It all comes down to this.
As I have been doing with a lot of different guilds (to say the least, and here are a few more) over the last months, I’m casting a fictional ballot for the 88th Academy Awards. The full list of nominees can be seen here.
This is not the list of who I believe will win each category (I’ll post that one in a few days), but who I believe should win (some of which can be traced back to my Top 10 films of 2015).
Without further ado!
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies
Best Editing: Hank Corwin for The Big Short
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin for Mad Max: Fury Road *
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Production Design: Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound Mixing: on Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek for The Revenant
Best Sound Editing: Mark Mangini and David White for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs
Best Documentary Feature: abstain
Best Documentary Short: abstain
Best Music (Original Score): Carter Burwell for Carol
Best Music (Original Song): abstain
Best Animated Feature: Inside Out
Best Visual Effects: Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Animated Short Film: abstain
Best Live Action Short Film: abstain
Best Foreign Language Film: Mustang **
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs
Best Original Screenplay: Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley for Inside Out ***
Best Adapted Screenplay: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay for The Big Short
Best Cinematography:Emmanuel Lubezki for The Revenant
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett for Carol
Best Director: Adam McKay for The Big Short
Best Picture: The Big Short
2) The Martian
7) The Revenant
*: Not seen The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
**: Not seen Embrace of the Serpent and A War
***: Not seen Straight Outta Compton