Tresca on the Oscars, part 2

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Best Supporting Actor:

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo,

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Snubbed: I cannot believe that Michael Keaton’s performance in Spotlight didn’t even get

nominated. In last year’s Academy Awards, the Best Actor trophy was given to Eddie Redmayne

for The Theory of Everything, royally screwing over Keaton for his performance in Birdman. In

my opinion, Keaton was the frontrunner in this category and to see him not even nominated is

crazy to me.

Who Should Win: Even without Keaton in this category, this is still a stacked category, all of

these performances are worthy of the Oscar. Personally I would have to give it to either Mark

Ruffalo’s extremely authentic performance in Spotlight or Mark Rylance’s expert acting and

surprisingly funny role in Bridge of Spies.

Who Will Win: Through the power of nostalgia, Sylvester Stallone will probably win for his

iconic performance where he returned as Rocky Balboa in Creed.


Best Supporting Actress:

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Snubbed: It is weird to say that Alicia Vikander was snubbed in a category she was nominated

in, but she gave a far superior performance in Ex Machina than in The Danish Girl.

Who Should Win: Jennifer Jason Leigh was able to completely transform into a twisted and

disgusting character in The Hateful Eight. She was an important part of making the film great,

and she confidently carried her own in a cast of more well known actors.

Who Will Win: With no clear frontrunner, I would go with either Kate Winslet or Alicia

Vikander to win the award. But don’t be surprised if, on Oscar night, another wins.


Best Animated Feature:


Boy & The World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep

When Marnie Was There

Snubbed: Sorry, Good Dinosaur. You are now officially the first of Pixar’s original movies to

not be nominated for Best Animated Feature. Although I was not a fan, it was surprising to see it

not even get nominated seeing as the Academy loves Pixar. Another notable absence is the

extremely cute film, The Peanuts Movie.

Who Should Win: There is one clear winner, Inside Out. If any other film wins, it will be an


Who Will Win: I am almost positive the Academy will give the prize to Inside Out. It will be

absurd if it does not win.

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Tresca on the Oscars, part 2