Oscars 2020 – Predictions

We are just a few hours away, so it’s time to get my Oscar predictions out of the way.

Best Picture – Parasite

While this prediction is a bit of a gamble, I have my fingers crossed that this will be the year that the Academy Awards finally crosses the language barrier.

Directing – Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite

This one is a little more certain than the Best Picture win, but this is also a bit of a gamble.

Writing (Original Screenplay) – Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite

While I would also love it if Rian Johnson wins for Knives Out, I think that Parasite‘s screenplay winning is the safer choice.

Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

If Jojo Rabbit wins for anything, it will be for the screenplay.

Actor in a Leading Role – Joaquin Pheonix, Joker

This win has been all for a sure thing for quite some time.

Actor in a Supporting Role – Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

While I would argue that Brad Pitt is one of the leads in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, his performance was definitely one of the high points of that film.

Actress in a Leading Role – Renee Zellweger, Judy

While the thoughts of Judy as a whole have somewhat cooled over the months, the Academy always loves to celebrate both a comeback story and playing another famous person on screen.

Actress in a Supporting Role – Laura Dern, Marriage Story

This is another win that is all but certain.

Well, those are my predictions for the major categories. Here are the rest (with there being a lot more guesswork this year than previous years):

  • Short Film (Animated): Dcera (Daughter)
  • Short Film (Live Action): Brotherhood
  • Documentary Feature: Honeyland
  • Documentary Short Subject: St. Louis Superman
  • Film Editing: Parasite
  • Sound Editing: Ford v Ferrari
  • Sound Mixing: Ford v Ferrari
  • International Feature Film: Parasite
  • Makeup and Hairstyling: Bombshell
  • Visual Effects: The Irishman
  • Music (Original Score): Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • Music (Original Song): “In the Unknown” from Frozen 2
  • Animated Feature Film: Klaus
  • Production Design: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Cinematography: 1917
  • Costume Design: Little Women