Crafts 2015

Updated: Aug. 18, 2015

This page includes Oscar predictions for all crafts categories except original score and original song. I hope to add more (details, stats, summaries, etc.) to this page in the future.

Best Cinematography

Predicted Nominees

  1. Edward Lachman for Carol
  2. Emmanuel Lubezki for The Revenant
  3. Robert Richardson for The Hateful Eight
  4. Roger Deakins for Sicario
  5. Anthony Dod Mantle for In the Heart of the Sea

Next in Line?

  1. Janusz Kaminski for Bridge of Spies
  2. Dan Laustsen for Crimson Peak
  3. John Seale for Mad Max: Fury Road
  4. Danny Cohen for The Danish Girl
  5. NEW!!! Matthew Libatique for Straight Outta Compton

Other Possibilities

  1. Hoyte Van Hoytema for Spectre
  2. Eduard Grau for Suffragette
  3. John Schwartzman for Jurassic World
  4. Mauro Fiore for Southpaw
  5. Haris Zambarioukos for Cinderella
  6. Dan Mindel for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Best Costume Design

Predicted Nominees

  1. Kate Hawley for Crimson Peak
  2. Sandy Powell for Carol
  3. Sandy Powell for Cinderella
  4. Courtney Hoffman for The Hateful Eight
  5. Paco Delgado for The Danish Girl

Next in Line?

  1. Jenny Beavan for Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Odile Dicks-Mireau for Brooklyn

Best Film Editing

Predicted Nominees

  1. Fred Raskin for The Hateful Eight
  2. Stephen Mirrione for The Revenant
  3. NEW!!! Margaret Sixel for Mad Max: Fury Road
  4. Affona Gonçalves for Carol
  5. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Next in Line?

  1. Elliott Graham for Steve Jobs
  2. Daniel P. Hanley and Mark Hill for In the Heart of the Sea
  3. Jeremiah Driscoll for The Walk
  4. Michael Kahn for Bridge of Spies
  5. Barney Pilling for Suffragette

Other Possibilities

  1. NEW!!! Melanie Oliver for The Danish Girl
  2. Pietro Scalia for The Martian
  3. Bernat Vilaplana for Crimson Peak
  4. Joe Walker for Sicario
  5. Cristiano Travaglioli for Youth
  6. David Rosenbloom for Black Mass
  7. Alam Baumgarten and Jay Cassidy for Joy
  8. Billy Fox and Michael Tronick for Straight Outta Compton
  9. Colin Patton for Our Brand is Crisis

* Who edited The Danish Girl?

Best Makeup and Hair

Predicted Nominees

  1. Crimson Peak
  2. NEW!!! Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Next in Line?

  1. Cinderella
  2. The Danish Girl
  3. The Revenant

Best Production Design

Predicted Nominees

  1. Dante Ferretti for Cinderella
  2. Judy Becker for Carol
  3. Eve Stewart for The Danish Girl
  4. Thomas E. Sanders for Crimson Peak
  5. Rick Carter and Darren Gilford for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Next in Line?

  1. NEW!!! Colin Gibson for Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Editing

Predicted Nominees

  1. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
  2. Jurassic World
  3. The Hateful Eight
  4. The Revenant
  5. NEW!!! Mad Max: Fury Road

Next in Line?

  1. Spectre

Best Sound Mixing

Predicted Nominees

  1. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
  2. The Hateful Eight
  3. The Revenant
  4. Jurassic World
  5. Spectre

Next in Line?

  1. I Saw the Light
  2. NEW!!! Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Visual Effects

This category will now gather 20 films for its initial shortlist, then whittle it down to 10 films and then the five nominees. I’m tinkering with this list, clearly.

Predicted Nominees

  1. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
  2. The Martian
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road
  4. Jurassic World
  5. Avengers: Age of Ultron

Next in Line?

  1. Crimson Peak
  2. Ant-Man
  3. Spectre
  4. Cinderella
  5. Furious 7

Other Contenders

  1. Everest
  2. Ex Machina
  3. Pan
  4. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  5. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  6. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
  7. It Follows
  8. Jupiter Ascending
  9. San Andreas
  10. Terminator Genisys

Long Shots

  1. Seventh Son
  2. Ted 2
  3. The Green Inferno
  4. Chappie
  5. The Divergent Series: Insurgent
  6. Goosebumps
  7. Victor Frankenstein
  8. The Last Witch Hunter
  9. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
  10. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
  11. Rings
  12. The Transporter Refueled
  13. Hitman: Agent 47
  14. Midnight Special
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