2020 Oscar Predictions

The time has finally come after a long wait. The 2020 Oscars are finally here. Here are my predictions all in one spot, each listed in alphabetical order. I’m 100% right, of course, and if any of these don’t happen, then something went wrong in the announcement and they need to recount the votes.

BEST PICTURE

  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • Minari
  • News of the World
  • Nomadland
  • One Night in Miami
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST DIRECTOR

  • David Fincher, Mank
  • Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
  • Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
  • Regina King, One Night in Miami
  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

BEST ACTOR

  • Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
  • Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Anthony Hopkins, The Father
  • Gary Oldman, Mank
  • Steven Yeun, Minari

BEST ACTRESS

  • Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  • Sophia Loren, The Life Ahead
  • Frances McDormand, Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami
  • Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
  • Olivia Colman, The Father
  • Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian
  • Youn Yuh-jung, Minari

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • The Father
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Nomadland
  • One Night in Miami
  • The White Tiger

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Mank
  • Minari
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • The Croods: A New Age
  • Onward
  • Over the Moon
  • Soul
  • Wolfwalkers

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

  • Another Round
  • Collective
  • Dear Comrades!
  • Quo Vadis, Aida?
  • Two of Us

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • All In: The Fight for Democracy
  • Collective
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • Time
  • Welcome to Chechnya

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Mank
  • The Midnight Sky
  • Minari
  • News of the World
  • Soul

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Húsavik (My Hometown),” Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
  • “Fight for You,” Judas and the Black Messiah
  • “Io Si (Seen),” The Life Ahead
  • “Speak Now,” One Night in Miami
  • “Hear My Voice,” The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Mank
  • Minari
  • News of the World
  • Nomadland

BEST FILM EDITING

  • Minari
  • Nomadland
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Emma.
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • Mulan
  • News of the World

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Emma.
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • Mulan
  • Promising Young Woman

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • Birds of Prey
  • Hillbilly Elegy
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • Pinocchio

BEST SOUND

  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • News of the World
  • Sound of Metal
  • Tenet

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Mank
  • The Midnight Sky
  • Soul
  • Tenet
  • Welcome to Chechnya

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

  • Burrow
  • Genius Loci
  • If Anything Happens I Love You
  • Opera
  • Out

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

  • Da Yie
  • The Human Voice
  • The Letter Room
  • The Present
  • White Eye

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

  • Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa
  • Colette
  • A Love Song for Latasha
  • The Speed Cubers
  • What Would Sophia Loren Do?

NOMINATION PREDICTION TOTALS

Mank11
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom8
Minari8
Nomadland6
Promising Young Woman6
Sound of Metal6
News of the World5
One Night in Miami5
The Trial of the Chicago 75
Judas and the Black Messiah4
Soul3
The Father3
Collective2
Emma2
Hillbilly Elegy2
Tenet2
The Life Ahead2
The Midnight Sky2
Welcome to Chechnya2
All In: The Fight for Democracy1
Da 5 Bloods1
Mulan1
Onward1
Over the Moon1
The Croods: A New Age1
The United States vs. Billie Holiday1
Wolfwalkers1

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