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.
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.
WHO’s PRESENTING THE AWARDS?
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.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS AND PREDICTIONS
Ford V Ferrari
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,