Oscars 2020: Who's in the race?

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  1. Jark

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    As ever I'm obsessively following the Oscars hype to see who's in the race - you can find critics' predictions updated daily on Gold Derby.

    Big stories of this season so far include The Irishman getting wild rave reviews (tied with Parasite as the year's best-scored film on Metacritic with 95), opening up the possibility of a Netflix original winning Best Pic. Parasite is doing great business at the specialist box office (biggest average per screen on opening weekend since La La Land) and I think it's already the biggest Korean grosser in the US. Judy has done great and Renee is arguably still the Best Actress frontrunner.

    On the blockbuster side of things, Joker is headed to a billion dollars and an almost certain nomination for Joaquin Phoenix in Best Actor, and Jennifer Lopez still seems to have plenty of hype for Supporting Actress in Hustlers. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is a lock for Picture/Director/Actor, Adam Driver and Scar Jo are critically adored in Marriage Story, and Moopy faves like Laura Dern and Annette Bening are in the Supporting Actress mix.

    Sam Mendes' 1917 hasn't been screened yet and the Roger Ailes sexual harassment story Bombshell is still under embargo but both are considered Best Picture threats with Charlize Theron looking good for another Best Actress nomination.

    SO please tell me what you want to do well, what you think will do well, share precursor awards/nominations, predict in each category if you like, and generally GEEK OUT about the never-ending drama of AWARDS SEASON :disco:
     
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  2. Ellie

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    I vote for Uncut Gems which doesn’t stand a chance, but it’s so much better and more interesting than 2-3 star fare like The Irishman and A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood.

    I genuinely haven’t seen a deserving Best Actor performance yet but again, it sounds crazy but Adam Sandler is seriously good here and does stand a chance of a nomination.
     
  3. Jark

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    Here are my predictions for the big ones

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    1. Al Pacino (The Irishman)
    2. Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)
    3. Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time...)
    4. Willem Defoe (The Lighthouse)
    5. Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    1. Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
    2. Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)
    3. Shuzhen Zhou (The Farewell)
    4. Margot Robbie (Bombshell)
    5. Florence Pugh (Little Women)

    BEST ACTOR
    1. Adam Driver (Marriage Story)
    2. Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
    3. Robert De Niro (The Irishman)
    4. Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time...)
    5. Eddie Murphy (Dolemite is My Name)

    BEST ACTRESS
    1. Renee Zellweger (Judy)
    2. Charlize Theron (Bombshell)
    3. Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)
    4. Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)
    5. Awkwafina (The Farewell)

    BEST DIRECTOR
    1. Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
    2. Sam Mendes (1917)
    3. Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time...)
    4. Bong Joon Ho (Parasite)
    5. Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)

    BEST PICTURE
    1. The Irishman
    2. Marriage Story
    3. Parasite
    4. Once Upon a Time...
    5. 1917
    6. Jojo Rabbit
    7. Little Women
    8. Bombshell
    9. Joker
    10. The Two Popes
     
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    That Bombshell film looks like fun :disco:

    I saw The Farewell the other day and had no idea it was Awkwafina in the lead until the credits rolled. It's an interesting film but I wouldn't say she does anything special in it.
     
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    The reviews have been mixed, but I think the strong box office performance for Harriet makes Cynthia Erivo a real threat for Best Actress.

    Hoping Antonio Banderas can sneak his first nomination for Pain & Glory too, there seems to be a lot of goodwill towards him right now.

    The Farewell I haven't seen yet but it kind of feels like maybe it peaked too soon?
     
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    Christian Bale In Le Mans 66 is his best performance yet IMO, but I can’t decide whether it’s Lead or Supporting, which means the Academy will likely ignore it altogether.
     
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    He looks like absolute shit in the trailer. All that dramatic weight gain and loss over the years has aged him horribly.
     
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    Well it’s not shit and neither is he. Easily his most likeable and crowd pleasing role too.
     
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    Tom Hanks can’t be supporting, it’s a biopic and he’s playing the lead. The Lighthouse is just too alienating to get anything.

    1917 looks like every other dreary world war 2 movie (i seriously hate the genre) and I also did not like Jojo.

    The Farewell is an excellent movie but probably for screenplay which seems to be A24’s forte.

    I would love it if the rich mother from Parasite managed a supporting actress nomination (everyone in the cast deserves a nomination).

    Little Women has been well received so I’m hoping a director nomination for Greta.
     
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    Haven't seen it but everything I've read suggests Matthew Rhys is lead and has much more screen time...
     
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    I have seen it and Tom Hanks is very much a supporting role. It’s not a biopic at all and another dull Father/Son story about “My DAD DIDN’T LOVE ME” under the guise of a Mr. Rogers story. Has very little to do with him at all.
     
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    I'm not exactly sure how someone is elegible for a nomination, but don't they try sometimes an actor with a lead role for the supporting one, because they have a better chance? I read about this somewhere but I'm not sure how that works.
     
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    The studios submit as they see fit and there has been many instances where they submit a lead actor or actress in supporting for a guarantee or a better chance in winning (happens a lot with actresses because lead actress is usually stacked).
     
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    Absolute worst example of that was Jamie Foxx being submitted and nominated in Supporting for Collateral despite being the clear lead who is in every single scene. He never stood a chance anyway as he was clearly winning lead for Ray in the same year.
     
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    I assume you mean he LOOKS like shit, rather than his performance looks like shit. Love him or hate him, he's an extraordinarily talented actor in everything he ever does.
     

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