It seems like we have been talking about the 2016 Oscars and who and what will win for an age... and we probably have. The Academy Awards are now upon us and we are just hours away from finding out who the winners are going to be.
It has been an exciting an exciting and, at times, controversial award's season but it has all been leading up to this; the biggest night on the film calendar.
We have been looking forward to the Oscars for weeks and have put our money where our mouth is when it comes to which actors and movies are going to win.
If Leo DiCaprio doesn't win Best Actor tonight, it will be one of the biggest Oscar shocks of all time. He has been a red-hot favourite for months and I don't think the Academy will overlook him again - it really is time that he triumphed.
Like, DiCaprio, Brie Larson has won all of the major Best Actress gongs going and I think that she will complete the set tonight and take home the Best Actress Oscar. It will be great to see both Best Actor and Best Actress gongs go to first-time winners.
The supporting categories are possibly the most fierce with everyone still a possible contender to win. Having said that, I think Sylvester Stallone will win for his performance as Rocky Balboa in Creed. Best Supporting Actress is the least clear-cut of all the acting categories with Kate Winslet, Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander all a strong possibility.
Many are tipping Vikander to triumph for her performance in The Danish Girl but I would love to see a Brit in the mix and I am going to go for Kate Winslet and her performance in biopic Steve Jobs.
Best Picture has been a tough one with The Revenant and Spotlight sharing the gongs of late. I am not sure how this one is going to go but I would love to see Spotlight win. It is a powerful film and I would love to see this story recognised by the Academy.
Alejandro González Iñárritu won the Best Director gong twelve months ago and it looks like he is going to repeat that feat for his work on The Revenant. George Miller could be the filmmaker that springs a surprise, but I just don't see it happening.
I am looking at Spotlight and The Big Short to win in the original and adapted screenplay categories. While Inside Out and Amy have been winning every Best Animated Feature and Best Documentary award going - I don't see that changing tonight.
I love it when there is excitement and uncertainty around the Oscar winners and the ceremony could throw a few curve balls our way this evening.
Full list of predictions:
- Best Picture: Spotlight
- Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant
- Best Actress: Brie Larson for Room
- Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone for Creed
- Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs
- Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant
- Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight
- Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short
- Best Animated Feature: Inside Out
- Best Documentary Feature: Amy
- Best Foreign Language Film: Theeb
- Best Cinematography: The Revenant
- Best Costume Design: Mad Max; Fury Road
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Mad Max; Fury Road
- Best Original Song: 'Til It Happens To You' from The Hunting Ground
- Best Original Score: The Hateful Eight
- Best Sound Editing: The Revenant
- Best Sound Mixing: The Revenant
- Best Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
- Best Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
- Best Visual Effects: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Best Documentary Short Subject: Last Day of Freedom
- Best Animated Short Film: Sanjay's Super Team
- Best Live Action Short Film: Stutterer
The Oscar winners will be announced tonight.