FINAL Oscar Nomination Predictions


It’s finally time! Tomorrow morning (Monday, January 13th, 2020) at 8:18am EST (yes, this apparently the actual scheduled time) the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced. I’ve changed my mind about basically every single one of these at one point or another as the season as progressed, but I think this will end up being pretty accurate. That said, I thought my Golden Globes predictions were pretty accurate too, and I ended up going 7 for 14 so… take this with a grain of salt. There’s a few wishful-thinking picks on here, like Greta Gerwig in director and Knives Out in original screenplay, but who knows, maybe the Academy will surprise us all! Oh, and I want it on record that Bombshell was my 10th pick for best picture, but I’m predicting there will only be 9 nominees, so if there ends up being 10 and Bombshell is it I am going to be very angry with myself for taking it off. Finally, yes, I know I am vastly underestimating Joker and probably vastly overestimating Little Women, but I am going to live in a world where Joker isn’t a double-digit nominee and Little Women is for one more day, if you don’t mind. Here are my predictions for the nominations in every non-short category at the 2020 Academy Awards:


  1. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  2. Parasite
  3. 1917
  4. The Irishman
  5. Marriage Story
  6. Joker
  7. Little Women
  8. Jojo Rabbit
  9. Ford v Ferrari 


  1. Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)
  2. Sam Mendes (1917)
  3. Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)
  4. Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
  5. Greta Gerwig (Little Women)


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

Supporting Actress

  1. Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
  2. Margot Robbie (Bombshell)
  3. Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)
  4. Florence Pugh (Little Women)
  5. Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit)


  1. Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
  2. Adam Driver (Marriage Story)
  3. Taron Egerton (Rocketman)
  4. Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)
  5. Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

Supporting Actor

  1. Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)
  2. Al Pacino (The Irishman)
  3. Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
  4. Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood)
  5. Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)

Adapted Screenplay

  1. Little Women (Greta Gerwig)
  2. The Irishman (Steven Zaillian)
  3. Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi)
  4. Joker (Todd Phillips & Scott Silver)
  5. The Two Popes (Anthony McCarten)

Original Screenplay

  1. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
  2. Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
  3. Parasite (Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin-won)
  4. The Farewell (Lulu Wang)
  5. Knives Out (Rian Johnson)


  1. 1917 (Roger Deakins)
  2. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Robert Richardson)
  3. The Irishman (Rodrigo Prieto)
  4. Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (Claire Mathon)
  5. Little Women (Yorick Le Saux)


  1. The Irishman (Thelma Schoonmaker)
  2. Ford v Ferrari (Andrew Buckland & John-Henry Butterworth)
  3. 1917 (Lee Smith)
  4. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Fred Raskin)
  5. Parasite (Yang Jin-mo)

International Feature

  1. Parasite
  2. Pain and Glory
  3. Les Misérables
  4. Atlantics
  5. Those Who Remained

Documentary Feature

  1. American Factory
  2. Apollo 11
  3. For Sama
  4. The Cave
  5. Honeyland

Animated Feature

  1. Toy Story 4
  2. Frozen 2
  3. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  4. I Lost My Body
  5. Missing Link

Production Design

  1. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  2. The Irishman
  3. 1917
  4. Parasite
  5. Little Women

Costume Design

  1. Little Women
  2. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  3. Dolemite Is My Name
  4. Rocketman
  5. The Irishman

Makeup & Hairstyling

  1. Bombshell
  2. Judy
  3. Dolemite Is My Name
  4. Little Women
  5. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Visual Effects

  1. The Irishman
  2. Avengers: Endgame
  3. 1917
  4. The Lion King
  5. Alita: Battle Angel

Sound Editing

  1. 1917
  2. Ford v Ferrari
  3. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  4. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  5. Joker

Sound Mixing

  1. 1917
  2. Ford v Ferrari
  3. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  4. Rocketman
  5. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Original Score

  1. 1917 (Thomas Newman)
  2. Marriage Story (Randy Newman)
  3. Joker (Hildur Gudnadóttir)
  4. Little Women (Alexandre Desplat)
  5. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (John Williams)

Original Song

  1. (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (Rocketman)
  2. Into The Unknown (Frozen 2)
  3. Stand Up (Harriet)
  4. Spirit (The Lion King)
  5. Glasgow (No Place Like Home) (Wild Rose)

Final tally (more than 1 nomination):

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: 11
The Irishman: 10
Little Women: 10
1917: 9
Marriage Story: 6
Parasite: 6
Joker: 5
Ford v Ferrari: 4
Rocketman: 4
Bombshell: 3
Jojo Rabbit: 3
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: 3
Dolemite Is My Name: 2
The Farewell: 2
Judy: 2
Frozen 2: 2
The Lion King: 2
Pain and Glory: 2
The Two Popes: 2

Yikes, I always feel super confident until I do the tally at the end. I guess we’ll find out tomorrow! I’ll make a post of the actual nominees sometime tomorrow evening to compare and see how we did.


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