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With less than a month left until this year’s Academy Awards, much controversy has built surrounding this year’s nominations. While I will give my predictions and picks closer to the eventual award show, here are my personal picks for what should’ve been nominated. Bold indicates what I believe should win.

Best Picture

  1. The Revenant
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. The Big Short
  4. Steve Jobs
  5. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  6. Bridge of Spies
  7. Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation
  8. The Martian
  9. Spotlight
  10. The Hateful Eight

Best Director

  1. Alejandro Gonzales InarrituThe Revenant
  2. J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. Adam McKay, The Big Short
  4. Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs
  5. Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Actor

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  2. Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  3. Matt Damon, The Martian
  4. Jason Segal, The End of the Tour
  5. Johnny Depp, Black Mass

Best Actress

  1. Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
  2. Brie Larson, Room
  3. Emily Blunt, Sicario
  4. Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  5. Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Best Supporting Actor

  1. Sylvester Stallone, Creed
  2. Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
  3. Jason Mitchell, Straight Outta Compton
  4. Harrison Ford, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  5. Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Best Supporting Actress

  1. Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
  2. Rooney Mara, Carol
  3. Olivia Cooke, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  4. Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  5. Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Best Original Screenplay

  1. The Hateful Eight
  2. Bridge of Spies
  3. Spotlight
  4. Inside Out
  5. Straight Outta Compton

Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. The Big Short
  2. Steve Jobs
  3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  4. The Martian
  5. The End of the Tour

Best Visual Effects

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. The Martian
  4. The Revenant
  5. Avengers: Age of Ultron

Best Sound Effects Editing

  1. The Revenant
  2. The Martian
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  4. Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation
  5. Spectre

Best Sound Effects Mixing

  1. Straight Outta Compton
  2. Love & Mercy
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  4. The Revenant
  5. The Martian

Best Editing

  1. The Big Short
  2. Steve Jobs
  3. The Revenant
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  5. Bridge of Spies

Best Cinematography

  1. The Revenant
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  4. Creed
  5. The Hateful Eight

Best Original Score

  1. Carol
  2. The Hateful Eight
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  4. Creed
  5. The Revenant

Best Original Song

  1. “One Kind of Love”, Love & Mercy
  2. “Simple Song #3”, Youth
  3. “Writings on the Wall”, Spectre
  4. “Hey Baby Doll”, Danny Collins
  5. “So Long”, Concussion

Best Production Design

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  2. The Revenant
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road
  4. The Martian
  5. Bridge of Spies

Best Costume Design

  1. The Revenant
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. The Hateful Eight
  4. Slow West
  5. Mr. Holmes

Best Makeup and Hair-styling

  1. Black Mass
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  3. The Revenant
  4. The Hateful Eight
  5. Mad Max: fury Road

 

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