With the award season well underway to honor the best films of 2015, the 88th Academy Award ceremony will take place on February 28, 2016. The nomination announcement is due January 14th, 2016.

Who will make the cut? A question that had been circling between Oscars followers who are desperate to find out who will walk on the red carpet while wearing the eager smile of a nominee.

This year, by all means, is a nail-biter year since it’s hard to figure out which of these marvelous movies the academy will consider worthy of its attention.

Our prediction on where the red carpet might lead this year is in order:

  • Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Let’s start with the Best Supporting Actor since it’s the first award announced in the ceremony, making its winner the luckiest dude in the house. He gets to enjoy the whole night without worry after grabbing that little golden statue. As for his fellow nominees, they draw the short straw because no matter how fun the night will be, enjoying themselves is a little bit hard. They have just lost an academy award!

Best Supporting Actor Prediction

  1. Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
  2. Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”
  3. Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
  4. Christian Bale, “The Big Short”
  5. Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”


And we think the Oscar will go to …. Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”


  • Best Actress In A Supporting Role
  1. Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
  2. Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”
  3. Alicia Vikander, “Ex-Machina”
  4. Rooney Mara, “Carol”
  5. Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

And we think the Oscar will go to… Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Rachel McAdams attends the "Southpaw" New York premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)


  • Best Actress In A Leading Role

And here comes the award that will make one blessed lady the happiest actress on the planet until the next ceremony is due.

  1. Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
  2. Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
  3. Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
  4. Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
  5. Brie Larson, “Room”

The Next Tier:

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy” (Just don’t stumble this time)

Charlize Theron, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

And we think the Oscar will go to… Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”


  • Best Actor In A Leading Role
  1. Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
  2. Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
  3. Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
  4. Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
  5. Johnny Depp, “Black Mass”

The Next Tier

  1. Matt Damon, “The Martian”
  2. Will Smith, “Concussion”

And we think, hope, cross our fingers and are dying for the Oscars to go to Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”


  • Best Original Song 
  1. “Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey” (The Weeknd)
  2. “Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre” (Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes)
  3. “Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground” (Lady Gaga)
  4.  “See You Again” from “Furious 7”  (DJ Frank E, Andrew Cedar, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa)
  5. “Simple Song #3” from “Youth” (David Lang)

And we think the oscar will go to ….. “Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre” (Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes)

  • Best Motion Picture

 At the end, it’s all about the movie itself. Here are our predictions for the nominees for Best Picture:

  1. “Spotlight” (Open Road)
  2. “The Big Short” (Paramount)
  3. “Room” (A24)
  4. “Carol” (The Weinstein Company)
  5. “The Martian” (20th Century Fox)
  6. “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Warner Brothers)
  7. “The Revenant” (20th Century Fox)
  8. “Bridge of Spies” (Disney)
  9. “Straight Outta Compton” (Universal)
  10. “Brooklyn”(Fox Searchlight)

And we think the Oscar will go to……… “Spotlight” (Open Road)

With the beloved comedian, Chris Rock, hosting the show, it’s going to be a phenomenal night. There is no question about it. He’s no stranger to the Oscars, having previously hosted the 77th ceremony back in 2005.

Actor/comedian Chris Rock addresses the audience during the 2014 Governors Awards on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Now, all we’ve got to do is wait, because the most fortunate winner of that night is actually us folks.