And the Oscar Goes to…

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

I’m not able to watch the 88th Academy Awards tonight. I know, tragic, right? So I’m going to post my picks right here. And then, later, once I find out who got what, I will update to see how well I did. Last few years, I haven’t done so hot with my picks. I’m happy with a 50% success rate. Here we go…

*UPDATE: If it’s underlined, I picked correctly. If it’s been struck through, I was wrong.

Best Picture – The Revenant

Actor in a Leading Role – Leonardo DiCaprio

Actress in a Leading Role – Brie Larson

Actor in a Supporting Role – Sylvester Stallone

Actress in a Supporting Role – Alicia Vikander

Animated Feature Film – Inside Out

Cinematography – The Revenant

Costume Design – Mad Max: Fury Road

Directing – Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant

Documentary (Feature) – Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Documentary (Short Subject) – A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Film Editing – The Big Short

Foreign Language Film – Mustang

Makeup and Hairstyling – Mad Max: Fury Road

Music (Original Score) – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Music (Original Song) – “Writing’s On the Wall,” Spectre

Production Design – The Martian

Short Film (Animated) – Prologue

Short Film (Live Action) – Ave Maria

Sound Editing – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Visual Effects – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – The Martian

Writing (Original Screenplay) – Ex Machina

Not sure if I should explain my reasons for picking what I picked. Because, honestly, I didn’t see all of the nominated films. I didn’t see any of the foreign language nominees. I didn’t see any of the shorts. I didn’t see any of the feature documentaries. The only animated feature I saw was Inside Out. And I still, after all these years, have no idea what the difference is between sound mixing and sound editing. I’ll update later with the win/loss record.

UPDATE: I got 10 out of 24 right. Not 50%… I should probably stop trying to call these things each year.


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