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Coppell predicts Oscar winners

Farah Merchant, Staff Writer

The year 2015 was a prime time for movies. As multitude of new and enticing movies were released, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian and others. And the Academy seemed to grab some attention with their so-called “white-washed” nominations, but even with the backslash the Academy has gotten, the nominations have been hard to chose between for Coppell as they predict who will win the Oscars.

Best Picture

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian – 37%
  • The Revenant
  • Spotlight

The Martian, directing by Ridley Scott, has made $598.9 million off of the box office and it only continues to grow with people scrambling to the theaters to watch this movie. This “out of this world” movie has really proven to have a chance to win as the people acclaim the movie for it’s acting, production and sound.

Actor in Leading Role

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant – 47%
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Social media has made it known that Leonardo DiCaprio has a strong chance at finally winning an Oscar. The star of Titanic has made a lasting impression on the media no matter the amount of awards he has won.

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy – 55%
  • Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Jennifer Lawrence, best known for her lead role in The Hunger Games, performed marvelously in Joy as the audience’s wept while they watched this woman grow and become stronger from the hurt of betrayal. Lawrence was the “joy” of the movie even when the audience cried.

Other categories and Coppell’s predicted winners include:

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale, The Big Short
  • Tom Hardy, The Revenant – 27%
  • Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed 

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara, Carol
  • Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
  • Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs – 36%

Animated Feature Film

  • Anomalisa
  • Boy and the World
  • Inside Out – 77%
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • When Marnie Was There

Cinematography

  • Carol
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road 
  • The Revenant – 37%
  • Sicario

Costume Design

  • Carol
  • Cinderella – 57%
  • The Danish Girl
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant

Directing

  • The Big Short
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant – 39%
  • Room
  • Spotlight

Documentary (Feature) (tie)

  • Amy – 21%
  • Cartel Land
  • The Look of Silence
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • Body Team 12
  • Chau, beyond the Lines
  • Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
  • A Girl in the River: The Prince of Forgiveness – 35%
  • Last Day of Freedom

Film Editing

  • The Big Short
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Spotlight
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 56%

Foreign Language Film

  • Embrace of the Serpent 
  • Mustang
  • Son of Soul – 21 %
  • Theeh
  • A War

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – 34%
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed
  • The Window and Disappeared
  • The Revenant

Music (Original Score)

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Carol
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Sicario
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 55%

Music (Original Song)

  • “Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey – 46%
  • “Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction
  • “Simple Song #3,” Youth
  • “Till It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground
  • “Writing’s On The Wall,” Spectre 

Production Design

  • Bridge of Spies
  • The Danish Girl
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian – 40%
  • The Revenant

Short Film (Animated)

  • Bear Story
  • Prologue
  • Sanjay’s Super Team
  • We Can’t Live without Cosmos
  • World of Tomorrow – 25%

Short Film (Live Action) (tie)

  • Ava Maria 
  • Day One – 22%
  • Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut) 
  • Shok
  • Stutterer

Sound Editing

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Sicario
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 50%

Sound Mixing

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 55%

Visual Effects

  • Ex Machina
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 53%

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

 

  • The Big Short
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • The Martian – 50%
  • Room

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Ex Machina
  • Inside Out – 46%
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton

Star Wars: The Force Awaken, The Martian and The Revenant are predicted by Coppell as taking home the most Oscars. So when the Oscars are presented on Feb. 28, we will have to see how well Coppell really knows its movies.

* % next to the winner is the percentage of people who voted for that movie

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About the Writer
Farah Merchant, Co-Student Life Editor

Farah Merchant is a senior and third-year staff writer and Student Life Editor on The Sidekick. She also works for the Citizen's Advocate, the local Coppell...

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