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Oscars 2k20

Published 04/25/2021

Personal Oscars

OSCIES!!! Weird that it's so late this year huh I wonder why, seems odd.

First up personal picks, ignoring the academy entirely, and also of note I don't go by Oscar eligibility rules, necessarily. My eligibility criteria is generally if it had its wide theatrical or (if no theatrical) wide streaming/buying/rental debut in 2k20, it counts. Which is my way of saying Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is a 2k20 movie.

Conversely, movies that didn't have their release until 2021 may be Real-Oscar eligible (cough, Minari, One Night In Miami, Promising Young Woman, Judas And The Black Messiah, etc) but nope! We're saving those for 2k21 Oscies! Them's the rules!

My personal winner is bolded and italicized.

Supporting Actor

  • Chadwick Boseman (Da 5 Bloods)
  • Ewan McGregor (Birds Of Prey)
  • Ben Mendelsohn (Babyteeth)
  • Robert Pattinson (Tenet)
  • Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)

Supporting Actress

  • Mia Goth (Emma)
  • Adèle Haenel (Portrait Of A Lady On Fire)
  • Anna Lore (My Valentine)
  • Amanda Seyfried (Mank)
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Birds Of Prey)

Actor

  • Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
  • Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)
  • Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
  • Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods)
  • Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round)

Actress

  • Jessie Buckley (I'm Thinking Of Ending Things)
  • Mariana Di Girolamo (Ema)
  • Julia Garner (The Assistant)
  • Eliza Scanlen (Babyteeth)
  • Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma)

Director

  • Steve McQueen (Lover's Rock)
  • Andrew Patterson (The Vast Of Night)
  • Rob Savage (Host)
  • Celine Sciamma (Portrait Of A Lady On Fire)
  • Cathy Yan (Birds Of Prey)

Picture

  • Babyteeth
  • Bad Education
  • Birds Of Prey
  • Lover's Rock
  • Mank
  • Palm Springs
  • Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
  • Unpregnant
  • The Vast Of Night
  • Wolfwalkers

(I decided to not include documentaries and filmed live shows on the Best Picture list, otherwise Hamilton, Dick Johnson Is Dead, and Blackpink: Light Up The Sky would be included.)

Real Oscars

Okay but fine I guess we gotta acknowledge the Real Oscars are also happening, so here's my picks.

Original Screenplay

Should Win: Judas And The Black Messiah

Will Win: The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Adapted Screenplay

Should Win: One Night In Miami

Will Win: The Father

Visual Effects

Should Win: Tenet

Will Win: Tenet

Sound

Should Win: Sound Of Metal

Will Win: Sound Of Metal

Live Action Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: Two Distant Strangers

Animated Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: If Anything Happens, I Love You

Production Design:

Should Win: Mank

Will Win: Mank

Original Song

Should Win: Husavik (Eurovision Song Contest)

Will Win: Speak Now (One Night In Miami)

Score

Should Win: Minari

Will Win: Minari

Makeup And Hairstyling

Should Win: Emma

Will Win: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

International Feature

Should Win: Another Round

Will Win: Another Round

Editing

Should Win: The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Will Win: Sound Of Metal

Documentary Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: A Concerto Is A Conversation

Documentary Feature

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: My Octopus Teacher

Director

Should Win: Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round)

Will Win: Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

Costume Design

Should Win: Emma

Will Win: Emma

Cinematography

Should Win: Nomadland

Will Win: Nomadland

Animated Feature

Should Win: Wolfwalkers

Will Win: Soul

Supporting Actress

Should Win: Amanda Seyfried (Mank)

Will Win: Yuh-jung Youn (Minari)

Supporting Actor

Should Win: Daniel Kaluuya (Judas And The Black Messiah)

Will Win: Daniel Kaluuya (Judas And The Black Messiah)

Actress

Should Win: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

Will Win: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

Actor

Should Win: Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Will Win: Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Best Picture

Should Win: Minari

Will Win: Minari

(When Nomadland ends up winning instead I'll be very mildly sad.)