We all wished that we had the power to cast a vote for the Academy Awards, but what would we vote for if we had a chance? I decided to make my own ballot and announce who I would pick to win every category. For the films I have not had the chance to see, either due to UK release dates or time management as a student and having a part-time job, I will disclaim them in each category for fairness. Here are my picks for every category in the 92nd Academy Awards.
Joker (2019) – source: Warner Bros.
Director: Sam Mendes, 1917
Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Actress: Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story (disclaimer: not seen Harriet)
Supporting Actor: Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit (disclaimer: not see Richard Jewell)
Adapted Screenplay: Jojo Rabbit
Original Screenplay: Marriage Story
Animated Feature: Toy Story 4 (disclaimer: not seen Missing Link or How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World)
Costume Design: Little Women
Documentary: not seen any nominees
Documentary Short Subject: not seen any nominees
Film Editing: Ford v Ferrari
International Feature: Pain and Glory (disclaimer: not seen Corpus Christi, Honeyland or Les Misérables)
Makeup and Hairstyling: Bombshell (disclaimer: not seen Maleficient: Mistress of Evil)
Original Song: (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, Rocketman (disclaimer: not seen Harriet or Breakthrough)
Production Design: Parasite
Animation Short: not seen any nominees
Live Action Short: Nefta Football Club (disclaimer: not seen any other nominees)
Sound Editing: 1917
Sound Mixing: Ford v Ferrari
Visual Effects: 1917
What do you make of my choices? Which of the films that I haven’t seen should I watch first? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section and let’s have a discussion.