Friday, April 23, 2021

Mike's Fearless Oscar Picks

As with past years I am picking who I think will win, not who I want to win.  I will also give you a possible winner if I feel that the category isn’t a lock.  Actual winners highlighted in green.

Best Picture Nomadland

Best Achievement in DirectingChloé Zhao - Nomadland

Best Actor:  Chadwick Boseman - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom   Could win Anthony Hopkins - The Father

Best Actress:  Viola Davis - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom    Could win Frances McDormand - Nomadland

Best Supporting ActorDaniel Kaluuya - Judas and the Black Messiah    Could win:  Sacha Baron Cohen - The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Supporting ActressYuh-Jung Youn - Minari   Could win:  Olivia Coleman - The Father

Best Original ScreenplayPromising Young Woman - Emerald Fennell    Could win:  Aaron Sorkin - The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Father - Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller

  Could winNomadland - Chloé Zhao 

Best Animated Feature Soul    Could winWolfwalkers

Best Production Design:   Mank - Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale

Best CinematographyNomadland - Joshua James Richards   Could win Mank - Erik Messerschmidt

Best Costume DesignMa Rainey’s Black Bottom - Ann Roth   Could Win: Mank - Trish Summerville

Best Film Editing:   Sound of Metal - Mikkell E. G. Nielsen

Best Makeup and HairMa Rainey’s Black Bottom – Mia Neal, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Jamika Wilson

Best Sound Sound of Metal – Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés, Phillip Bladh    Could winSoul – Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker

Best Visual EffectsTenet – Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley, Santiago Colomo Martinez

Best Original ScoreSoul – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

Best Original Song:  Speak Now from One Night in Miami – Leslie Odom Jr., Sam Ashworth  Could win:  Húsavík from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga - Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson  (Fight For You - Judas and the Black Messiah)

Best Documentary Feature My Octopus Teacher  Could winCollective

Best International FeatureAnother Round    Could winQuo Vadis, Aida 

Best Live Action Short Two Distant Strangers   Could winFeeling Through

Best Animated ShortIf Anything Happens I Love You   Could winOpera

Best Documentary Short A Concerto Is a Conversation   Could win: Colette

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