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Featured: Oscar Predictions for 92nd Academy Awards

Featured: Oscar Predictions for 92nd Academy Awards

Tonight is the 92nd Academy Awards and for the first time in some time, the race for Best Picture is somewhat up in the air with four films up for the main prize. Perhaps the acting categories are locks, but others still offer up some intrigue and it should be exciting to see how it all plays out. It’s also time for us to lay our bets and see what films will make history as we celebrate film from 2019.

Here are our predictions (winners highlighted in bold):

Best Picture

Brendan:

  • Parasite
  • 1917
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

JD:

  • Parasite
  • 1917
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Actor

Brendan:

  • 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

JD:

  • 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
Best Actress

Brendan:

  • Renee Zellweger, Judy
  • Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
  • Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
  • Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
  • Charlize Theron, Bombshell

JD:

  • Renee Zellweger, Judy
  • Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
  • Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
  • Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
  • Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Best Actor Supporting Role

Brendan:

  • Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
  • Al Pacino, The Irishman
  • Joe Pesci, The Irishman

JD:

  • Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
  • Al Pacino, The Irishman
  • Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Best Actress Supporting Role

Brendan:

  • Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
  • Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
  • Florence Pugh, Little Women
  • Margot Robbie, Bombshell

JD:

  • Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
  • Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
  • Florence Pugh, Little Women
  • Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Best Director

Brendan:

  • Sam Mendes, 1917
  • Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
  • Todd Phillips, Joker
  • Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

JD:

  • Sam Mendes, 1917
  • Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
  • Todd Phillips, Joker
  • Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Original Screenplay

Brendan:

  • Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin Won, Parasite
  • Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
  • Rian Johnson, Knives Out
  • Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

JD:

  • Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin Won, Parasite
  • Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
  • Rian Johnson, Knives Out
  • Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Adapted Screenplay

Brendan:

  • Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
  • Greta Gerwig, Little Women
  • Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
  • Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, Joker
  • Steve Zaillian, The Irishman

JD:

  • Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
  • Greta Gerwig, Little Women
  • Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
  • Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, Joker
  • Steve Zaillian, The Irishman
Best Cinematography

Brendan:

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

JD:

  • Roger Deakins, 1917
  • Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
  • Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman
  • Lawrence Sher, Joker
  • Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Animated Movie

Brendan:

  • Toy Story 4
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • Missing Link

JD:

  • Toy Story 4
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • Missing Link
Best Documentary

Brendan:

  • Honeyland
  • American Factory
  • The Cave
  • Edge of Democracy
  • For Sama

JD:

  • Honeyland
  • American Factory
  • The Cave
  • Edge of Democracy
  • For Sama
Best Foreign Language Film

Brendan:

  • Pain and Glory
  • Corpus Christi
  • Honeyland
  • Les Miserables
  • Parasite

JD:

  • Pain and Glory
  • Corpus Christi
  • Honeyland
  • Les Miserables
  • Parasite
Best Original Score

Brendan:

  • Thomas Newman, 1917
  • Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
  • Randy Newman, Marriage Story
  • John Williams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

JD:

  • Thomas Newman, 1917
  • Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
  • Randy Newman, Marriage Story
  • John Williams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Best Original Song

Brendan:

  • “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” by Elton John and Taron Edgerton, Rocketman
  • “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” by Randy Newman, Toy Story 4
  • “I’m Standing with You” by Chrissy Metz, Breakthrough
  • “Into the Unknown” by Idina Menzel, Frozen II
  • “Stand Up” by Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

JD:

  • “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” by Elton John and Taron Edgerton, Rocketman
  • “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” by Randy Newman, Toy Story 4
  • “I’m Standing with You” by Chrissy Metz, Breakthrough
  • “Into the Unknown” by Idina Menzel, Frozen II
  • “Stand Up” by Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Best Sound Editing

Brendan:

  • 1917
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Joker
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

JD:

  • 1917
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Joker
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Best Sound Mixing

Brendan:

  • 1917
  • Ad Astra
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Joker
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

JD:

  • 1917
  • Ad Astra
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Joker
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Visual Effects

Brendan:

  • The Lion King
  • 1917
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Irishman
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

JD:

  • The Lion King
  • 1917
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Irishman
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Best Film Editing

Brendan:

  • Parasite
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker

JD:

  • Parasite
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
Best Production Design

Brendan:

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • 1917
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Parasite

JD:

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • 1917
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Parasite
Best Costume Design

Brendan:

  • Little Women
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

JD:

  • Little Women
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Brendan:

  • Bombshell
  • Joker
  • Judy
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • 1917

JD:

  • Bombshell
  • Joker
  • Judy
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • 1917

Well, those are our predictions for the 92nd Oscars. Let us know if you agree or disagree with our picks by leaving a comment in the comment section or email us at insessionfilm@gmail.com.

InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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