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Awards Season 2021: Oscar Predictions (10/02)

Did I just do one of these posts a few days ago? Yes, I did. However, so much has happened over the past few days that I simply have to revise a few major categories.

Firstly, the Critic’s Choice group shutting out Soul, The Father, and Judas and the Black Messiah makes some alterations necessary for the Best Picture race, and I am also ready to declare this year an eight-film race for that big award. Not only that, but the shortlists for nine of the categories have been announced for the Oscars, meaning some changes were necessary for the Best Visual Effects category in particular.

Without further ado, here are my current predictions for the 2021 Academy Awards.

Best Picture
The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Minari
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

IF EXTENDED TO TEN: Judas and the Black Messiah, Sound of Metal

Best Director
Lee Isaac Chung, MINARI
Emerald Fennell, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
David Fincher, MANK
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
Gary Oldman, MANK
Steven Yeun, MINARI

Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bakalova, BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM
Glenn Close, HILLBILLY ELEGY
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
Jared Leto, THE LITTLE THINGS
Leslie Odom Jr., ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

Best Original Screenplay
Mank
Minari
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
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
Mank
Minari
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
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Birds of Prey
Emma.
Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank

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
Birds of Prey
Mank
Mulan
Soul
Tenet

Best Original Score
Mank
Minari
News of the World
Soul
Tenet

Best Original Song
Fight For You – JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
Hear My Voice – THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Husavik – EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
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
A Concerto is a Conversation

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