As well as receiving the biggest honour the acting world has to offer (and a rather famous gold statue), the winner of this year’s Oscars will also take home a goodie bag. And this isn’t your average goodie bag.
The Oscar goodie bags are known as the best in the business but this year’s contents tops them all. Hollywood’s hottest actors and actresses will receive a walking tour of Japan, cosmetic surgery and um, a vibrator. All the essentials, obvs.
Here are some of the highlights of the absurd gifts winners will recieve…
Check out the full list of nonimations for this year’s Oscars below…
Oscars 2016. We know, is it really that time already?
If you can believe it, it’s been almost a year since the lovely Patricia Arquette made a feminist call to arms at the end of her Boyhood Best Supporting Actress acceptance speech, and nearly 12 months since our own Eddie Redmayne scooped the Best Actor accolade for The Theory of Everything.
From mind-blowing action blockbusters to Pixar’s latest feelgood flick, the potential 2015 nominees are as vast and varied as Diane Kruger‘s red carpet wardrobe, and because it’s the Oscars, everyone in the entire world it seems has an opinion about which movie is going to run away with more than a few of those coveted gold statuettes.
But as well as the actual awards, we are also so excited to see what new host Chris Rock will bring to the table.
So prepare to roll out the red carpet and fluff those frocks as we take a look at some of the movies generating more than a beehives worth of 2016 Oscar buzz. But which ones make your list?
Here are team LOOK’s 2016 Oscar predictions, before we tell you the full list of Oscar nominations below!
Based on true events, Tom McCarthy’s biographical drama Spotlight could potentially be the dark horse of the Oscar race. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, the movie follows The Boston Globe’s infamous ‘Spotlight’ team – the oldest operating newspaper investigative unit in the United States – and their investigation into the shocking and widespread allegations of child sex abuse carried out by Roman Catholic priests in the Boston area. Gripping and provocative, Spotlight is a must see.
Danny Boyle’s biopic Steve Jobs about the Apple co-founder – and starring the hugely talented Michael Fassbender – has been making an understated Oscar bid since it’s release back in October. While the film didn’t perform as well at the box office as Universal would have liked, there is no doubt that Fassbender’s performance as the taut yet charismatic Jobs may be deserving of a Best Actor nomination. And of course, with a supporting cast including the likes of Kate Winslet (Oscar royalty), Seth Rogan and Jeff Daniels, there could be a Best Supporting nod here too. Catch the trailer here.
The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticpated follow-up to 2012’s Django Unchained is already tipped to be one of the biggest flicks of the year. Not only is Tarantino returning to his beloved spaghetti western stomping grounds, but he’s also enlisted the talents of old favourites Samuel L Jackson and Tim Roth in title roles. Not set for UK release until January 8th, The Hateful Eight is already promising to be every inch an insta-Tarantino classic. Best Film perhaps? Catch the trailer here.
Could this be the year that an animated film sweeps the Oscars? Well, Pixar’s Inside Out would like to have you think so. Following The Lego Movie‘s controversial snub at last year’s awards, it’s clear that audiences are more than happy to see an animated movie win the ultimate prize of Best Film. Could 2016 be the year history is made? Let’s hope so. In case you haven’t seen the movie, catch the trailer for Inside Out here.
Another dark horse in the Oscar race is recent release Carol – the beautifully shot and emotionally charged drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Not only did the movie recieve a glowing reception at Cannes, but both women are already being hotly tipped to sweep the Best Actress/Best Support Actress categories – a rumour that we are strongly supporting here at team LOOK. You need to watch this movie. See the trailer here.
Mad Max: Fury Road
Ok, we aren’t ashamed to admit that we’re in complete agreement with the multitude of movie lovers that want Mad Max: Fury Road to get some form of recognition at the 88th Academy Awards. Not only does this seat-of-the-pants action movie star Tom Hardy (and we love Tom Hardy), but Mad Max: Fury Road also gave us Charlize Theron as a skinhead, one-armed feminist/revolutionary who manages to be both completely badass and beautiful at the same time. Many are saying it’s too ‘mainstream’ to be given serious Oscar consideration. We call bs on that. Watch this trailer.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the the last year, you may not have heard that a little release called Star Wars: The Force Awakens is about to hit cinemas this month (December 18th to be exact), and yes, there are already whispers that J.J. Abrams’ rekindling of this cult sci-fi franchise may recieve more than one Oscar nomination. Tickets are selling out left right and centre, and with tons of fans literally champing at the Star Wars bit, there might just be a chance that this blockbuster will pip some other Oscar contenders at the post. Watch this space (or watch this trailer…if you haven’t seen it already).
Hands up who thinks Leonardo DiCaprio deserves an Oscar? Well, last year’s Best Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman) evidently feels the same way, and new movie The Revenant (which sees our Leo as a 19th century fur trapper hellbent on revenge) is hopefully going to give our favourite leading man the shove he needs up to the Best Actor podium. Fingers crossed. See Leo in the trailer for The Revenant here.
Another release that is causing quite a stir amongst film critics is Lenny Abrahamson’s claustrophobic drama Room – the film that tells the story of a mother (Brie Larson) and her young son (Jacob Tremblay) who have been forced to live in captivity. It received a standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival back in September, and Brie Larson is already gaining momentum as a Best Actress contender. The film is set for a January release, but catch the trailer here.
The Danish Girl
Back for another go at the Oscar game, Eddie Redmayne returns to our screens in The Danish Girl as pioneering transgender artist Lili Elbe, one of the first known people to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Another film with a January release, it’s worth noting that Eddie might not be the only contender here – Alicia Vikander, who plays his wife Gerda is more than deserving of a nomination. See them both in action right here.
What do you get when you buddy-up Jennifer Lawrence with Bradley Cooper on the silver screen? A bona fide Oscar contender that’s what. New movie Joy (released January 1st) is David O. Russell’s third collaboration with both JLaw and Bradley, and much like the last two offerings – Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle – this new flick has ‘Academy Award’ written all over it. Be sure to catch the trailer here.