I've seen all eight Best Picture nominees, 15 of the 19 films up for the major awards, and I'm a one-time Academy Award attendee. Historically, my all time best is picking 17 of 24, all time worst is 9 of 24. Here are my picks for this year. For a full list of nominees, and to fill out your own ballot, you can head to the official Oscar web-page. The 88th Annual Academy Awards air Sunday night at 7:30pm CST on ABC.
Best Picture: Spotlight

Best Director: George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor in a Lead Role: Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant

Best Actress in a Lead Role: Brie Larson - Room

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight

Best Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard - The Martian
Best Original Screenplay: Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy - Spotlight
Best Animated Feature: Inside Out
Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul - Hungary
Best Documentary Feature: The Look of Silence
Best Documentary Short Subject: Body Team 12
Best Live Action Short Film: Shok
Best Animated Short Film: World of Tomorrow
Best Original Song: Diane Warren & Lady Gaga - “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground
Best Original Score: Ennio Morricone - The Hateful Eight
Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Make-up & Hairstyling, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects: Mad Max: Fury Road