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Oscars 2020 Predictions: Who Will Get Nominated?

The Oscar race is on.

And it’s about to get a lot more intense when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announces the nominations for the 92nd Oscars on Jan. 13.

Golden Globes shutout “The Irishman” is favored to earn several nods, as will “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which went home with three Globes. Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” could also go into Oscars night with multiple nominations.

In the lead for best picture nominations are movies including “1917,” “The Irishman,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Parasite.”

Renée Zellweger is a sure bet to snag a nomination for her transformation in “Judy” and Adam Driver looks certain to be a nominee for his work in “Marriage Story.” The lead actor’s race is tight. Joaquin Phoenix and Driver are likely locks. But what about Taron Egerton? Will the freshly minted Globe winner make it to the Dolby on Feb. 9?

Jennifer Lopez appears to be a lock to earn her first nomination for her work in “Hustlers.” Margot Robbie could be J.Lo’s competition twice with possible noms for the Aussie actor’s work in “Bombshell” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

The BAFTAs faced a quick and scathing backlash after nominees for the British ceremony turned out to be so white. All eyes are now on the Academy as the industry braces for another round of mostly white Oscar hopefuls as well as directors ballot that is all-male.

Here are my predictions of who and what you’ll be hearing about on Monday morning.

Best Picture

1917” (Universal)

“The Irishman” (Netflix)

Little Women” (Sony)

“Jojo Rabbit” (Fox Searchlight)

“Joker” (“Warner Bros.)

“Marriage Story (Netflix)

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Sony)

“Parasite” (Neon)

Still Possible
“The Farewell” (A24)

“Ford v Ferrari” (20th Century Fox)

“The Two Popes” (Netflix)

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”

Taika Waititi, “Jojo Rabbit”

Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite”

Sam Mendes, “1917”

Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Still Possible
Greta Gerwig, “Little Women


Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Taron Egerton, “Rocket Man”

Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”

Still Possible
Robert De Niro, “The Irishman”

Eddie Murphy, “Dolemite Is my Name”

Adam Sandler, “Uncut Gems”


Awkwafina, “The Farewell”

Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”

Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”

Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”

Renee Zellweger, “Judy”

Still Possible
Lupita Nyong’o, “Us”

Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”


In the Lead

Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”

Al Pacino, “The Irishman”

Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”

Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Still Possible
Jamie Foxx, “Just Mercy”

Willem Dafoe, “The Lighthouse”


Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”

Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers”

Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

Zhao Shuzhen, “The Farewell”

Still Possible

Annette Bening, “The Report”

Nicole Kidman, “Bombshell”

Margot Robbie, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”


In the Lead

“1917,” (Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns)

“Booksmart” (Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman)

“Marriage Story” (Noah Baumbach)

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Quentin Tarantino)

“Parasite” (Bong Joon Ho and Jin Won Han)

Still Possible
“Bombshell” (Charles Randolph)

“The Farewell” (Lulu Wang)

“Knives Out” (Rian Johnson)

“Rocketman” (Lee Hall)


In the Lead

“Jojo Rabbit” (Taika Waititi)

“Joker” (Todd Phillips and Scott Silver)

“Little Women” (Greta Gerwig)

“The Irishman” (Steven Zaillian)

“The Two Popes” (Anthony McCarten)

Still Possible
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster)

“Just Mercy” (Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham)

Best Animated Feature

In the Lead


“Frozen II”

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

“Missing Link”

“Toy Story 4”

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