2020 Oscar Predictions!
Well, the time has come to cast the votes! Based on what we've seen so far, here are our picks for who's gonna take home an Oscar at the Academy Awards this Sunday, February 9th.
Best Actor in a Leading Role
I gotta be honest, this was a tough category. Both Leo and Adam gave amazing performances and are more than deserving of winning; however, this one has to go to Joaquin. His complete and utter transformation into this character was both heartbreaking and mesmerizing.
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
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
I could really see any of these men winning this category. The easy choice is Brad Pitt, who took home a Golden Globe for this role, though Tom Hanks may have a fighting chance.
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Gordon's vote)
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Melissa's vote)
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Again, this one is hard since we only saw Marriage Story and Little Women; however, chances are Renee Zellweger will win for her portrayal of Hollywood sweetheart, Judy Garland. If it were up to us, Gordon would put his money on Cynthia Erivo, while I would vote for Scar Jo.
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Damn you, Laura Dern. I have a feeling she's gonna take it here, though Gordon's personal vote is Kathy Bates while mine is Florence Pugh.
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johannsson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Best Animated Feature Film
Well, we didn't see ANY of these...but based on historical research, we're putting our money on Pixar.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Toy Story 4
We're both split here, too. Again, all of these movies were so visually beautiful to watch. Gordon's vote is for 1917, while I'm pushing for Joker.
Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman
Lawrence Sher, Joker (Melissa's vote)
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Roger Deakins, 1917 (Gordon's vote)
Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Best Costume Design
Though I can totally see this going to Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, we both agree on Little Women.
Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson, The Irishman
Mayes C. Rubeo, Jojo Rabbit
Mark Bridges, Joker
Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
Arianne Phillips, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Will Quentin Tarantino finally get the directing Oscar he deserves? Probably not. We both agree Bong Joon Ho should absolutely win, but this one will probably go to Mendes.
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Best Documentary Feature
This guess is based purely on Googling each one of these because we haven't seen any of them. It's anyone's game!
The Edge of Democracy
Best Documentary Short Subject
Again, purely based on Google research.
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha
Best Film Editing
Easy, peasy. This one should totally go to Parasite.
Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland, Ford v Ferrari
Thelma Schoonmaker, The Irishman
Tom Eagles, Jojo Rabbit
Jeff Groth, Joker
Yang Jinmo, Parasite
Best International Feature Film
I don't think Parasite will win Best Picture, though it totally should. I do think, however, that they will give it the award here.
Corpus Christi (Poland)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Miserables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Joker will most likely win this one, though both Gordon and I are in agreement that Renee Zellweger's stunning transformation into Judy Garland is worth mentioning.
Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker, Bombshell
Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou, Joker
Jeremy Woodhead, Judy
Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole, 1917
Best Original Score
This will go to Guðnadóttir for Joker, though neither one of us would be upset if Thomas Newman won for 1917.
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Thomas Newman, 1917
John Williams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Best Original Song
I'm shocked that this was the only nomination Rocketman received. Though "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" might win, we're taking a chance and voting for the ultra-powerful song, "Stand Up".
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away”, Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman, Toy Story 4
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”, Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Rocketman
“I’m Standing with You”, Music and Lyrics by Diane Warren, Breakthrough
“Into the Unknown”, Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Frozen 2
“Stand Up”, Music and Lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Best Production Design
Again, this one was a no-brainer. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood for the win!
Bob Shaw (Production) and Regina Graves (Set), The Irishman
Ra Vincent (Production) and Nora Sopková (Set), Jojo Rabbit
Dennis Gassner (Production) and Lee Sandales (Set), 1917
Barbara Ling (Production) and Nancy Haigh (Set), Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Lee Ha Jun (Production) and Cho Won Woo (Set), Parasite
Best Animated Short Film
Kitbull was so cute, but the animation of Dcera and Memorable is insane.
Best Live Action Short Film
All of these look so good! Taking a chance on The Neighbors' Window.
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Best Sound Editing
If my personal fave, Ford v Ferrari, is gonna win anything, it's gonna be for sound. Fingers crossed!
Donald Sylvester, Ford v Ferrari
Alan Robert Murray, Joker
Oliver Tarney and Rachel Tate, 1917
Wylie Stateman, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Matthew Wood and David Acord, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Best Sound Mixing
Bring it home, Ken Miles!
Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano, Ad Astra
Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow, Ford v Ferrari
Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland, Joker
Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson, 1917
Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Best Visual Effects
OK this one has to to go either Avengers or Star Wars...so we're splitting the difference.
Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick, Avengers: Endgame (Melissa's vote)
Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli, The Irishman
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman, The Lion King
Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy, 1917
Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Gordon's vote)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Couldn't agree on this one, either, but let's be honest, it'll probably be Joker.
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman (Gordon's vote)
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, Joker
Greta Gerwig, Little Women (Melissa's vote)
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Best Original Screenplay
While this 100% should go to Parasite, Hollywood loves a movie about itself.
Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Again, Parasite should take this award, no questions asked. However, chances are a foreign film will most likely not win Best Picture. That being said, we've placed our bets on Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood and 1917.
Ford v Ferrari
1917 (Gordon's vote)
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Melissa's vote)