Who We’re Rooting for at the Oscars

26 Feb 2016 - Becca Zidik is Corporate Communications Intern at Time Warner Inc.

By Becca Zidik

Roll out the Red Carpet, Oscar weekend is almost here. In anticipation for Sunday night’s big event, here’s your go-to—and entirely biased—guide for viewing the 88th Academy Awards ceremony.

First and foremost: Mad Max: Fury Road. Not only is Fury Road up for 10 noms including Best Picture, Director, Cinematography, and Visual Effects, the chart topping blockbuster has already received a weaponized tanker-load of industry accolades including Critics Choice Awards for Best Action Film and Best Director. It’s also scored big thanks to its elaborate costume and design; taking home awards from the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild and Costume Designers Guild Awards.  Other notable wins from the AACTA awards were for Best Production Design and Best Cinematography.  

Riding along with the line of wins for Fury Road, Oscar nominee, Creed, has also taken home a collection of gold. Up for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Sly Stallone and the Creed team will hopefully follow in their Golden Globe and Critics Choices Awards footsteps to nab the award this Sunday.

HBO, which won the 2015 Academy Award for feature documentary for Citizenfour is well represented again this weekend. It has three Oscar nominees in the Best Documentary Short Subject category with Body Team 12, Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah, and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.