First Round of Oscar Predictions for the 2019-2020 Season

With Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman making waves following its film festival debut and the new trailer for Clint Eastwood’s last minute entry Richard Jewell, it’s time to officially start making predictions for the Oscars. Who is in the Hollywood elites’ good graces? Who is hanging on by their fingernails? Not only will Justin predict contenders in over nineteen categories (Song, Documentary, and Short categories are too hard to call this early), but fellow contributor Bradly Martin will offer his picks for the Big Eight categories.

See anything we missed? Disagree with our picks? Offer your thoughts in the comments and be a part of the game!

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Best Picture

—BRAD’S PICKS—

The Aeronauts

Dolemite Is My Name

Ford v. Ferrari

Honey Boy

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Little Women

Marriage Story

Rocketman

Waves

 

—JUSTIN’S PICKS—

My Current Picks (If there’s ten)

1917

The Farewell

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time In….Hollywood

Parasite

The Two Popes

 

Runners-Up

Dolemite Is My Name

Little Women

Richard Jewell

Rocketman

Waves

 

Dark Horses

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Honey Boy

Knives Out

Pain and Glory

The Report

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Best Director

—BRAD’S PICKS—

Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)

Greta Gerwig (Little Women)

Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)

Trey Edward Shults (Waves)

Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit)

 

—JUSTIN’S PICKS—

My Current Picks

Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)

Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)

Sam Mendes (1917)

Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in….Hollywood)

 

Runners-Up

Pedro Almodovar (Pain & Glory)

Greta Gerwig (Little Women)

Fernando Meirelles (The Two Popes)

Trey Edward Shults (Waves)

Lulu Wang (The Farewell)

 

Dark Horses

Clint Eastwood (Richard Jewell)

Alma Har’el (Honey Boy)

Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)

James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari)

Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit)

 

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Best Actor

—BRAD’S PICKS—

Antonia Banderas (Pain & Glory)

Robert De Niro (The Irishman)

Adam Driver (Marriage Story)

Taron Egerton (Rocketman)

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

 

—JUSTIN’S PICKS—

My Current Picks

Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)

Robert De Niro (The Irishman)

Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood)

Adam Driver (Marriage Story)

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

 

Runners-Up

Taron Egerton (Rocketman)

Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name)

Brad Pitt (Ad Astra)

Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)

Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems)

 

Dark Horses

Matt Damon (Ford v Ferrari)

Adam Driver (The Report)

Michael B. Jordan (Just Mercy)

Daniel Kaluuya (Queen & Slim)

Mark Ruffalo (Dark Water)

 

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Best Actress

—BRAD’S PICKS—

Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)

Lupita N’yongo (Us)

Florence Pugh (Midsommar)

Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)

Renee Zellweger (Judy)

 

—JUSTIN’S PICKS—

My Current Picks

Awkwafina (The Farewell)

Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)

Lupita Nyong’o (Us)

Alfre Woodard (Clemency)

Renee Zellweger (Judy)

 

Runners-Up

Mary Kay Place (Diane)

Felicity Jones (The Aeronauts)

Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)

Charlize Theron (Bombshell)

Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim)

 

Dark Horses

Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart)

Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)

Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart)

Helen Mirren (The Good Liar)

Florence Pugh (Fighting With My Family)

 

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Best Supporting Actor

—BRAD’S PICKS—

Sterling K. Brown (Waves)

Willem DaFoe (The Lighthouse)

Jaime Foxx (Just Mercy)

Shia LaBeouf (Honey Boy)

Al Pacino (The Irishman)

 

—JUSTIN’S PICKS—

My Current Picks

Willem DaFoe (The Lighthouse)

Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)

Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)

Al Pacino (The Irishman)

Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood)

 

Runners-Up

Sterling K. Brown (Waves)

Jaime Foxx (Just Mercy)

Shia LaBeouf (Honey Boy)

Joe Pesci (The Irishman)

Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit)

 

Dark Horses

Alan Alda (Marriage Story)

Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari)

Chris Evans (Knives Out)

Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Waves)

Song Kang-Ho (Parasite)

 

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Best Supporting Actress

—BRAD’S PICKS—

Annette Bening (The Report)

Penelope Cruz (Pain & Glory)

Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)

Meryl Streep (Little Women)

 

—JUSTIN’S PICKS—

My Current Picks

Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)

Da’vine Joy Randolph (Dolemite Is My Name)

Meryl Streep (The Laundromat)

Shuzhen Zhao (The Farewell)

 

Runners-Up

Annette Bening (The Report)

Penelope Cruz (Pain and Glory)

Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit)

Margot Robbie (Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood)

Taylor Russell (Waves)

 

Dark Horses

Nicole Kidman (Bombshell)

Thomasin McKezie (Jojo Rabbit)

Anna Paquin (The Irishman)

Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

Meryl Street (Little Women)

 

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Best Original Screenplay

—BRAD’S PICKS—

The Farewell

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

Parasite

Waves

 

—JUSTIN’S PICKS—

My Current Picks

Booksmart

The Farewell

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

Parasite

 

Runners-Up

Ford v Ferrari

Knives Out

Pain and Glory

The Report

Waves

 

Dark Horses

Bombshell

Dolemite Is My Name

Honey Boy

The Lighthouse

Queen and Slim

 

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Best Adapted Screenplay

—BRAD’S PICKS—

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Judy

 

—JUSTIN’S PICKS—

My Current Picks

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

The Two Popes

 

Runners-Up

Dark Waters

Downton Abbey

Hustlers

Little Women

Toy Story 4

 

Dark Horses

Judy

Just Mercy

The Laundromat

Motherless Brooklyn

Richard Jewell

 

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Best Animated Feature

My Current Picks

Frozen II

I Lost My Body

Okko’s Inn

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Toy Story 4

 

Runners-Up

Abominable

The Addams Family

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Missing Link

Spies in Disguise

 

Dark Horses

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Klaus

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Playmobil: The Missing Piece

Wonder Park

 

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Best International Feature

My Current Picks

Atlantics (Senegal)

Monos (Columbia)

Pain & Glory (Spain)

Parasite (South Korea)

Vida Invisivel (Brazil)

 

Runners-Up

Benedetta (Netherlands)

The Delegation (Albania)

Joy (Austria)

Les Miserables (France)

The Painted Bird (Czech Republic)

 

Dark Horses

Alpha (Bangladesh)

Debut (Belarus)

Our Mothers (Belgium)

Papicha (Algeria)

The Son (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

 

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Best Cinematography

My Current Picks

1917

Ad Astra

The Irishman

Joker

The Lighthouse

 

Runners-Up

Ford v Ferrari

A Hidden Life

Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

Rocketman

Waves

 

Dark Horses

The Aeronauts

Dark Waters

Dolemite Is My Name

Marriage Story

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

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Best Production Design

My Current Picks

Aladdin

Cats

The Irishman

Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

Rocketman

 

Runners-Up

1917

Ad Astra

Ford v Ferrari

Harriet

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

Dark Horses

Downton Abbey

Judy

The Lighthouse

Little Women

The Two Popes

 

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Best Costume Design

My Current Picks

Aladdin

Dolemite is My Name

The Irishman

Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

Rocketman

 

Runners-Up

1917

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Cats

Judy

Little Women

 

Dark Horses

The Aeronauts

Downton Abbey

Jojo Rabbit

The Lighthouse

The Two Popes

 

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Best Film Editing

My Current Picks

1917

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Marriage Story

Waves

 

Runners-Up

Avengers: Endgame

The Farewell

Knives Out

Queen & Slim

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

Dark Horses

Jojo Rabbit

Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

The Report

The Two Popes

Us

 

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Best Sound Mixing

My Current Picks

1917

Avengers: Endgame

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

Runners-Up

Ad Astra

Cats

Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

Rocketman

Waves

 

Dark Horses

Aladdin

Judy

The Lion King

Us

Yesterday

 

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Best Sound Editing

My Current Picks

1917

Avengers: Endgame

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

Runners-Up

Ad Astra

Cats

Dolemite Is My Name

Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

Rocketman

 

Dark Horses

Aladdin

Captain Marvel

The Lion King

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Us

 

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Best Visual Effects

My Current Picks

Ad Astra

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

Runners-Up

The Aeronauts

Alita: Battle Angel

Gemini Man

Missing Link

Spider-Man: Far From Home

 

Dark Horses

1917

Captain Marvel

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Pokemon Detective Pikachu

Terminator: Dark Fate

 

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Best Make-up and Hairstyling

My Current Picks

Joker

Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

Rocketman

 

Runners-Up

Dolemite is My Name

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The Two Popes

 

Dark Horses

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Judy

Little Women

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Best Original Score

My Current Picks

1917

Ad Astra

Marriage Story

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Waves

 

Runners-Up

Avengers: Endgame

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Dolemite Is My Name

Ford v Ferrari

Joker

 

Dark Horses

Harriet

Knives Out

The Report

Toy Story 4

Us

 

Best Original Song, Documentary Feature, And All Short Categories

TBD

 


 

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