Oscars 2020: My Final Ballot

Best Picture
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite


Will win: 1917
Should win: Parasite

Should have been nominated: The Farewell

Best Director
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Will win: Sam Mendes, 1917
Should win: Boon Joon Ho, Parasite

Should have been nominated: Lulu Wang (The Farewell)

Actor in a Leading Role
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

Will win: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Should win: Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Should have been nominated: Song Kang Ho, Parasite

Actress in a Leading Role
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy

Will win: Renee Zellweger, Judy
Should win: Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Should have been nominated: Awkwafina (The Farewell); Lupita Nyong’o (Us)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Will win: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Should win: Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Should have been nominated: Timothée Chalamet (Little Women)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Will win: Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Should win: Florence Pugh, Little Women

Should have been nominated: JLo, obviously!

Adapted Screenplay
The Irishman, Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi
Joker, Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Little Women, Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes, Anthony McCarten

Will win: Jojo Rabbit
Should win: Little Women

Should have been nominated: Hustlers (Lorene Scafaria)

Original Screenplay
Knives Out, Rian Johnson
Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach
1917, Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino
Parasite, Bong Joon-ho, Jin Won Han

Will win: Parasite
Should win: Parasite

Should have been nominated: Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar)

Cinematography
The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Will win: 1917

International Feature Film
Corpus Christi
Honeyland
Les Miserables
Pain and Glory
Parasite

Will win: Parasite

Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

Will win: Ford v Ferrari

Sound Editing
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Will win: Ford v Ferrari

Sound Mixing
Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Will win: Ford v Ferrari

Production Design
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

Will win: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Original Score
Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir
Little Women, Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story, Randy Newman
1917, Thomas Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, John Williams

Will win: Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir

Original Song
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” Rocketman
“I’m Standing With You,” Breakthrough
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2
“Stand Up,” Harriet

Will win: “I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” Rocketman

Makeup and Hairstyling
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917


Will win: Bombshell

Costume Design
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Will win: Little Women

Visual Effects
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
1917
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Will win: 1917

Animated Feature Film
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Will win: Toy Story 4

Documentary Feature
American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland


Will win: American Factory

Animated Short Film
Dcera
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Will win: Hair Love

Documentary Short Subject
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

Will win: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

Live Action Short Film
Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

Will win: Brotherhood

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