Here are my desired winners - to be updated tonight when I find out how wrong I am.
I don’t call these predictions. They are the nominees I want to win, not the ones I think will win.
Ford v Ferrari
Jojo Rabbit Desired Winner! Of course I want Jojo Rabbit to win.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite is the Actual Winner, and it was my least favorite.
Antonio Banderas - Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio - Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
Adam Driver - Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix - Joker Desired Winner! Hard to play “crazy“ convincingly and compassionately. He also snags the Actual Winner award.
Jonathan Pryce - The Two Popes
Cythia Erivo - Harriet
Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan - Little Women
Charlize Theron - Bombshell
Renée Zellweger - Judy Desired Winner! Maybe acting is like oil painting, it’s harder to do an exact representation than someone you can just make up. She is also the Actual Winner.
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 Desired Winner! Entirely because he’s fifty and he looks nice with his shirt off. And Brad is the Actual Winner, because such a physical achievement deserves an award.
Kathy Bates - Richard Jewell
Laura Dern - Marriage Story. And she’s the Actual Winner, as expected by everyone.
Scarlett Johnsson - Jojo Rabbit Desired Winner! She should win just for the scene when they introduce her character.
Florence Pugh - Little Women
Margot Robbie - Bombshell
The Irishman - Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit - Taika Waititi. Actual Winner, and I am just as happy as if Greta Gerwig had won.
Joker - Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
Little Women - Greta Gerwig Desired Winner! I loved the non-linear timeline.
The Two Popes - Anthony McCarten
Knives Out - Rian Johnson Desired Winner! It was between this and 1917, and this had more dialogue, plot, and the things I like.
Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach
1917 - Krysty Wilson-Cairns & Sam Mendes
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino
Parasite - Bong Joon Ho & Han Jin Won Actual winner. I need to watch this movie again alone, so I can pay more attention. Perhaps I would like it more.