2020 Academy Awards — Final Predictions Ballot

With the Oscars just hours away, it is time for me to re-evaluate my Oscar predictions and create my final ballot. Having written articles on every category during the past month, I will not elaborate on my choices here. Although some of my picks have changed since writing my initial articles, mainly due to how other awards ceremonies have played out, most of my changes are consistent with the lines of thinking I engage with in those previous articles.

Let’s get into it.

 

Best Picture

  • Will Win: 1917
  • Should Win: Parasite

 

Best Director

  • Will Win: Sam Mendes
  • Should Win: Bong Joon-ho

 

Best Actress

  • Will Win: Renee Zellweger
  • Should Win: Scarlett Johansson

 

Best Actor

  • Will Win: Joaquin Phoenix
  • Should Win: Adam Driver

 

Best Supporting Actor

  • Will Win: Brad Pitt
  • Should Win: Joe Pesci

 

Best Supporting Actress

  • Will Win: Laura Dern
  • Should Win: Laura Dern

 

Best Original Screenplay

  • Will Win: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
  • Should Win: Parasite

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Will Win: Jojo Rabbit
  • Should Win: Little Women

 

Best Animated Feature

  • Will Win: Toy Story 4
  • Should Win: Toy Story 4

 

Best Documentary Feature

  • Will Win: American Factory
  • Should Win: For Sama

 

Best International Film

  • Will Win: Parasite
  • Should Win: Parasite

 

Best Cinematography

  • Will Win: 1917
  • Should Win: The Lighthouse

 

Best Editing

  • Will Win: Parasite
  • Should Win: Parasite

 

Best Production Design

  • Will Win: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
  • Should Win: Parasite

 

Best Costume Design

  • Will Win: Little Women
  • Should Win: Little Women

 

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

  • Will Win: Bombshell
  • Should Win: Judy

 

Best Original Score

  • Will Win: Joker
  • Should Win: Little Women

 

Best Original Song

  • Will Win: Rocketman
  • Should Win: Harriet

 

Best Sound Editing

  • Will Win: Ford v Ferrari
  • Should Win: Ford v Ferrari

 

Best Sound Mixing

  • Will Win: 1917
  • Should Win: Ad Astra

 

Best Visual Effects

  • Will Win: Avengers: Endgame
  • Should Win: Avengers: Endgame

 

Best Live Action Short Film

  • Will Win: The Neighbors’ Window
  • Should Win: Saria

 

Best Animated Short Film

  • Will Win: Hair Love
  • Should Win: Hair Love

 

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • Will Win: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
  • Should Win: In the Absence

 

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—Alex Brannan (@TheAlexBrannan)

 

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