Oscars 2016: Who Will Take Home A Statuette?

With the most anticipated award ceremony just around the corner, it’s time to make your predictions for who’ll be taking home as Oscar this weekend.

The Golden Globes and BAFTAS are generally a good indicator of what we can expect from the 88th Academy Awards next month. There’s much talk of Leonardo DiCaprio winning the award that’s evaded him so far in his career, and after his Best Actor win at both the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs, the odds are tipped in his favour. However, he’s up against strong contenders, including last year’s Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne.

The Revenant holds the most nominations at 12, closely followed by Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 and The Martian with 7. Winning Best Film and Best Drama at the BAFTAs and Golden Globes respectively, The Revenant seems the likely winner of the coveted Best Feature Film award this Sunday.

Brie Larson is tipped to take home Best Actress following her BAFTA win, but will her harrowing performance in Room stand out from Saoirse Ronan’s stunning portrayal of an Irish immigrant in Brooklyn? At 21 years old, Saoirse may be this year’s youngest nominee – but a newcomer she is not. This is her second Academy Award nomination, her first being for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for her role in Atonement – aged just 12! 

Ready to place your bets? See the nominations below, then make your predictions before this year’s awards show on 28th February.

Best Picture 

The Big Short

Bridge Of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant



Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

Matt Damon (The Martian)

Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) 

Best Actress

Cate Blanchtt (Carol)

Brie Larson (Room)

Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) 

Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)

Jennifer Lawrenc (Joy) 

Best Supporting Actor

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Christian Bale (The Big Short)

Tom Hardy (The Revenant)

Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)

Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)  

Best Supporting Actress

Rooney Mara (Carol)

Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) 

Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)

Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)

Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) 

Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)

Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

Lenny Abrahamson (Room)

George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Adam McKay (The Big Short) 

Best Original Song 

‘Earned It’ (Fifty Shades of Grey)

‘Manta Ray’ (Racing Extinction)

‘Simple Song #3’ (Youth)

”Til It Happens To You’ (The Hunting Ground) 

‘Writing’s On The Wall’ (Spectre)