MoviesPrediction Time! Vol. 2 (Critics Choice Awards)

Keith NoakesDecember 15, 2015

Another awards show is on the horizon, The 2016 Critics Choice Awards, with that comes more predictions. If you would like to read my previous predictions, click here. I have including the applicable nominations for each below. I’ve also added links to my reviews. Unfortunately I have not seen all the films that have been nominated so if I see any of those films before each award show, I will update my predictions if I find something more worthy.I will also highlight the winners after each as well.

2016 Critics Choice Awards

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies



Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant





Best Actor

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Matt Damon – The Martian

Johnny Depp – Black Mass

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl


Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Brie Larson – Room

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Supporting Actor

Paul Dano – Love & Mercy

Tom Hardy – The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight

Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon – 99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone – Creed


Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara – Carol

Rachel McAdams – Spotlight

Helen Mirren – Trumbo

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs


Best Young Actor/Actress

Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation

RJ Cyler – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Shameik Moore – Dope

Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes

Jacob Tremblay – Room


Best Acting Ensemble

The Big Short

The Hateful Eight


Straight Outta Compton



Best Director

Todd Haynes – Carol

Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott – The Martian

Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies


Best Original Screenplay

Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – Bridge of Spies

Alex Garland – Ex Machina

Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight

Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley – Inside Out

Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight


Best Adapted Screenplay

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short

Nick Hornby – Brooklyn

Drew Goddard – The Martian

Emma Donoghue – Room

Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs


Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

The Walk


Best Animated Feature


The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie


Best Action Movie

Furious 7

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation



Best Actor in an Action Movie

Daniel Craig – Spectre

Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road

Chris Pratt – Jurassic World

Paul Rudd – Ant-Man


Best Actress in an Action Movie

Emily Blunt – Sicario

Rebecca Ferguson – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World

Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Comedy

The Big Short

Inside Out






Best Actor in a Comedy

Christian Bale – The Big Short

Steve Carell – The Big Short

Robert De Niro – The Intern

Bill Hader – Trainwreck

Jason Statham – Spy


Best Actress in a Comedy

Tina Fey – Sisters

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Melissa McCarthy – Spy

Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

Lily Tomlin – Grandma


Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

Ex Machina

It Follows

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian


Best Score

Carol – Carter Burwell

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

The Revenant – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto

Sicario – Johann Johannsson

Spotlight – Howard Shore


The 2016 Critics Choice Awards will take place on Sunday, January 17th, 2016.

When the Academy Awards are announced on January 14th, I will talk about them as well.



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