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The State of the Race: Circling Monsters, Looking for Redemption

There are still four movies pushing to the center of this year’s Oscar race. They can be divided into two distinct pairs – the epics and the character dramas. Three ...
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The State of the Race: Hunting Down the Most Powerful Oscar Narrative

The current Oscar race seems very much like two races in one. Usually, there are two films that dominate and go head-to-head. This year, it feels like there are two ...
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The State of the Race: A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The time has come to humbly admit that some of us may have been wrong about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. First, by not seeing how fast it would overtake ...
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The State of the Race: Inside the Doomsday Machine

“I think this was a nice idea we had in this country and a nice landscape to experiment with. But I think there comes a time in almost any experimentation ...
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The State of the Race: Breaking the Story, Breaking the World

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THE BRIEF

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We’re updating live as the winners are announced.

Note: Final phase of Awards Daily’s 8th Annual Simulated Oscar Ballot is now underway. Please go vote. Thanks!

 

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • THE BIG SHORT Adam McKay, Charles Randolph

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • MARK RYLANCE  Bridge of Spies

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)

  • JOHN BOYEGA

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

  • BROOKLYN John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby

ORIGINAL MUSIC

  • THE HATEFUL EIGHT Ennio Morricone

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • THE REVENANT Emmanuel Lubezki

EDITING

  • MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Margaret Sixel

COSTUME DESIGN

  • MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Jenny Beavan

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • SPOTLIGHT Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

ANIMATED FILM

  • INSIDE OUT Pete Docter

DOCUMENTARY

  • AMY Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees

MAKE UP & HAIR

  • MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin

BRITISH SHORT FILM

  • OPERATOR Caroline Bartleet, Rebecca Morgan

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

  • STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • KATE WINSLET Steve Jobs

 

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

  • NAJI ABU NOWAR (Writer/Director) RUPERT LLOYD (Producer) Theeb

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The WGA Awards are announcing now.

  • bullet points indicate the winners as they come in.

We’re predicting The Big Short and Spotlight to win here.  Anything else will be a big surprise in a season full of surprises. Stay tuned.

SCREENPLAY NOMINATIONS

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy; Open Road Film

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • The Big Short, Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the Book by Michael Lewis; Paramount Pictures

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One of the reasons we keep returning to 1976 is that it’s supposedly the one year that many people in the Oscar game point to as one of the worst Best Picture wins in Academy history, when a scrappy little movie called Rocky bested films as impressive as All the President’s Men, Network, Taxi Driver, and Bound for Glory. The more I’ve learned about the Oscars in the years I’ve been covering them, the more I’ve understood why that Rocky win represents a valuable a lesson: it was an inclusive, not an exclusive win. In that the Oscars are better, I think, when they take into account the public at large and do not turn too much inward — as they did pointedly last year, with Birdman — thus very nearly exiling themselves onto Oscar Island. Movies are made for everyday people in the real world. The further the Oscars get away from that, I think, the more they lose their value in terms of defining a snapshot in time of our cinematic culture overall.

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Contender Tracker

FRONTRUNNERS

Best PictureNBR top ten/+winner*
NYFCC winner*
LAFC winner+
SAG nominee*
Globe winner+/nominee*
SEFCA winner+/topte*
Critics Choice nominee*
AFI Top Ten+
NSFC+
Ace Eddie noms*
Producers Guild winner+/noms*
ASC Nominations*
WGA win+/nominations*
USC Scripter*
BAFTA nom*
CAS nominee*
DGA win+/Nominees+

The Big Short****++++***
The Revenant+******+
Spotlight*++*+*++*+**
Mad Max: Fury Road+***++****
The Martian*+**+*****
Room**** +
Bridge of Spies***+*****
Brooklyn**


Best ActoRLeonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant++**
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo**+**
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs+ ****
Matt Damon, The Martian+* **
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl ****


Best ActressBrie Larson, Room++++**
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn+****
Cate Blanchett, Carol****
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years+*+
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy+*


Supporting ActorSylvester Stallone, Creed++*
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies***+*
Christian Bale, The Big Short**
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight**
Tom Hardy, The Revenant*


Supporting ActresS
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl+*
Rooney Mara, Carol***
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs*+* *
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight+***
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight**

Director
Alejandro Inarritu, The Revenant+**+
Adam McKay, The Big Short**
George Miller, Max Max: Fury Road+*+**
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight***
Lenny Abrahamson, Room


Original Screenplay
Spotlight, Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer+*+*++*
Straight Outta Compton, Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff*
Bridge of Spies, Charman, the Coens***
Inside Out, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter**
Ex Machina, Alex Garland**

Adapted ScreenplayAdam McKay, The Big Short**+**
Cariol, Phyllis Nagy++**
Room, Emma Donoghue****
The Martian, Drew Godard+***
Brooklyn, Nick Hornby***

EditingThe Big Short+*+*
Mad Max: Fury Road*+*
The Revenant***
The Force Awakens*
Spotlight *

Cinematography
The Revenant***
Mad Max: Fury Road++***
Carol +*+* *
Sicario***
The Hateful Eight *


Production Design
Mad Max: Fury Road**
The Revenant *
The Martian**
The Danish Girl
Bridge of Spies*

Sound Mixing
The Revenant**
Mad Max: Fury Road**
The Martian*
Bridge of Spies**
Star Wars

Sound Editing
The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sicario

Costume Design
Carol**
Cinderella**
The Danish Girl**
Mad Max: Fury Road**
The Revenant

Original Score
The Hateful Eight+*
Star Wars: The Force Awakens*
Carol**
Sicario*
Bridge of Spies


Foreign Language Feature
Son of Saul+++
Mustang (France)**
Columbia (Embrace of the Serpent)
Theeb (Jordan)
Denmark (A War)


Documentary Feature
Amy+++
Cartel Land
What Happened, Miss Simone?
The Look of Silence
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Animated featureInside Out++++**+
Anomalisa*
Shaun the Sheep **
When Marine Was There
Boy and the World

Visual Effects
Mad Max: Fury Road**
Star Wars: The Force Awakens*
Ex Machina**
The Martian**
The Revenant*

Makeup AND HAIR
The Revenant **
Mad Max: Fury Road **
The 100 Year-old-man

Song
Til it Happens to you, The Hunting Ground (Lady Gaga)
Writings on the Wall, Spectre+
Earned it, 50 Shades
Manta Ray, Racing Extinction
Simple Song 3, Youth


Live Action ShortShok
Day One
Stutterer
Everything Will Be Okay
Ave Maria

Animated Short World of Tomorrow
Prologue
Bear Story
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live without Cosmos


Documentary ShortChau Beyond the Lines
Body Team 12
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
Last Day of Freedom
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

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