And The Winner Is…

shutterstock_79397332siloThe glitz and glamour of the Oscars is finally here. The 88th Academy Awards ceremony takes the stage on Feb. 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, honoring the best films of 2015. The awards show will air on ABC at 7 p.m., but before you watch and applaud the winners, make your own predictions.

Based on the Golden Globes and BAFTAs, The Revenant is the favorite for best picture, as are Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson for best actor and actress, respectively. Will it be a sweet moment for Sylvester Stallone for his role in Creed and the ultimate comeback for Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight? Will Alejandro González Iñárritu win best director again or will Tom McCarthy take home the award for Spotlight?

Here are the top categories up for the coveted golden idol.

Best Picture

The Big Short
 Bridge of Spies
 Brooklyn
 Mad Max: Fury Road
 The Martian
 The Revenant
 Room
 Spotlight

Actor in a Leading Role

 Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
 Matt Damon, The Martian
 Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
 Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
 Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Actress in a Leading Role

 Cate Blanchett, Carol
 Brie Larson, Room
 Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
 Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
 Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Actor in a Supporting Role

 Christian Bale, The Big Short
 Tom Hardy, The Revenant
 Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
 Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
 Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Actress in a Supporting Role

 Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
 Rooney Mara, Carol
 Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
 Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
 Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs


 Adam McKay, The Big Short
 George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
 Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
 Lenny Abrahamson, Room
 Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Oscars Front Runners

Jennifer Fauci
Jennifer Fauci is the former managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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