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88th Oscar Predictions

Welcome, to this year's Academy Awards predictions!  It is a confusing year, with three obvious front runners and questions in a lot of categories.  Last year, I predicted 21 of the 24 correct with my "WILL WIN" predictions and the remaining 3 correct with the "COULD WIN" predictions.  Let's see how we can stack up this year.  I hope I can help you win your work/school/friend/personal Oscar pool. (Note: There is an easy to use "Winners" list at the bottom of this page) BEST PICTURE Nominees: The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight This has essentially become an almost evenly divided three movie race, between The Big Short , Spotlight and The Revenant .  Whereas other awards shows are usually good predictors, PGA awarded The Big Short, SAG award Spotlight and BAFTA/DGA awarded The Revenant.  This has led a lot to assume The Revenant is going to take home the

Top 15 Films of 2015

Introduction Some of you reading this now may have read my most recent series, “ My Year at the Oscars ”.  In case you haven’t realized, I am an absolute Academy Award fanatic, between the lead-up excitement, the endless predictions on nominations and subsequent predictions on winners to the week long hangover of knowing most of our predictions were wrong ( speaking of which, my predictions will be posted this coming Thursday ).  But, as I'm sure many of you can relate, they don’t always nominate my favorite movies for the big award, though this year was pretty on point for the most part.  So, here are my Top 15 Films from 2015 .  I hope that you enjoy, and maybe discover a movie or two you haven’t heard of, or one that you weren’t sure on and haven’t seen yet.  But before we start… Star Wars: The Force Awakens — Disclaimer I'm going to start out by saying that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not going to be included in this ranking. Star Wars is my favorite f