BEST PICTURE

A good list but I would definitely swap the disappointing Bridge of Spies for The Force Awakens.

BEST ACTOR

I really liked The Martian but was Matt Damon’s performance better than let’s say Sir Ian McKellar in Mr. Holmes? I don’t think so, personally.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

I haven’t seen The Big Short but Benicio del Toro for Sicario anyone? Hello!

BEST ACTRESS

I didn’t really like Joy and while I thought Jennifer Lawrence’s performance was good, I don’t think I would call it Oscar worthy.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Great to see Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rachel McAdams on this list. Have not seen the other three movies.

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Inside Out should have no problem taking this category.

BEST CINEMTOGRAPHY

Great to see Sicario and The hateful Eight nominated but The Revenant should win.

BEST DIRECTOR

The Big Short, really? I guess I got to see it. I would have given Ryan Coogler a nomination for Creed.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

There must be a mistake, Going Clear isn’t on the list. Come on Academy!

BEST FOREIGN FILM

I still need to see Son of Saul but I’m glad a Hungarian film is nominated.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Where’s Tarantino’s nomination?

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Where’s The Revenant’s nomination?

Should Ex Machina be considered an original screenplay? I’d say, based on the works of every Isaac Asimov novel that deals with A.I. But I seem to be the only one who feels that way. Also, the writing in the last 10 minutes wasn’t that good. Just saying.