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Dymocks predicts the 2016 Academy Awards winners

The lead up to the 88th annual Academy Awards is at an end and we’re all eager to see who will win today!

The amazing array of talent amongst this year’s nominees has made it really hard to predict so we asked some of the well-read people of Dymocks to apply their total lack of movie expertise to predicting the winners this year.

We voted and have (mostly) reached a consensus on who we think will win, or at least who we’d like to win, for each category. We are either a) geniuses, or b) terrible and should stick to books. 

Check out our predictions below.

Best Picture
This was an incredibly close mix of nominees this year, and particularly difficult to judge when six of the eight movies are based on books we loved! There’s Room; Emma Donoghue’s Man Booker Prize longlisted bestseller, now on the big screen. Or Brooklyn, which is not only written Colm Toibin but was adapted for the screen by another favourite author Nick Hornby. Or The Martian, one of our favourite books of 2014. Just when we thought we’d need to give up we managed to reach a majority for our Best Picture prediction.

Dymocks predicts Spotlight

Actor in a Leading Role
Another difficult one with every single movie in this category based on a book. We loved Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl, but winning two years in a row is a bit boring, isn’t it? And I think we all secretly want to see Leo finally win an Oscar after all these years!

Dymocks predicts Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

Actress in a Leading Role
This was a pretty amazing mix of talented women this year. Cate Blanchett staring in an adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith story with Carol is pretty difficult to go past. And there’s definitely no lack of J-Law fans amongst the Dymocks team. However at the end of the day our prediction for this year was almost unanimous.

Dymocks predicts Brie Larson in Room

Actor in a Supporting Role
This was a close one, with us struggling to agree across great nominees like Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight) and Christian Bale (The Big Short). However we’d love to see Stallone win for his portrayal of Rocky; 39 years after he was nominated for best actor for playing the same character. What a story!

Dymocks predicts Sylvester Stallone in Creed

Actress in a Supporting Role
The talent pool continues with some great movies and nominees in this category. Rachel McAdams was captivating in Spotlight and Kate Winslet really nailed it with her appearance in Steve Jobs (how did she hold that accent?!?). However we felt our predicted winner really made the movie for us, giving us a stunning performance and ensuring we had all ‘dem feels.

Dymocks predicts Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl

Animated Feature Film
Dymocks predicts Inside Out

Cinematography
Dymocks predicts The Revenant

Costume Design
Dymocks predicts The Danish Girl

Directing
Dymocks predicts The Revenant

Documentary (Feature)
Dymocks predicts Amy

Documentary (Short Subject)
Dymocks predicts A Girl in the River

Film Editing
Dymocks predicts The Revenant

Foreign Language Film
Dymocks predicts Son of Saul

Makeup & Hairstyling
Dymocks predicts Mad Max Fury Road

Music (Original Score)
Dymocks predicts Carol

Music (Original Song)
Dymocks predicts Spectre (Writing’s On the Wall)

Production Design
Dymocks predicts The Revenant

Short Film (Animated)
Dymocks predicts Sanjay's Super Team

Short Film (Live Action)
Dymocks predicts Shok

Sound Editing
Dymocks predicts We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

Sound Mixing
Dymocks predicts Star Wars The Force Awakens

Visual Effects
Dymocks predicts Star Wars The Force Awakens

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Dymocks predicts The Martian

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Dymocks predicts Spotlight

Posted by Global Administrator on 29/02/2016