REEL BRIEF Readers Cast Their Oscar Ballots

The votes are in!  I want to express my appreciation to the 100 REEL BRIEF readers who participated in this year’s Oscar voting!  As for the results, there are several blow-outs with easy wins in the Acting, Animation and Original Song categories.  By a large margin, REEL BRIEF voters expect a big night tomorrow evening for The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Mad Max: Fury Roads. Here are the results…

Actress in a Supporting Role

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs                           39%

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight                       24%

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl                 22%

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight    15%

Rooney Mara, Carol                                     0%

Abstained                                                     7%

Steve Jobs   Animated Feature Film

Inside Out                                                   85%

Boy and the World                                       8%

Anomalisa                                                   0%

Shawn the Sheep Movie                             0%

When Marnie Was There                            0%

Inside Out


The Revenant                                            62%

Mad Max: Fury Road                                 38%

Carol                                                            0%

The Hateful Eight                                         0%

Sicario                                                          0%

The Revenant

Visual Effects

Star Wars: The Force Awakens                29%

Ex Machina                                               28%

The Revenant                                           26%

The Martian                                                9%

Mad Max: Fury Road                                 8%

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ph: Film Frame ©Lucasfilm 2015

Costume Design

Mad Max: Fury Road                              41%

The Danish Girl                                       27%

The Revenant                                         25%

Cinderella                                                 7%

Carol                                                         0%


Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road                             67%

The Revenant                                        33%

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed     0%


Sound Mixing

Star Wars: The Force Awakens            54%

Mad Max: Fury Road                            27%

The Martian                                          16%

Bridge of Spies                                       2%

The Revenant                                         1%


Sound Editing

Star Wars: The Force Awakens           46%

Mad Max: Fury Road                           32%

The Revenant                                        9%

The Martian                                           7%

Spotlight                                                6%


Actor in a Supporting Role

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight                        49%

Sylvester Stallone, Creed                    39%

Christian Bale, The Big Short                7%

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies              3%

Tom Hardy, The Revenant                    2%


Film Editing

The Revenant                                      44%

Star Wars: The Force Awakens           29%

Mad Max: Fury Road                           22%

Spotlight                                                0%

Abstained                                              5%


Production Design

The Martian                                         73%

The Danish Girl                                     9%

Abstained                                            18%


Original Score

The Hateful Eight                                46%

Star Wars: The Force Awakens          32%

Carol                                                   17%

Bridge of Spies                                     5%

Sicario                                                   0%


Original Song

“Writing’s On The Wall”, Spectre        77%

“Manta Ray”, Racing Extinction           9%

“Earned It”, Fifty Shades of Grey         8%

“Til It Happens To You”, The Hunting Ground   6%

“Single Song #3”, Youth                       0%


Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short                                     34%

Room                                                 32%

The Martian                                        31%

Carol                                                    0%

Brooklyn                                               0%

Abstained                                             3%

The Big Short

Original Screenplay

Spotlight                                            39%

Bridge of Spies                                  31%

Straight Outta Compton                     19%

Ex Machina                                          6%

Inside Out                                            5%



The Revenant                                    50%

Mad Max: Fury Road                         48%

The Big Short                                      2%

Room                                                  0%

Spotlight                                              0%


Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant   70%

Matt Damon, The Martian                 15%

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs       8%

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl     7%

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo                    0%


Actress in a Leading Role

Brie Larson, Room                           47%

Cate Blanchett, Carol                       39%

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn                 14%

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy                      0%

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years            0%


Best Picture

The Revenant                                  38%

The Martian                                      23%

Spotlight                                             9%

Bridge of Spies                                  8%

Room                                                 8%

Mad Max: Fury Road                         7%

The Big Short                                     7%

Brooklyn                                             0%


Many thanks to all the readers who participated in this year’s REEL BRIEF voting. Here are my Oscar predictions.


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