Our Full 2020 Oscar Predictions

Fill out your Oscar pool the easy way with our picks for Sunday's likely winners.


Listen: I know we’re not very pumped about this year’s Academy Awards.

A much-derided slate of nominees has become the subject of this year’s film-award season, seemingly precluding any debate about who will actually win the little gold men. Add in an earlier-than-usual ceremony date (if you forgot, it’s this Sunday, Feb. 9) and the hype ends up lower than usual.

Yet this ceremony will happen; it’s entirely possible that you’re going to watch it. If you do, you’d probably like to clean up at your annual Oscar pool.

Below, find my predictions for this year’s Academy Award winners in all 24 categories. These are not, of course, the movies I would vote for myself. (In many cases, those movies are not even nominated.) Rather, these are my best guesses on what will be lauded Sunday evening. The acting awards are locks; Best Picture, I’m not so sure about.

Enjoy the show regardless. Maybe “Parasite” will overperform! That would be fun.


Best Picture: “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”

Best Actress: Renee Zellweger, “Judy”
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”

Best Director: Sam Mendes, “1917”
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Little Women”
Best Original Screenplay: “Parasite”

Best Animated Feature: “Klaus”
Best Documentary Feature: “American Factory”
Best International Film: “Parasite”

Best Cinematography: “1917”
Best Costume Design: “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
Best Film Editing: “Ford v Ferrari”
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Bombshell”
Best Production Design: “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
Best Sound Editing: “1917”
Best Sound Mixing: “1917”
Best Visual Effects: “1917”

Best Score: “Joker”
Best Song: “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”

Best Animated Short: “Hair Love”
Best Live-Action Short: “The Neighbors’ Window”
Best Documentary Short: “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone”

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