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Oscar 2016 Winner Predictions Sound Mixing

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Oscar 2016 Winner Predictions: Sound Mixing

20th Century Fox

It’s that time when we’ve more or less gotten everything we have to say about the Oscars out of our cynical systems and, cruelly, we have to say something, anything, about the two categories that Ed Gonzalez and I want absolutely nothing to do with. Earlier this year, when agreeing again to participate in our Oscar coverage, I made exactly one stipulation: “Absolutely we can split the categories down the middle, provided you don’t sock me with both sound categories.” Ed shares my exasperation, as there’s only so many times you can regurgitate the same series of stats to rationalize your predicted winner in a category like this one, where the most interesting thing to ever happen outside of Gangs of New York losing to Chicago and The Aviator losing to Ray was Hugo winning over The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Without a musical or Martin Scorsese film in the mix this year to buck any trends, we’re left to fall back on the most reliable barometer of them all: And the Oscar for sound mixing in a movie most likely to win Best Picture goes to The Revenant.

Will Win: The Revenant

Could Win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Should Win: Mad Max: Fury Road