Predictions for the 92nd Academy Awards!

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Today is the day! The 92nd Academy Awards are tonight and I’m excited….a little.

I’m usually amped up for the Oscars, so why am I only a little excited? Well, most of the major categories seem to be pretty well wrapped up, with the same actors and filmmakers winning award after award in the build-up to the big show. I’ll get into the categories in a minute but I just wanted to write this little preamble to give some context. There’s occasionally a surprise or two, even in years where there seems to be a clear front-runner. Think of 2003 when Adrien Brody won Best Actor over Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Jack Nicholson.

Let’s pause for a sec…

He beat NICOLAS CAGE, MICHAEL CAINE, DANIEL DAY-LEWIS and JACK NICHOLSON!

That’s a murderers row of prestige actors, and at the time not many people knew who Adrien Brody was or had even seen The Pianist. No wonder he planted a big kiss on Halle Berry.

There’s also the time Crash stunned everyone by beating front-runner Brokeback Mountain at the 2006 show. I know those moments are rare, but these things do happen. So, there’s some hope for tonight’s show if we can get at least one surprise.

Pretty please?

Ok, without further adieu, here’s my predictions for tonight’s Academy Awards! I’m not picking every category, just the major ones and a few technical ones.

*My predicted winners will be in bold and who I want to win will be in italics.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role 

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Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell 

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit 

Florence Pugh – Little Women 

Margot Robbie – Bombshell 

Best Actor is a Supporting Role 

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood 

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes 

Joe Pesci – The Irishman 

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Cynthis Erivo – Harriett

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Renee Zellweger – Judy

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Joaquin Phoenix – Jokerjq

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Leonardo Dicaprio – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman – Steven Zaillian

Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi

Joker – Todd Phillips & Scott Silver

Little Women – Greta Gerwig

The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten

Best Original Screenplay

Knives Out – Rian Johnson

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Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach

1917 – Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino

Parasite – Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin Won

Best Cinematography

The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto

Joker – Lawrence Sher

The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke

1917 – Roger Deakins

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood – Robert Richardson

Best Editing

Ford v Ferrari – Michael McCusker & Andrew Buckland

The Irishman – Thelma Schoonmaker

Jojo Rabbit – Ton Eagles

Joker – Jeff Groth

Parasite – Yang Jinmo

Best Visual Effects

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The Irishman

The Lion King

Avengers: Endgame

1917

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Director

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

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Todd Phillips – Joker

Sam Mendes – 1917

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best Picture

Joker

Little Women

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Parasite

Jojo Rabbit

1917

Ford v Ferrari

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

The Irishman

Marriage Story

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