Winners and losers of the 2016 award season

Oscars 2016: Snubs, Nominations & Surprises!


This year's award season has been an fascinating one. The Oscar race, which started out without any clear winners, has started to become a bit more clear: Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio emerged as clear favorites in the Best Actress and Best Actor categories, respectively, and "Inside Out" is the frontrunner in the Best Animated Picture race.

But there are still a ton of questions without obvious answers: Will "Spotlight" keep off "The Revenant" through Oscar night? Will Sylvester Stallone continue his comeback march towards the Best Supporting Actor statue? Will Alicia Vikander's award season finish with a dream ending?

All of these questions have produced clear winners and losers so far this award season as films and actors stocks have gone up and down over the past couple months.

Check out the biggest winners and losers of the 2016 award season below:
Winners & losers of 2016 award season
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Winners and losers of the 2016 award season

WINNER - Leonardo DiCaprio & "The Revenant": We're about half way through award season, and all signs are pointing towards Leo finally getting that coveted Oscar for his all-in performance in "The Revenant." And after the film's upset of "Spotlight" at the Golden Globes, could "The Revenant" be headed for a Best Picture win?

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WINNER & LOSER - Jacob Tremblay: The 9-year-old actor has stolen the hearts of Hollywood and fans alike this award season. But, despite a heartwarming win at the Critics' Choice Awards for Best Young Actor/Actress, Tremblay has left empty-handed for his powerhouse performance in "Room." The Academy not nominating him is nothing short of a travesty.

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WINNER - Brie Larson: Brie Larson is perhaps the closest thing there's been to a "lock" throughout this year's award season for her star-making role in "Room" alongside Jacob Tremblay -- and it's well-deserved.

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LOSER - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" & J.J. Abrams: Though Abrams and the newest "Star Wars" film were never going to win the awards for Best Picture and Best Director, they were completely shut out of those major categories, despite the film being critically and commercially successful.

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WINNER - "Spotlight": The universally-praised film has picked up a ton of accolades throughout award season, though it famously missed out on the top honor at the Golden Globes. It's still the frontrunner as we inch towards Oscar night, but it's by no means a "lock."

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LOSER - "The Hateful Eight" & Quentin Tarantino: The inventive director and his film this year got virtually no Oscar love, which was certainly unexpected. 

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WINNER - Alicia Vikander: The darling of this year's award season (and constant winner of the red carpet), Alicia Vikander may not have won at the Golden Globes, but she's won pretty much everywhere else for her stunning performance in "The Danish Girl." She's a favorite heading into Oscar night.

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WINNER/LOSER - Kristen Stewart: Kristen Stewart was the underdog throughout this year's award season -- picking up numerous awards and nominations -- but she fell just short of snagging an Oscar nomination. She should be incredibly pleased with the past couple months -- her performance in "Clouds of Sils Maria" took her from former-Twilight star to a force to be reckoned with.

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LOSER - "Straight Outta Compton": Perhaps the greatest catalyst for the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, "Straight Outta Compton," despite its critical and commercial success, didn't get nominated for Best Picture at the upcoming Oscars. 

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WINNER - Sylvester Stallone: The "Creed" star is the comeback story of this year's award season, which (so far) has culminated in a chill-inducing win at the Golden Globes. Could he go for the knockout at the Oscars? We'll soon find out.

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LOSER - "Carol" & Todd Haynes: The noteworthy film featured captivating performances from Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (both nominated for Oscars, though not favored to win), but failed to garner nominations for Best Director or Best Picture.

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WINNER - "Inside Out": The Pixar film captured the hearts of kids and adults alike, and is the de facto favorite to win for "Best Animated Feature," despite some fierce competition in the strong category this year.

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WINNER - "Mad Max: Fury Road": The summer blockbuster was considered one of the best films of the year for its unique approach to action films. Though it will likely lose, its Best Picture nomination is a major win for the film.

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LOSER - "Bridge of Spies" & Steven Spielberg: Though it was his best film in years, Steven Spielberg was shut out of the Best Director category at this year's Oscars, which proved to be a huge disappointment for the film legend.

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