In the memorable words of Billy Crystal: “It’s a wonderful night for Oscar. Oscar, Oscar. Who will win?” After a prolonged awards season, it’s finally time for the main course, the 93rd Academy Awards. This year, due to the limited studio output in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, AMPAS extended the eligibility window to include films from the first months of 2021, which is why a film such as Judas and the Black Messiah is nominated already this year.
This year, I suspect that there are some very close races in the lead acting categories. Sir Anthony Hopkins could be the surprise winner in Best Actor, while Frances McDormand or Viola Davis could add another Oscar statue to their mantle. However, I’m not predicting either of those things to happen.
The one category that I am the most passionate about this year is the Best International Feature Film category. Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round (original title: Druk) is still my favorite film from 2020, so I, naturally, desperately want it to become an Oscar-winning film. I’m hoping for the best!
But, without further ado, here are my final 93rd Academy Awards predictions!
BEST PICTURE — “Nomadland,” Searchlight Pictures.
BEST DIRECTOR — Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland.”
BEST ACTOR — Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
BEST ACTRESS — Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman.”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR — Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah.”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS — Youn Yuh-jung, “Minari.”
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY — “The Father,” Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, based on a play by Florian Zeller
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — “Promising Young Woman,” Screenplay by Emerald Fennell.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG — “Husavik,” “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga,” Music and lyric by Rickard Göransson, Fat Max Gsus and Savan Kotecha.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE — “Soul,” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY — “Mank,” Erik Messerschmidt.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM — “Soul,” Pixar Animation Studios.
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN — “Mank,” Donald Graham Burt (Production Design) and Jan Pascale (Set Decoration).
BEST SOUND — “Sound of Metal,” Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Philip Bladh, Carlos Cortés and Michelle Couttolenc.
BEST FILM EDITING — “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Alan Baumgarten.
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING — “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson.
BEST COSTUME DESIGN — “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Ann Roth.
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS — “Tenet,” Scott R. Fisher, Andrew Jackson, David Lee and Andrew Lockley.
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM — “Another Round (Druk),” dir. Thomas Vinterberg.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM — “My Octopus Teacher,” Pippa Ehrlich, Craig Foster and James Reed.
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM — “If Anything Happens I Love You,” Michael Govier and Will McCormack.
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM — “A Concerto Is a Conversation,” Kris Bowers and Ben Proudfoot.
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM — “The Letter Room,” Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan.
It’s that time of the year again, where we all get to celebrate cinema together. So, remember to have fun tonight!
– Article Written by Jeffrey Rex Bertelsen.