Oscars 2020: Predicting the Nominees

In advance of Monday morning’s Oscar noms, here are my predictions:

BEST PICTURE
1917
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker (…no comment)
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Parasite

If there’s a 9th slot: Ford v Ferrari

BEST DIRECTOR
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Potential spoiler: Pedro Almodovar, Pain and Glory

BEST ACTRESS
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Potential spoiler: Awkwafina, The Farewell

BEST ACTOR
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Potential spoiler: Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Potential spoiler: Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Song Kang Ho, Parasite
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Potential spoiler: Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes

BEST SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED)
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit

Joker
Little Women

Potential spoiler: The Two Popes

BEST SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL)
The Farewell
Knives Out
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Parasite

Potential spoiler: Uncut Gems

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