Over the next week, I will be releasing my predictions for who will win at the Academy Awards, and who has the best chance of causing an upset. These predictions come from looking at Academy trends and patterns, precursor award shows, the political state of Hollywood, an actor/director/writer’s previous and current award buzz and finally the mainstream audience’s influence over the Academy. It is important to note that while I have seen most of the nominated films, I have not seen every single one. I will make mention of my personal opinion when necessary, but my predictions will mostly come from an unbiased perspective.
Each prediction will be followed by a brief paragraph into why I have chosen such predictions.