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This is my final post predicting the nominations for the Oscars, which will be announced tomorrow. After tomorrow, my predictions will be focused simply on who will win the awards. I will order my predictions by what I believe to be the current favourites, and have not included the short film categories in my predictions.  

Top Predicted Nominations

Joker = 11

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood = 10

The Irishman = 9

1917 = 9

Little Women = 7

Best Picture

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)

1917 (Universal)

Parasite (Neon)

The Irishman (Netflix)

Joker (Warner Bros)

Jojo Rabbit (Fox)

Marriage Story (Netflix)

Ford v. Ferrari (Fox)

Little Women (Sony)

Knives Out (Lionsgate)

Alternatives = The Two Popes (Netflix) and The Farewell (A24)

Best Director

Bong Joon Ho – Parasite

Sam Mendes – 1917

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Greta Gerwig – Little Women (Hopefully!!!)

Alternatives = Todd Phillips – Joker and Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Taron Egerton – Rocketman

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Christian Bale – Ford v. Ferrari

Alternatives= Robert De Niro – The Irishman and Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory

Best Actress

Renee Zellwegger – Judy

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

Lupita Nyong’o – Us

Alternatives= Awkwafina – The Farewell and Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes

Alternatives= Song Kang-ho – Parasite and Jamie Foxx – Just Mercy

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Florence Pugh – Little Women

Alternatives= Zhao Shuzhen – The Farewell and Nicole Kidman – Bombshell

Best Original Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Bong Joon-Ho – Parasite

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story

Rian Johnson – Knives Out

Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns – 1917

Alternatives= Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, and Katie Silberman – Booksmart and Lulu Wang – The Farewell

Best Adapted Screenplay

Steven Zailian – The Irishman 

Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit

Todd Phillips and Scott Silver – Joker

Greta Gerwig – Little Women

Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes

Alternatives = Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood and Matthew Michael Carnahan and Mario Correa – Dark Waters

Best Animated Feature

Toy Story 4 (Pixar)

Missing Link (United Artists)

Frozen II (Disney)

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Dreamworks)

Klaus (Netflix)

Alternatives = I Lost My Body (Netflix) and Abominable (Dreamworks)

Best Documentary Feature

For Sama (PBS)

Apollo 11 (Neon)

American Factory (Netflix)

One Child Nation (Amazon)

Honeyland (Neon)

Alternatives = The Biggest Little Farm (Netflix) and Knock Down the House (Netflix)

Best International Feature

Parasite (South Korea)

Pain and Glory (Spain)

Les Miserables (France)

Atlantics (Senegal)

Beanpole (Russia)

Alternatives = Honeyland (North Macedonia) and Corpus Christi (Poland)

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins – 1917

Robert Richardson – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Lawrence Sher – Joker

Phedon Papamichael – Ford v. Ferrari

Rodrigo Prieto – The Irishman

Alternatives = Yorick Le Saux – Little Women and Jarin Blaschke – The Lighthouse

Best Film Editing

Thelma Schoonmaker – The Irishman

Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker – Ford v Ferrari

Jeff Groth – Joker

Fred Raskin – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Jimmo Yang – Parasite

Alternatives = Lee Smith – 1917 and Jennifer Lame – Marriage Story

Best Makeup and Hairstyling





Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Alternatives = Dolemite is my Name and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Best Original Score

Hildur Guonadottir – Joker

Thomas Newman – 1917

Randy Newman – Marriage Story

Alexandre Desplat – Little Women

Michael Giacchino – Jojo Rabbit

Alternatives = John Williams – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders – Ford v. Ferrari

Best Original Song

Elton John and Bernie Taupin – “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (Rocketman)

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez – “Into the Unknown” (Frozen II)

Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo – “Stand Up” (Harriet)

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie and Ilya Salmanzadeh – “Spirit” (The Lion King)

Caitlyn Smith, Mary Steenburgen and Kate York – “Glasgow (No Place Like Home)” (Wild Rose)

Alternatives = Randy Newman – “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” (Toy Story 4) and Choi Woo Shik, Bong Joon Ho, Jung Jae Il – “A Glass of Soju” (Parasite)

Best Visual Effects

The Lion King

The Irishman


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Avengers: Endgame

Alternatives = Gemini Man and Alita: Battle Angel

Best Production Design


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Jojo Rabbit


The Irishman

Alternatives = Parasite and Little Women

Best Costume Design

Little Women

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Jojo Rabbit

Dolemite is my Name

Alternatives = The Irishman and Judy

Best Sound Editing




Ford v Ferrari

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Alternatives = Avengers: Endgame and Uncut Gems

Best Sound Mixing




Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Ford v Ferrari

Alternatives = Avengers: Endgame and Uncut Gems

Published by samhowe98

My name is Sam Howe, and I am a Film and Screenwriting graduate. I have a passionate interest in the Film and Television industry and hope to be able to provide a personalised, entertaining and in depth look in all aspects of the industry. I will produce reviews, box office reports and predictions, general blog posts, and much more. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I hope this blog proves helpful and enjoyable reading for people.

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