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Oscar Watching: Looking Back at the 87th Annual Academy Awards

As a general rule, I only include films confirmed for U.S. distribution, hence the lack of predictions for potential Oscar hits like Freeheld, Three Generations, Suffragette, etc.

Best Picture

1. The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino)

2. Silence (Martin Scorsese)

3. Irrational Man (Woody Allen)

4. St. James Place (Steven Spielberg)

5. The Revenant (Alejandro González Iñárritu)

6. Lion (Garth Davis)

7. Untitled John Wells Film (John Wells)

8. Carol (Todd Haynes)

9. Beasts of No Nation (Cary Fukunaga)

10. A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino)

Best Director

1. Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful Eight

2. Martin Scorsese for Silence

3. Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant

4. Woody Allen for Irrational Man

5. John Wells for Untitled John Wells Film

Best Actress in a Leading Role

1. Rooney Mara for Carol

2. Emma Stone for Irrational Man

3. Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn

4. Nicole Kidman for Lion

5. Tilda Swinton for A Bigger Splash

Best Actor in a Leading Role

1. Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant

2. Andrew Garfield for Silence

3. Idris Elba for Beasts of No Nation

4. Bradley Cooper for Untitled John Wells Film

5. Joaquin Phoenix for Irrational Man

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

1. Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight

2. Meg Ryan for Ithaca

3. Parker Posey for Irrational Man

4. Sienna Miller for Untitled John Wells Film

5. Dakota Johnson for A Bigger Splash

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1. Liam Neeson for Silence

2. Samuel L. Jackson for The Hateful Eight

3. Bruce Dern for The Hateful Eight

4. Domnhall Gleeson for The Revenant

5. Jason Segel for The End of the Tour

Best Original Screenplay

1. Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful Eight

2. Woody Allen for Irrational Man

3. John Wells for Untitled John Wells Film

4. Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen for St. James Place

5. Annie Mumolo for Joy

Best Adapted Screenplay

1. Jay C*cks for Silence

2. Alejandro González Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith for The Revenant

3. David Kajganich for A Bigger Splash

4. Cary Fukunaga for Beasts of No Nation

5. Phyllis Nagy for Carol

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Donovan Warren

Donovan Warren

Donovan Warren loves the wonderful world of film and all that comes with it. He specifically loves long takes, fabulous actresses, and keeping up with the Oscar season - even when it's far too early to make sense of anything.