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87th Academy Awards Predictions

February 26, 2017

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Here we go! My predictions (although not necessarily my preferred winners) are listed below. ☆=Correct prediction.

Best Picture (x)
Ryan’s Prediction – La La Land
Actual Winner – Moonlight

Actor in a Leading Role ☆
Ryan’s Prediction – Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Actual Winner – Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Actress in a Leading Role ☆
Ryan’s Prediction – Emma Stone (La La Land)
Actual Winner – Emma Stone (La La Land)

Actor in a Supporting Role ☆
Ryan’s Prediction – Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Actual Winner – Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Actress in a Supporting Role – ☆
Ryan’s Prediction – Viola Davis (Fences)
Actual Winner – Viola Davis (Fences)

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2016 Summer Movie Pool

May 24, 2016

**UPDATED**

Congrats to Dave C. for winning the 2016 Summer Movie Pool! Check back around April for the 2017 entry form!

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Time for our annual Summer Movie Pool! If you’re interested in playing, just fill out the embedded form below!

Ryan’s Oscar Predictions 2016

February 28, 2016

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As always, here are my predictions! Keep in mind, these are my predictions for who WILL win, not necessarily who I personally think deserves to win. I’ll update with the actual winners and tally my accuracy later.

 Best Picture – ‘The Revenant’

Best Director – George Miller, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘The Revenant’

Best Actress – Brie Larson, ‘Room’

Best Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone, ‘Creed’

Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander, ‘The Danish Girl’

Best Original Screenplay – ‘Spotlight’

Best Adapted Screenplay – ‘The Big Short’

Best Cinematography – ‘The Revenant’

Best Costume Design – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Best Film Editing – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Best Makeup and Hair – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Best Production Design – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Best Score – ‘The Hateful Eight’

Best Song – ‘Til it Happens to You’, ‘The Hunting Ground’

Best Sound Editing – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Best Sound Mixing – ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Best Visual Effects – ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Best Animated Feature – ‘Inside Out’

Best Documentary Feature – ‘Amy’

Best Foreign Language Film – ‘Son of Saul’

Best Animated Short – ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’

Best Documentary Short – ‘Body Team 12’

Best Live Action Short – ‘Ave Maria’

Score: 15/24
Far from my best year, and it hurts especially hard to miss both Director and Picture. But ‘Spotlight’ was a worthy winner. And I’m glad ‘Ex Machina’ was recognized as much as it was.

87th Academy Awards Predictions

February 22, 2015

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It’s that time of year again! Here are my predictions (although not necessarily my preferred winners). I’ll try to update with the actual winners too!

Nominees Ryan’s Pick Actual Winner
Best Picture – – – – – –
American Sniper
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) X  x
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash
Actor – In a Leading Role – – – – – –
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) X  x
Actress – In a Leading Role – – – – – –
Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice) X  x
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
Actor – In a Supporting Role – – – – – –
Robert Duvall (The Judge)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) x  x
Actress – In a Supporting Role – – – – – –
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) X  x
Lara Dern (Wild)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

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2015 Golden Globes Predictions

January 11, 2015

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I don’t really pay much attention to the Globes, but they’re a good predictor of Oscar winners, and you can’t go wrong with Tina and Amy. Might as well watch and take a stab at guessing the winners. I’ll update with actual winners and my overall accuracy as the night goes on…

Film

Nominee Ryan’s Pick Actual Winner
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Boyhood X  x
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Julianne Moore (Still Alice) X  x
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Jennifer Aniston (Cake)
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) X  x
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
David Oyelowo (Selma)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Into the Woods
Birdman X
The Grand Budapest Hotel x
St. Vincent
Pride
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars)
Amy Adams (Big Eyes)  x
Emily Blunt (Into the Woods) X
Helen Mirren (The Hundred Foot Journey)
Quvenzhané Wallis (Annie)
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Michael Keaton (Birdman) X x
Bill Murray (St. Vincent)
Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes)
Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice)
Best Animated Feature Film
The Lego Movie X
How to Train Your Dragon 2  x
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
Best Foreign Language Film
Ida X
Force Majeure
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Tangerines
Leviathan  x
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) X x
Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Robert Duvall (The Judge)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) X  x
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
Best Director – Motion Picture
Ava DuVernay (Selma)
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
David Fincher (Gone Girl)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood) X x
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, et al (Birdman) X x
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)
Johann Johannsson (The Theory of Everything) x
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)
Antonio Sanchez (Birdman) X
Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Big Eyes
Selma X x
Noah
Annie
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I

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