Friday, February 7, 2020

My Final Oscar Predictions

So here we go kids! Time for my annual attempt at predicting the Academy Awards. My goal this time around, as it is every other time, is to finally break that 20 barrier. For those who do not know, there are 24 categories in which to predict. My record, which I have accomplished on multiple occasions, is 19. Here's to hopin' for that 20th correct prediction. But enough rambling. Let's get on with the show.

Best Picture
Will Win: 1917
Could Easily Win: Parasite (this is the tightest race in years)
Surprise Win: The Irishman or Joker
Should Win: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Director
Will Win: Bong Joon Ho for Parasite
Could Easily Win: Sam Mendes for 1917 (another tight race)
Should Win: Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actress
Will Win: Renee Zellweger in Judy
Could Win: ScarJo could surprise (but prob. not)
Should Win: Zellweger was fantastic as Judy
Write-In: Florence Pugh in Midsommar

Best Actor
Will Win: Joaquin Phoenix in Joker
Could Win: Antonio Banderas in Pain & Glory
Should Win: Phoenix, w/ Banderas second
Write-In: Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems

Best Supporting Actress
Will Win: Laura Dern in A Marriage Story
Could Win: Scarlett Johansson in Jojo Rabbit
Should Win: Laura Dern in A Marriage Story
Write-In: Zhao Shuzhen in The Farewell

Best Supporting Actor
Will Win: Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Could Win: Joe Pesci in The Irishman
Should Win: Brad Pitt!! Brad Pitt!! Brad Pitt!!
Write-In: Song Kang Ho in Parasite

Best Original Screenplay
Will Win: Bong Joon Ho for Parasite
Could Win: Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Adapted Screenplay
Will Win: Greta Gerwig for Little Women
Could Win: Taika Watiti for Jojo Rabbit (super-super-super-close)

Best International Feature
Will Win: Parasite (duh)
Could Win: Parasite (duh, again) Tho Pain and Glory could win in the shocker of the night!

Best Animated Feature
Will Win: Toy Story 4
Could Win: Missing Link (for which I'm rooting) or Klaus

Best Documentary Feature
Will Win: American Factory
Could Win: For Sama or American Honey

Best Cinematography
Will Win: 1917
Could Win: Joker (tho The Lighthouse should)

Best Production Design
Will Win: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Could Win: 1917

Best Film Editing
Will Win: Ford v Ferrari
Could Win: Parasite or Joker

Best Costume Design
Will Win: Little Women
Could Win: Jojo Rabbit (very easily)

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Will Win: Bombshell
Could Win: Joker or Judy

Best Original Score
Will Win: Joker
Could Win: 1917 (but unlikely)

Best Original Song
Will Win: "I'm Gonna Love Me Tonight" from Rocketman
Could Win: "Stand Up" from Harriet

Best Sound Mixing
Will Win: 1917
Could Win: Ford v Ferrari

Best Sound Editing
Will Win: 1917
Could Win: Ford v Ferrari

Best Visual Effects
Will Win: 1917
Could Win: Star Wars or Avengers

Best Animated Short
Will Win: Hair Love
Could Win: Memorable

Best Live Action Short
Will Win: A Sister
Could Win: Brotherhood

Best Documentary Short
Will Win: Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You're a Girl)
Could Win: In the Absence

That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.