2020 Academy Awards Predictions! | Talkies Network

2020 Academy Awards Predictions! | Talkies Network

With the 2020 Academy Awards premiering this Sunday, Talkies Network’s Managing Editor Artur Galvao and newest Contributing Writer Ryan Guido break down this year’s nominees and predict the winners in each category!

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Best Sound Editing (1:16)
Artur: Joker
Ryan: Joker (Could also be 1917 if it gets a clean sweep of the technical awards)

Best Sound Mixing (3:22)
Artur: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Ryan: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
(Note: Might be 1917 as well too if clean sweep)

Production Design (5:08)
Artur: 1917 (The Irishman also notable)
Ryan: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (1917 is notable too)

Costume Design (8:33)
Artur: The Irishman
Ryan: The Irishman
(Note: Both agree it could also go to the period pieces in the category, including: Little Women and Jojo Rabbit)

Makeup and Hairstyling (10:51)
Artur: Joker
Ryan: Bombshell
(Note: Ryan is dumb and meant Kino, not Keto…)

Film Editing (12:10)
Artur: The Irishman
Ryan: The Irishman
(Note: Lee Smith got snubbed for his editing work on 1917)

Visual Effects (14:31)
Artur: Avengers: Endgame
Ryan: Avengers: Endgame
(Shoutout to The Irishman for de-aging technology, Negative shoutout to The Lion King for being a terrible movie but looking beautiful)

International Feature Film (17:35)
Artur: Parasite
Ryan: Parasite

Documentary Feature (17:48)
Artur: American Factory
Ryan: American Factory

Original Song (18:58)
Artur: (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, Rocketman
Ryan: (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, Rocketman

Original Score (20:38)
Artur: Joker
Ryan: Joker

Cinematography (21:25)
Artur: 1917 (Potential sneak win could be The Lighthouse)
Ryan: 1917

Animated Feature Film (23:20)
Artur: Toy Story 4 (Notes Weathering For You is his pick but was snubbed)
Ryan: Toy Story 4
(Note: A weak animated film year and Toy Story 4 will most likely win)

Original Screenplay (24:41)
Artur: Once Upon In Hollywood
Ryan: Once Upon In Hollywood
(Both believed Marriage Story should win)

Adapted Screenplay (26:08)
Artur: The Irishman (Could genuinely be anything except The Two Popes )
Ryan: Little Women (Also believes The Irishman deserves it)
(Note: Jojo Rabbit might steal it like it may steal other awards that night…)

Supporting Actress (28:33)
Artur: Laura Dern (believes Scarlett Johansson didn’t deserve the nom in this category)
Ryan: Laura Dern (believes it’s a lock)
(Note: 12 people have been nominated for two different roles in separate acting categories in the history of the Academy Awards, two being in 1993)

Supporting Actor (29:50)
Artur: Brad Pitt
Ryan: Brad Pitt
(Note: absolutely stacked category this year but Pitt has essentially locked it in)

Leading Actress (32:33)
Artur: Scarlett Johansson (She was so good x 3)
Ryan: Rene Zellweger (Locked in at this point, but would love the Johansen upset)
(Note: Ryan is dumb again…Lost in Translation came out in 2003)

Leading Actor (34:26)
Artur: Joaquin Phoenix
Ryan: Joaquin Phoenix
(Both really loved Adam Driver’s performance but still feel Phoenix deserves it. Antonio Banderas also deserves it very much)

Directing (38:35)
Artur: Sam Mendes
Ryan: Sam Mendes

Best Picture (41:19)
Artur: 1917
Ryan: 1917
(Both agree Jojo Rabbit could snub all the other nominations based on being the least hated of the year)
(Both Agree Marriage Story and Parasite are perhaps the best of the year blow-by-blow but won’t win due to politics)
(Note: We both blank on 2017’s winner, The Shape of Water)
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