2021 Oscar Predictions – January

2021 Oscar Predictions – January

Happy New Year to all! I hope for a wonderful 2021, and to be able to leave 2020 in the past for good. With Oscar night only being a few months away, I have expanded my ballot to fit some more of the categories. I will continue to do this until March 14, which will be a day before the Oscar Nominations are announced. I appreciate everyone for taking a look, and if you want to read my review for some of the films you can do so by clicking on the title. After all of that, here are my 2021 Oscar Predictions for January!

Picture

Trial of the Chicago 7' movie review: Aaron Sorkin delivers an instant  classic - Chicago Sun-Times

Winner:

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Nominees:

  1. Nomadland
  2. Mank
  3. Minari
  4. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (/\)
  5. One Night in Miami (/\)
  6. Promising Young Woman (/\)
  7. Judas and the Black Messiah
  8. The Father (\/)
  9. Soul (\/)

Next Up:

Removed:

  • The United States vs. Billie Holiday
    • Not bad, awful first reactions.

Director

David Fincher Will Not Join Social Media | IndieWire

Winner:

David Fincher – Mank

Nominees:

  1. Chloe Zhao – Nomadland
  2. Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
  3. Regina King – One Night in Miami
  4. Lee Isaac Chung – Minari (NEW)

Next Up:

  • Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods (/\)
  • George C. Wolfe – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (NEW)
  • Florian Zeller – The Father (\/)
  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman (NEW)
  • Darius Marder – Sound of Metal (NEW)
  • Shaka King – Judas and the Black Messiah (NEW)
  • Paul Greengrass – News of the World (\/)

Removed:

Lead Actor

Chadwick Boseman's Last Performance: A First Look at 'Ma Rainey's Black  Bottom' - The New York Times

Winner:

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Nominees:

  1. Anthony Hopkins – The Father
  2. Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
  3. Gary Oldman – Mank (/\)
  4. Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal (/\)

Next Up:

  • Steven Yeun – Minari (\/)
  • John David Washington – Malcolm and Marie (NEW)
  • Mads Mikkelsen – Another Round (NEW)
  • Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah (\/)

Removed:

Lead Actress

Winner:

Zendaya – Malcolm and Marie (NEW)

  • “I Made A Crazy Risk, A Gamble, And It’s About To Pay Off”
    • – Howard Ratner

Nominees:

  1. Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
  2. Frances McDormand – Nomadland
  3. Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman (/\)
  4. Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (\/)

Next Up:

  • Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always (NEW)
  • Andra Day – The U.S. vs Billie Holiday
  • Sophia Loren – The Life Ahead (NEW)
  • Meryl Streep – The Prom (\/)

Removed:

  • Amy Adams – Hillbilly Elegy

Supporting Actor

Trial of the Chicago 7 Trailer: Aaron Sorkin Drama Is Oscar Ready |  IndieWire

Winner:

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Nominees:

  1. Leslie Odom – One Night in Miami
  2. Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah (/\)
  3. Bill Murray – On the Rocks (\/)
  4. Paul Raci – Sound of Metal (/\)

Next Up

  • Mark Rylance – The Trial of the Chicago 7 (\/)
  • Stanley Tucci – Supernova
  • Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods (NEW)

Removed:

Supporting Actress

Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfriend Star in First Trailer for Mank | PEOPLE.com

Winner:

Amanda Seyfired – Mank

Nominees:

  1. Youn Yuh-jung – Minari (/\)
  2. Olivia Colman – The Father
  3. Ellen Burstyn – Pieces of a Woman (\/)
  4. Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent MovieFilm (New)

Next Up:

  • Dominique Fishback – Judas and the Black Messiah (NEW)
  • Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy (\/)
  • Helena Zengel – News of the World
  • Saoirse Ronan – Ammonite

Removed:

Original Screenplay

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

Winner:

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Nominees:

  1. Mank
  2. Minari (/\)
  3. Soul (\/)
  4. Promising Young Woman (/\)

Next Up:

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always (NEW)
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Da 5 Bloods (NEW)
  • Palm Springs

Removed:

Adapted Screenplay

TIFF 2020: 'Nomadland' Review – 812filmReviews

Winner:

Nomadland

Nominees:

  1. One Night in Miami
  2. The Father (\/)
  3. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  4. i’m thinking of ending things

Next Up:

  • First Cow (NEW)
  • News of the World

Removed:

  • The U.S. vs. Billie Holiday

Cinematography

David Fincher's Films Ranked, from Alien³ to Mank - Slant Magazine

Winner:

Mank

Nominees:

  1. Nomadland
  2. News of the World
  3. Da 5 Bloods
  4. Judas and the Black Messiah

Next Up:

  • Tenet
  • Malcolm and Marie
  • i’m thinking of ending things
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Minari

Costume Design

David Fincher transports viewers to a bygone Hollywood in the Mank trailer

Winner:

Mank

Nominees:

  1. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  2. Emma.
  3. News of the World
  4. The Personal History of David Copperfield

Next Up:

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Birds of Prey
  • The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  • Mulan

Film Editing

Chicago 7' makes its case but trial's Jewish history stricken from the  record | The Times of Israel

Winner:

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Nominees:

  1. Mank
  2. Nomadland
  3. The Father
  4. Tenet

Next Up:

  • i’m thinking of ending things
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Malcolm and Marie

Production Design

Review: Netflix's 'Mank,' a gorgeous dive into film history - The San Diego  Union-Tribune

Winner:

Mank

Nominees:

  1. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  2. Mulan
  3. The Midnight Sky
  4. Tenet

Next Up:

  • The Father
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • News of the World
  • Emma.
  • Personal History of David Copperfield

Sound

Sound of Metal (2019) - IMDb

Winner:

Sound of Metal

Nominees:

  1. Mank
  2. Tenet
  3. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  4. Soul

Next Up:

  • The Midnight Sky
  • News of the World
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Original Score

Disney and Pixar's Soul | Streaming December 25 | Disney+ - YouTube

Winner:

Soul

Nominees:

  1. Mank
  2. Tenet
  3. Minari
  4. News of the World

Next Up:

  • The Midnight Sky
  • Hillbilly Elegy
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.

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