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    • April 9, 2022 12:37 PM EDT
    • Thank you for your good picks, it seems the slap is more talked about than the winners.

    • April 9, 2022 10:23 AM EDT
    • I think that is very good how you picked out Wil Smith for the best actor, I never saw that movie it is not my cup of tea but you got it right on and good job with the movie picking Coda as an upset.

    • April 6, 2022 11:58 PM EDT
    • I was actually shocked that The Power Of The Dog did not win and it is not because "Coda" is not a good movie it is just Power is better, they got it wrong.

    • March 30, 2022 10:32 PM EDT
    • I wanted "The Power Of The Dog" to win, I mean what the heck is "Coda": I am happy tho that Encanto won for the best-animated film.

    • March 26, 2022 9:18 PM EDT
    • Thank you for your list you are usually right on the money.

    • March 26, 2022 8:43 PM EDT
    • I’d like to thank you all for voting in all my Oscar polls. Even those that voted in my Young Actor Oscar Snub poll made my February and March! Now that the awards are happening tomorrow, you think I’d let you all go without my annual Oscar predictions? Think again! Once again I attempt to predict the winners. This year has been anything but predictable. Even the way in which they will show the Oscars is hard to estimate. What can I say? 2021 was the worst year ever for awards show ratings as a whole. Not just the Oscars. So they’re doing what they can to bring the ratings to a healthy number, if not back to their original stats.

      Big ratings or not, film fans will still take a note in the Oscars for who wins what. They will still have their say on who deserves to win and who they feel will take it. As for me, I'm still doing predictions. My full predictions are at FTS. Here I'll just post the major categories and the more popular technical categories. So here are my predictions on who Should Win (SW) the Oscar, who Will Win (WW) and my closest threat (CT) to my winner prediction:

       

      BEST PICTURE

       

      SW & WW: The Power Of The Dog
      CT: CODA

       

      A lot of people will think The Power Of The Dog is this year’s Brokeback Mountain. In reality, Power is a novel from the 1960’s that inspired Annie Proulx to write her short story Brokeback Mountain which was adapted in the film we know today.

       

      BEST DIRECTOR

       

      SW & WW: JANE CAMPION/The Power Of The Dog
      CT: KENNETH BRANAGH/Belfast

       

      When Jane was nominated, she became the first female director to get a second Best Director nomination. She looks heavily poised to be the third-ever winner!

       

      BEST ACTOR

       

      SW & WW: WILL SMITH/King Richard
      CT: BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH/The Power Of The Dog

       

      For those that remember me back when I joined TSO back in 2000. I hated Will Smith. You can thank Just The Two Of Us for that! Fans of Will can thank his performance of Richard Williams for redeeming him in my eyes!

       

      BEST ACTRESS

       

      SW & WW: JESSICA CHASTAIN/The Eyes Of Tammy Faye
      CT: NICOLE KIDMAN/Being The Ricardos

       

      Six of the lead acting nominees this year are in performances of living people or people who existed. This category is the portrayal of Tammy Faye Bakker against the portrayal of Lucille Ball. I feel it’s Jessica Chastain’s time.

       

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

       

      SW & WW: TROY KOTSUR/CODA
      CT: KODI SMIT-McPHEE/The Power Of The Dog

       

      Somw of you who may have been at this site during its earlier years may remember when Kodi Smit-McPhee was a young rising talent who would continually impress. Even as he hit puberty, he would still continue impress and wouldn't lose his edge. Well chances look very good he could win tonight. He already has a Golden Globe. However he faces tough competition from deaf actor Troy Kotsur. Not surprisingly CODA is Power's biggest rival for the Best Picture award. This should make for an exciting showdown!

       

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

       

      SW & WW: ARIANA DEBOSE/West Side Story
      CT: KIRSTEN DUNST/The Power Of The Dog

       

      I’m no expert in Oscar trivia but I think it’s possible the role of Anita in West Side Story will become the first role to win two Oscars in two different film adaptations.

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

       

      SW & WW: KENNETH BRANAGH/Belfast
      CT: PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON/Licorice Pizza

       

      Admit it! You all enjoyed the story of Buddy (who’s actually Little Kenny Branagh) trying to live out his childhood and dream along during a time of encroaching political hostility. It’s a story that successfully blends the feelgood moments with moments that get you thinking.

       

      BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

       

      SW & WW: SIAN HEDER/CODA
      CT: JANE CAMPION/The Power Of The Dog

       

      CODA is about a 17 year-old girl who’s the only member with hearing. It’s about her learning of a talent she never knew she had. It’s about her goals and dreams conflicting with her family’s goals. It’s about deaf family members and both their fun and their hidden insecurities. Those that missed it, see it. It’s worth seeing.

       

      BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

       

      SW & WW: Encanto
      CT: The Mitchells vs. The Machines

       

      Funny when this category first arrived, Walt Disney Studios was struggling while Pixar collaborating with Disney was the one winning big. Now that Walt Disney Studios have learned how to work 3D animation, they’ve shown the can now hold their own. And Encanto is the perfect film to send that message.

       

      BEST FILM EDITING

       

      WW: PAMELA MARTIN/King Richard

      CT: MYRON KERSTEIN and ANDREW WEISBLUM/Tick, Tick… Boom!

       

      To think back in 2019, the Academy thought of having four Oscars in the “lesser” categories awarded without broadcast. This led to a lot of social media backlash and eventually all 24 categories were shown. This year only 17 will be broadcast and whatever social media backlash changed nothing. This might be one of the non-broadcasted categories. Will this off-screen awarding work? You be the judge.

       

      BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

       

      SW & WW: Drive My Car (Japan)
      CT: The Worst Person In The World (Norway)

       

      It almost seems like a foregone conclusion that whatever film in this category gets nominated for Best Picture is the eventual winner here. But there have been surprises in the past. 

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

       

      SW & WW: HANS ZIMMER/Dune
      CT: JONNY GREENWOOD/The Power Of The Dog

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SONG

       

      SW: “Down To Joy”/Belfast
      WW: “No Time To Die”/No Time To Die
      CT: “Dos Oruguitas”/Encanto

       

      Many of you are shocked “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” isn’t nominated. Actually it isn’t even shortlisted. Oscar rules state maximum two nominees in this category. I think that’s what did it. Nevertheless it does make for an interesting battle of Encanto vs. Billie Eilish. Chances are still good for Lin-Manuel Miranda to become the latest EGOTist.

       

      BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

       

      SW & WW: Spider-Man: No Way Home
      CT: Dune

       

      Many people are expecting Dune not to win in Best Picture or Screenplay but to sweep in all of its technical categories. Spider-Man in this category is one of the few I expect to block its path.

       

      OSCARS CHEER MOMENT

       

      WW: Spider-Man team-up in Spider-Man: No Way Home
      CT: Avengers assemble in Avengers: Endgame

       

      Alright, so this isn’t really an official Oscar category. But I thought I’d predict the win just in case.

       

      And there you go! Those are my predictions for this year’s Oscars. If you don’t want to tune in for the show, at least tune in to see which predictions I got right!

    • November 13, 2021 8:19 PM EST
    • I find myself constantly disagreeing with the Mojo lists though it is fun to watch them, I am more in agreement with Trevor's list, would be tough for me to put one of these together but I like critiquing others. :)

    • May 14, 2021 2:18 PM EDT
    • I am done with Hollywood, I am from this time forth watching only films produced in my local industry and other foreign productions.

    • May 5, 2021 12:22 AM EDT
    • This one Asian was pissed cause Boseman lost these days people are to win just because of race, Hopkins won because he was judged to be the best and he has proven through the years he is an awesome actor.

       

    • May 3, 2021 10:56 AM EDT
    • You guys are so anti celeb and the like I don't watch award shows nor do I care who wins I just enjoy the movies.

    • May 2, 2021 10:58 PM EDT
    • Trevor does another great job as usual and I also did not watch and I have not for a few years, it is too bad that awards shows are just completely being ignored by viewers, back in the days maybe even 90s and below the Oscars were a can't miss and a rating bonanza especially 70s and 80s.

      Is it the politics well a big part of it I think but also other factors come into play, these A-listers just are not as revered or placed in awe as they were years back when people did not know much about them, their tweets and other post expose who they are now and it is a turn off to many.

      I will remain always interested in movies and in who won but not in watching the ceremonies.

    • April 29, 2021 3:08 PM EDT
    • No divisive American politics plz I am in Portugal, back to the Oscars I have not seen one single nominated movie, not one but because "Nomadland" won the best pic I am on a quest to see that.

    • April 28, 2021 7:19 PM EDT
    • @FrontRowCenter my mom see what you wrote and is angry she says she is A progressive, she likes Hilary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. I told her to ignore you just a conservative college type. :P

    • April 28, 2021 4:49 PM EDT
    • Unwatchable I am surprised a whole 9 Million a record low tuned in, they shooting themselves in the foot, the box office take tumbles year after year unless they have some marvel comic characters on screen or a bloody Star Wars movie, the first three should have been left alone.

      I like loves to see a good film but sick of them pushing their progressive agenda in the script and characters of every movie, people are not going to movies and will be even less even after this bloody pandemic has passed.

      Leftist braindead 1% who railed against police while police protect their venue, these bloody idiots have their private security so easy for them to call for no police while the inner city turns into something out of "Escape From New York" and speaking of escaping from NY people are emptying out of that cesspool at an alarming rate, soon only the serial predator Gov will be left along with the wishy-washy commie mayor.

    • April 28, 2021 3:49 PM EDT
    • You are a good fan of movies but I have not heard of furthermore seen any on that list.

    • April 26, 2021 11:29 AM EDT
    • I have not watched in years I have a deep disdain for Hollywood's Liberal hypocrites, I care more about the characters they play than I do about them they can OD for all I care. Hypocrites the lot and a car jacker run-up in their Mercedes they are the first calling 911 for a cop, not a social worker, MORONS. Thank your uncle for serving we need police we don't need the criminal trash ripping up our cities they all need to be jailed for a very long time.
      Emo Girl said:

      Unwatchable, that is no place for your political agenda, should be the lowest-rated ever nobody cares, I did not watch just saw here online how they spouted their anti-police bias, my uncle is a police officer and a good one. go to hell liberal Hollywood elites.

       

    • April 26, 2021 11:24 AM EDT
    • Glad to see Nomadland win, I don't watch but I am interested in the results, great picks.

    • April 26, 2021 11:05 AM EDT
    • Unwatchable, that is no place for your political agenda, should be the lowest-rated ever nobody cares, I did not watch just saw here online how they spouted their anti-police bias, my uncle is a police officer and a good one. go to hell liberal Hollywood elites.

    • April 24, 2021 6:45 PM EDT
    • I have not seen not one of the movies dude but a few I want to see.

    • April 24, 2021 6:24 PM EDT
    • At first I didn’t think I would be able to watch all the Best Picture nominees before Oscar night this year. However I did it. That also meant signing up for Hulu, Disney+ and also renting on Youtube. What can I say? Netflix only had two of the eight Best Picture nominees. Not as expensive as the box office, but still a challenging expense.

       

      Anyways the Academy Awards will be happening this Sunday. The Oscars promise to be an experience like a movie. We’ll see! Also it will be curious to see how many winners show up to accept. So here are my predictions for the Academy Awards for who Should Win, Will Win and the anticipated winner's Closest Threat:

       

      BEST PICTURE

       

      Should Win and Will Win: Nomadland
      Closest Threat: Promising Young Woman

       

      There were a lot of complaints how most of the Best Picture nominees were morbid downer films. Something we could do without after a downer morbid 2020. Like Bill Maher said: “You don’t have to go to church if you want to feel guilty, dirty and bad. Just watch Nomadland.” Actually it’s not that bad. It’s an excellent film, but it is a downer of a film.

       

      BEST DIRECTOR:

       

      SW & WW: CHLOE ZHAO/Nomadland
      CT: LEE ISAAC CHUNG/Minari

       

      This is the first year two women were nominated for Best Director. If heavy favorite Chloe Zhao wins, she will become the second female winner of this category.

       

      Oh yeah, Zhao is the director of the next MCU release: The Eternals!

       

      BEST ACTOR

       

      SW & WW: CHADWICK BOSEMAN/Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
      CT: ANTHONY HOPKINS/The Father

       

      There have been posthumous acting nominations before, but only two – Peter Finch and Heath Ledger – have won. Chadwick looks poised to be the third.

       

      BEST ACTRESS

       

      WW: CAREY MULLIGAN/Promising Young Woman
      SW & CT: VIOLA DAVIS/Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

       

      This is the major category that will be hardest to predict. Andra won the GG, Carey won the Critics Choice, Viola won the SAG and Frances won the BAFTA. I’m tempted to go with Carey on this, despite how unwatchable the film can get.

       

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

       

      SW & WW: DANIEL KALUUYA/ Judas And The Black Messiah
      CT: SACHA BARON COHEN/Trial Of The Chicago 7

       

      Rebels of the 1960’s are the big treat in this category. A Black Panther vs. the leader of the Yippies. Daniel has it here.

       

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

       

      SW & WW: YUH-JUNG YOUN/Minari
      CT: MARIA BALAKOVA/Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

       

      The year after Parasite wins Best Picture, another film predominantly in Korean is a favorite at this year’s Oscars. Youn was excellent as the grandmother.

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

       

      SW & WW: EMERALD FENNELL/Promising Young Woman
      CT: LEE ISAAC CHUNG/Minari

       

      Promising Young Woman is quite possibly the angriest film to be nominated for Best Picture I’ve ever seen. The rage in Emerald’s story of Cassie can easily be sensed. It’s like the #MeToo movement wrapped up in two hours!

       

      BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

       

      SW & WW: CHLOE ZHAO/Nomadland
      CT: CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON & FLORIAN ZELLER/The Father

       

      The most unique thing about Nomadland is that the story includes these modern-day nomads including some from Jessica Bruder’s book. I hope I don’t have to make a nomad of myself in my older years, but it is an inciteful story.

       

      BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

       

      SW & WW: Soul
      CT: Wolfwalkers

       

      It almost seems like a foregone conclusion that a Disney movie or a Disney/Pixar movie will have this category owned. And it’s no surprised since Soul is the undisputed animated hit of the year!

       

      BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

       

      WW: JOSHUA JAMES RICHARDS/Nomadland
      SW & CT: ERIC MESSERSCHMIDT/Mank

       

      BEST COSTUME DESIGN

       

      SW & WW: ANN ROTH /Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
      CT: ALEXANDRA BYRNE/Emma

       

      BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

       

      SW & WW: Time
      CT: My Octopus Teacher

       

      BEST FILM EDITING

       

      WW: ALEX BAUMGARTEN/Trial Of The Chicago 7
      SW & CT: MIKKEL E. G. NIELSEN/Sound Of Metal

       

      It’s interesting in a year where people complain how this year’s crop of Best Picture nominees are morbid and downer, the favorites in this category are from the two most uplifting Best Picture nominees of the year.

       

      BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

       

      WW: Another Round (Denmark)
      SW & CT: Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia-Hercegovina)

       

      It’s interesting many people see Thomas Vinterberg as the ‘heir apparent’ to Lars von Trier. Another Round didn’t show many von Trier traits. Actually Another Round was very watchable. A bizarre story, but very watchable, unlike von Trier’s works. Besides Vinterberg is not von Trier anyways.

       

      BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR

       

      WW: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
      CT: Mank

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

       

      SW & WW: TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS and JON BATISTE/Soul
      CT: TRENT REZNOR and ATTICUS ROSS/Mank

       

      Looks as though Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are the film composers of the year. Who would’ve thought the brains behind Nine Inch Nails would become a film composer that could have John Williams looking over his shoulder?

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SONG

       

      SW: ‘Husavik’ – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
      WW: ‘Speak Now’ – One Night In Miami
      CT: ‘Io Se (Seen)’ – The Life Ahead

       

      This is the hardest to predict. Although I have a special liking for Husavik, as well as the Contest itself, I have to pick Speak Now.

       

      BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

       

      SW &WW: Mank
      CT: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

       

      I remember some journalist wrote the Academy loves films about Hollywood. Mank is that film about Hollywood and it’s Golden Age, and some not-so-golden things behind the scenes.

       

      BEST SOUND

       

      WW: Sound Of Metal
      CT: Greyhound

       

      One of the best traits of Sound Of Metal is its creativity with the film’s sound.

       

      BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

       

      WW: Tenet
      CT: The Midnight Sky

       

      BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

       

      WW: Burrow
      CT: If Anything Happens I Love You

       

      BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

       

      WW: A Love Song For Latasha
      CT: Do Not Split

       

      BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

       

      SW & WW: Two Distant Strangers
      CT: Feeling Through

       

      And there you have them! Those are my predictions for the winners of the 93rd Academy Awards. Winners to be decided tomorrow night. Hard to believe the Oscars are just one weekend away from what should be the start of the summer movie season. What can I say? 2020 was an unpredictable year and 2021 is the year we’re waiting things to get back to normal!

    • April 12, 2021 9:59 PM EDT
    • And yet here you are on an entertainemt site, well Ia m also very critical of Hollywoods Iniquity so I should be quiet. :P well I love many mvoes but Holywood does have a seedy underside.
      Darth Maul said:

      All I can think of is the Public Enemy track---Burn Hollywood Burn.

       

    • April 7, 2021 9:35 PM EDT
    • All I can think of is the Public Enemy track---Burn Hollywood Burn.

    • March 28, 2021 5:59 PM EDT
    • Thanks again Trevor but this year is not for me, I see the topic is at FTS I will say more there, Former Teen Stars is now leaving TSO in the dust in terms of visitors. and page views from what I heard but then again that is a much broader topic blog.

    • March 19, 2021 12:15 AM EDT
    • Thanks for the post I am totally clueless about this Oscars field of movies due to the circumstances, even in streaming I found myself having a steady diet of sold classic series so I will just have to wait and see what happens vs your picks.

    • March 15, 2021 1:18 PM EDT
    • Exactly, how can you judge visual effects on TV I don't care how big some TVs are today and also sound but I do admit there are some good sound home systems but not like at the movies.