ByAnthony Giogaia, writer at Creators.co
Anthony Giogaia

The Oscar nominations have been finally released and it's difficult to describe the excitement on which film would come out to be the winner. The Martian, The Revenant and Spotlight are all nominated for the Best Motion Picture of the Year category. It's obvious to see that it will be a tough competition and will cause lots of tension throughout the ceremony.

Here are my predictions on what film will be the winner for their nominated category...

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"Sicario"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"

The Winner: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"

"Bridge of Spies"

Winner: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:

The Revanent (2015)
The Revanent (2015)

"The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Revenant"

Winner: "The Revenant"

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

"Ex Machina"

"The Martian"'

"The Revenant"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Winner: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES, ORIGINAL SONG:

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

"Earned It" from "Fifty Shades of Grey"

"Manta Ray" from "Racing Extinction

"Simple Song #3" from "Youth"

"Til It Happens To You" from "The Hunting Ground"

"Writings on the Wall" from "Spectre"

Winner: "Earned It" from "Fifty Shades of Grey"

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURES, ORIGINAL SCORE:

John Williams
John Williams

"Carol" (Carter Burwell)

"Sicario" (Jóhann Jóhannsson)

"The Hateful Eight" (Ennio Morricone)

"Bridge of Spies" (Thomas Newman)

"Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens" (John Williams)

Winner: "Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens" (John Williams)

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN:

The Revenant (2015)
The Revenant (2015)

"Carol" (Sandy Powell)

"Cinderella" (Sandy Powell)

"The Revenant" (Jacqueline West)

"The Danish Girl" (Paco Delgado)

"Mad Max: Fury Road" (Jenny Beavan)

Winner: "The Revenant" (Jacqueline West)

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN:

The Revenant (2015)
The Revenant (2015)

"Bridge of Spies"

"The Revenant"

"The Danish Girl"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

Winner: "The Revenant"

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

"The Big Short"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"Spotlight"

"The Revenant"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Winner: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY:

The Revenant (2015)
The Revenant (2015)

"Carol" (Ed Lachman)

"The Hateful Eight" (Robert Richardson)

"Mad Max: Fury Road" (John Seale)

"The Revenant" (Emmanuel Lubezki)

"Sicario" (Roger Deakins)

Winner: "The Revenant" (Emmanuel Lubezki)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

Inside Out (2015)
Inside Out (2015)

"Anomalisa"

"Boy and the World"

"Inside Out"

"When Marnie Was There"

"Shaun the Sheep"

Winner: "Inside Out"

BEST WRITING, ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Drew Goddard
Drew Goddard

Emma Donoghue ("Room")

Drew Goddard ("The Martian")

Nick Hornby ("Brooklyn")

Adam McKay and Charles Randolph ("The Big Short")

Phyllis Nagy ("Carol")

Winner: Drew Goddard ("The Martian")

BEST WRITING, ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Tom McCarthy (Left), Josh Singer (Right)
Tom McCarthy (Left), Josh Singer (Right)

Matt Charman, Joel & Ethan Coen ("Bridge of Spies")

Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley ("Inside Out")

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer ("Spotlight")

Alex Garland ("Ex Machina")

Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff ("Straight Outta Compton")

Winner: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer ("Spotlight")

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Carol (2015)
Carol (2015)

Jennifer Jason Leigh ("The Hateful Eight")

Rooney Mara ("Carol")

Rachel McAdams ("Spotlight")

Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl")

Kate Winslet ("Steve Jobs")

Winner: Rooney Mara ("Carol")

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

Creed (2015)
Creed (2015)

Christian Bale ("The Big Short")

Tom Hardy ("The Revenant")

Mark Ruffalo ("Spotlight")

Mark Rylance ("Bridge of Spies")

Sylvester Stallone ("Creed")

Winner: Sylvester Stallone ("Creed")

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

Carol (2015)
Carol (2015)

Cate Blanchett ("Carol")

Brie Larson ("Room")

Jennifer Lawrence ("Joy")

Charlotte Rampling ("45 Years")

Saoirse Ronan ("Brooklyn")

Winner: Cate Blanchett ("Carol")

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

The Revenant (2015)
The Revenant (2015)

Bryan Cranston ("Trumbo")

Matt Damon ("The Martian")

Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant")

Michael Fassbender ("Steve Jobs")

Eddie Redmayne ("The Danish Girl")

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant")

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING:

George MIller
George MIller

Tom McCarthy ("Spotlight")

Adam McKay ("The Big Short")

George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road")

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("The Revenant")

Lenny Abrahamson, ("Room")

Winner: George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road")

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR:

The Revenant (2015)
The Revenant (2015)

"Spotlight"

"The Big Short"

"The Revenant"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"Bridge of Spies"

"Brooklyn"

"Room"

Winner: "The Revenant"

Thank you for reading! I hope you agree with the predictions above. If you do -- or don't -- comment below!

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