Best Picture- 2016 Oscar Predictions- Upset! Mad Max Fury Road takes the most- Spotlight takes best picture

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    Feb 16, 2016 6:43 AM GMT
    After the BAFTA's, bets are in, down to three potential best picture Oscar wins out of all noms:


    "Spotlight"
    "The Revenant"
    "The Big Short"


    The American Academy likes realism, and the 3 front runners of the movies nominated for best picture are about real or true stories. I am still going with the Big Short for best picture due to the fact the impact the story had and continues to have on our country and economy. Below is the new TV ad spot, Paramount recently released to help boost its chances.


    Spotlight-
    In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church

    The Big Short-
    In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors' money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America

    The Revenant-
    While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home to his beloved family. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him


    The Big Short Pitches A Hard Sell To Academy Voters In A New TV Ad
    http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Big-Short-Pitches-Hard-Sell-Academy-Voters-TV-Ad-112397.html




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    Feb 16, 2016 6:50 PM GMT
    I have watched all the three movies. Personally, I liked The Big Short most, then Spotlight, and The Revenant.
    I think The Revenant is going to win the award.
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    Feb 16, 2016 9:15 PM GMT
    __morphic__ saidI have watched all the three movies. Personally, I liked The Big Short most, then Spotlight, and The Revenant.
    I think The Revenant is going to win the award.



    I think Leonardo DiCaprio most likely will get best actor since he just won the BAFTA for it.


    But best picture, there was so much controversy over the Oscar nominations being 'too white', even if Revenant has the most nominations total, I think its going to come down to content. Much like what happened to Brokeback Mountain v Crash in 2006.

    Long time, child abusing priests in the hypocritical catholic church is a monstrous story itself, but the bigger story, of the century, is the great recession that has global implications, even today. (but so does child predator priests)

    You could be right though, the Academy could just knock out both these horrific, true themes and go with the lighter theme of the white guy, 'Daniel Boon' mountain man lost in the wilderness story. To counteract the 'too white' Oscars though, it would be best to pick a controversial themed film for best picture. If you don't, then these horrific stories get put into the 'bin of obscurity' after the awards are over. The Academy has already announced changes to make it more diverse. At this point, I cant imagine it staying away from important subject matters, especially in such a horrific political year as this one

    I don't know, tough decision this year, my bet is on The Big Short, for content and 'making a statement'

    It was the 'white guys in the banking system' that caused the great recession, therefore make a statement with a win






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    Feb 18, 2016 1:49 AM GMT
    The Revenant should not win Best Picture. There were way too many technical issues with it all.
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    Feb 18, 2016 7:26 AM GMT
    Hm not sure, I haven't seen any of the nominated movies. I think Leo will win best actor though, it's his year this year. The Revenant will prob. win best pic and Brie Larson will win for best actress. I sorta like The Danish Girl with Eddie Redmayne in it, but he won't win this year as he won last year. I wonder if the white writers for Straight Outta Compton win for screenplay, will that create more uproar with the whole diversity thing?? hmmmm
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    Feb 28, 2016 11:33 PM GMT


    He should be pretty funny, the best picture winner will or better have a 'cause'



    Everyone Is Ready For Chris Rock To Skewer Hollywood’s Diversity Problem At The Oscars
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    Feb 29, 2016 5:11 AM GMT
    Unbelievable upsets!


    The big winner, Mad Max Fury Road icon_confused.gif

    http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/feb/29/oscars-2016-full-list-of-winners

    LEONARDO DICAPRIO finally get his best actor
    BRIE LARSON, who?
    MARK RYLANCE, who?


    The Revenant - 12 nominations - THREE WINS
    Mad Max: Fury Road - 10 nominations - SIX WINS
    The Martian - seven nominations
    Bridge of Spies - six nominations - ONE WIN
    Carol - six nominations
    Spotlight - six nominations - TWO WINS (Best Picture)
    The Big Short - five nominations - ONE WIN
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens - five nominations
    The Danish Girl - four nominations - ONE WIN
    Room - four nominations - ONE WIN
    Brooklyn - three nominations
    Hateful Eight - three nominations - ONE WIN
    Sicario - three nominations
    Ex Machina - two nominations - ONE WIN
    Inside Out - two nominations - ONE WIN
    Steve Jobs - two nominations