The 92nd Academy Awards are going down Sunday night, so here’s my uneducated predictions for the non-acting awards. I have seen a couple of these movies, so I will still mostly be going on gut feel and word of mouth with just a little bit of personal experience.
Best Original Screenplay
Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite
I’ve seen none of these films, so this is a total shot in the dark, but I’ve heard lots of good things about Knives Out.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, Joker
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
I’ve only seen one of these, but my guess is that Greta Gerwig takes home the prize.
Best Animated Feature
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Toy Story 4
I’m assuming the continuing adventures of the talking Mr. Potato Head and friends will be the winner.
Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman
Lawrence Sher, Joker
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Roger Deakins, 1917
Robert Richardson, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Well, again, I’ve seen one of these, so I will go with the war effort 1917.
Best Costume Design
Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson, The Irishman
Mayes C. Rubeo, Jojo Rabbit
Mark Bridges, Joker
Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
Arianne Phillips, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino’s tale of 1960s Hollywood is my choice to win this particular prize.