Oscars 2020: Who Will Win & Who Should Win?

It’s that time of the year again folks. The Oscars is upon us, and to our surprise the nominations has people squabbling over which films were snubbed, overhyped, and so on…

But as ridiculous as it is, debating about which movies deserved to be awarded or not is essentially the fuel of film discourse, so folks… here we go.

Visual Effects

“Avengers Endgame”
“The Irishman”
“1917”
“The Lion King”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Who will Win: The Lion King

Who should Win: The Lion King

 

Original Score:

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

Who should Win: Hildur Guðnadóttir

Who will win: Hildur Guðnadóttir

 

Production Design:

“The Irishman,” Bob Shaw and Regina Graves
“Jojo Rabbit,” Ra Vincent and Nora Sopkova
“1917,” Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh
“Parasite,” Lee Ha-Jun and Cho Won Woo, Han Ga Ram, and Cho Hee

Who will Win: “Parasite,” Lee Ha-Jun and Cho Won Woo, Han Ga Ram, and Cho Hee

Who should Win: “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh

 

Film Editing:

“Ford v Ferrari,” Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland
“The Irishman,” Thelma Schoonmaker
“Jojo Rabbit,” Tom Eagles
“Joker,” Jeff Groth
“Parasite,” Jinmo Yang

Who will Win: “Ford v Ferrari,” Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland

Who should Win: “Parasite,” Jinmo Yang

 

Cinematography:

“The Irishman,” Rodrigo Prieto
“Joker,” Lawrence Sher
“The Lighthouse,” Jarin Blaschke
“1917,” Roger Deakins
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Robert Richardson

Who will Win:“1917,” Roger Deakins

Who should Win: “1917,” Roger Deakins

 

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

Who will Win: “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho, Jin Won Han

Who should Win: “Knives Out,” Rian Johnson

 

Adapted Screenplay:

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

Who will Win: “The Irishman,” Steven Zaillian

Who should Win: “Jojo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi

 

Animated Feature:

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” Dean DeBlois
“I Lost My Body,” Jeremy Clapin
“Klaus,” Sergio Pablos
“Missing Link,” Chris Butler
“Toy Story 4,”  Josh Cooley

Who will Win: “Toy Story 4,”  Josh Cooley

Who should Win: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” Dean DeBlois

 

Director:

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

Who will Win: Sam Mendes, “1917”

Who should Win: Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite”

 

Supporting Actress:

Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”
Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”
Florence Pugh, “Little Women”
Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

Who will Win: Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

Who should Win: Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”

 

Supporting Actor:

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”

Who will Win: Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Who should Win: Al Pacino, “The Irishman”

 

Lead Actress:

Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”
Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”
Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”
Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”
Renee Zellweger, “Judy”

Who will Win: Renee Zellweger, “Judy”

Who should Win: Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”

 

Lead Actor:

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”

Who will Win: Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker

Who should Win: Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”

 

Best Picture:

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

Who will Win: “1917”

Who should Win: “Parasite”

 

 

 

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