Alicia Vikander at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘The Danish Girl’ held at the Westwood Village Theatre in Westwood, on November 21, 2015.
Gildshire Goes to the Movies is picking up the tuxedo from the dry cleaner’s today. We are going to need it for our trip to the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Expect to see us on the red carpet, sharing a fizzy beverage with Meryl Streep and bro-hugging Ben Affleck.
It’s who we are. It’s what we do.
This year’s slate of nominees is unique and familiar all at once. Unique in that new stars shine brilliantly every year. Familiar in that they are all, pretty much, the same color. But more on that later.
Who will win? Who should win? Who are Gildshire Goes to the Movies’ nominees to watch in the future? Those answers and more, right now!
Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)
Who will win? Vikander
Who should win? Vikander
Ms. Vikander did an Oscar-worthy, job in The Danish Girl. But, while 2016 may not be her year, Rooney Mara will win more than one statuette before she’s through.
Carl Weathers, Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Creed’ held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, on November 19, 2015.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Christian Bale (The Big Short)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
Who will win? Stallone.
Who should win? Rylance.
Brie Larson attending a premiere on November 8, 2013 in Hollywood
Best Actress in a Lead Role:
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Who will win? Larson.
Who should win? Larson.
Beat the rush. Plan on buying a ticket to see Ms. Ronan in whatever she does next.
Leonardo DiCaprio at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, on January 30, 2016.
Best Actor in a Lead Role:
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)
Who will win? DiCaprio.
Who should win? DiCaprio.
Leo is a force of nature this year. Any other year, Fassbender, Redmayne, or Cranston could prevail. Their performances are worthy.
Director Alejandro G. Iarritu at the Los Angeles premiere of his movie “The Revenant” at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood. December 16, 2015.
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Big Short
Which picture wins? The Revenant.
Which picture should win? Gildshire Goes to the Movies will stand up and cheer if either “Brooklyn” or “Bridge of Spies” pulls the upset.
How did our crystal ball do? We will include a quick recap in our March 2 edition of Gildshire Goes to the Movies. See you at the Oscars!
Photos: 360b, Tinseltown, Serge Rocco, Featureflash / Shutterstock.com