Thursday, January 14, 2016

Oscar Nominees: Best Art Direction

My predictions: 3/5, picking “Carol” and “Brooklyn” over “Bridge of Spies” and “The Martian”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Bridge of Spies, The Danish Girl, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant

This category confuses me, since I would have thought that “Carol” and “Brooklyn” would be here given the other nominations that they earned, but I guess not. They ended up splitting, with “Carol” taking a bunch of the technical bids and “Brooklyn” earning the big nominations. “Bridge of Spies” didn’t have to be here, but the other films, especially “The Danish Girl,” are welcome inclusions. And check this off on the more deserved list of the mandatory nominations for “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant.”

My current bet to win: I’m not sure, but I’m tempted to go with The Revenant.

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