The M&M Report Predicts the 2016 Oscars

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The following are my predictions for this year’s Oscars, as well as those of my friend and podcast partner Devin Mitchell. We composed our ballots separately. The similarities on our ballots are a reflection of the increasing predictability of the nominations in the age of the yearlong hype cycle.

BEST PICTURE

MarkThe Revenant

DevinSpotlight

BEST ACTOR

Mark: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Devin: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

BEST ACTRESS

Mark: Brie Larson, Room

Devin: Brie Larson, Room

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mark: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Devin: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mark: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Devin: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

BEST DIRECTOR

Mark: Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant

Devin: Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Mark: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight

Devin: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Mark: Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, The Big Short

Devin: Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, The Big Short

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Mark: Lady Gaga and Diane Warren, “‘Til It Happens to You”

Devin: Lady Gaga and Diane Warren, “‘Til It Happens to You”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

MarkSon of Saul

DevinSon of Saul

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

MarkAmy

DevinAmy

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

MarkInside Out

DevinInside Out

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Mark: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

Devin: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Mark: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Devin: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Mark: Sandy Powell, Carol

Devin: Sandy Powell, Carol

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

MarkMad Max: Fury Road

DevinMad Max: Fury Road

BEST SOUND MIXING

Mark: Mad Max: Fury Road

DevinThe Revenant

BEST SOUND EDITING

MarkThe Revenant

DevinThe Revenant

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

MarkWorld of Tomorrow

DevinSanjay’s Super Team

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM

MarkAve Maria

DevinAve Maria

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

MarkClaude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

DevinBody Team 12

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