Thursday, February 25, 2016
Will The Force Be Strong With Oscar?
Today's Blog will feature everything Oscar. This will be updated throughout the weekend till Oscar time. My Predictions are post on bottom of this blog.
Wipeout! Deadpool No. 1 Third week in a row with an eye at $600M at the International Boxoffice.
Man this is so sweet. Guess the Gods were with Merc and not with Egypt. Oh well.
Deadpool will be No. 1 again. $140M spent on Gods of Egypt will be the big embarrasement for the studio. Ouch. Only the overseas market will hopefully save this one and Butler's career. Quick: Name his big film hit besides 300. Yep that movie about saving the president. What was it called?
Here is one person from the Academy who was asked to remain nameless and gave his votes. The reason I picked this article from all the rest (article gives you links for others) is this one picks Mad Max as the projected winner for most of the technical awards. Of course this can change on Oscar night. So now you know which one I'm rooting for and Star Wars for the big one VFX award. Old school honor: Sly Stallone for Creed. Everything else? Meh.
While I'm rooting for Mad Max to do a clean sweep, damn that Leo and bear, we know that won't happen. But one category we hope to win is Editing. As a fellow editor (Premiere) I really admire what Margaret Sixel did with the film. And she proves what women can do in the industry. Hope she wins.
Oscar Predictions: These are the ones that the Academy will pick.
Best Picture: The Revenant
Director: Alexandro Inarritu
Actor: Leo DiCaprio
Actress: Brie Larson
Suppt Actor: Stallone
Suppt Actress: Kate Winslet
Screenplays: Spotlight, The Big Short
Editing: Mad Max
Cinematography: The Revenant
Music Score: Ennio Morricone
Song: Writings on the Wall ( or Til It Happens To You, Hunting Ground theme)
Animation: Inside Out
VFX: Star Wars TFA
These are my 13 picks for awards.
Mixed bag: I personally picked these but will be shared with The Revenant
Production Design: Mad Max
Sound Design: Mad Max
Sound Editing: Mad Max
Makeup: Mad Max
Costume: Mad Max