Oscars 2020 Winners (predictions and actuals): May the morning after be bright with sunshine and minimal bloodbath

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Oscar is tonight and it's time for last minute predictions! Added my friend Griz's predictions in purple. May the best prognosticator win at doing things that don't matter! (Actual results will be in red).

So, a few thoughts about the show and the winners :
- New hashtags: #oscarstryhard, #oscarsgoodnoracist, and #oscarsokorean
- PARASITE
- How amazing is Bong Joon-ho and his speeches? The best of the night, honouring the fellow nominees so beautifully and unexpectedly.
- The cow and the milk and the cow's milk in your coffee. Well, they did give the prize to Joaquin, so I guess that was par for the course.
- WTF EMIMEM? WHY?
- Does anyone know what Renee was on?
- James Corden and Rebel Wilson in cat costumes playing with the mic was a thing. Unfortunately, we also had Emimen and Phoenix so there were lots of things.
- Eilish was the least weird of the night.
- Maya and Kristen were funny and NOT weird. Why was that so hard to do?
- Lovely speech from the woman composer, Hildur Guðnadóttir.
- I love Olivia Colman.
- Sigourney Weaver said "All women are superheroes"? Speak for yourself, sister. I'm here for the okay people. *channeling Boyega*

PICTURE
Parasite!!!!!!!
Alt. 1917

I'm going to be bold and predict something outrageous. Come on SAG, you can help it!

1917

Alt. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

DIRECTOR
Sam Mendes - 1917
Alt. Bong Joon-ho - Parasite!!!!!

This is Sam Mendes' to lose. <----- and lose he did! Wowza.

Sam Mendes - 1917
Alt. Bong Joon Ho - Parasite


ACTRESS
Renee Zellwegger - Judy
Alt. Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story

The acting categories have been a clean swept, so I'd expect no difference at the Oscars. It's so sad that Scarlett will go home empty handed - she's had a major year, and would've won with Jojo in another year.

Renee Zellweger - Judy 
Alt. Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story  

ACTOR
Joaquin Phoenix - Joker
Alt. Antonio Banderas – Pain and glory

Joaquin Phoenix - Joker 
Alt. Adam Driver - Marriage Story 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Laura Dern - Marriage story
Alt. Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Laura Dern - Marriage Story
Alt. Scarlett Johansson - Jojo Rabbit 


SUPPORTING ACTOR
Brad Pitt - Once upon a time ... in Hollywood
Alt. Anthony Hopkins – The two popes

Brad Pitt - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Alt. Joe Pesci - The Irishman


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin Wong - Parasite
Alt. Noah Baumbach - Marriage Story

WGA gave it to Parasite, and Bong's fans may be pushing for this award for him at the very least.

Parasite
Alt. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Taika Waititi - Jojo Rabbit
Alt. Anthony McCarten - The two popes

I hope Jojo gets it - consolation prize for Waititi.

Jojo Rabbit 
Alt. Little Women 

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
Parasite
Alt. Pain and glory

As if there's another choice. Too bad really, because I'd pick Pain and Glory over Parasite.

Parasite (South Korea)
Alt. Pain and Glory (Spain)

ANIMATED
Klaus
Alt. Toy story 4

I would've picked Toy Story 4, but the Annie surprisingly went to Klaus so I dunno.

Toy Story 4
Alt:Klaus


DOCUMENTARY
American Factory
Alt. Honeyland

Having seen American Factory, I'd say it's a shoo-in because the Oscars is concerned with Americans (but also, serious issues).

American Factory
Alt. Honeyland

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins - 1917
Alt. Robert Richardson - Once upon a time ... in Hollywood

Freakin' Deakins.

1917
Alt. Joker 

EDITING
Parasite x Ford v Ferrari!
Alt. Jojo Rabbit

This is a big technical category for Parasite to win, and determines most of the time the Best Picture winner.

Ford v Ferrari
Alt: Parasite


PRODUCTION DESIGN
1917
Alt. Once upon a time ... in Hollywood

It's open, but 1917 just looks laborious.

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
Alt: 1917


VISUAL EFFECTS
1917
Alt. The Lion King

I'm going to 'serious.'

The Lion King
Alt. 1917

SOUND MIXING
Ford v Ferrari x Joker
Alt. 1917

Ford v Ferrari 
Alt. 1917 

SOUND EDITING
Joker
Alt. Ford v Ferrari

I'm only switching around because Joker may get something technical and this may be a good category for it to take. But there's no reason why Ford couldn't take this category either. Flip a coin!

Ford v Ferrari
Alt. 1917

MAKE UP and HAIRSTYLING
Bombshell
Alt. 1917

There's Judy, and maybe Judy may take it. But the whole thing around Bombshell has been how much Charlize looks like whatsherface, so I'm guessing it'll get something here.

Judy
Alt. Joker

COSTUME
Little Women
Alt. Jojo Rabbit

Consolation prize?

Little Women
Alt. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

SCORE
1917
Alt. Joker

Very notable song sung in the film, and notable soundtrack too, so I'm betting on that.

Joker
Alt. 1917 

SONG
Rocketman
Alt. Frozen II

Elton's to lose.

Rocketman
Alt. Toy Story 4

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CINEMAPS' BEST OF 2019: All the pain, all the gains

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I know I'm saying this every year, but it's especially true this year: life was exceedingly stretched for me, and as a result, my film watching time shrunk significantly. Without the Toronto International Film Festival, I don't know if I would have had anything to write for this post. I removed myself almost completely out of the awards season loop once I realized that it was going to be a bloodbath. I have less than zero interest in debating the political correctness of awarding films. As usual, my picks reflect my love and admiration for the films and their various features. The most political thing I would look at is a film's relevance and message to our time. Without further ado, here is the year in film for me:

Pain and Glory

CINEMAPS' TOP 10
01. Dolor y gloria (Pain and glory; Almodóvar) ****1/2 A devastating look at a life that has an undercurrent of both pain and beauty (my alternate title for the film). The pangs of regrets, to love and to have lost, embraced and escaped - all were sobering and filled with shades of light in this Almodóvar magnum opus. Antonio Bandaras was heartbreaking, and Penelope Cruz was just so radiant. Glorious.

02. Apollo 11 (Miller) ****1/2 I saw this in IMAX and it was transcendental. I was so moved by humanity's hope, and awash with sadness that we live in a time depleted with this much sense of collective wonder.

03. Om det oändliga (About endlessness; Andersson) ****1/2 I'm rapidly becoming a huge Andersson's fan. I picked this film to see at TIFF based on it being directed by him, despite not being all that keen on the synopsis that spoke to it being more of a series of vignettes. The existential angst and humour continued to lead the way, threading through various straight-face set ups. Theatrical, sad, absurdly funny, and just all around brilliant.

04. Synonymes (Synonyms; Lapid) **** The kinetic energy was so bold and infectious, it reminded me of the early (fun) Godard cinema. The film had lots to say about belonging and rootlessness, wrapped in the complexities of immigration and integration. It played almost like a satire in some ways. The scene with the citizenship class was so precise in its commentary, it was painful to sit through. And yet, the whole sequence developed in such surprising ways that one could not help but be glued to what was going to happen next. Exciting filmmaking.

05. Parasite (Bong) **** So much fun. Despite some of the more obvious over-the-head scenes, the picture was assuredly directed and Bong made certain his characters were highly accessible to the audience.

06. Jojo rabbit (Waititi) **** I love this movie more than probably most people, and I love this cast so, so much. Its sweetness at the core moved me to cry so many rivers. It's probably Waititi's most accomplished picture yet.

07. Marriage story (Baumbach) **** This should be mandatory viewing for those going through a divorce or about to go through/thinking of one. It was scarily accurate and heartbreaking in its earnestness. Scarlet Johansson was good, but the way that the script unfolded made sure that the film belonged to Adam Driver.

08. EMA (Larraín) ***1/2 Hypersexualized and daring in ways that most films featuring female protagonists would not attempt. Forget Joker, see EMA instead for the modern portrait of an intensely magnetic anti-hero whose edges defied moral conventions. If nothing else, see it for the dances!  

09. Atlantique (Atlantics; Diop) ***1/2 A unique and hypnotizing tale of young love in the time of separation and disconnect. The mystical, supernatural part of the story was seamlessly woven into the reality of life in the dust of industry and progress. Notably, the 'haunted' people were not treated as something to be scared of; rather, they were like ancestral ghosts coming back to make things right with their naughty relatives.

10. Ford v Ferrari (Mangold) ***1/2 Wonderful casting made this movie better than it would have been otherwise. I thoroughly enjoyed the car racing sequences, but it was Bale whose commitment elevated the material and centered the film's emotional core.

Apollo 11
Grin and Pulse
The most fun I had watching a movie this past year
Apollo 11
Parasite
Jojo Rabbit
Ford v Ferrari
Knives out

Frames
Impressive, memorable staging of a shot or series of shots
Night time shelling, 1917
Jojo ties his mother's shoe, Jojo Rabbit
Ema's crew dancing, EMA
Mallo & his mother wake up in an empty building, Pain & Glory
Soldiers in a line walking in the snow, About endlessness

Director
Confident storytelling, with a touch of "wow"
Pedro Almodóvar, Pain and Glory
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Roy Andersson, About Endlessness
Nadav Lapid,  Synonyms


Performance
I feel you

Scarlet Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Adam Driver, Marriage Story / Star Wars: the rise of Skywalker  
Antonio Banderas, Pain and glory
Carol Duarte, The invisible life of Eurídice Gusmão
Leonardo Di Caprio, Once upon a time in Hollywood

Mariana Di Girolamo, EMA
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker   
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Lupita Nyong'o, Us

Writing
Create interesting, layered, cohesive universe; would make for a great read on its own
Pedro Almodóvar, Pain and glory
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Noah Baumbach, Marriage story
Fernando Meirelles, The two popes 


1917 Night battle behind the scene
Editing
Interesting, effective cuts and stitches that support and move the story visually
Apollo 11
Parasite
Synonyms
Jojo Rabbit
Ford v Ferrari

Cinematography
Takes my breath away
1917 
Pain and glory
About endlessness
EMA
Once upon a time in Hollywood

About Endlessness
Art Direction / Production Design
Transportive, impactful set design
Parasite
Pain and glory
About endlessness
Jojo Rabbit
Once upon a time in Hollywood

Effects
Movie Magic
Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker
Ford v Ferrari
Spiderman: Far from home
Us
Another beautiful day in the neighborhood



Sound
Amplify the visuals and enrich my sensory experience
1917
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
Us
EMA

Score
Was it memorable?
EMA
1917
Parasite
Ford v Ferrari

Stray comments:
- Buckets of tears ranking: Pain and glory (regret scene), Apollo 11 (all the moon footages), Jojo Rabbit (Jojo with his mother), Another beautiful day in the neighborhood (death 'anything human is mentionable, anything mentionable is manageable'), Marriage story, Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker (Chewie, Kylo 'I know what I'm supposed to do but I'm not sure I can do it')
- Totally did not expect to like Skywalker as much as I did, and a large part of it was Adam Driver's performance as Kylo Ren
- Scarlet Johansson's role in Jojo Rabbit is the most tailor made for her as a movie star as I've ever seen - she was absolutely stunning in it
- Newcomer George McKay was great in 1917, even though I don't have room on my top 10 for him
- Speaking of performances, Charlize Theron kills it as Megyn Kelly but I think half of that is prosthetics' work
- So sad about Dark Phoenix - what a waste of a cast!
- What the heck is with all the straight-to-Netflix films like Earthquake Bird and 6 Underground?
- Ana de Armas is MADE for the big screen; so is Mariana Di Girolamo, who commands and wills her film into being 
- Everyone should watch Marriage Story, for the intricacies of a dissolution of a well intentioned relationship
- Little Women was good but Greta made a better movie in Lady Bird.

Uncharted  
Films I'm intending to see that could make a dent on the list above
They shall not grow old
Climax
Judy
The lighthouse
Booksmart
The farewell
Midsommar
Doctor sleep
Honey boy
Dark waters
Portrait of a lady on fire
Queen and slim
Clemency
A hidden life
In Fabric
Varda by Agnès
The kingmaker
The cave

Charted
Ranked out of *****
****1/2
Pain and Glory (Almodóvar)
Apollo 11 (Miller)
About Endlessness (Andersson)

****
Synonymes (Synonyms; Lapid)
Parasite (Bong)
Jojo Rabbit (Waititi)
Marriage story (Baumbach)

***1/2  
EMA (Larraín)
Atlantics (Diop)
Ford v Ferrari (Mangold)
Us (Peele)
I was at home, but ... (Schanelec)
Once upon a time in Hollywood (Tarantino)
Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker (Abrams)
1917 (Mendes) 
Uncut gems (Safdie & Safdie)
American Factory (Reichert & Bognar)
Another beautiful day in the neighborhood (Heller)

***
Knives out (Johnson)
The two popes (Meirelles)
Toy story 4 (Cooley)
Martin Eden (Marcello)
Little Women (Gerwig)
Rocketman (Fletcher)
Bombshell (Roach)
The Irishman (Scorsese)
J'ai perdu mon corps (I lost my body; Clapin)

**1/2
Ad astra (Gray)
Avengers: end game (Russo & Russo)
Spiderman: far from home (Watts)
A vida invisível (The invisible life of Eurídice Gusmão; Aïnouz)
Joker (Phillips)
John Wick 3: parabellum (Stahelski)
Dolemite is my name (Brewer)
Captain Marvel (Boden & Fleck)

**
The report (Burns)
The laundromat (Soderbergh) 
Stuber (Dowse)

*
6 Underground (Bay)
The operative (Adler)
Earthquake bird (Westmoreland)
Dark phoenix (Kinberg)

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Oscars nominations 2020 predictions (and actuals): a 1917 parasite is no joker

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Oscar is coming for all hand wringers tomorrow! Added my friend Griz's predictions in purple. May the best prognosticator win at doing things that don't matter! (Actual results will be in red).

So, a feeeeew thoughts about the announcement and the nominations:
- My god, John Cho's enunciation was ON POINT.
- Having looked at this website this morning, I realized that the background photo is now off, but who has time to make a new photobucket account? Another problem for another person!
- Issa you sneaky little devil
- Who the heck thought it was right to put 1917 in the wrong alphabetical order? If I remember my school lesson correctly, numbers go first, people!
- I must say, I rather enjoyed the fact that in spite of protests, and conscious efforts on behalf of the producers to appeal to the angry mob (Issa Rae AND John Cho?), the Academy just votes whatever it wants to. On the one hand, it is a little masochistic. On the other hand, Kathy Bates.
- I enjoyed Issa calling Scorsese 'Score Ceci.'
- The tepid clappings were just too much. They should've tried laugh tracks.
- Bander-assssssssssss!!!!!
- Elton John would like everyone to know that he wore more make up than all the extras on 1917. Where is his film's Oscar?
- If people want the Academy to be inclusive, first, there would need to be different kinds of pictures getting nominated. I'm not sure why people don't get this about the Academy: it's a populist filmmaking body. It'll nominate well produced films with an accessible, preachable, epic, cinematic feel, for the big prizes anyway. The smaller ones are a weird popularity contest, one that Diane Warren often wins in. WHO KNOWS WHY.
- Listen, in what world would there be a snub for the biggest Disney film, Frozen 2? The Academy does not care for your princesses.
- You know what should have been outraged about this morning? Apollo 11 missing its single righteous nomination in Documentary Feature, and 1917 got nom'ed for Screenplay? Have you seen it? It's basically "Creep. Crawl. Run. Now, sing."
- Actually, people are overlooking the significance of Parasite being nominated for a seriously deep (as in, serious but deep diving) category like Production Design. Parasite is a non-English speaking comedy thriller. The Academy is, like, basically allergic to each of these aspects separately, but altogether like that? Parasite is boss. Also, Asians getting nominated for not flying around chopsockeying people in technicolour extraneous fabric? You crazy. (Bruce Lee excepted, Tarantino).
- Sorry, Farewell.
- I enjoyed the fact that they read out how each branch made the nominations. Other than getting facts about the Oscars, viewers could now redirect their anger at the specific branches and not the all encompassing 'the Oscars.' That worked out well.

My predix, on the other hand, feel like they did not go as well. Let's see... 14 misses and 6 alternates out of 109 noms. Somebody, do math! 87%, or 81.65%, hm. I probably miscounted, or miscalculated, I felt poorer than A-?


PICTURE
1917
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Knives out
Little Women
Marriage story
Once upon a time in Hollywood
Parasite

Alt. The Farewell

I can see a scenario where The Farewell gets in instead of Ford v Ferrari or Knives out, because of feelings.

1917 

Ford v Ferrari 
The Irishman 
Jojo Rabbit 
Joker 
Little Women 
Marriage Story 
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 
Parasite 
The Two Popes

DIRECTOR
Bong Joon-ho - Parasite
Sam Mendes - 1917
Martin Scorsese - The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino - Once upon a time in Hollywood
Greta Gerwig -Little women Todd Phillips - Joker

Alt. Taika Waititi - Jojo Rabbit 

This category may have an upset. It may come in the form of a not-so-little woman, and Taika is the most vulnerable of the set, even though I personally would not take him out (if it was up to me).

Ah crap, Gerwig didn't make it. And now, this is never going to end.

Bong Joon Ho - Parasite 

Sam Mendes - 1917 
Martin Scorsese - The Irishman 
Todd Phillips - Joker 
Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
 
Alt.
Noah Baumbach - Marriage Story

ACTRESS
Cynthia Erivo - Harriet
Scarlett Johansson - Marriage story
Saoirse Ronan - Little women
Charlize Theron - Bombshell
Renee Zellwegger - Judy

Alt. Lupita Nyong'o - Us

It's really hard to take Lupita out, but I worry that a horror won't be recognized. On the other hand, Saoirse was already nominated (though she seems to be on a Kate Winslet path, being a perennial nominee). And then there's Awkwafina, who may sneak in - if only she got a SAG!

Cynthia Erivo - Harriet 
Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story 
Saoirse Ronan - Little Women 
Charlize Theron - Bombshell 
Renee Zellweger - Judy 

Alt:
Awkwafina - The Farewell 

ACTOR
Antonio Banderas - Pain and glory
Christian Bale - Ford v Ferrari Jonathan Pryce - The Two Popes
Leonardo di Caprio - Once upon a time in Hollywood
Joaquin Phoenix - Joker
Adam Driver - Marriage story

Alt. Taron Egerton – Rocketman

I am so rooting for Antonio here so I'm taking SAG nominee Taron out, because he's young yet and he can get another nomination another time. Bale is great in Ford v Ferrari and it'd be a shame if he does not make it.

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 

Alt:
Christian Bale - Ford v Ferrari 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Laura Dern - Marriage story
Scarlett Johasson - Jojo Rabbit
Nicole Kidman - Bombshell KATHY BATES
Florence Pugh - Little Women
Margot Robbie - Bombshell

Alt. Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers

I just can not put down - or bear the reality of - Jennifer Lopez having an Oscar nomination. Zhao Shuzhen could also sneak in, depending on The Farewell's love. <--- ZERO.

Laura Dern - Marriage Story 
Scarlett Johansson - Jojo Rabbit 
Jennifer Lopez - Hustlers 
Florence Pugh - Little Women 
Margot Robbie - Bombshell

Alt: Nicole Kidman - Bombshell


SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Hanks - A beautiful day in the neighborhood
Song Kang-ho - Parasite

Al Pacino - The Irishman
Joe Pesci - The Irishman
Brad Pitt - Once upon a time in Hollywood

Alt.  Anthony Hopkins  – The two popes

Anthony Hopkins was great in the film so I hope he'd get in. It's really hard taking Foxx, a SAG nominee, out, but he has not been much on the awards circuit much so I'm not sure if there's momentum for him. On the ohter hand, Song Kang Ho may be primed to ride the Parasite coat tail in? <-- Oscar not ready.

Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood 
Anthony Hopkins - The Two Popes 
Al Pacino - The Irishman 
Joe Pesci - The Irishman 
Brad Pitt - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Alt: Song Kang Ho - Parasite


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Once upon a time in Hollywood
Knives out
Marriage story
Parasite
The Farewell 1917?!

Alt. Pain and glory

Parasite is a stand-in for foreign film screenplay here, but I do hope Griz is right that Pain and Glory would get in.<--- dashed.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 
Knives Out 
Marriage Story 
Pain and Glory 
Parasite

Alt: The Farewell


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Jojo Rabbit
The Irishman
Joker
Little women
The two popes

Alt. A beautiful day in the neighborhood

The two popes could get in based on the fact that the film is very wordy.

The Irishman 
Little Women 
Jojo Rabbit 
Joker 
The Two Popes

Alt: A beautiful day in the neighborhood 


FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Atlantics (Senegal) Corpus Cristi
Les Miserables (France)
Pain and glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea)
The Painted Bird (Czech) Honeyland

Alt. Those who remained (Hungary) 

Atlantics and Painted Bird are uncertain, but maybe they are familiar enough to get noms. NOPE.

Atlantics (Senegal) 
Les Misérables (France) 
Pain and Glory (Spain) 
Parasite (South Korea) 
Those Who Remained (Hungary)

Alt: Honeyland (North Macedonia)


ANIMATED
Frozen 2
How to train your dragon: the hidden world
I lost my body
Missing link
Toy Story 4

Alt. Klaus

I've seen I lost my body, so I'm not entirely convinced it would be the final 5, but whatever. Frozen 2 is still waiting to be thawed.

Frozen II 
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 
I Lost My Body 
Missing Link 
Toy Story 4

Alt:Klaus


DOCUMENTARY
American factory
Apollo 11 The edge of democracy
For Sama
Honeyland
The cave

Alt. One child nation

Given that one of my favourite films this year is a documentary, I'm throwing my predix hat in. Go Apollo 11!!! *righteous anger*

American Factory 
Apollo 11 
For Sama 
Honeyland '
One Child Nation

Alt. The Cave

EDITING
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Joker
Once upon a time in Hollywood
Parasite

Alt. Jojo Rabbit

The measure of how much Jojo got support would be shown here, as I think it's vulnerable to other pictures that may not get Best Film but were pretty flashy in their editing.

Wow, Once upon a time missed an important category. Guess who's not winning best picture?

Ford v Ferrari 
The Irishman 
Joker 
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 
Parasite

Alt: 1917


CINEMATOGRAPHY
1917
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
Once upon a time in Hollywood
The Lighthouse

Alt. The Irishman 

I know I'm taking a heavyweight out of the line up, but I can't recall the Irishman to be that impressive about its cinematography, and the Lighthouse is in black and white? <--- my reasoning for the Lighthouse was tight, but not my grip on the reality of the academy being in love with Score Ceci.

1917 
Ford v Ferrari 
The Irishman 
Joker 
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Alt: The Lighthouse


PRODUCTION DESIGN
1917
The Irishman
Joker
Jojo Rabbit
Once upon a time in Hollywood

Alt. Parasite

Period piece, period piece, and Parasite.

Joker's absence here is, for once, the right call.

1917 
The Irishman 
Jojo Rabbit 
Joker 
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Alt: Ford v Ferrari


VISUAL EFFECTS
1917
Alita: Battle Angel
Avengers: endgame
The Lion King
Star Wars: the rise of Skywalker

Alt. The Irishman

De-aging! It looks terrible to me, actually, so I dunno.

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

Alt:  Alita: Battle Angel


SOUND MIXING
1917
Avengers: endgame Joker
Ford v Ferrari
Once upon a time in Hollywood
Rocketman Ad Astra

Alt. Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker

Just choose the ones with lots of sound.

Can you imagine being the sound people on Ad Astra? 'We would like to thank Brad Pitt for breathing so good.'

1917 
Avengers: Endgame 
Ford v Ferrari 
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Alt: Joker


SOUND EDITING
1917
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
Once upon a time in Hollywood
Star Wars: the rise of Skywalker

Alt. Jojo Rabbit 

Us?

1917 
Avengers: Endgame 
Ford v Ferrari 
Joker 
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Alt: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


MAKE UP & HAIRSTYLING
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of evil
Rocketman 1917

Alt. Once upon a time in Hollywood 

Typically, this is a 'old people make up' category, but since this year is more like a de-aging year, we have other types of make up / styling here.

Bombshell 
Joker 
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 
Rocketman

Alt: 1917


COSTUME
Dolemite is my name Joker
Jojo Rabbit
Little women
Once upon a time in Hollywood
Rocketman The Irishman

Alt. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Period and fantasy category, and Elton John. Interesting call on Griz's part for Downtown Abbey. It may be too TV?

The Academy missed an opportunity to earn some small internet points for no cost by nominating Dolemite in this category.

Dolemite Is My Name 
Downton Abbey 
Little Women 
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 
Rocketman

Alt: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


SCORE
1917
Joker
Star Wars: the rise of Skywalker
Little women
Marriage story

Alt. Jojo Rabbit


1917 is the only one that makes sense for me in this category, as it plays quite a big role in the film. Not sure why Star Wars is here for original score, but what do I know about telling the Star Wars theme apart?

1917 
Joker 
Little Women 
Marriage Story 
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Alt: Motherless Brooklyn


SONG
Frozen II
The Lion King Breakthrough
Rocketman
Toy Story 4
Motherless Brooklyn Harriet

Alt. Wild rose

May the most random song sneak in.

I should have known that Diane Warren was in the mix.

Frozen II 
Harriet 
The Lion King 
Rocketman 
Toy Story 4

Alt: Aladdin

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