Oscars

This page ranks the Oscar contenders. 2020 contenders are ranked by most likely to be nominated.

Last Update: 01/08/21

Best Picture (01/08/21)
Nomadland
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Minari
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
One Night in Miami
Judas and the Black Messiah
Soul
Promising Young Woman

Alternates
First Cow
The Father
Sound of Metal
News of the World
The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Dark Horses
On the Rocks
Palm Springs
Cherry
The Prom
Pieces of a Woman
The Mauritanian
Ammonite


Director (01/08/21)
Chloe Zhao – Nomadland
Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
George C. Wolfe – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods

Alternates
Regina King – One Night in Miami
David Fincher – Mank
Florian Zeller – The Father
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Shaka King – Judas and the Black Messiah
Kelley Reichardt – First Cow

Dark Horses
Paul Greengrass – News of the World
Darius Marder – Sound of Metal
Sofia Coppola – On the Rocks
Ryan Murphy – The Prom


Lead Actor (01/08/21)
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Steve Yeun – Minari
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Alternates
Gary Oldman – Mank
Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah
Colin Firth – Supernova
John David Washington – Malcolm and Marie
Ben Affleck – The Way Back
Tom Hanks – News of the World

Dark Horses
Mads Mikkelsen – Another Round
Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kingsley Ben-Adir – One Night in Miami
Trevante Rhodes – The United States vs. Billie Holiday


Lead Actress (01/09/21)
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Zendaya – Malcolm & Marie

Alternates
Andra Day – The United States of Billie Holiday
Sophie Loren – The Life Ahead
Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Kate Winslet – Ammonite
Yeri Han – Minari
Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man
Meryl Streep – The Prom

Dark Horses
Carrie Coon – The Nest
Nicole Beharie – Miss Juneteenth
Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit
Rashida Jones – On the Rocks
Julia Garner – The Assistant


Supporting Actor (01/08/21)
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Stanley Tucci – Supernova
Bill Murray – On the Rocks

Alternates
Mark Rylance – The Trial of the Chicago 7
David Strathairn – Nomadland
Frank Langella – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Aldis Hodge – One Night in Miami
Glynn Turman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Dark Horses
Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods
Billy Crystal – Standing Up, Falling Down
Colman Domingo – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Alan S. Kim – Minari
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Charles Dance – Mank
Shia Labeouf – Pieces of a Woman


Supporting Actress (01/08/21)
Olivia Colman – The Father
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari
Ellen Burstyn – Pieces of a Woman
Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Alternates
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Film
Saoirse Ronan – Ammonite
Jodie Foster – The Mauritanian
Nicole Kidman – The Prom

Dark Horses
Ariana DeBose – The Prom
Swankie – Nomadland
Helen Zengel – News of the World
Olivia Cooke – Sound of Metal
Dominique Fishback – Judas and the Black Messiah
Talia Ryder – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Priyanka Chopra Jonas – The White Tiger


Writing – Adapted Screenplay (01/08/21)
Nomadland
The Father
One Night in Miami
First Cow
I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Alternates
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
News of the World
The Mauritanian
The Life Ahead
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Cherry

Dark Horses
Pieces of a Woman
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The Midnight Sky


Writing – Original Screenplay (12/03/20)
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Minari
Mank
Promising Young Woman
Soul

Alternates
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Da 5 Bloods
Judas and the Black Messiah
Palm Springs
The King of Staten Island
Sound of Metal

Dark Horses
On the Rocks
Supernova
Malcolm & Marie
Another Round
Nine Days


Animated Feature (12/03/20)
Soul
Wolfwalkers
Over the Moon
Onward
Earwig and the Witch

Alternates
The Croods: A New Age
Trolls: World Tour
The Willoughbys
A Whisker Away
Ride Your Wave

Dark Horses
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Demonslayer
Lupin III: The First
Bombay Rose


Documentary Feature (12/03/20)
Boys State
Totally Under Control
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Dick Johnson is Dead
Time

Alternates
The Way I See It
All In: The Fight for Democracy
John Lewis: Good Trouble
Assassins
Rebuilding Paradise
I Am Greta

Dark Horses
Collective
MLK/FBI
Kingdom of Silence
Be Water


International Feature
TBD


Cinematography (12/03/20)
Mank
News of the World
The Midnight Sky
Nomadland
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Alternates
Tenet
One Night in Miami
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari

Dark Horses
Emma
Wonder Woman 1984
Mulan
Ammonite
First Cow
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
The Father
Pieces of a Woman


Costume Design (12/03/20)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
The Personal History of David Copperfield
One Night in Miami
Emma

Alternates
Wonder Woman 1984
The Prom
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Mulan
The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Dark Horses
Ammonite
The Glorias
News of the World
Birds of Prey
First Cow
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey


Film Editing (12/03/20)
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Mank
Minari
Nomadland
News of the World

Alternates
The Midnight Sky
One Night in Miami
Judas and the Black Messiah
The Father
Da 5 Bloods

Dark Horses
The Invisible Man
Tenet
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Promising Young Woman
Palm Springs


Makeup and Hairstyling (12/03/20)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Hillbilly Elegy
Wonder Woman 1984
Mank

Alternates
Mulan
The Prom
Birds of Prey
Promising Young Woman
The Glorias
The Personal History of David Copperfield

Dark Horses
The Mauritanian
Malcolm & Marie
The Witches
Judas and the Black Messiah
The Midnight Sky


Original Score (12/03/20)
Mank
The Midnight Sky
Soul
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Alternates
Minari
One Night in Miami
The Life Ahead
Tenet

Dark Horses
Da 5 Bloods
Pieces of a Woman
Judas and the Black Messiah
The Invisible Man
Sound of Metal
The United States vs. Bille Holiday
Over the Moon


Original Song (12/03/20)
One Night in Miami – “Speak Now”
The Prom – “Wear Your Crown”
Over the Moon – “Rocket to the Moon”
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – “Hear My Voice”
Onward – “Carried Me With You”

Alternates
Trolls: World Tour – “Just Sing”
The Life Ahead – “lo Si (Seen)”
The One and Only Ivan – “Free”
All In: The fight for Democracy – “Turntables”
Mulan – “Loyal Brave True”

Dark Horses
Belly of the Beast – “See What You’ve Done”
The High Note – “Love Myself”
One the Rocks – “Identical”
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – “Wuhan Flu”
Giving Voice – “Never Break”


Production Design (12/03/20)
The Midnight Sky
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Mank
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami

Alternates
Emma
News of the World
The Prom
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Mulan
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
First Cow

Dark Horses
Ammonite
Tenet
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Wonder Woman 1984


Sound (12/03/20)
Mank
The Midnight Sky
The Trial of the Chicago 7
News of the World
Nomadland

Alternates
Soul
Tenet
Wonder Woman 1984
Sound of Metal
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The Prom
Greyhound

Dark Horses
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Da 5 Bloods
The Mauritanian
Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari
The Invisible Man


Visual Effects (12/03/20)
The Midnight Sky
Tenet
Wonder Woman 1984
Birds of Prey
Mulan

Alternates
Greyhound
Sonic the Hedgehog
The Invisible Man
Mank
News of the World

Dark Horses
Doolittle
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Palm Springs
The Witches
Onward
Soul


8 thoughts on “Oscars

    • I’m working on it. I had a catalog of potential 2016 contenders and details about them that I spent hours on, it unfortunately got deleted. That’s life. Expect the remaining categories in the next few days.

      • I think that it will at least get one for the score and the production design, might not win as per usual but I think it could be competition

  1. This website is the only award website which still hasn’t recognised Fantastic beasts and where to find them. Every website predicts at least 2-3 except in here it is not considered? thoughts?

  2. I recommend replacing “Where is Anne Frank?” with “Wolfwalkers” in Animated Feature, the latter has far more credentials behind it (made by two times previous nominee Tomm Moore) and is being pushed by Apple, Inc. (because it’s going to be an Apple TV+ Original)

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