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Directors (For Sama)
Lulu Wang (The Farewell)
Ritesh Batra (Photograph)
Schmidt & Abrantes (Diamantino)
Jia Zhang-ke (Ash is Purest White)

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88th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2015 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

 discuss on the blog

final predictions

Best Original Score
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
John Williams
(50 noms | 5 wins)
Hateful Eight
Ennio Morricone
(6 noms | 1 honorary Oscar)

NYFCC (special), Globe Winner

Jóhann Jóhannson
(2 nominations)

Carter Burwell
(1st nomination)

Globe Nominee

Bridge of Spies
Thomas Newman
(13 nominations)
 Williams success rate of winning nominations per film efforts puts even Meryl Streep to shame! Morricone's first western in 40 years He was just welcomed into their club and this score is terrific  
 The rapture of this movie. Swoon! Can you believe this is his first nod?
  Ever a bridesmaids... but when will he win one?




Best Original Song


"Simple Song #3"

GLOBE Nominee

50 Shades of Grey
"Earned It" 

GRAMMY Nominee

"Writings on the Wall"

GLOBE winner

The Hunting Ground
"Until It Happens To You"

GRAMMY Nominee

Facing Extinction
"Manta Ray"
also felt like they were in the mix

I'll See You In My Dreams
"I'll See You In My Dreams"
Shaun The Sheep Movie
"Feels Like Summer"Ted 2
"Mean Ol Moon"
"The Mystery of Your Gift"
"The Light That Never Fails"
"Writings on the Wall" GLOBE Winner
Danny Collins
"Hey Baby Doll"
50 Shades of Grey
"Love Me Like You Do"GRAMMY Nominee, GLOBE Nominee
Ricki & The Flash"Cold One"
Pitch Perfect 2 "Flashlight"
Furious 7"See You Again" GRAMMY Nominee, GLOBE Nominee

complete list of eligible songs

Best Sound Mixing Predictions

Discuss here

The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Mad Max Fury Road The Martian Bridge of Spies

CAS Nominee

Can Inaritu have another Best pic hit immediately after Birdman?

CAS Nominee

the 5th of the 7 star wars films to be nominated here 

CAS Nominee

the critical raves had them listening closely 

they like music and effects in the their sound nominees and this has both 

CAS Nominee

Oscar is kind to Spielberg pictures for Sounds. See recent efforst like Lincoln & War Horse


Felt like they were in the mix

Sicario, Straight Outta Compton, Hateful Eight (CAS Nominee), Yough, Ex Machina, Creed, Steve Jobs, Spectre, Son of Saul, Love & Mercy, Jurassic World 


Best Sound Editing Predictions
Discuss here
The Revenant
Star Wars The Force Awakens Mad Max: Fury Road Sicario The Martian
A big player with 12 nods
 Oscar likes the sound of 'dem galaxies far far away
strong across the board
it deserved both sound categories but this will do both sound categories worked for this one
Felt like they were in the mix

Hateful 8, Bridge of Spies, Creed, Jurassic World, Ex Machina, Black Mass, Crimson Peak, Southpaw, Steve Jobs, Cinderella, Ex Machina, The Walk, Spectre, Tomorrowland, and Age of Ultron