Special: Oscar Predictions 2020

The Academy Awards are tonight and while many of the awards seem like a lock at this point, you can’t rule out that the Academy might throw a surprise or two. Here are my predictions for this year.

 

Best Picture

Ford v Ferrari

Jojo Rabbit

Little Women

1917

Marriage Story

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Joker

What will win: 1917

What could beat it: Parasite

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Todd Philips, Joker

Sam Mendes, 1917

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Who will win: Sam Mendes, 1917

Who could beat him: Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Leading Actress

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Renee Zellweger, Judy

Who will win: Renee Zellweger, Judy

Who could beat her: Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Leading Actor

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

Who will win: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Who could beat him: Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Scarlett Johannson, Jojo Rabbit

Florence Pugh, Little Women

Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Who will win: Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Who could beat her: Florence Pugh, Little Women

Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes

Al Pacino, The Irishman

Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Who will win: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Who could beat him: Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Best Original Screenplay

Knives Out

Marriage Story

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

What will win: Parasite

What could beat it: Knives Out

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

The Two Popes

What will win: Jojo Rabbit

What could beat it: Little Women

Live Action Short Film

Brotherhood

Nefta Football Club

The Neighbors’ Window

Saria

A Sister

What will win: The Neighbors’ Window

What could beat it: Brotherhood

Animated Short Film

Dcera

Hair Love

Kitbull

Memorable

Sister

What will win: Hair Love

What could beat it: Kitbull

Original Score

Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

1917

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

What will win: Joker

What could beat it: 1917

Best International Feature Film Award

Corpus Christi

Honeyland

Les Miserables

Pain and Glory

Parasite

What will win: Parasite

What could beat it: Pain and Glory

Sound Mixing

Ad Astra

Ford v Ferrari

Joker

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

What will win: 1917

What could beat it: Ford v Ferrari

Sound Editing

Ford v Ferrari

Joker

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

What will win: 1917

What could beat it: Ford v Ferrari

Costume Design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

What will win: Little Women

What could beat it: Jojo Rabbit

Documentary Short

In the Absence

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone

Life Overtakes Me

St Louis Superman

Walk Run Cha-Cha

What will win: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone

What could beat it: St Louis Superman

Documentary Feature

American Factory

The Cave

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama

Honeyland

What will win: American Factory

What could beat it: For Sama

Achievements in Production Design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Parasite

What will win: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

What could beat it: 1917

Achievements in Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Parasite

What will win: Ford v Ferrari

What could beat it: Parasite

Achievements in Cinematography

The Irishman

Joker

The Lighthouse

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

What will win: 1917

What could beat it: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Achievements in Visual Effects

1917

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

What will win: 1917

What could beat it: Avengers: Endgame

Achievements in Make-up and Hairstyling

Bombshell

Joker

Judy

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

1917

What will win: Bombshell

What could beat it: Joker

Best Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body

Klaus

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

What will win: Klaus

What could beat it: Toy Story 4

Best Original Song

I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away, Toy Story

I’m Gonna Love Me Again, Rocketman

I’m Standing With You, Breakthrough

Into the Unknown, Frozen II

Stand Up, Harriet

What will win: I’m Gonna Love Me Again, Rocketman

What could beat it: Stand Up, Harriet

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