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88th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2015 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

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CHART PUBLISHED ON APRIL 27th

Best Original Score Predictions
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
John Williams
(∞ noms | 5 wins)
Suffragette
Alexandre Desplat
(8 noms | 1 win)
Inside Out
Michael Giacchino
(2 noms | 1 win) 
Bridge of Spies
Thomas Newman
(12 nominations)
The Walk
Alan Silvestri
(2 nominations)
 Williams success rate of winning nominations per film efforts puts even Meryl Streep to shame! Desplat is the new John Williams -- but with him - because he composes so very many scores it's just a question of which they take a shine too in the calendar year  Giacchino's audience friendly compositions haven't won much Oscar attention. But they like him best with Pixar.   Ever a bridesmaids... but when will he win one?  Silvestri hasn't been nominated in a  long time but both times it was for a Zemeckis picture (which this one is)
Other Major Possibilities
Cinderella
Patrick Doyle
(2 nominations)
Freeheld
Hans Zimmer
(10 noms | 1 win)
Carol
Carter Burwell
(never nominated)
Pan
John Powell
(1 nomination)
Brooklyn
Michael Brook
(never nominated)
 The score is lovely but the real question is if Disney will push their brand new tradition of March live action fairy tales for Oscars nearly a year later  Dramas don't tend to win score attention unless they're Best Picture players but this moving true story just might be  "Never Nominated" sometimes sounds so very wrong, eh? Sadly the great Dario Marianelli was replaced on this film. Sign of trouble with the film in general? Or will this soar like the flying ship? Lovely score but will the film become an Oscar powerhouse - This branch isn't always kind to people who aren't already in their club. 
Anything Could Happen

Previous Nominees
Tulip Fever - Danny Elfman (noms), Everest - Dario Marianelli (3 noms | 1 win), Spectre - Thomas Newman (12 nominations) , The Dressmaker - David Hirschfelder (2 nominations) , Concussion - James Newton Howard (8 nominations) , Sicario - Jóhann Jóhannson - (1 nomination), Southpaw - James Horner ( 2 nominations), The Light Between Oceans - Alexandre Desplat (8 noms | 1 win), Fantasic Four - Marco Beltrami (2 nominations), Jurassic World - Michael Giacchino (2 noms | 1 win), Miles Ahead - Herbie Hancock (1 nom | 1 win)

Never Nominated
A Little Chaos - Peter Gregson, Crimson Peak - Fernandro Velasquez, In the Heart of the Sea - Roque Baños (never nominated), Icon - Alex Heffes (never nominated), Mr Holmes - Carter Burwell (never nominated), Far From Madding Crowd - Craig Armstrong (never nominated)

New / Young Composers -Will Any of Them Get Noticed?
Genius - Adam Cork, Sea of Trees - Mason Bates , Beasts of No Nation - Dan Romer, MacBeth - Jed Kurzel, Louder than Bombs - Ola Föøttum, Youth - David Lang (never nominated)

Composer Unknown At This Writing (often the last player announced. They don't go on the chart until we know who) 
Black Mass, Creed, Danish Girl, Demolition, Joy, Hateful Eight, Lady in the Van, The Martian, Money Monsters, The Revenant, Secret in Their Eyes, Snowden, Triple 9, and Untitled Warren Beatty Project

 

Best Original Song

at this point we have next to no idea which movies have original songs... so it's blind eenie meenie minie mo
- any suggestions? I'd love to hear them. This is just silly wild guesswork. This is one of the hardest categories to track (prior to the eligibility list) unless you're actually watching end credits, studying soundtracks and doing lots of research.

50 Shades of Grey ???

"Earned It" ?
"Love Like You Do" ? 
Home ???
Rihanna did the song score
The Walk ???

Will Silvestri add a song?
Spectre
James Bond songs aren't normally nominated (Skyfall was a phenomenon and thus an exception) but at least we know they always have original songs!
Ricki & The Flash
Will Streep perform any originals?

Fuller Chart to Come


Best Sound Mixing Predictions
Star Wars The Force Awakens
The Revenant In the Heart of the Sea Spectre I Saw the Light
 Of the six Star Wars pictures to date, four were nominated here  Can Inaritu have another Oscar hit immediately after Birdman? We shall see. Ron Howard films haven't won Oscar attention in awhile but the sound branch often admires watery pictures   As we've discussed many times James Bond movies aren't very Oscar beloved. At least not until Skyfall. Will there be afterglow?  Best Pictures and Action pictures are the best bets in this category. Honorable mention: music heavy pictures
Other Major Possibilities
The Martian The Hateful Eight Bridge of Spies Jurassic World The Walk
 If reviews are kind and box office is good  They like the sound of Tarantino If it's Best Picture nominated   Will Oscar like this series again? If reviews are kind and box office is good 
Anything Could Happen - It's Very Early

They've got Oscar nominees on their sound teams: Crimson Peak, Southpaw, Mad Max Fury Road, Aloha, Steve Jobs, Stonewall, Tulip Fever, Mr Holmes, Terminator Genisys, Beasts of No Nation, Sicario, MacBeth, Cinderella, Ex Machina. Sea of Trees, and The 33

Other Possibilities: Black Mass, Everest, Icon, The Danish Girl, Ricki and the Flash, Joy, Tomorrowland, Untitled Warren Beatty Project, Age of Ultron, Brooklyn

 

Best Sound Editing Predictions
Star Wars The Force Awakens
The Revenant In the Heart of the Sea Spectre The Hateful Eight
 Oscar likes the sound of 'dem galaxies far far away  If it has Best Picture heat  If it has Best Picture heat  If Skyfall has afterglow power  Oscar likes the sound of Tarantino
Other Major Possibilities
Jurassic World The Martian Mad Max: Fury Road Bridge of Spies The Walk
 If they love those dino effects  If Ridley returns to form If its as thrilling as it looks   If it has Best Picture heat  If it has best picture heat
Anything Could Happen - It's Very Early

They've got Oscar nominees on their sound teams: Crimson Peak, Southpaw, Mad Max Fury Road, Aloha, Steve Jobs, Stonewall, Tulip Fever, Mr Holmes, Terminator Genisys, Beasts of No Nation, Sicario, MacBeth, Cinderella, Ex Machina. Sea of Trees, and The 33

Other Possibilities: Black Mass, Everest, I Saw the Light, Icon, Joy, Tomorrowland, Untitled Warren Beatty Project, and Age of Ultron