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Much-Too-Early 2021 Oscar Predictions!

Much-Too-Early 2021 Oscar Predictions!

With the end of one Oscar season, comes the beginning of the next and even though Oscar season will start in 6 months, why not try predicting a few of the contenders so we know what to look forward to.

Here are my 2021 Oscar predictions.

(Films are ordered in terms of their chance to win named award)


The Trial of the Chicago 7

West Side Story


Hillbilly Elegy

The French Dispatch

News of the World



Da 5 Bloods

Nightmare Alley (Amsterdam, if it is released this year)

Could Jump In:

Amsterdam, Tenet, Ammonite, The Last Duel, On the Rocks, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, In the Heights, Macbeth, Respect, Blonde, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, King Richard, Prisoner 760, Harry Haft, Greyhound, Next Goal Wins, Soul, Stillwater

Longer Shots:

The Eyes of Tammy Faye, The Father, The Many Saints of Newark, Rebecca, Annette, Mob Girl, Fonzo, Good Morning, Midnight, United States vs Billie Holiday, Flag Day, Untitled Darren Aronofsky Film, Minari, After Exile, Mulan


David Fincher – Mank

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

Aaron Sorkin – Trial of the Chicago 7

Denis Villeneuve – Dune

Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods

Could Jump In:

Wes Anderson – The French Dispatch, Christopher Nolan – Tenet, Chloe Zhao – Nomadland, Sofia Coppola – On the Rocks, Paul Greengrass – News of the World, Ridley Scott – The Last Duel, Ron Howard – Hillbilly Elegy, David O. Russell – Amsterdam, Guillermo del Toro – Nightmare Alley, Charlie Kaufman – I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Niki Caro – Mulan, Lee Isaac Chung – Minari, Joel Coen – Macbeth, Francis Lee – Ammonite


Gary Oldman – Mank

Will Smith – King Richard

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods

Adam Driver – The Last Duel

Could Jump In:

Tom Hanks – News of the World, Denzel Washington – Macbeth, Eddie Redmayne – Trial of the Chicago 7, Joaquin Phoenix – C’mon C’mon, Bill Murray (Likely is supporting), Christian Bale – Amsterdam, Bradley Cooper – Nightmare Alley, Daniel Kaluuya – Jesus Was My Homeboy, Michael Fassbender – Next Goal Wins, Anthony Ramos – In The Heights


Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Kate Winslet – Ammonite

Jennifer Hudson – Respect

Amy Adams – Hillbilly Elegy

Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Could Jump In:

Rachel Zegler – West Side Story, Ana de Armas – Blonde, Margot Robbie – Amsterdam, Cate Blanchett – Nightmare Alley, Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit, Jennifer Lawrence – Red, White, and Water, Marion Cotillard – Annette, Frances McDormand – Macbeth, Jessie Buckley – I’m Thinking of Ending Things


Bill Murray – On the Rocks

Willem Dafoe – Nightmare Alley

Mark Rylance – Trial of the Chicago 7

David Strathairn – Nomadland

Timothee Chalamet – The French Dispatch

Could Jump In:

Sacha Baron Cohen – Trial of the Chicago 7, Andrew Garfield – The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Tom Burke – Mank, Oscar Isaac – Dune, Jesse Plemons – I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Giancarlo Esposito – Da 5 Bloods, Michael B. Jordan – Amsterdam, Frank Langella – Trial of the Chicago 7, Peter Sarsgaard – Harry Haft, Matt Damon – The Last Duel


Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Saoirse Ronan – Ammonite

Ariana DeBose – West Side Story

Toni Colette – Nightmare Alley

Olivia Colman – The Father

Could Jump In:

Amanda Seyfried – Mank, Annette Bening – Death on the Nile, Octavia Spencer – The Witches, Meryl Streep – The Prom, Jodie Comer – The Last Duel, Gaby Hoffman – C’mon C’mon, Rooney Mara – Nightmare Alley, Abigail Breslin – Stillwater, Rebecca Ferguson – Dune, Vicky Krieps – Harry Haft


Trial of the Chicago 7


The French Dispatch

On The Rocks


Could Jump In:

Tenet, Soul, Last Night in Soho, C’mon C’mon, Da 5 Bloods, Amsterdam, Next Goal Wins


West Side Story

News of the World

Hillbilly Elegy


Macbeth (if Macbeth does not release this year, I’m Thinking of Ending Things will take this spot)

Could Jump In:

I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Dune, Nightmare Alley, The Last Duel, Those Who Wish Me Dead, In The Heights, Greyhound