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Oscars 2020 Predictions (Round Two)

Awards season is already upon us and it’s building to the 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony on February 9, 2020. With most of the heavy-hitters having already hit theaters or screened in some fashion for critics and fans, the Oscar race is now starting to adopt a pretty solid shape.

Still, there is plenty of time yet for things to change. There is always some change before the final tallies are counted in January. Knowing this, now is a great time to make our first, preliminary round of predictions for who will be nominated for the honor of possibly, maybe, walking away with the coveted statuette at the end of the season. Without further ado, here are my second set of predictions (of which I will be making three) for the 2020 Oscars:

Best Picture

  • The Irishman (Netflix)
  • Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Marriage Story (Netflix)
  • Parasite (Neon)
  • 1917 (Universal)
  • Joker (Warner Bros.)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony/Columbia)
  • The Farewell (A24)
  • Ford v Ferrari (20th Century Fox)

Best Director

  • Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
  • Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
  • Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Sam Mendes, 1917

Best Lead Actor

  • Adam Driver, Marriage Story
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
  • Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
  • Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari

Best Supporting Actor

  • Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Joe Pesci, The Irishman
  • Al Pacino, The Irishman
  • Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy

Best Lead Actress

  • Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
  • Renee Zellwegger, Judy
  • Awkwafina, The Farewell
  • Lupita Nyong’o, Us
  • Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Best Supporting Actress

  • Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
  • Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell
  • Scarlett Johansson– Jojo Rabbit
  • Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Nicole Kidman, Bombshell

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Jojo Rabbit
  • The Irishman
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Little Women
  • The Two Popes

Best Original Screenplay

  • 1917
  • Marriage Story
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Knives Out
  • The Farewell

Best Cinematography

  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • The Irishman
  • The Lighthouse

Best Film Editing

  • 1917
  • The Irishman
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Marriage Story

Best Animated Feature

  • Toy Story 4
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Missing Link
  • Abominable
  • Frozen II

Best Documentary Feature

  • Apollo 11
  • American Factory
  • One Child Nation
  • For Sama
  • The Edge of Democracy

Best Foreign Film

  • Parasite
  • Les Misérables
  • Pain and Glory
  • Honeyland
  • Atlantics

Best Original Score

  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Us

Best Original Song

  • “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (Elton John, Rocketman)
  • “Into the Unknown” (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Frozen 2)
  • “Speechless” (Alan Menken, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Naomi Scott, Aladdin)
  • “Stand Up” (Cynthia Erivo, Joshua Campbell, Harriet)
  • “Spirit” (Ilya Salmanzadeh, Labrinth, Beyoncé, The Lion King)

Best Visual Effects

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • The Lion King
  • Gemini Man
  • The Irishman
  • Avengers: Endgame

Best Production Design

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • The Irishman
  • 1917
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Little Women

Best Makeup & Hair

  • Bombshell
  • Joker
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Rocketman
  • Judy

Best Sound Editing

  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Rocketman
  • Avengers: Endgame

Best Sound Mixing

  • Rocketman
  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Avengers: Endgame

Those are my predictions for which films and filmmakers will be nominated for the 2020 Academy Awards. What do you make of my second round picks? Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments below and let me know who and what you think will be nominated this February!

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