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Brandy Clark, Swizz Beatz and More Music Stars Make Their Oscar Predictions -- and Lament the Snubs

The Revenant
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The Revenant

The Grammys just wrapped, but pop stars are already buzzing about that other awards show, and which films and actors will take home the gold (hey, Leo!)

"Leonardo DiCaprio definitely deserves to win best actor. I didn't love The Revenant but it's time -- he is such an amazing actor."
--Zara Larsson

"I would love to see Amy win for best documentary. It was an incredible film that had me in tears by the end. R.I.P. Amy -- may your unique voice live on forever."
--Daya

"I like The Revenant, but we're upset at the Oscars right now for their poor decisions. Still, art is something you should always celebrate. There are lots of people who put out amazing movies that weren't part of the B.S."
--Swizz Beatz

"I didn't expect to like it, but The Martian is the best movie I've seen in a while."
--Brandy Clark

"It's a f--ing crime that Straight Outta Compton wasn't nominated for best picture."
--Sam Harris, X Ambassadors

"The Revenant is the film that will sweep this year. Frankly, if Leo doesn't bring one home, I'm going to go to the forest, get naked and crawl inside a dead horse."
--Nick Petricca, Walk the Moon

Additional reporting by Adelle Platon and Jewly Hight.

This story originally appeared in the Feb. 27 issue of Billboard.

Oscars 2016