2021 “Above the Line” Oscar Predictions – September


September is here which, usually, marks the beginning of Award Season in the world of film. This year might be “semi”-different because of the change in the awards timeline, but that doesn’t mean we cannot start looking at the upcoming season.

Every month I will be going through the “above the line” categories at the Oscars and giving my take on who I think will win, who will be nominated, and who are the first two out.

The Nominees are all in alphabetical order.

Picture

Aaron Sorkin's 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7': Netflix Pic Sets Fall Premiere  Date – Deadline

Winner:

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Nominees:

  • Dune
  • Hillbilly Elegy
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • Minari
  • News of the World
  • Nomadland
    • Recent winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. The past three winners include Joker, Roma, The Shape of Water.
  • Soul

First Two Out:

  • The Father
  • Da 5 Bloods

Director

David Fincher Will Not Join Social Media | IndieWire

Winner:

  • David Fincher – Mank

Nominees:

  • Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Chloe Zhao – Nomadland
  • Dennis Villeneuve – Dune
  • Paul Greengrass – News of the World

First Two Out:

  • Shaka King – Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

Lead Actor

The Father Trailer Starring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman & Imogen Poots -  ComingSoon.net

Winner:

  • Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Nominees:

  • Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Gary Oldman – Mank
  • Steven Yeun – Minari

First Two Out:

  • Kingsley Ben-Adir – One Night in Miami
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Lead Actress

Nomadland review: Frances McDormand drama is a masterpiece | EW.com

Winner:

  • Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Nominees:

  • Amy Adams – Hillbilly Elegy
  • Jennifer Hudson – Respect
  • Kate Winslet – Ammonite
  • Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

First Two Out:

Supporting Actor

Netflix delays preview of Chadwick Boseman movie 'Ma Rainey' - Los Angeles  Times

Winner:

  • Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Nominees:

  • Bill Murray – On the Rocks
    • I have a feeling he was in the trailer a lot for marketing purposes, but I don’t think the movie will be just him and Rashida Jones as it implied. However, if I am wrong I can always change it.
  • Jeremy Strong – The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

First Two Out:

  • Tom Pelphrey – Mank
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Supporting Actress

First day of 'Hillbilly Elegy' filming in Middletown was busy

Winner:

  • Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Nominees:

  • Amanda Seyfried – Mank
  • Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
  • Olivia Colman – The Father
  • Saoirse Ronan – Ammonite

First Two Out:

  • Helena Zengel – News of the World
  • Youn Yuh-jung – Minari

Original Screenplay

First Look at Aaron Sorkin's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' | Vanity Fair

Winner:

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Nominees:

  • Mank
  • Minari
  • On the Rocks
  • Soul

First Out:

  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Palm Springs

Adapted Screenplay

New Dune Images Tease Timothée Chalamet's Desert Odyssey – /Film

Winner:

  • Dune

Nominees:

First Two Out:

  • News of the World
  • Hillbilly Elegy

What do you think of my picks? Do you agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments or on twitter @ Tberry57!

Check out our podcast wherever podcasts are found and on Twitter at @MCDIPod. Follow Jacob on Twitter at @Tberry57, Ricky at @rickyvalero_, and Kenzie at @kenzvanunu. Make sure to check out the rest of the Drive-In Network Podcasts as well. Follow along, subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and always remember to drive safe!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.