Monte Yazzie's Oscar Predictions

Oscars 2016Monte Yazzie’s Oscar Predictions  

Picking who will win an Oscar is always a problematic task for me. I find it very difficult to separate the picks made from the head and the ones made from the heart. Yet every year I still fill out my ballot and anxiously wait to see how many I get right. I absolutely loved “Mad Max” and “Ex Machina” but those films aren’t represented heavily in the big performance categories this year. However, in the acting categories I seem to be in favor of the majority consensus. Hopefully 2016 is the year that I get a perfect Oscar prediction score. Here is a list of the top categories and who I think will win, who should win, and who should have been nominated. Enjoy the Oscar’s.


Ex MachinaBest Supporting Actress:

Who will win: Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”)

Who should win: Rooney Mara (“Carol”)

Who should have been nominated: Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”)


Best Supporting Actor:

Who will win: Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”)

Who should win: Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”)

Who should have been nominated: Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) and Michael Keaton (“Spotlight”)


Best Actress:ROOM poster art

Who will win: Brie Larson (“Room”)

Who should win: Brie Larson (“Room”)

Who should have been nominated: Helen Mirren (“Woman in Gold”) and Charlize Theron (“Mad Max: Fury Road”)


Best Actor:

Who will win: Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”)

Who should win: Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”)

RevenantWho should have been nominated: Will Smith (“Concussion”) and Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”)


Best Director:

Who will win: Alejandro G. Inarritu (“The Revenant”)

Who should win: George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”)

Who should have been nominated: Alex Garland (“Ex Machina”), Quentin Tarantino (“Hateful Eight”), and Spike Lee (“Chi-Raq”)


Best Picture:Mad Max

What will win: “The Revenant”

What should win: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

What should have been nominated: “Ex Machina” and “Sicario”