Our Full Predictions for the Oscars 2020 – Let’s Hope They Don’t Disappoint

By: Rawan Khalil

The road to The Oscars is finally coming to an end with the Golden Globes, Emmys and BAFTAs out of the way. Love them or hate them- The Oscars stand as the most prestigious annual film event. Here is everything you need to know about the 2020 Oscars from who’s hosting to our winner predictions for the big awards. With 2019 being one of the best years of film of the last decade you can expect the categories are very competitive.


No one. 

This year they’re sticking with the no-host format as they did in 2019. I guess they will go host-free until something goes horribly wrong and then they will go back to having possibly Maya Rudolph hosting. 


They did invite an array of A-listers (last year’s winners) to present the awards including Olivia Colman and Rami Malek. 


With no host the performances have to be quite strong to add to the entertainment value. Each original song nominee will be performed at the Oscars which means there is an impressive line up which includes Elton John, Idina Menzel, Randy Newman, Cynthia Erivo and Chriss Metz. Billie Eilish will also take the stage to perform, but it has not been confirmed what she’ll be performing so that will be left for the night. 


Best Picture

Ford V Ferrari 

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit 


Little Women

Marriage Story


Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood


This is quite a solid list – I am a bit confused as to why Joker was nominated for Best Picture. Actually because of how much it leans on Academy-esque influences. I am quite upset Uncut Gems did not make this list. 

Parasite is probably the Best Picture, but I highly doubt it will take the Best Picture Oscar home, but the more upfront contenders are The Irishman and 1917.

Best Directing

The Irishman – Martin Scorsese

Joker – Todd Philips

1917 – Sam Mendes

Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino 

Parasite – Bong Joon Ho

Well, there were multiple female directors that did an amazing job this year and sadly did not make the top 5 list, however that does not take away from the brilliant job most of these men did. Personally, I think this would either go to Tarantino or Bong Joon Ho.

Best Original Screenplay

Knives Out written by Rian Johnson

Marriage Story written by Noah Baumbach

1917 written by Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood written by Quentin Tarantino 

Parasite written by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won 

Another stacked category; I am torn between Marriage Story and Parasite. 

Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman screenplay by Steven Zaillian 

Jojo Rabbit screenplay by Taika Waititi 

Joker written by Todd Philips and Scott Silver

Little Women written by Greta Gerwig

The Two Popes written by Anthony McCarten

I am thinking either Greta Gerwig or Steven Zaillian. 

International Feature Film

Corpus Christi –Poland 

Honeyland – North Macedonia

Les Miserable – France

Pain and Glory – Spain

Parasite – South Korea 

This category is hella stacked with masterpieces with Parasite being on the top of the list. Honestly, Parasite has to win- yes it’s a brilliant film and that is my prediction to be honest. 

I really wanted Lebanon’s 1982 to be nominated as well as France’s Portrait of a Lady On Fire- an absolute masterpiece.

Supporting Actor 

Tom Hanks- A Beautiful Day in The Neighbourhood

Anthony Hopkins- The Two Popes

Al Pacino- The Irishman

Joe Pesci- The Irishman

Brad Pitt- Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

I am pretty sure Brad Pitt will take this home for Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood. 

Supporting Actress 

Laura Dern- Mariage Story

Scarlett Johansson- Jojo Rabbit

Florence Pugh- Little Women 

Margot Robbie- Bombshell

Kathy Bates- Richard Jewel

This is between Kathy and Laura.

Best Actor 

Joaquin Phoenix- Joker 

Antonio Banderas- Pain and Glory

Leonardo DiCaprio- Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Adam Driver- Marriage Story

Jonathan Pryce- The Two Popes

How disappointing is it that Adam Sandler is not nominated for Uncut Gems. I think Joaquin Phoenix will take this one home, even though just imagine if Adam Driver and Scarlett win best actor and actress. 

Best Actress

Renée Zellweger- Judy

Cynthia Erivo- Harriet

Scarlett Johansson- Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan- Little Women 

Charlize Theron- Bombshell 

Renée Zellweger will most probably take this one home.

I hope the Oscars won’t disappoint,

Rawan x

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