2020 Oscars Predictions #Oscars #Predictions

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1917 / Universal Pictures

The 92nd annual Academy Awards are on tonight, Sunday, February 9, starting at 8:00 PM EST (and 5:00 PM PST) and will be broadcast live on ABC.

I was a bit disappointed with this year’s selections for Best Picture and don’t think any one in specific is particularly “special.” However, because I love watching movies and the fanfare that is the Oscars, I will definitely be tuning in. One of my favorite pre-Oscars activities is making my predictions for who will take home the prize in each category. Last year, I picked 15 of the 24 categories correctly, and notably missed the pick for Best Picture for Green Book, as I was enamored with Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white Spanish-language film, Roma. 

A year later, I still prefer Roma over Green Book, but alas, my vote for the golden statuette is not tallied.

Enough about that, here are my predictions (in bold) for the 92nd annual Oscars:

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1917 / Universal Pictures

Best Picture

Ford v. Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

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Joker / Warner Bros.

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

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Judy / Roadside Attractions

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Laura Dern and Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story
Marriage Story / Netflix

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

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Little Women / Sony Pictures

Best Adapted Screenplay

Steve Zaillan, The Irishman
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, Joker
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes

Best Original Screenplay

Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Parasite

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Toy Story 4 / Disney Pixar

Best Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Documentary Feature

American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

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Ford v. Ferrari / 20th Century Fox

Best Film Editing

Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland, Ford v. Ferrari
Thelma Schoonmaker, The Irishman
Tom Eagles, Jojo Rabbit
Jeff Groth, Joker
Yang Jinmo, Parasite

Best Original Score

Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Thomas Newman, 1917
John Williams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Rocketman / Paramount

Best Original Song

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman
“I’m Standing with You,” Breakthrough
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen II
“Standing Up,” Harriet

Best Cinematography

Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman
Lawrence Sher, Joker
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Roger Deakins, 1917
Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Costume Design

Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson, The Irishman
Mayes C. Rubeo, Jojo Rabbit
Mark Bridges, Joker
Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
Arianne Phillips, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Animated Short Film

Dcera (Daughter) – Daria Kashcheeva
Hair Love – Matthew A. Cherry, Karen Rupert Toliver
Kitbull – Rosana Sullivan, Kathryn Hendrickson
Memorable – Bruno Collet, Jean-Francois le Corre
Sister – Siqi Song

Live Action Short Film

Brotherhood – Meryam Joobeur, Maria Gracia Turgeon
Nefta Football Club – Yves Piat, Damien Megherbi
The Neighbors’ Window – Marshall Curry
Saria – Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre
A Sister – Delphine Girard

Sound Mixing

Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Mark Ulano, Ad Astra
Paul Massey, David Giammarco, Ford v. Ferrari
Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Tod Maitland, Joker
Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson, 1917
Michael Minkler, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Sound Editing

Donald Sylvester, Ford v. Ferrari
Alan Robert Murray, Joker
Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, 1917
Wylie Stateman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Matthew Wood, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you’re a girl) / Lifetime Films

Documentary Short Subject

In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

International Feature Film

Corpus Christi – Poland
Honeyland – North Macedonia
Les Misérables – France
Pain and Glory – Spain
Parasite – South Korea

Makeup and Hairstyling

Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, Vivian Baker, Bombshell
Nicki Ledermann, Kay Georgiou, Joker
Jeremy Woodhead, Judy
Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis, Rebecca Cole, 1917

Visual Effects

Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Avengers: Endgame
Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, The Irishman
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, The Lion King
Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, 1917
Roger Guyett, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Production Design

Bob Shaw and Regina Graves, The Irishman
Ra Vincent, Nora Sopkovà, Jojo Rabbit
Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales, 1917
Barbara Ling, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Lee Ha Jun, Cho Won Woo, Parasite

Do you want to make your predictions or follow along tonight? Print out a ballot and make your selections here.

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