Oscars 2020

Best Picture
1917 (Universal)
Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
The Irishman (Netflix)
Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)
Joker (Warner Bros.)
Little Women (Sony)
Marriage Story (Netflix)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)
Parasite (Neon)

Actor in a Leading Role
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 )

Actress in a Leading Role
Cynthia Erivo ( Harriet )
Scarlett Johansson ( Marriage Story )
Saoirse Ronan ( Little Women)
Charlize Theron ( Bombshell )
Renée Zellweger ( Judy )

Actress in a Supporting Role
Kathy Bates ( Richard Jewell )
Laura Dern ( Marriage Story )
Scarlett Johansson ( Jojo Rabbit )
Florence Pugh ( Little Women )
Margot Robbie ( Bombshell )

Actor in a Supporting Role
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 )

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

Adapted Screenplay
The Irishman (Steven Zaillian)
Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi)
Joker (Todd Phillips & Scott Silver)
Little Women (Greta Gerwig)
The Two Popes (Anthony McCarten)

Original Screenplay
1917 (Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns)
Knives Out (Rian Johnson)
Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
Parasite (Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han)

International Feature Film
Corpus Christi (Poland)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Miserables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea)

Production Design
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari (Andrew Buckland & Michael McCusker)
The Irishman (Thelma Schoonmaker)
Jojo Rabbit (Tom Eagles)
Joker (Jeff Groth)
Parasite (Jinmo Yang)

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

Visual Effects
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Costume Design
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Irishman
Little Women

Sound Mixing
Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Sound Editing
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Original Score
1917 (Thomas Newman)
Joker (Hildur Guðnadóttir)
Little Women (Alexandre Desplat)
Marriage Story (Randy Newman)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Documentary Feature
American Factory (Netflix)
The Cave (National Geographic)
The Edge of Democracy (Netflix)
For Sama (PBS)
Honeyland (Neon)

Documentary Short Subject
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

Makeup and Hairstyling
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Animated Feature Film
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden Worl d (Dreamworks)
I Lost My Body (Netflix)
Klaus (Netflix)
Missing Link (United Artists Releasing)
Toy Story 4 (Pixar)

Animated Short Film
Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love

Live-Action Short Film
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
A Sister

Original Song
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” ( Toy Story 4 ) — Randy Newman
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” ( Rocketman ) — Elton John & Bernie Taupin
“I’m Standing With You” ( Breakthrough ) — Diane Warren
“Into the Unknown” ( Frozen 2 ) — Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
“Stand Up” ( Harriet ) — Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo

Woo! That’s my former editing professor / colleague / friend Carol Dysinger.

Give the adapted screenplay Oscar to Greta, please!

Damn, look at the category for actors in a supporting role. Some support.

Brad Pitt is going to the overwhelming favorite. Everyone else in that category already has their own Oscar statue (or statues, in Hanks’ case), and two of them will split their vote because they’re in the same movie.

Yeah, I guess Matthew Rhys is considered to have the lead role in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. What are the odds that Tom Hanks doesn’t win?

Can’t rule it out, but Brad Pitt is seen as the favorite. He’s never won an Oscar, he’s one of the biggest movie stars in the world, he’s loved by everyone in Hollywood, and everyone feels he’s due, And as I just noted above your post, everyone else in that category already owns an Oscar, so the voters can figure it’s not so bad if they lose this time around. The early indicators are pointing his way. For example, he won the Golden Globe and the National Society of Film Critics Awards.

Frozen 2 was robbed! Knives Out was basically robbed! (but thanks to it, I have technically seen an Oscar nominated film from 2019)

Except maybe Angelina Jolie.

Wait, what? Antonio Banderas is acting again? And nominated for an Oscar for best actor? Now I’m going to have to find out what Pain and Glory is.

Give Thomas Newman a best score Oscar already, he’s ludicrously overdue!

I’ve actually seen a good bit of these this year. I’m not sure how that happened!

I can’t believe Brad Pitt doesn’t already have an Oscar. Wow, I really liked the character he played in the one he’s nominated for this year. He did a good job in that role. I hope he wins.

I have a feeling Greta Gerwig is in for a big night.

What a shame that Greta Gerwig isn’t nominated for Best Director.

My gut says that Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is going to snag a lot of awards out from under Joker, but we’ll see.

Surprising showing by The Two Popes, too!

EDIT: And, oh man, did Uncut Gems get totally snubbed?? It did!

Pattinson, Dafoe, and Sandler seem like the biggest snubs to me.

I really need to see Little Women, though. Heard nothing but fantastic things about it.

The sheer amount of Joker in this list is pretty surprising, less because it’s a superhero thing than because I didn’t think it had been all that well received.

Oh no!

Best Song Oscar noms always have the most generic sounding titles.

There is nothing Oscar voters love more than movies about Hollywood and movies. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is going to get several awards.

And yet Dolemite completely snubbed. Not even a hair and makeup or costume design nomination.

I’m pulling for Scarlett Johansson for Best Supporting Actress. She was so great in Jojo Rabbit!