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Eden Lane's Oscar picks

Posted: 9:02 AM, Feb 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-29 00:22:09Z

Oscar winners selected by Eden Lane, the host and producer of  In Focus  on Colorado Public Television.

Completing an Oscar Ballot for me is filled with conflict.  The first thought is how can you compare the merit of diverse artistic product? Even if each performance were based on the same script, or each story from the same idea, it’s very subjective. 

Here are both of my ballots. First the how I would vote, then my prediction for how the Academy will vote.  Here it goes

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

My Vote - Spotlight
My Prediction - Spotlight

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

My Vote - The Big Short
My Prediction - The Big Short

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

My Vote - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
My Prediction - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Embrace of the Serpent Mustang
Son of Saul
Theeb
A War

My Vote - Son of Saul

My Prediction - Son of Saul

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

My Vote – Inside Out
My Prediction - Inside Out

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
My Vote – What Happened, Miss Simone?
My Prediction - Amy

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

My Vote – Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
My Prediction - Sylvester Stallone, Creed

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

My Vote – Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

My Prediction - Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

My Vote – Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
My Prediction - Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

My Vote – Brie Larson, Room
My Prediction - Brie Larson, Room

BEST PICTURE
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

My Vote - Spotlight
My Prediction - The Revenant
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You can print out your own ballot by clicking here.

Eden Lane can be reached on  Facebook page  and you can watch her on Colorado Public Television .