• Robyn

Final Oscar Predictions 2020

Updated: Dec 24, 2020

I’ve written a lot about the Oscars in the past 12 months: I implored voters to recognize feminist musical dramas, I highlighted how women’s alliances laid the foundation for many of 2019’s films, and I drew the historical relationship between silent female performances and Oscar love. (Sadly, I also had to call Academy voters to account for fearing a changing world.)


And thus concludes another roller coaster-like Oscar season. (Justice for Adam Sandler, J.Lo, and everyone involved in The Farewell.) Without further ado, here are my picks for the 92nd Academy Awards:


Best Picture 

Will win: 1917 Might upset: Parasite Should have been nominated: The Farewell My Pick: Parasite

Best Director

Will win: Sam Mendes (1917) Might upset: Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) Should have been nominated: Greta Gerwig (Little Women) My Pick: Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)


Best Actor 

Will win: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) Might upset: Antonio Banderas (Pain & Glory) Should have been nominated: Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems) My Pick: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)


Best Actress

Will win: Renée Zellweger (Judy) Might upset: No one. Should have been nominated: Awkwafina (The Farewell) My Pick: Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)


Best Supporting Actor  

Will win: Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood) Might upset: No one. Should have been nominated: Kang Song-ho (Parasite) My Pick: *shrug* at all of them


Best Supporting Actress

Will win: Laura Dern (Marriage Story) Might upset: Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit) Should have been nominated: Zhao Shuzhen (The Farewell) and Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers) My Pick: Florence Pugh (Little Women)


Best Original Screenplay

Will win: Parasite Might upset: Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Should have been nominated: The Farewell My Pick: Parasite

Best Adapted Screenplay

Will win: Jojo Rabbit Might upset: Little Women Should have been nominated: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood My Pick: Little Women

Best Animated Feature Film:

Will win: Klaus Might upset: Toy Story 4 Should have been nominated: The Addams Family My Pick: n/a


Best International Feature:

Will win: Parasite Might upset: Pain & Glory Should have been nominated: Portrait of a Lady on Fire My Pick: Parasite

Best Documentary – Feature:

Will win: American Factory Might upset: Honeyland Should have been nominated: Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins My Pick: American Factory

Best Original Song:

Will win: “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (Rocketman) Might upset: “Into the Unknown” (Frozen II) Should have been nominated: “Glasgow (No Place Like Home)” (Wild Rose) My Pick: “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (Rocketman)


THE BEST OF THE REST


Best Animated Short Film: Hair Love  Best Cinematography: 1917 Best Costume Design: Little Women Best Documentary – Short Subject: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) Best Film Editing: Ford v Ferrari Best Live Action Short Film: The Neighbor’s Window Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Bombshell Best Original Score: Joker Best Production Design: 1917 Best Sound Editing: 1917 Best Sound Mixing: 1917 Best Visual Effects: 1917


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