Makeup, Sound and Scripter Awards Go Out

Last night, a couple more guilds weighed in, as well as the USC Scripter award, which has a long streak of predicting the Adapted Screenplay Oscar winner that looks to not be broken this year.

USC Scripter

To no one's surprise, The Big Short took this prize last night, and will definitely go on to win the Oscar after having taken the Writers Guild trophy as well. The movie still has an outside shot at Best Picture, due to that PGA win, but more and more it looks like brainy films Spotlight and Big Short will have to settle for the screenplay prizes.

Makeup and Stylists Guild

Another non-surprise, as Mad Max swept up this trophy from the guild yesterday, or at least the one for makeup, as hairstyling was awarded separately to Cinderella. But expect Fury Road to take the Oscar, which is awarded as one prize for both makeup and hairstyling.

Cinema Audio Society

The sound mixing guild awarded The Revenant last night, and this matched up with Bafta's choice last week as well, so it looks like I'm going to have to predict Revenant for sound mixing. The Oscars have two annoying sound categories- mixing and editing, whose guild doesn't award until next Saturday, but it's normally a smart move to predict the same movie for both. However, almost everyone thought Mad Max was going to sweep the sound awards, so I may end up predicting a split between them this year.