With only hours to go before the start of the Academy Awards, TEN predicts who will and who should win in the main coveted categories - including those record-breaking Irish nominees. 

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Best actor in a supporting role

Christian Bale (The Big Short)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge Of Spies)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Who'll win - Sylvester Stallone

Who should win - Mark Rylance 

Best actress in a supporting role

Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Who'll win - Kate Winslet

Who should win - Rooney Mara 

Best actor in a leading role

Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

Who'll win - Leonardo DiCaprio

Who should win - Leonardo DiCaprio

Best actress in a leading role

Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)

Who'll win - Brie Larson

Who should win - Saoirse Ronan

Best picture

The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

What will win - The Revenant

What should win - The Revenant

Best director

Adam McKay (The Big Short)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Alejandro G Inarritu (The Revenant)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
Lenny Abrahamson (Room)

Who'll win - Alejandro G Inarritu

Who should win - Alejandro G Inarritu

Best original screenplay

Bridge Of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

What will win - Spotlight

What should win - Spotlight

Best adapted screenplay

The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

Who will win - Emma Donoghue for Room

Who should win - Emma Donoghue for Room

Best documentary feature 

Amy
Cartel Land
The Look Of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter On Fire: Ukraine's Fight For Freedom

What will win - Amy

What should win - Amy 

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