Obviously, it’s way too early to start speculating about who and what will receive Oscar nominations in 2016. I mean, that would be crazy, right?
So, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Just like last year, I’m going take a monthly wild guess and try to predict what might be nominated. Next year, around this time, we’ll look at the predictions below and probably laugh.
Since the year just started, these predictions should be taken with more than a few grains of salt. Needless to say, these predictions are heavily orientated towards what played at Sundance this week and also towards films that were directed by the usual suspects. For instance, I know next to nothing about St. James Place but it stars Tom Hanks and it was directed by Steven Spielberg and, when you’re guessing this early in the year, that’s enough to earn it a listing.
Of course, for all I know, the release of some of these films might be delayed, much as how Foxcatcher was moved from 2013 t0 2014.
With all that in mind, here are my way, way, way too early Oscar predictions for January!
The End of the Tour
The Hateful Eight
In the Heart of the Sea
St. James Place
Matt Damon in The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
James Franco in I Am Michael
Tom Hanks in St. James Place
Jason Segel in The End of The Tour
Juliette Binoche in Clouds of Sils Maria
Blythe Danner in I’ll See You In My Dreams
Jennifer Lawrence in Joy
Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn
Lily Tomlin in Grandma
Best Supporting Actor
Albert Brooks in Concussion
Bruce Dern in The Hateful Eight
Jesse Eisenberg in The End of the Tour
Sam Elliott in Grandma
Tom Hardy in The Revenant
Best Supporting Actress
Julia Garner in Grandma
Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hateful Eight
Kristin Scott Thomas in Suite Francaise
Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria
Meryl Streep in Suffragette
John Crowley for Brooklyn
Ron Howard for In The Heart of the Sea
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for The Revanant
Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful Eight
Robert Zemeckis for The Walk