NOTE 1: The below does not reflect all categories. I did not put in my 2 cents in categories I am not knowledgeable enough in this year. The following reflects my guesses based on categories where I have seen enough content to have an opinion on what I think the Academy sentiment will be.
NOTE 2: these are NOT my personal picks for what I feel should win, these are my guesses as to what I think will win based on Academy sentiment. Please note this difference.
Picture – The Revenant
Director – The Revenant
Original Screenplay – Spotlight
Adapted Screenplay – The Big Short
Cinematography – The Revenant
Film Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road
Sound Editing – The Revenant
Sound Mixing – The Revenant
Original Score – The Hateful Eight
Production Design – Mad Max: Fury Road
Costume Design – Mad Max: Fury Road
Makeup & Hair Styling – Mad Max: Fury Road
VFX – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Actor – Leo DiCaprio
Actress – Brie Larson
Supporting Actor – Sly Stallone
Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander
Animated Feature – Inside Out
Looking forward to seeing how accurate my guesses are!