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Final 92nd Oscar Predictions – It’s a Hollywood Kind of Year

This year has been a condensed season, and because of that, expect to hear many of the same films dominate. In most seasons, the extra ten days allow unusual narratives to develop in some categories. For others, it allows the competition to get their final shots off, weakening the strongest films. This year, I’m expecting a nice spread, but several popular movies will be left out regardless. While The Farewell and Uncut Gems, might have helped define the year at the movies, they will likely not be invited to its biggest party.

Below are my guesses for who will receive nominations. They in no way will be the films that I personally endorse in most of these categories. That ballot will come out soon, but in the meantime, enjoy a look at our predictions below.

Projected Nomination Leaders

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood – 10

1917  – 9

The Irishman – 8

Jojo RabbitJoker, Little Women – 7

Marriage Story – 6

Rocketman & Ford v Ferrari – 4

Predictions for the 92nd Annual Academy Awards

Best Picture

  • PREDICTING 8 NOMINEES

1917

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Parasite

If 9 – Ford v Ferrari

If 10 – Pain & Glory

Potential Spoilers 

Knives OutBombshellA Hidden LifeA Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodHustlers

Best Director

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite

Greta Gerwig – Little Women

Sam Mendes – 1917

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Potential Spoilers

Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit, Todd Phillips – Joker, Pedro Almodovar – Pain & Glory, James Mangold – Ford v Ferrari, Josh and Bennie Safdie – Uncut Gems

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Lupita Nyong’o – Us

Saorise Ronan – Little Women

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Renée Zellweger – Judy

Potential Spoilers

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet, Awkwafina – The Farewell, Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose, Florence Pugh – Midsommar, Alfre Woodard – Clemency

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Antonio Banderas – Pain & Glory

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Taron Egerton – Rocketman

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Potential Spoilers  

Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari, Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes, Robert De Niro – The Irishman, Eddie Murphy – Dolemite is My Name, Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers

Florence Pugh – Little Women

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Potential Spoilers

Zhao Shuzhen – The Farewell, Nicole Kidman – Bombshell, Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell, Annette Bening – The Report, Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood*

*Note: Unlike the BAFTAs, an actor or actress can only be nominated once in a category at Oscar. Because Bombshell and Once Upon a Time are in the same category, she can only receive a nomination for one of the two. Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson’s nominations are in lead and supporting, so she can earn two nominations.

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Song Kang Ho – Parasite

Original Screenplay

1917

Knives Out

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Potential Spoilers

The Farewell, Pain & Glory, Booksmart, Uncut GemsUs

Best Adapted Screenplay

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Potential Spoilers

The Two Popes, Dark Waters, Hustlers, Toy Story 4Just Mercy

Best Editing

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Parasite

Potential Spoilers 

Uncut Gems, Joker, 1917, Marriage Story, Bombshell

Best Production Design

1917

Dumbo

Jojo Rabbit

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Parasite

Potential Spoilers 

The IrishmanJokerFord v FerrariStar Wars: Rise of SkywalkerAladdin

Best Costume Design

Dolemite Is My Name

Judy

Little Women

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Rocketman

Potential Spoilers

Downton Abbey, The Irishman, 1917, Aladdin, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Best Cinematography

1917

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Joker

The Lighthouse

Potential Spoilers 

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, Parasite, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, A Hidden LifeAd Astra

Best Sound Editing

*Created Sounds

1917

Ford v Ferrari

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Potential Spoilers

The Irishman, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rocketman, Avengers: Endgame, Uncut Gems

Sound Mixing

*Balancing Sounds, Music, Dialogue, direction of Sound

1917

Ford v Ferrari

Joker

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Rocketman

Potential Spoilers

Uncut GemsThe Irishman, Star Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerAvengers: Endgame, Jojo Rabbit

Best Original Song

“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” from Rocketman

“Into the Unknown” from Frozen II

“Letters to My Godfather” from The Black Godfather

“Spirit” from The Lion King

“Stand Up” from Harriet

Potential Spoilers

“Glasgow,” “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” “I’m Standing with You,” “Speechless,” “A Glass of Soju”

Best Original Score

1917

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Potential Spoilers

Marriage Story, Ford v Ferrari, Pain & Glory, Motherless BrooklynUs

Best Visual Effects

1917

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Potential Spoilers:

Terminator: Dark FateAlita: Battle AngelCaptain MarvelGemini ManCats

Best Animated Feature

Frozen II

I Lost My Body

Klaus

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

Potential Spoilers

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldAbominableWeathering with YouSpies in Disguise, Funan

Best Documentary

American Factory

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama

Honeyland

One Child Nation

Potential Spoilers

Apollo 11, Midnight Family, The Cave, The Great HackKnock Down the House

Best International Feature Film

Corpus Christi

Les Misérables

Pain & Glory

Parasite

Those Who Remained

Potential Spoilers

BeanpoleAtlanticsHoneyland, The Painted Bird, Truth and Justice

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