Tomorrow morning will reveal the 2021 Oscar nominations, much later in the year than normal for obvious reasons. With that said, I made some last-minute predictions for what we think will be nominated – not who we want, but who we think will end up getting it.

You can find our predictions below and see my favorite films of the year right here as well.

Best Picture:

Nomadland, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Minari, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, One Night in Miami, Mank, Promising Young Woman, The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Sound Of Metal

Best Director:

Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), David Fincher (Mank), Aaron Sorkin (The Trilan of the Chicago 7), Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

Best Actress:

Frances McDormand (Nomadland), Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman), Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman), Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday)

Best Actor:

Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Gary Oldman (Mank), Steven Yuen (Minari)

Best Supporting Actress:

Olivia Coleman (The Father), Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari), Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy), Amanda Seyfried (Mank), Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

Best Supporting Actor:

Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah), Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Leslie Odom, Jr. (One Night In Miami), Paul Raci (Sound of Metal), Chadwick Boseman (Da 5 Bloods)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Nomadland, One Night in Miami, The Father, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Best Original Screenplay:

The Trial of the Chicago 7, Promising Young Woman, Minari, Mank, Sound of Metal

Best Cinematography:

Nomadland, Mank, News of the World, Minari, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Editing:

Nomadland, Mank, Sound of Metal, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Promising Young Woman

Best Costume Design:

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank, Emma, Ammonite, Mulan

Best Makeup & Hair:

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Hillbilly Elegy, Pinocchio, Mank, Bird of Prey

Best Production Design:

Mank, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, News of the World, The Midnight Sky, Mulan

Best Score:

Soul, Minari, Mank, The Midnight Sky, News of the World

Best Original Song:

“Speak Now” (One Night in Miami), “Io Si (Seen)” (The Life Ahead), Fight for You (Judas and the Black Messiah), “Hear My Voice” (The Trial of the Chicago 7), “Rain Song” (Minari)

Best Sound:

Sound of Metal, Greyhound, News of the World, Soul, Nomadland

Best Visual Effects:

Tenet, The Midnight Sky, Welcome to Chechnya, The One and Only Ivan, Mank

Best Animated Feature:

Soul, Wolfwalkers, Over the Moon, Onward, The Croods: A New Age

Best Documentary:

Collective, Time, The Truffle Hunters, My Octopus Teacher, All In: The Fight for Democracy

Best International Film:

Another Round, Quo Vadis, Aida?, Two Of Us, La Llorona, Collective

Best Animated Short:

If Anything Happens I Love You, Out, Burrow, Opera, The Snail and the Whale

Best Documentary Short:

The Speed Cubers, A Love Song for Latasha, Colette, Hunger Ward, A Concrto Is a Conversation

Best Live Action Short:

The Human Voice, Feeling Through, The Letter Room, Two Distant Strangers, Da Yie

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