Oscar nominations were announced this morning and no one was really surprised about the reveals, with the exception of a select few stars.
I was in no way shocked after reading the who the Academy decided to grace with Oscar nominations this morning. The nominees are nearly identical to the nominees for the Golden Globes, which I guess is the same every year, but this year it’s literally the same people in all the categories and there is usually one or two surprises. Anyways, without further ado, here are my predictions for the winners of the 92nd Academy Awards.
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
I still have not seen The Irishman or The Two Popes, but one of those movies is literally three hours long and really, who has the time for that. Tom Hanks is Mr. Rogers but I don’t know if he’ll take it and I hope Brad Pitt doesn’t win, even though he was the best part of that movie. Even though I haven’t seen these movies I would bet either Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino or Joe Pesci is going to go home with the trophy.
Actress in a Supporting Role
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
The only movie I haven’t seen on this list is Richard Jewell so I cannot speak on Kathy Bates’ performance. While I thought all these women were amazing (shout out to Florence Pugh for making me actually feel bad for Amy in Little Women) I think Laura Dern is going to win. She has swept all the award shows leading up to it and I think she’ll take it home this time. ScarJo broke my heart in Jojo Rabbit as did Margot Robbie in Bombshell but I think Laura Dern has this one.
Actor in a Leading Role
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon In Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
I don’t even need to have seen any of these movies to know who is going to win. Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker is the best performance of the year hands down. There is no question in my mind that he will go home that night a winner. There is really nothing else to say on the matter.
Actress in a Leading Role
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy
First of all, how awesome would it be if Scarlett Johansson won in both supporting and lead acting categories. I don’t think that is going to happen, but it would be pretty cool. I’m pretty sure Renee Zellweger is going to win for her portrayal of Judy Garland. Any of these women could take it home though and I would be happy. Saoirse Ronan though is like the new Julianne Moore. How many Oscar nominations is this woman going to get before she wins? I want it to be her time so bad!
Ford v. Ferrari
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
My favorite movies this year were Little Women and Jojo Rabbit, however I don’t think they are going to win. I really didn’t like Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood but I think it has a chance. I think the winner is going to be 1917 because it has gotten a lot of love since it won the Golden Globe and it just seems like the kind of movie that would win an Academy Award.
Snubs and Surprises
There are a lot of people who are upset at the fact that Hustlers was ignored and that Jennifer Lopez didn’t get a nod for her role in the film. I think I agree with the Academy on this one and don’t really consider it a snub. There was also outrage about the exclusion of Uncut Gems. While I agree that Adam Sandler should have received a nomination, I personally didn’t like the movie. It was two hours of people yelling at each other and the ending failed to provide any kind of closure. The exclusion of female directors like Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers), and Lulu Wang (The Farewell) was also a big issue. The Farewell failed to be nominated anywhere, as did its lead actress Awkwafina. The biggest snub for some people was Beyonce not being nominated for best song for her song Spirit on the Lion King soundtrack. I don’t know if it is because I work at an indoor playground and hear that song 12 times a day, but I don’t like that song. I agree with not giving it a nomination.
Anyways, the 92nd Academy Awards are set to take place on Sunday, February 9 so make sure to check back and see if my predictions were correct. For a full list of the Oscar nominations head over to E! News.