92nd Academy Awards

The Oscars are almost here and this is probably the most competitive one in recent memory. Almost every film nominated would easily be the best film of any other year, but so many good films came out in 2019, that the competition is stiff. Below are my predictions for who/what I think will win and who/what I think should win.

Best Picture

Will Win: 1917

This is a truly impressive feat in filmmaking and easily one of the best films of the year.

Should Win: Parasite

This might be the best film of the decade and it deserves its chance to prove it.

Best Director

Will Win: Sam Mendes

The technically impressive 1917 seems like it has the best shot, and that’s just fine.

Should Win: Bong Joon-ho

I can’t rave enough about Parasite and would love to see its director rewarded.

Best Actress

Will Win: Renee Zellweger

After the Golden Globes this one seems obvious, even if no one saw Judy.

Should Win: Scarlett Johansson

Marriage Story is a masterpiece of human emotion and it deserves recognition for that.

Best Actor

Will Win: Joaquin Phoenix

He might be the best actor working today, but does he deserve an Oscar for Joker?

Should Win: Adam Driver

Watching the tension rise in Driver’s performance is the best acting of the year.

Best Supporting Actress

Will Win: Laura Dern

She’s been on a massive upswing lately and this film just proves that it isn’t a fluke.

Should Win: Laura Dern

She will absolutely be the best choice for this award.

Best Supporting Actor

Will Win: Brad Pitt

Just being a cool guy works surprisingly well in a film filled with fun performances.

Should Win: Brad Pitt

A lot of stiff competition here, but somehow being cool feels like enough.

Best Original Screenplay

Will Win: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Tarantino’s screenplays are probably the best parts of his movies, especially this one.

Should Win: Parasite

Tight and close to perfect, this is one of the most ingenious ever written.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Will Win: Jojo Rabbit

Witty and biting, Taika Waititi made one of the most creative films of the last year.

Should Win: Little Women

Greta Gerwig took this film into the 21st century and she deserves to be rewarded.

Other Predictions:

International Film: Parasite

Documentary: American Factory

Animated Film: Toy Story 4

Original Score: Randy Newman – Marriage Story

Original Song: “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” – Rocketman

Cinematography: Roger Deakins – 1917

Production Design: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Film Editing: Parasite

Costume Design: Little Women

Makeup and Hairstyling: Bombshell

Visual Effects: Avengers: Endgame


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