Last year’s decision that the Academy Awards would be host-less proved to be a success, this year’s ceremony following suit. Amidst the controversy behind this decision, additional controversy arose as the nominations were announced and on the night of the ceremony itself, as Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody became unlikely winners of a number of the ceremony’s top awards. In this year’s awards season, there is much less controversy- hopefully (but unlikely) a precedent that will continue over the course of this new decade.
For each of the award categories, we provide a brief description of the nominees and our prediction. As we did last year, we also choose our own nominees and recognize films that have made an impression on ourselves during the past year in these designated categories.
We hope our guide will shine light on the nominated qualities recognized in these films or even assist in making your own predictions for the 92nd Academy Awards, celebrated February 9th.
Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography- page 2
Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best International Feature Film- page 3
Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Screenplay- page 4
Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Animated Feature Film, and Best Animated Short Film- page 5
Best Documentary- Feature, Best Documentary- Short and Best Live Action Short Film- page 6
Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Film Editing- page 7
Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects- page 8
Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design- page 9
If We Chose the Nominees…- page 10
Predictions Summary- page 11