Oscars

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

Last Update: 11/04/20

Best Picture (11/04/20)
Nomadland
Minari
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Mank
Soul
The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami
News of the World
Hillbilly Elegy

Alternates
First Cow
Judas and the Black Messiah
Ammonite
Da 5 Bloods
Borat Subsequent MoveFilm

Dark Horses
Cherry
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Palm Springs
The Invisible Man


Director (10/09/20)
Chloe Zhao – Nomadland
David Fincher – Mank
Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Paul Greengrass – News of the World

Alternates
George C. Wolfe – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Regina King – One Night in Miami
Florian Zeller – The Father
Shaka King – Judas and the Black Messiah
Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods
Sofia Coppola – On the Rocks

Dark Horses
Azazel Jacobs – French Exit
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo – Cherry
Kelly Reichardt – First Cow
Christopher Nolan – Tenet
Pete Docter, Kemp Powers – Soul
Patty Jenkins – Wonder Woman 1984
Lee Daniels – The United States vs Billie Holiday
Eliza Hittman – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Julia Hart – I’m Your Woman


Lead Actor (10/09/20)
Gary Oldman – Mank
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
Steven Yeun – Minari
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods

Alternates
Tom Hanks – News of the World
Kingsley Ben-Adir – One Night in Miami
Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Ben Affleck – The Way Back
Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat 2

Dark Horses
Dev Patel – The Personal History of David Copperfield
Tom Holland – Cherry
Jesse Plemons – I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Andy Samberg – Palm Springs
Kenneth Branagh – Death on the Nile
Pete Davidson – The King of Staten Island


Lead Actress (10/09/20)
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Jennifer Hudson – Respect
Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit
Kate Winslet – Ammonite

Alternates
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Yeri Han – Minari
Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday
Julianne Moore – The Glorias

Dark Horses
Rashida Jones – On the Rocks
Julia Garner – The Assistant
Rachel Brosnahan – I’m Your Woman
Sophia Loren – The Life Ahead
Jessie Buckley – I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Cristin Milotti – Palm Springs


Supporting Actor (10/14/20)
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
David Strathairn – Nomadland
Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami
Bill Murray – On the Rocks
Billy Crystal – Standing Up, Falling Down

Alternates
Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Mark Rylance – The Trial of the Chicago 6
Charles Dance – Mank
Eddie Redmayne – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Dark Horses
Frank Langella – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Marlon Wayans – Respect
Forest Whitaker – Respect
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Shia Labeouf  – Pieces of a Woman
Richard E. Grant – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Lucas Hedges – French Exit
Will Patton – Minari


Supporting Actress (10/14/20)
Olivia Colman – The Father
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Saoirse Ronan – Ammonite
Helena Zengel – News of the World
Swankie – Nomadland

Alternates
Ellen Burstyn – Pieces of a Woman
Audra McDonald – Respect
Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari
Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
Vanessa Kirby – The World to Come
Meryl Streep – The Prom
Natasha Lyonne – The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Dark Horses
Kristin Scott Thomas – Rebecca
Talia Ryder – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Priyanka Chopra – The White Tiger
Mary J. Blige – Respect
Alicia Vikander – The Glorias
Nicole Kidman – The Prom
Olivia Cooke – Sound of Metal
Gal Gadot – Death on the Nile
Linda May – Nomadland


Writing – Adapted Screenplay (09/18/20)
Nomadland
The Father
News of the World
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami

Alternates
Hillbilly Elegy
French Exit
Dune
West Side Story
The White Tiger
The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Dark Horses
The Midnight Sky
First Cow
Deep Water
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
No Time to Die
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Wonder Woman 1984


Writing – Original Screenplay (09/18/20)
The French Dispatch
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Soul
Mank
Minari

Alternates
Judas and the Black Messiah
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Pieces of a Woman
Respect
On the Rocks
I’m Your Woman
Palm Springs

Dark Horses
Kajillionaire
Ammonite
The Assistant
Promising Young Woman
The Invisible Man
Herself
Onward
Tenet


Animated Feature (09/18/20)
Soul
Onward
Connected
Earwig and the Witch
Over the Moon

Alternates
Wolfwalkers
The Willoughbys
The Croods: A New Age
Ride Your Wave
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Dark Horses
Lupin III: The First
Trolls: World Tour
Scoob!
Rumble
Wish Dragon
Brightheart
On-Gaku: Our Sound


Documentary Feature
TBD


International Feature
TBD


Cinematography (09/18/20)
Dune
The French Dispatch
Mank
No Time to Die
News of the World

Alternates
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Tenet
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
West Side Story
Judas and the Black Messiah
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Wonder Woman 1984
Respect

Dark Horses
Ammonite
Hillbilly Elegy
Minari
Black Widow
Mulan
Da 5 Bloods
The Father
First Cow


Costume Design (09/18/20)
The French Dispatch
Mulan
Emma
Respect
Death on the Nile

Alternates
Mank
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The Personal History of David Copperfield
The Glorias
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Judas and the Black Messiah
Ammonite

Dark Horses
Hillbilly Elegy
I’m Your Woman
Wonder Woman 1984
The King’s Man
Birds of Prey
Black Widow


Film Editing (09/18/20)
News of the World
Mank
Nomadland
The French Dispatch
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Alternates
Respect
West Side Story
Judas and the Black Messiah
One Night in Miami
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Tenet

Dark Horses
Minari
The Father
Hillbilly Elegy
Da 5 Bloods
The White Tiger
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
French Exit
Wonder Woman 1984
Palm Springs


Makeup and Hairstyling
Dune
The French Dispatch
Birds of Prey
The Trial of the Chicago 7
West Side Story

Alternates
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Respect
One Night in Miami
Mank
Wonder Woman 1984
Hillbilly Elegy
The United States v. Billie Holiday
The Personal History of David Copperfield

Dark Horses
News of the World
The Glorias
Emma
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Da 5 Bloods
Coming 2 America
Death of the Nile


Original Score
Dune
The French Dispatch
Soul
Mank
News of the World

Alternates
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Nomadland
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
No Time to Die
Respect
Wonder Woman 1984

Dark Horses
The Midnight Sky
Ammonite
Tenet
Death on the Nile
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Over the Moon
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Onward
Minari


Original Song
TBD


Production Design
Dune
The French Dispatch
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Mank
Death on the Nile

Alternates
Emma
West Side Story
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami
Mulan
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Dark Horses
Judas and the Black Messiah
Hillbilly Elegy
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
The Midnight Sky
The Glorias
Tenet
Ammonite
Wonder Woman 1984


Sound
Dune
No Time to Die
West Side Story
Tenet
Mank

Alternates
The Trial of the Chicago 7
The French Dispatch
News of the World
Soul
Greyhound
Respect
Wonder Woman 1984
Mulan

Dark Horses
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami
Sound of Metal
The Midnight Sky
Onward
Nomadland
Death on the Nile


Visual Effects (09/18/20)
Dune
Wonder Woman 1984
Tenet
No Time to Die
Mulan

Alternates
Soul
Death on the Nile
Greyhound
Sonic the Hedgehog
Doolittle
News of the World
Black Widow

Dark Horses
The Midnight Sky
Free Guy
The Call of the Wild
Connected
Wendy

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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