WHO WILL WIN? My Official Oscar Predictions

The Oscars have been a little less predictable in recent years, especially for the big prizes. This year is no different. While the four acting awards are pretty much in the bag, some other big ones are still up for grabs, including Best Director, Best Animated Feature, Best Original Screenplay and even Best Picture. There are plenty of reasons to watch Sunday night, not the least of which to see Bong Joon Ho’s translator get her well-deserved moment in the sun.

Here are my predictions as to who will WIN Oscars on Sunday.
My predicted winner is in bold.

BEST PICTURE:
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
PARASITE

BEST DIRECTOR:
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
SAM MENDES, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

BEST ACTOR:
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
JOAQUIN PHOENIX, JOKER
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

BEST ACTRESS:
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
RENEE ZELLWEGER, JUDY

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
BRAD PITT, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
LAURA DERN, MARRIAGE STORY
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I LOST MY BODY
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:
Dcera
Hair Love
KITBULL
Memorable
Sister

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
The Irishman
JOJO RABBIT
Joker
Little Women
The Two Popes

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Knives Out
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
PARASITE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
FOR SAMA
Honeyland

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:
In the Absence
LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM:
BROTHERHOOD
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM:
Corpus Christi
Honeyland
Les Miserables
Pain and Glory
PARASITE

BEST FILM EDITING:
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
PARASITE

BEST SOUND EDITING:
FORD V FERRARI
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker

BEST SOUND MIXING:
Ad Astra
FORD V FERRARI
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Parasite

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
JOKER
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
“I’M GONNA LOVE ME AGAIN,” ROCKETMAN
“I’m Standing With You,” Breakthrough
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2
“Stand Up,” Harriet

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:
BOMBSHELL
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
LITTLE WOMEN
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Avengers Endgame
The Irishman
1917
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

For some great in-depth analysis, check out the category-by-category breakdown over at AwardsWatch.

Watch the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday, 2/9 on ABC at 5pm/8pm.