Award season wraps up this weekend with the top honors in movies. In several categories, it has been sounding more and more like sure wins for particular nominees. Others, however, are a guessing game of which I’m curious to see the results. Either way, I’m looking forward to how this year’s great choice of movies fare and who among my favorites in acting will take home the Oscar. With that, here are my favorites to win:

  • Best Picture: “The Revenant” or “Spotlight”
  • Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant”
  • Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson – “Room”
  • Actor in a Supporting Role: Tom Hardy – “The Revenant”
  • Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet – “Steve Jobs”
  • Directing: Alejandro G. Inarritu – “The Revenant”
  • Adapted Screenplay: “The Martian”
  • Original Screenplay: “Spotlight”
  • Animated Feature: “Inside Out”
  • Documentary Feature: ?
  • Foreign Language Film: ?
  • Cinematography: “The Revenant”
  • Costume Design: “Cinderella” or “Mad Max: Fury Road”
  • Documentary Short: ?
  • Film Editing: “The Revenant”
  • Makeup and Hair: “The Revenant”
  • Music for a Motion Picture: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • Music for Motion Picture (Original Song): “Manta Ray” – “Racing Extinction”
  • Production Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian” or “The Revenant”
  • Animated Short: “Bear Story”
  • Live Action Short: ?
  • Sound Editing: “The Martian”
  • Sound Mixing: “The Martian”
  • Visual Effects: “The Martian”

I was surprised that the following were not among the nominees:

Actor: Will Smith – “Concussion”
Visual Effects: “Jurassic World”
Music: “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth – “Furious 7”

Which movie do you think will be the big winner this year? Who are your picks to win in the acting categories?