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Oscars 2k21

Published 03/27/2022

Personal Oscars

2020 - 2019 - 2018

Once more it's time for OSCIES.

First we begin as always with personal picks, having no bearing on the Academy, and to quote from the last few years: 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 2k21, it counts. Guess what, that means Dead Pigs is a 2k21 movie, not a 2k18 one!!! My rules!!!!!! Similarly movies that were in the Oscars last year due to the weird pandemic eligibility rules (Minari, One Night In Miami, Promising Young Woman, etc) are in the mix this year for me.

My personal winner is bolded and italicized.

Supporting Actor

  • Ben Affleck (The Last Duel)
  • Bradley Cooper (Licorice Pizza)
  • Colman Domingo (Zola)
  • Alex Hassell (The Tragedy Of Macbeth)
  • Mike Faist (West Side Story)

Supporting Actress

  • Stephanie Beatriz (In The Heights)
  • Ariana Debose (West Side Story)
  • Ana De Armas (No Time To Die)
  • Kathryn Hunter (The Tragedy Of Macbeth)
  • Park Yoo-rim (Drive My Car)

Actor

  • Andrew Garfield (Tick Tick Boom)
  • Oscar Isaac (The Card Counter)
  • Dev Patel (The Green Knight)
  • Anthony Ramos (In The Heights)
  • Denzel Washington (The Tragedy Of Macbeth)

Actress

  • Jodie Comer (The Last Duel)
  • Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)
  • Rachel Sennott (Shiva Baby)
  • Kristen Stewart (Spencer)
  • Vivan Wu (Dead Pigs)

Director

  • Jane Campion (The Power Of The Dog)
  • Pablo Larraín (Spencer)
  • Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)
  • Denis Villeneuve (Dune)
  • Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs)

Picture

  • Annette
  • Dead Pigs
  • Drive My Car
  • Dune
  • No Time To Die
  • The Power Of The Dog
  • Spencer
  • Tick Tick Boom
  • The Tragedy Of Macbeth
  • West Side Story

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: Licorice Pizza

Will Win: Licorice Pizza

Adapted Screenplay

Should Win: Drive My Car

Will Win: Coda

Visual Effects

Should Win: Dune

Will Win: Dune

Sound

Should Win: Dune

Will Win: Dune

Live Action Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: The Long Goodbye

Animated Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: Robin Robin

Production Design:

Should Win: Dune

Will Win: Dune

Original Song

Should Win: Encanto

Will Win: No Time To Die

Score

Should Win: Dune

Will Win: Dune

Makeup And Hairstyling

Should Win: Dune

Will Win: The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

International Feature

Should Win: Drive My Car

Will Win: Drive My Car

Editing

Should Win: Tick Tick Boom

Will Win: The Power Of The Dog

Documentary Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)/¯ ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: The Queen Of Basketball

Documentary Feature

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

Will Win: Summer Of Soul

Director

Should Win: Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)

Will Win: Jane Campion (The Power Of The Dog)

Costume Design

Should Win: Cruella

Will Win: Cruella

Cinematography

Should Win: West Side Story

Will Win: Dune

Animated Feature

Should Win: Luca

Will Win: Encanto

Supporting Actress

Should Win: Ariana Debose (West Side Story)

Will Win: Ariana Debose (West Side Story)

Supporting Actor

Should Win: Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power Of The Dog)

Will Win: Troy Kotsur (CODA)

Actress

Should Win: Kristen Stewart (Spencer)

Will Win: Jessica Chastain (The Eyes Of Tammy Faye)

Actor

Should Win: Andrew Garfield (Tick Tick Boom)

Will Win: Will Smith (King Richard)

Best Picture

Should Win: West Side Story

Will Win: The Power Of The Dog

CODA being the alt will-win!


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