Blog: Phil’s 2020 Academy Awards Predictions!

Blog: Phil’s 2020 Academy Awards Predictions!

So it’s that time again… the 2020 version of the Academy Awards are on us!  And as it traditional here is my list of predictions – no doubt missing the mark by a country mile as usual.

I’ve picked the films I think WILL Win and that I think SHOULD Win! (WILL win’s count only for predictions, blanks indicate I’ve not seen enough films to decide who Should Win!)

Starting at the top…

Best Picture

Ford v Ferrari
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
1917 – Will Win
Marriage Story
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – Should Win

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Philips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917 – Will Win
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Parasite, Bong Joon Ho – Should Win


Leading Actress

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy – Will Win

Leading Actor

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker – Will AND Should Win! 
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johannson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women – Will Win! 
Margot Robbie, Bombshell – Should Win

Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Win AND Should Win! 

Best Original Screenplay

Knives Out – Should Win
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Will Win 


Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman – Will AND Should Win 
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
The Two Popes

Live Action Short Film

Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window – Will Win (Guess!) 
A Sister


Animated Short Film

Hair Love
Memorable – Will Win (Guess!) 

Original Score

Joker – Will Win and Should Win! 
Little Women
Marriage Story
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Best International Feature Film Award

Corpus Christi
Les Miserables
Pain and Glory
Parasite – Will and Should Win!

Sound Mixing

Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
1917 – Will and Should Win
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Costume Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit – Will Win
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Should Win

Documentary Short

In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone
Life Overtakes Me
St Louis Superman – Will Win (Guess!) 
Walk Run Cha-Cha


Documentary Feature

American Factory – Win Will AND Should Win 
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama

Achievements in Production Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in HollywoodWill And Should Win

Achievements in Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari – Will Win And Should Win
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit


Achievements in Cinematography

The Irishman
The Lighthouse
1917 – Will Win AND Should Win! 
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Achievements in Visual Effects

1917 – Will Win
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman – Should Win! 
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Achievements in Make-up and Hairstyling

Bombshell – Will Win
Joker – Should Win
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Best Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Will Win AND Should Win
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Original Song

I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away, Toy Story – Will Win
I’m Gonna Love Me Again, Rocketman – Should Win
I’m Standing With You, Breakthrough
Into the Unknown, Frozen II
Stand Up, Harriet

 How did I do?  Check back on Monday 10th Feb! 


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