A Movie Lover’s 2020 Academy Award Predictions

The best night of the whole year is finally here – The 92nd Annual Academy Awards! The glamour, the films, the stars… What’s not to love?

This years show is sure to have some surprises, whether it is a dark horse film that swoops in to win or the wrong winner is announced, it is by far the best night in Hollywood. Although I can’t be there this year to experience it in person (finger crossed, some day), I will be live tweeting the show so follow me to know my thoughts – @britalksmovies.

Alright, alright, I know what you are here for. Let’s get into who I think will take home the coveted golden statue.

Actor in a Leading Role

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

I didn’t get to post my review of this film but wow… I understand the hype now.

Actor in a Supporting Role

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Tom Hanks probably deserves it but for some reason Brad has been a favorite this year.

Actress in a Leading Role

Renée Zellweger, Judy

Again, another favorite this year! But ScarJo in Marriage Story was incredible.

Actress in a Supporting Role

Scarlet Johansson, Jojo Rabbit

  1. This movie is phenomenal. 2. ScarJo just had a REALLY good year.

Animated Feature Film

Missing Link

Two words…Stop. Motion.


Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

The Academy loves Tarantino and so do I.

Costume Design

Little Women

They won’t nominate Greta Gerwig for directing so they better give it to her for SOMETHING.



A crowd and Academy favorite, I can’t wait to hear Bong Joon-ho’s speech!

Film Editing

The Irishman

Some people hated it, some people loved it… I guess we will see what the Academy thinks.

International Feature Film


This could be a toss up… Parasite can’t win Best International Feature Film AND Best Picture, can they?

Makeup and Hairstyling


Did you see Charlize Theron? Exactly.

Original Score


Ugh, I don’t nessecarily agree but I think the Academy really like it. I’d hope it would go to Marriage Story or 1917.

Original Song

“Into the Unknown,” Frozen II

I mean, duh.

Production Design

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Please, please, please, please.

Animated Short Film

Hair Love

People can’t stop talking about Hair Love and I understand why. *tear*

Sound Editing

Ford v Ferrari

This film has gotten lost in the shuffle this year but I think the Academy will give them some recognition in this category.

Sound Mixing


So good. Just so good.

Visual Effects

The Irishman

Lord KNOWS I want to give it to my love, Avengers: Endgame, or The Lion King, but the Academy likes Robert DeNiro and de-aging technology.

Adapted Screenplay


I am going to give this to the Joker because I really hope the Academy will be smarter than to give this film Best Picture…

Original Screenplay

Knives Out

I am actually very surprised at how much critics loved Knives Out. I mean, they just announced it is getting a sequel!

Best Picture

The nominees are…

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood


Little Women

Marriage Story



And the winner is…


There you have it! My 2020 Academy Award predictions. Who do you hope wins Best Picture? Let me know in the comments below!

Click here to fill out a ballot of your own and follow along on the big night. The 92nd Academy Awards are LIVE Sunday, February 9 at 7PM CST.

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