steve Jobs
      • EDDIE REDMAYNE/ The Danish Girl
       
      DH1: JOHNNY DEPP/ Black Mass
       
      DH2: WILL SMITH/ Concussion

      Funny how this is the category that seems to be the most generous to performances of people that existed. This year seems to be a mix of people that existed and fictional characters.
       
      BEST ACTRESS:
      • CATE BLANCHETT/ Carol
      • BRIE LARSON/ Room
      • CHARLOTTE RAMPLING/ 45 Years
      • SAOIRSE RONAN/ Brooklyn
      • ALICIA VIKANDER/ The Danish Girl
       
      DH1: JENNIFER LAWRENCE/ Joy
       
      DH2: HELEN MIRREN/Woman In Gold
       
      FYC: CHARLIZE THERON/Mad Max: Fury Road

      Interesting how some of the best lead actress performances this year were from women under the age of 30. Lucky year for young women.
       
      BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
      • CHRISTIAN BALE/ The Big Short
      • IDRIS ELBA/Beasts of No Nation
      • MARK RYLANCE/Bridge of Spies
      • MICHAEL SHANNON/99 Homes 
      • SYLVESTER STALLONE/ Creed
       
      DH1:  PAUL DANO/ Love & Mercy
       
      DH2: JACOB TREMBLAY/Room
       
      FYC: MARK RUFFALO/ Spotlight
       
      It was interesting when the race first started, there were very good chances that Spotlight would have at least one acting nomination with either Keaton or Ruffalo. Boy can the race change things.
       
      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
      • JENNIFER JASON LEIGH / The Hateful Eight
      • ROONEY MARA/ Carol
      • HELEN MIRREN / Trumbo
      • ALICIA VIKANDER/ Ex Machina
      • KATE WINSLET/ Steve Jobs
       
      DH1: JANE FONDA/ Youth
       
      DH2: RACHEL MCADAMS/ Spotlight
       
      FYC: ISABELLA ROSSELLINI/Joy
       
       
      BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
      • ANDREA BERLOFF & JONATHAN HERMAN/ Straight Outta Compton
      • ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN & MATT CHARMAN/ Bridge of Spies
      • ALEX GARLAND/Ex Machina
      • JOSH SINGER & THOMAS MCCARTHY/ Spotlight
      • QUENTIN TARANTINO/The Hateful Eight
       
      DH1: JOSH COOLEY, MEG LEFAUVE &  PETE DOCTER/ Inside Out
       
      BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
      • DREW GODDARD/ The Martian
      • ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU & MARK L. SMITH/ The Revenant
      • ADAM McKAY/The Big Short
      • PHYLLIS NAGY/Carol
      • AARON SORKIN/ Steve Jobs
       
      DH1:  NICK HORNBY/Brooklyn
       
      DH2:  EMMA DONOGHUE/ Room
       
      Have you noticed a lot of movie scripts based on novels have been written by the actual novelist lately?
       
      BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
      • Anomalisa
      • The Good Dinosaur
      • Inside Out
      • The Minions Movie
      • The Peanuts Movie
       
      DH: Shaun The Sheep Movie
       
      BEST FILM EDITING:
      • AFFONSO GONCALVES/ Carol
      • TOM McARDLE/Spotlight
      • STEPHEN MIRRIONE/The Revenant
      • PIETRO SCALIA/ The Martian
      • MARGARET SIXEL/Mad Max: Fury Road
      DH1: HANK CORWIN/The Big Short
       
      DH2: JOE WALKER/ Sicario
       
      Usually the films with the best chances for Best Picture have the best bets of nomination in this category.
       
      BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
      • THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (Belgium)
      • THE FENCER (Finland)
      • MUSTANG (France)
      • SON OF SAUL (Hungary)
      • THEEB (Jordan)
       
      DH1: A WAR (Denmark)
       
      DH2: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (Columbia)
       
      BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
      • CARTER BURWELL/ Carol
      • BRYCE DESSNER, CARSTEN NICOLAI & RYUICHI SAKAMOTO/The Revenant
      • ENNIO MORRICONE/The Hateful Eight
      • THOMAS NEWMAN/ Bridge Of Spies
      • JOHN WILLIAMS/Star Wars: The Force Awakens
      DH1:  DANIEL PEMBERTON/Steve Jobs
       
      DH2:ALEXANDER DESPLAT/ The Danish Girl
       
      There are certain givens come Oscar nominations. One is that John Williams will get nominated. That's one foregone conclusion.
       
       
      BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
      • “Love Me Like You Do”, Fifty Shades of Grey
      • “One Kind Of Love”, Love & Mercy
      • “See You Again”, Furious 7
      • “Till It Happens To You”, The Hunting Ground
      • “Writing’s On The Wall”, Spectre
      DH:  “Simple Song #3”, Youth
       
      What's you're guess when Wiz and Charlie Puth perform 'See You Again' onstage, that's when the Academy will roll their montage of those that passed in the 12 months?
       
       
      BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
      • Ex Machina
      • Mad Max: Fury Road
      • The Martian
      • The Revenant
      • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

      DH1: Jurassic World 

      DH2: The Walk

      Another given. Star Wars nominated for visual effects. Makes pure sense, right?

       
      And there you have it. My predictions for this year's Oscar nominees. Thursday will be the day to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Stay toond!

    • January 11, 2016 5:40 PM EST
    • I just know Inside Out would be the animated winer, as good as The Peanuts Movie was Inside was out of this world good. :)

    • January 11, 2016 2:29 PM EST
    • The Revenant I thought would win if not Mad Max. I am glad to see Stallone get a GG even though I have not seen Creed.

    • January 9, 2016 9:46 PM EST
    • I think Inside Out will win best animated film but Peanuts Movie was awesome and could win.

    • January 9, 2016 4:24 PM EST
    • I am glad your animated pick is The peanuts Movie I love it so much. :)

    • January 9, 2016 12:39 PM EST
    • Just found out yesterday the Golden Globes are tomorrow. That means I have to make my predictions fast. So here goes. My prediction for the winner is marked with an *. My prediction for the closest threat for my winner prediction is marked with an +. I predict winners for all categories but I give closest threat guesses for movie awards. So here goes:
       
      Best Picture (Drama)
      -Carol
      +Mad Max: Fury Road+
      -The Revenant
      -Room
      *Spotlight*
       
      Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
      -The Big Short
      -Joy
      *The Martian*
      -Spy
      +Trainwreck+
       
      Best Director – Motion Picture
      -TODD HAYNES / Carol
      -ALEJANDRO G. INARRITU / The Revenant
      -GEORGE MILLER / Mad Max: Fury Road
      *RIDLEY SCOTT / The Martian*
      +TOM MCCARTHY / Spotlight+
       
      Best Actor (Drama)
      +BRYAN CRANSTON / Trumbo+
      *LEONARDO DICAPRIO / The Revenant*
      -MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs
      -EDDIE REDMAYNE / The Danish Girl
      -WILL SMITH / Concussion
       
      Best Actress (Drama)
      +CATE BLANCHETT / Carol+
      *BRIE LARSON / Room*
      -ROONEY MARA / Carol
      -SAOIRSE RONAN / Brooklyn
      -ALICIA VIKANDER / The Danish Girl
       
      Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)
      +CHRISTIAN BALE / The Big Short+
      -STEVE CARELL / The Big Short
      *MATT DAMON / The Martian*
      -AL PACINO / Danny Collins
      -MARK RUFFALO / Infinitely Polar Bear
       
      Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)
      *JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Joy*
      +AMY SCHUMER / Trainwreck+
      -MELISSA MCCARTHY / Spy
      -MAGGIE SMITH / The Lady in the Van
      -LILY TOMLIN / Grandma
       
      Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
      -PAUL DANO / Love & Mercy
      *IDRIS ELBA / Beasts of No Nation*
      +MARK RYLANCE / Bridge of Spies+
      -MICHAEL SHANNON / 99 Homes
      -SYLVESTER STALLONE / Creed
       
      Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
      -JANE FONDA / Youth
      -JENNIFER JASON LEIGH / The Hateful Eight
      -HELEN MIRREN / Trumbo
      *ALICIA VIKANDER / Ex Machina*
      +KATE WINSLET / Steve Jobs+
       
      Best Screenplay
      -EMMA DONAGHUE/ Room
      *TOM MCCARTHY & JOSH SINGER/ Spotlight *
      - ADAM MCKAY /The Big Short
      - AARON SORKIN /Steve Jobs
      + QUENTIN TARANTINO /The Hateful Eight+
       
      Best Original Score
      -BRYCE DESSNER, CARSTEN NICOLAI & RYUICHI SAKAMOTO /The Revenant
      *ENNIO MORRICONE /The Hateful Eight*
      -DANIEL PEMBERTON /Steve Jobs
      +CARTER BURWELL /Carol +
      -ALEXANDRE DESPLAT /The Danish Girl
       
      Best Original Song
      -Fifty Shades of Grey – “Love Me Like You Do”
      *Love & Mercy – “One Kind of Love”*
      +Furious 7 – “See You Again”+
      -Youth – “Simple Song #3”
      -Spectre – “Writings on the Wall”
       
      Best Foreign Language Film
      -The Brand New Testament (Belgium)
      -The Club (Chile)
      -The Fencer (Finland)
      +Mustang (France)+
      *Son of Saul (Hungary)*
       
      Best Animated Feature
      -Anomalisa
      -The Good Dinosaur
      *Inside Out*
      +The Peanuts Movie+
      -Shaun the Sheep
       
      TELEVISION:
       
      Best TV Series (Drama)
      -Empire
      *Game of Thrones*
      -Mr. Robot
      -Narcos
      -Outlander
       
      Best TV Series (Comedy)
      -Casual
      -Mozart in the Jungle
      -Orange is the New black
      -Silicon Valley
      -Transparent
      *Veep*
       
      Best Limited Series, Mini-series or TV Movie
      -American Crime
      -American Horror Story: Hotel
      -Fargo
      -Flesh & Bone
      *Wolf Hall*
       
      Best Actress In A TV Series, Drama
      -CAITRIONA BALFE / Outlander
      *VIOLA DAVIS / How To Get Away With Murder*
      -EVA GREEN / Penny Dreadful
      -TARAJI P. HENSON  / Empire
      -ROBIN WRIGHT / House of Cards
       
      Best Actor In A TV Series, Drama
      *JON HAMM / Mad Men*
      -RAMI MALEK / Mr. Robot
      -WAGNER MOURA/ Narcos
      -BOB ODENKIRK / Better Call Saul
      -LIEV SCHREIBER / Ray Donovan
       
      Best Actress In A Musical Or Comedy Series
      -RACHEL BLOOM / Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
      -JAMIE LEE CURTIS / Scream Queens
      *JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Veep*
      -GINA RODRIGUEZ / Jane the Virgin
      -LILY TOMLIN / Grace & Frankie
       
      Best Actor In A TV Series, Musical Or Comedy
      -AZIZ ANZARI / Master of None
      -GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL / Mozart in the Jungle
      -ROB LOWE / The Grinder
      -PATRICK STEWART / Blunt Talk
      *JEFFREY TAMBOR / Transparent*
       
      Best Actor In A Series, Miniseries Or Limited Series Made For Television
      -IDRIS ELBA / Luther
      -OSCAR ISAAC / Show Me a Hero
      *DAVID OYELOWO / Nightingale*
      -MARK RYLANCE / Wolf Hall
      -PATRICK WILSON / Fargo
       
      Best Actress In A Series, Miniseries Or Limited Series Made For Television
      -LADY GAGA / American Horror Story: Hotel
      -KIRSTEN DUNST / Fargo
      -SARAH HAY / Flesh & Bone
      *FELICITY HUFFMAN / American Crime*
      -QUEEN LATIFAH / Bessie
       
      Best Supporting Actress In A Limited Series, Mini-Series Or TV Movie
      -UZO ADUBA / Orange Is the New Black
      -JOANNE FROGGATT / Downton Abbey
      *REGINA KING / American Crime*
      -JUDITH LIGHT / Transparent
      -MAURA TIERNEY / The Affair
       
      Best Supporting Actor In A Limited Series, Mini-series or TV Movie
      -ALAN CUMMING / The Good Wife
      *DAMIEN LEWIS / Wolf Hall*
      -BEN MENDELSOHN / Bloodline
      -TOBIAS MENZIES / Outlander
      -CHRISTIAN SLATER / Mr. Robot
       
      And there you have it. My predictions for tomorrow's Golden Globes. Tune in tomorrow to see who wins. Also Oscar nomination predicitons coming in a few days.
       

    • January 4, 2016 11:44 PM EST
    • Jem and the Holograms was completely ignored also..a total bust. Opening weekend a grand total of $2.2 Mill.

    • January 3, 2016 8:05 PM EST
    • Terminator Genisys might have done poorly but I liked it, certainly was not the worst Terminator movie.

      Add to that list

      The Last Witch Hunter

      Aloha

      Rock the Kasbah (not sure this made enough for a cup of tea)

    • January 3, 2016 5:51 PM EST
    • Jeff_Wincott said:

      There were winners in 2015 like Spectre, Mockinjay pt 2, M.I: Rogue Nation, Inside Out etc but there were big losers like "Pan" with a production cost of $150 million worldwide it has pulled in about $126 Million.

      Here are a few losers

      Pan

      Fantastic Four

      Terminator Genesys - dis way better worldwide.

      Jupiter Ascending and Black Hat just to name a few, oh and the Vacation remake or reboot whatever they want to call it but the sucktitude was very high.

       

      I only saw Fantastic Four and Vacation. Fantasic Four was not dreadful. Its acting was its biggest saving grace but the storyline was very off. Vacation was dreadful. Just terrible humor and terrible stock acting from Ed Helms.

       

    • January 3, 2016 2:36 PM EST
    • There were winners in 2015 like Spectre, Mockinjay pt 2, M.I: Rogue Nation, Inside Out etc but there were big losers like "Pan" with a production cost of $150 million worldwide it has pulled in about $126 Million.

      Here are a few losers

      Pan

      Fantastic Four

      Terminator Genisys - did way better worldwide.

      Jupiter Ascending and Black Hat just to name a few, oh and the Vacation remake or reboot whatever they want to call it but the sucktitude was very high.

    • December 2, 2015 11:31 PM EST
    • Believe it or not I really liked Wild, I know not your average teen movie but it was cool kept me into it right through.

    • October 30, 2015 11:21 AM EDT
    • Interstellar was awesome, that would be in my top ten for sure.

    • August 30, 2015 2:03 AM EDT
    • I agree with all in your top ten but I might shift the ordr a bit with Boyhood as the top film and I would move Sniper all the way down to 10 spot. It was a good movie but personally I don;t hold it that high.

    • August 26, 2015 1:11 PM EDT
    • Thank you for this list, I liked Wild it has to be my fav I have seen in 2014 and second is Boyhood. :)

    • August 25, 2015 11:57 PM EDT
    • Where is San Andreas??? lol j/k those are quality movies, you should be working for the Hollywood reporter.

      These movies unfortunately most teens wont watch and that is too bad and I incvlude myself but I saw...Imitation Game, Wild and Birdman. :)

    • August 25, 2015 11:18 PM EDT
    • The best film of 2014 was "Boyhood" hands down.

    • August 25, 2015 12:29 AM EDT
    • An excellent listing, I agree with the films listed, my only change would have” Boyhood” as the top film and I would remove “Wild” from top ten and have “Interstellar” in the list.

      American Sniper was well made and acted but I agree with many who felt it was a bit too much USA USA.

    • August 24, 2015 4:52 PM EDT
    • Of those you mentioned I have only see also American Sniper (propaganda) Boyhood (Unique) Interstallar (awesome) and Guardians of the Galaxy (Fun).

    • August 23, 2015 11:10 PM EDT
    • Guardians of the Galaxy, Interstellar, Boyhood, The Lego Movie and Amrican Sniper are ones I saw you mentioned and I liked them all.

    • August 19, 2015 9:27 PM EDT
    • I love Boyhood, awesome and amazing movie. :)

    • September 15, 2015 9:44 PM EDT
    • I liked it, I was glued but yea I am a kid. lol

      IT was awesome it really kept me watching because it ewas so cool to see a big jumbo back in world war 2 times. :)

    • August 29, 2015 12:43 AM EDT
    • I  saw Flight World War 2 on Netflix, it was kind of dumb but still fun to watch. :)