As they finish polishing up the statues for tomorrow’s awards ceremony, it’s time to finish up our predictions with the major categories. In a strange change of pace, not only haven’t I’ve seen these films, I haven’t actually heard of many of them. So, without further ado, we begin with:
Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7
I’ve seen a grand total of zero of these, so I’ll go with Mank, since Hollywood certainly loves films about itself.
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari
Having seen none of these, I’ll go with the sentimental pick of Boseman in what I believe was his final performance.
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Again, I’ve seen none of these, so I’ll take a stab in the dark and pick Carey Mulligan.