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February 26, 2016

Oscar Predictions 2016: Your Oscar pool cheat sheet

See what all the critics are saying

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An Oscar Statuette at the 88th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Oscars will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.

The 88th Academy Awards (or, the 2016 Oscars, to most) are just days away. Despite controversies over the Academy's continual lack of diverse nominees and the resulting boycotts and protests, the show will go on. Thus, all of the Oscar pools your friends and coworkers are hosting will, too, go on.

For those of you yet to fill out a ballot, we've rounded up what critics all over the web are saying about who and what will take home the big prizes. Below, you'll find predictions from FiveThirtyEight, the Hollywood Reporter's Ben Zauzmer (an Upper Dublin grad, mind), Entertainment Weekly, L.A. Times and more, plus who we'd predict from those predictions. 

Print out and fill out this ballot with your own predictions, then tune in Sunday night at 7 p.m. to see who wins. 

Best Picture

Ben Zauzmer, The Hollywood Reporter: The Revenant
Walt Hickey, FiveThirtyEight: The Revenant
Lynn Hirschberg, W Magazine: The Revenant
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian: The Revenant
Stephanie Zacharek, Time: The Revenant
Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times: The Big Short
Christopher Orr, The Atlantic: The Revenant
Alynda Wheat, People Magazine: The Revenant
Peter Travers, Film Critic: The Revenant
Entertainment WeeklyThe Big Short
Bovada Odds, Las Vegas: The Revenant

You should pick: The Revenant

Best Director

The Hollywood Reporter: Alejandro González Iñárritu
FiveThirtyEight: Alejandro González Iñárritu
W Magazine: Alejandro González Iñárritu
The Guardian: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Time: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Los Angeles Times: Alejandro González Iñárritu
The Atlantic: Alejandro González Iñárritu
People Magazine: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Peter Travers: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Entertainment Weekly: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Bovada Odds, Las Vegas: Alejandro González Iñárritu

You should pick: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Best Actor

The Hollywood Reporter: Leonardo DiCaprio
FiveThirtyEight: Leonardo DiCaprio
W Magazine: Leonardo DiCaprio
The Guardian: Leonardo DiCaprio
Time: Leonardo DiCaprio
Los Angeles Times: Leonardo DiCaprio
The Atlantic: Leonardo DiCaprio
People Magazine: Leonardo DiCaprio
Peter Travers: Leonardo DiCaprio
Entertainment Weekly: Leonardo DiCaprio
Bovada Odds, Las Vegas: Leonardo DiCaprio

You should pick: Leo. Duh.

Best Actress

The Hollywood Reporter: Brie Larson
FiveThirtyEight: Brie Larson
W Magazine: Brie Larson
The Guardian: Brie Larson
Time: Brie Larson
 Los Angeles Times: Brie Larson
The Atlantic: Brie Larson
People Magazine: Brie Larson
Peter Travers: Brie Larson
Entertainment Weekly: Brie Larson
Bovada Odds, Las Vegas: Brie Larson

You should pick: Brie Larson

Best Supporting Actor

The Hollywood Reporter: Sylvester Stallone
FiveThirtyEight: Sylvester Stallone
W Magazine: Sylvester Stallone
The Guardian: Mark Rylance
Time: Sylvester Stallone
Los Angeles Times: Sylvester Stallone
The Atlantic: Sylvester Stallone
People Magazine: Sylvester Stallone
Peter Travers: Sylvester Stallone
Entertainment Weekly: Sylvester Stallone
Bovada Odds, Las Vegas: Sylvester Stallone

You should pick: Sylvester Stallone

Best Supporting Actress

The Hollywood Reporter: Alicia Vikander
FiveThirtyEight: Alicia Vikander
W Magazine: Alicia Vikander
The Guardian: Kate Winslet
Time: Kate Winslet
Los Angeles Times: Alicia Vikander
The Atlantic: Alicia Vikander
People Magazine: Alicia Vikander
Peter Travers: Kate Winslet
Entertainment Weekly: Alicia Vikander
Bovada Odds, Las Vegas: Alicia Vikander

You should pick: Alicia Vikander

Best Original Screenplay

 The Hollywood Reporter: Spotlight
W Magazine: Spotlight
The Guardian: Bridge of Spies
Time: Straight Outta Compton
Los Angeles Times: Spotlight
The Atlantic: Spotlight
People Magazine: Spotlight
Peter Travers: Spotlight
Entertainment Weekly: Spotlight
Bovada Odds, Las Vegas: Spotlight

You should pick: Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Hollywood Reporter: The Big Short
W Magazine: The Big Short
The Guardian: The Big Short
Time: The Big Short
Los Angeles Times: The Big Short
The Atlantic: The Big Short
People Magazine: The Big Short
Peter Travers: The Big Short
Entertainment Weekly: The Big Short
Bovada Odds, Las Vegas: The Big Short

You should pick: The Big Short. Then read more about co-writer/director/Malvern native Adam McKay here.

Best Animated Feature

The Hollywood Reporter: Inside Out
The Guardian: Inside Out
Time: Inside Out
The Atlantic: Inside Out
People Magazine: Inside Out
Peter Travers: Inside Out
Entertainment Weekly: Inside Out
Bovada Odds, Las Vegas: Inside Out

You should pick: Inside Out 

Best Foreign Film

The Hollywood Reporter: Son of Saul
The Guardian: Son of Saul
Time: Son of Saul
Entertainment Weekly: Son of Saul

You should pick: Son of Saul

Best Original Song

 The Hollywood Reporter: Til It Happens to You
People Magazine: Til It Happens to You
Peter Travers: Til It Happens to You
Entertainment Weekly: Til It Happens to You
Bovada Odds, Las Vegas: Til It Happens to You

You should pick: Til It Happens to You