Rex’s Oscar Predictions: The Long List

LW’s Oscar lover Rex Okpodu writes: ‘Following screenings and reviews from recent film festivals — Venice, Telluride and Toronto leading to New York right now and the AFI film fest in November — I have come up with a long list of contenders in the top categories for this year’s Oscar nominations. Only the best picture category is chosen by alternate voting system and could total between five and ten contenders while the other categories are the usual five. The nominations will be announced January 14, and the ceremony held on Sunday, February 28, 2016.’

Best Picture:

Steve Jobs
The Danish Girl
The Martian
Beasts of No Nation
Straight Outta Compton

Still to be reviewed:

The Revenant
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight

Best Director:

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs
Todd Haynes, Carol
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Tom Hopper, The Danish Girl
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Still to be reviewed:

Alejandro Inarritu, The Revenant
Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies
David O Russell, Joy

Best Actor:

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Johnny Depp, Black Mass
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Michael Caine, Youth
Tom Hanks, Bridge of Spies

Still to be reviewed:

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Will Smith, Concussion
Bradley Cooper, Burnt

Best Actress:

Brie Larson, Room
Carey Mulligan, Suffragette
Cate Blanchett, Carol or Truth
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Still to be reviewed:

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Best Supporting Actor:

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Michael Keaton, Spotlight
Abraham Atta, Beasts of No Nation
Harvey Keitel, Youth
Sam Elliot, Grandma
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Still to be reviewed:

Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress:

Rooney Mara, Carol
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Jane Fonda, Youth
Joan Allen, Room

Holdover from earlier in the year:

Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria

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