So per my last post where I made educated guesses, I will now review how I did…Overall, I guessed in 18 categories, and was right in 13/18 times for about 72% accuracy.
Picture – Wrong
Director – Right
Original Screenplay – Right
Adapted Screenplay – Right
Cinematography – Right
Film Editing – Right
Sound Editing – Wrong
Sound Mixing – Wrong
Original Score – Right
Production Design – Right
Costume Design – Right
Makeup & Hair Styling – Right
VFX – Wrong
Actor – Right
Actress – Right
Supporting Actor – Wrong
Supporting Actress – Right
Animated Feature – Right
Note: my analytics do not predict who wins in what Oscar category. They evaluate $(CV) [content value] — this exercise was purely my making educated guesses in regard to my gut instinct of what I thought the Academy would reward.
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!