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Academy Awards 2021: Oscar Predictions (January 20th 2021)

Every major contender has now been seen in some capacity, and there is finally some consensus of what we could see getting nominated. Now, the big moments to wait for are the Sundance premiere of Judas and the Black Messiah and the nominations from the likes of the Golden Globes and SAGs. Whilst we can base our prediction on the critic circles for now, we all know there are films within them that will not nearly get as much love with the likes of the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.

Here are my current predictions for the nominations at the 2021 Academy Awards, with my predicted winners italicised and written in blue.

Best Picture
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
Promising Young Woman
Soul
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Director
Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, SOUL
David Fincher, MANK
Shaka King, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
Aaron Sorkin, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND

Best Actress
Viola Davis, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM
Vanessa Kirby, PIECES OF A WOMAN
Frances McDormand, NOMADLAND
Carey Mulligan, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
Zendaya, MALCOLM & MARIE

Best Actor
Riz Ahmed, SOUND OF METAL
Chadwick Boseman, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM
Anthony Hopkins, THE FATHER
Delroy Lindo, DA 5 BLOODS
John David Washington, MALCOLM & MARIE

Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bakalova, BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM
Ellen Burstyn, PIECES OF A WOMAN
Olivia Colman, THE FATHER
Amanda Seyfried, MANK
Youn Yuh-jung, MINARI

Best Supporting Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Chadwick Boseman, DA 5 BLOODS
Daniel Kaluuya, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
Leslie Odom Jr., ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
Paul Raci, SOUND OF METAL

Best Original Screenplay
Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank
Promising Young Woman
Soul
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
News of the World
Nomadland
One Night in Miami

Best Cinematography
Dear Comrades!
Mank
News of the World
Nomadland
Tenet

Best Costume Design
Birds of Prey
Emma.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
News of the World

Best Film Editing
Da 5 Bloods
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Birds of Prey
Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Production Design
Emma.
Mank
News of the World
Tenet
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Sound
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Sound of Metal
Tenet

Best Visual Effects
The Invisible Man
Sonic the Hedgehog
Soul
Tenet
Wonder Woman 1984

Best Original Score
Mank
Minari
News of the World
Soul
Tenet

Best Original Song
Hear My Voice – THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Fight For You – JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
Rocket to the Moon – OVER THE MOON
Seen – THE LIFE AHEAD
Speak Now – ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

Best Animated Feature
Onward
Over the Moon
Soul
Trolls: World Tour
Wolfwalkers

Best Documentary Feature
Boys State
Collective
Crip Camp
Dick Johnson is Dead
Time

Best International Feature Film
A Sun
Another Round
Collective
Dear Comrades!
Night of the Kings

Best Animated Short
if anything happens i love you

Best Live-Action Short
The Human Voice

Best Documentary Short
Eddy’s World

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