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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (May)

Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman in Harriet (Focus Features) Cynthia Erivo is coming for her EGOT and there’s going to be very little getting in her way. Yes, it’s only May, but this has been lined up and ready for months now. Sometimes you have a Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway or Daniel Day-Lewis role (and studio) that puts you in …

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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: BEST ACTOR (May)

Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis on the set of Netflix’s The Pope It’s so early in the Best Actor race that no potential top contender has even been seen yet. Only Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood comes close as it is set to debut at the Cannes Film Festival next week. That isn’t to say …

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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTOR (May)

Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Sony/Columbia) Photo: Lacey Terrell Still up in the air as to whether Tom Hanks or Matthew Rhys is the lead (or co-leads) of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood but since the film is based on the Esquire piece by Tom Junod (whom Rhys plays) I’m going to go with Hanks …

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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (May)

Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Sony/Columbia) Margot Robbie sits atop the Best Supporting Actress predictions this month with her Quentin Tarantino debut Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, playing famed and ill-fated actress Sharon Tate. With the film having its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next week, we’ll have actual word on the film and her …

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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (May)

Awkwafina and fam in The Farewell (A24) The screenplay categories are a bit convoluted with some contenders muddied as to whether or not they are truly original or truly adapted. We’ve seen category switches happen before, either by choice or by designation. The Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight initially ran as an Original Screenplay – where it won the WGA …

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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (May)

(l-r)Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers and Matthew Rhys as Tom Junod in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Photo: Lacey Terrell/Sony Pictures) The screenplay categories are a bit convoluted with some contenders muddied as to whether or not they are truly original or truly adapted. We’ve seen category switches happen before, either by choice or by designation. The Best Picture …

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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTOR (April)

Like with Supporting Actress, category placement could swing a lot of ways with any number of films and performances that could be in contention this year. Are Christian Bale and Matt Damon co-leads in Ford v Ferrari? Probably, but I’m going to hedge my bets and have them in here, too. The Irishman, from Martin Scorsese and Netflix, is going …

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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (April)

At this stage, the only thing more unknown than who will make it in next January is where studios will push their blurred ‘lead or supporting’ contenders. We saw last year how long it took Fox Searchlight to finally decide where to place Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz for The Favourite. It worked out in their favor, so …

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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: BEST ACTOR (April)

Like Best Actress, there are a few previous winners in this category looking for seconds. Namely, Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman for Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood for Sony/Columbia. These are bound to be two dynamic performances that take up a lot of oxygen this year. For De Niro, working …

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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (April)

With just the films of Sundance under our belt, the bench for seen Best Actress contenders is slim but still noteworthy like Awkwafina in The Farewell, Emma Thompson in Late Night, Alfre Woodard in Clemency, Jessie Buckley in Wild Rose and Naomi Watts in Luce. We have two bonafide contenders in films already out from Oscar winners Julianne Moore in …

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