The OFCS Covers the Oscars

Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) announce their selections for the best achievements of 2015. This Sunday, AMPAS will give out its annual kudos and our members have each put together articles to celebrate the occasion. Below are all the links to our members’ work covering this event from predictions to commentary. Please enjoy!

2016 Oscar Predictions

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

2016 Oscars Preview

Kenji Fujishima @ Paste

The 2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: As always, the Oscar nominated short films in both category are a mixture of the brilliant and the bizarre. Let’s take a look.

2016 Oscars: The Predictions

Steve Katz @ The Alpha Primitive

The 88th Academy Award predictions: the only list you’ll need

Jim Dixon @

88th Oscars: Oscar Guy’s Final Thoughts

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Where I share my final thoughts on this year’s potential Oscar winners (Goes live at 10am Central).

The Armchair Critic’s (fairly accuate) Oscar Predictions

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

The Armchair Critic’s Annual (and confidently accurate) Oscar Predictions

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: I think I have a pretty good track record, plus I’m also fairly confident that this year’s Oscars are so predictable that this won’t be too far off.

Breaking Down Oscar’s Production Design Nominees

David Upton @ The Film Experience

  • Excerpt: A closer look at this year’s Oscar nominees for Production Design.

Catching up with Oscar nominated films at home

Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand

  • Excerpt: The Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, February 28 in another star-studded, overproduced, self-congratulatory spectacle that we seem unable to resist. Are you caught up on the major nominees?

Checking Out the Oscar-Nominated Documentary Features

Alan Mattli @ Maximum Cinema [German]

  • Excerpt: A look at the strengths and weaknesses of the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Feature.

Cole Smithey’s 2016 Oscar Predictions

Cole Smithey @

  • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] Cole Smithey’s 2016 Oscar Predictions


Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: I knew Ryan Reynolds’ passion for this character, and everyone knows his decade-long struggle to get this movie made after Deadpool’s disastrous cinematic debut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (there’s more than one reference to it). What I didn’t expect was how much I would come to care about this character and his plight. Deadpool’s dialogue is a ceaseless string of often explosively funny one-liners, though I can’t decide if my favorite is the line about Hugh Jackman, the zamboni, the fourth wall, Jared Fogal, or the derogatory slap at creator Rob Leifeld. Yet, I cared about what happened to him because I cared about the story of the man under the mask.

Favorite Oscar Moments from the Past

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Final Oscar Predictions: ‘Fasten Your Seatbelts. It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Night’

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: At the end of one of the toughest, ugliest award seasons ever, a look back at what was a really good year for movies.

Just How Annual Are The Annual Academy Awards?

Kimberly Gadette @ Doddle

  • Excerpt: Mad Max is facing annihilation … again.

Mis predicciones –

Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]

Mis predicciones – Oscars 2016

Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]

The Nightmare Gallery vs. The 88th Academy Awards

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: It’s time to get ready for Hollywood’s whitest night—I mean brightest night—with yet another round of Oscar predictions!

No Concessions: My Oscar Ballot, 2016

Robert Cashill @

  • Excerpt: My Oscar ballot for Sunday’s ceremony.

One Last Look at the Nominees

Dan Lybarger @ Just In Case It Matters

Oscar Nominations: Please Put All Complaints Into the Suggestion Box (So They Can Be Promptly Thrown Into the Garbage)

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online

Oscar Predictions

Susan Granger @

  • Excerpt: A dark cloud hangs over the Oscars this year…

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 13

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: A look at the winners and losers of Precursor Week 13

Oscars 2016 Final Predictions

Pete Gkaris @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Oscars 2016 Preview: Best Foreign Language Film

C.J. Prince @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: An overview of the films nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

Oscars: Where have all the women gone

Joseph Proimakis @ [Greek]

  • Excerpt: In what was dubbed Year of the Woman, we’ve come down to an Oscar race revolving around a single white male with a bear on his back. How did that happen?

Picking Winners At The 88th Annual Academy Awards

Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe

  • Excerpt: Here’s hoping Chris Rock does his best Ricky Gervais as far as not caring about political correctness or duty to kissing up to the celebrities all dressed-up nice because having him host the 2016 Oscars ceremony amidst the whole #OscarsSoWhite controversy is an opportunity not to be squandered.

Picks and Predictions for the 88th Annual Academy Awards (aka, the 2016 Oscars)

Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies (blog)

Previsão de Vencedores Dos Óscares – 1ª Parte

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Previsão de Vencedores Dos Óscares – 2ª Parte

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

What We Learned from the Berlin Film Festival

C.J. Prince @ Way Too Indie

Will Win / Should Win: Breaking Down Oscar’s Best Feature Documentary Race

Pat Mullen @ POV Magazine

  • Excerpt: This year boast a field of five strong contenders.

Win your Oscar pool by getting to know the nominated Short Films

Tom Santilli @

Your guide to the 2016 Academy Awards

Tom Santilli @

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