After much delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards are nearly here, and the world will soon know who is taking home the ceremony’s top prizes.
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“Nomadland” and Netflix are predicted to be the big winners of the night. At this point, “Nomadland” is considered a shoe-in for best picture, racking up the honor from all of the most important awards shows this season. But, it’s possible that Netflix’s “Trial of the Chicago 7” could sneak its way into nabbing the top honor. “Nomadland” director Chloé Zhao is also expected to take home the best director award.
The acting race, however, is looking to be more up in the air, with all of the five nominees for best actress sharing apparently even chances. But, experts are predicting that Frances McDormand, star of “Nomadland,” will end up with the gold statue — though Viola Davis’ performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” could easily steal it from her. As for actor, the race was previously thought to be locked in for the late Chadwick Boseman in “Ma Rainey,” but could result in an upset for Anthony Hopkins’ performance in “The Father.” Only time will tell.
The Academy Awards air on April 25 at 5 p.m. PT on ABC.