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90th Academy Award Predictions

March 4, 2018

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You know the drill…

Best Picture
Ryan’s Pick: The Shape of Water
Actual Winner: The Shape of Water

Actor in a Leading Role
Ryan’s Pick: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Actual Winner: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)

Actress in a Leading Role
Ryan’s Pick: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Actual Winner: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Ryan’s Pick: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Actual Winner: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Ryan’s Pick: Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Actual Winner: Allison Janney (I, Tonya)

Director
Ryan’s Pick: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)
Actual Winner: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)

Animated Feature
Ryan’s Pick: Coco
Actual Winner: Coco

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89th 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!

Original post:

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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