Oscars 2016 predictions for best picture, actor, more

The Oscars are usually easy to predict, with a set of agreed-upon front-runners established over the course of the ever-lengthened awards season. Usually, they’re simply given their expected coronations the night of the awards.

This year is different.

There are a few no-brainers — Leonardo DiCaprio will finally get his moment in the sun — but the 88th Academy Awards are more unsettled than most, and the best picture race is still an open question.

All that is to say, don’t take any of these predictions to the bank. They’re informed guesses, at best.

Robert Levin