Oscar Nominations 2020

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Amelia Mendes and Sophie Hall

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The Awards Season is upon us, with the Golden Globes having been earlier this month, and the crown jewel of the season is undoubtedly the Oscars. With various critically acclaimed films such as JOKER, Little Women, and Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood in the running, the first Oscars of the decade is highly anticipated, as 2019 was genuinely a great year for movies and has set the bar high for upcoming films in the future. Here are some of our predictions for who we think will be taking Oscar home… 

Performance by an actor in a leading role nominees:

  • Antonio Banderas in PAIN AND GLORY
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
  • Adam Driver in MARRIAGE STORY
  • Joaquin Phoenix in JOKER
  • Jonathan Pryce in THE TWO POPES

Prediction: Joaquin Phoenix in JOKER

Performance by an actor in a supporting role nominees:

  • Tom Hanks in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
  • Anthony Hopkins in THE TWO POPES
  • Al Pacino in THE IRISHMAN
  • Joe Pesci in THE IRISHMAN
  • Brad Pitt in ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

Prediction: Al Pacino in THE IRISHMAN

Performance by an actress in a leading role nominees:

  • Cynthia Erivo in HARRIET
  • Scarlett Johansson in MARRIAGE STORY
  • Saoirse Ronan in LITTLE WOMEN
  • Charlize Theron in BOMBSHELL
  • Renée Zellweger in JUDY

Prediction: Saoirse Ronan in LITTLE WOMEN

Performance by an actress in a supporting role nominees:

  • Kathy Bates in RICHARD JEWELL
  • Laura Dern in MARRIAGE STORY
  • Scarlett Johansson in JOJO RABBIT
  • Florence Pugh in LITTLE WOMEN
  • Margot Robbie in BOMBSHELL

Prediction: Kathy Bates in RICHARD JEWELL

Best animated feature film of the year nominees:

  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD- Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold
  • I LOST MY BODY- Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice
  • KLAUS- Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román
  • MISSING LINK- Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight
  • TOY STORY 4- Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera

Prediction: TOY STORY 4

Achievement in cinematography nominees:

  • THE IRISHMAN- Rodrigo Prieto
  • JOKER- Lawrence Sher
  • THE LIGHTHOUSE- Jarin Blaschke
  • 1917- Roger Deakins
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD- Robert Richardson

Prediction: 1917

Achievement in costume design nominees:

  • THE IRISHMAN- Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson
  • JOJO RABBIT- Mayes C. Rubeo
  • JOKER- Mark Bridges
  • LITTLE WOMEN- Jacqueline Durran
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD- Arianne Phillips

Prediction: ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

Achievement in directing nominees:

  • THE IRISHMAN- Martin Scorsese
  • JOKER- Todd Phillips
  • 1917- Sam Mendes
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD- Quentin Tarantino
  • PARASITE- Bong Joon Ho

Prediction: JOKER

Achievement in film editing nominees:

  • FORD V FERRARI- Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
  • THE IRISHMAN- Thelma Schoonmaker
  • JOJO RABBIT- Tom Eagles
  • JOKER- Jeff Groth
  • PARASITE- Yang Jinmo

Prediction: FORD V FERRARI

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling nominees:

  • BOMBSHELL- Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker
  • JOKER- Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou
  • JUDY- Jeremy Woodhead
  • MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL- Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White
  • 1917- Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole

Prediction: JUDY

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score) nominees:

  • JOKER- Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • LITTLE WOMEN- Alexandre Desplat
  • MARRIAGE STORY- Randy Newman
  • 1917- Thomas Newman
  • STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER- John Williams

Prediction: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) nominees:

  • “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from TOY STORY 4, Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
  • “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from ROCKETMAN, Music by Elton John, Lyric by Bernie Taupin
  • “I’m Standing With You” from BREAKTHROUGH, Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • “Into The Unknown” from FROZEN II, Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • “Stand Up” from HARRIET, Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

Prediction: “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from ROCKETMAN

Best motion picture of the year nominees:

  • FORD V FERRARI- Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers
  • THE IRISHMAN- Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers
  • JOJO RABBIT- Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi, Producers
  • JOKER- Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers
  • LITTLE WOMEN- Amy Pascal, Producer
  • MARRIAGE STORY- Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers
  • 1917- Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD- David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers
  • PARASITE- Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

Prediction: LITTLE WOMEN

Achievement in sound editing nominees:

  • FORD V FERRARI- Donald Sylvester
  • JOKER- Alan Robert Murray
  • 1917- Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate
  • ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD- Wylie Stateman
  • STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER- Matthew Wood and David Acord

Prediction: 1917

Achievement in visual effects nominees:

  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME- Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick
  • THE IRISHMAN- Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli
  • THE LION KING- Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman
  • 1917- Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy
  • STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER- Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy

Prediction: THE LION KING

Adapted screenplay nominees:

  • THE IRISHMAN- Screenplay by Steven Zaillian
  • JOJO RABBIT- Screenplay by Taika Waititi
  • JOKER- Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
  • LITTLE WOMEN- Written for the screen by Greta Gerwig
  • THE TWO POPES- Written by Anthony McCarten

Prediction: LITTLE WOMEN

In brief summary, we definitely think that Little Women will be the dark horse in the running and might unexpectedly win Best Motion Picture. There is also a definite chance that JOKER could be walking away with more than one award. Tune in Sunday, February 9th on ABC for the 92nd Academy Awards!!