Two months ago, I posted a list of possible Oscar contenders, 30 to be exact, with a list of possible snubbed films as well.  Since then, the tide has shifted, so let’s take a look at where we stand now.  Here is a list of projected top finishers, and here is a link to my earlier preview post.  Any movie I have seen will feature a link, with more being added all the time, so check back.

This is the ranking of top possible Academy Award contenders:

  1. Spotlight
  2. The Revenant
  3. The Martian
  4. Bridge of Spies
  5. Brooklyn
  6. The Hateful Eight
  7. Carol
  8. Room
  9. Mad Max: Fury Road
  10. Creed
  11. Inside Out
  12. The Big Short
  13. Steve Jobs
  14. Beasts of No Nation
  15. Straight Outta Compton
  16. Joy
  17. The Danish Girl
  18. Youth
  19. Love & Mercy
  20. Sicario
  21. Son of Saul
  22. Black Mass
  23. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  24. In the Heart of the Sea
  25. Tangerine

Snubbed: Partisan, People Places Things, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Slow West, Mississippi Grind, Sleeping with Other People, The Good Dinosaur, Macbeth, Southpaw, Legend, Mr. Holmes, Secret in Their Eyes, Concussion, 99 Homes, Everest, 45 Years, About Ray, Z for Zachariah, The Gift, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Ex Machina, Chappie, Pawn Sacrifice, Suffragette, The Walk, Trumbo, Truth, Our Brand in Crisis, By the Sea, Burnt, Freeheld, The End of the Tour, The Last Five Years, It Follows, Anomalisa, Irrational Man, Bone Tomahawk, A War, Phoenix, What We Do in the Shadows, Where to Invade Next.