HOLLYWOOD FRONTRUNNERS™- DAILY INSIGHTS AND ANALYSIS ON AWARDS SEASON


INSIGHTS AND ANALYSIS ON AWARDS SEASON – FRONTRUNNERS FOR THE 91th OSCARS®:

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THE 2020 AWARDS SEASON IS OVER. BELOW REFLECTS OUR CHOICES.
OUR ANALYSIS WILL START SOON FOR NEXT YEAR’s 93rd OSCARS

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CRITERIA: HOLLYWOOD FRONTRUNNERS SELECTION is based on multiple elements that are taken into consideration including advance screenings, award events and consultations with industry insiders (agents, managers, journalists, awards strategists, filmmakers, awards voters, producers, studio execs).

BEST PICTURE
“The Irishman”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
“Joker”
“Ford v. Ferrari”
“Bombshell”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Harriet”
“Parasite” – WINNER
“1917”
“The Two Popes”
“Honey Boy”
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
“The Lion King”
“Avengers: Endgame”

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FIND OUT WHAT ACTORS/ACTRESSES ARE THE FRONTRUNNERS FOR THIS YEAR

BEST ACTOR

ROBERT DE NIRO, “The Irishman”
LEONARDO DICAPRIO, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
MATT DAMON, “Ford v. Ferrari”
JOAQUIN PHOENIX, “Joker” – WINNER
ANTONIO BANDERAS, “Pain and Glory”
ANTHONY HOPKINS, “The Two Popes”
JONATHAN PRYCE, “The Two Popes”

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BEST ACTRESS

RENEE ZELLWEGER, “Judy” – WINNER
CYNTHIA ERIVO, “Harriet”
SAOIRSE RONAN, “Little Women”

SCARLETT JOHANSSON, “Marriage Story”

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

BRAD PITT, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” – WINNER
AL PACINO, “The Irishman”
JOHN LITHGOW, “Bombshell”
ANTHONY HOPKINS, “The Two Popes”
CHRISTIAN BALE, “FORD v. FERRARI”

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

CHARLIZE THERON, “Roger Ailes Project”
MARGOT ROBBIE, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
NICOLE KIDMAN, “The Goldfinch”
LAURA DERN, “Marriage Story” – WINNER
SCARLETT JOHANSSON, “Jojo Rabbit”
MERYL STREEP, “The Laundromat”
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FIND OUT WHAT DIRECTORS ARE THE FRONTRUNNERS FOR THIS YEAR

BEST DIRECTOR

“Parasite,’ by Bong Joo Ho WINNER
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino
“The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese
“Bombshell,” Jay Roach
“1917,” Sam Mendes
“FORD v. FERRARI,” James Mangold
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BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Parasite,’ by Bong Joo Ho WINNER
“ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD,” QUENTIN TARANTINO
“KNIVES OUT,” RIAN JOHNSON
“ROGER AILES PROJECT,” CHARLES RANDOLPH
“A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD,” MICAH FITZERMAN, NOAH HARPSTER
“1917,” SAM MENDES, KRYSTI WILSON-CAIRNS

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BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“THE IRISHMAN,” STEVEN ZAILLIAN
“LITTLE WOMEN,” GRETA GERWIG
“JOJO RABBIT,” TAIKA WAITITI WINNER
“MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN,” EDWARD NORTON
“FORD V. FERRARI,” JAMES MANGOLD, JASON KELLER, JEZ BUTTERWORTH, JOHN-HENRY BUTTERWORTH
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BEST ANIMATION

“TOY STORY 4” by Josh Cooley – WINNER
“FROZEN II” by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
“MISSING LINK” by Chris Butler
“THE ADDAMS FAMILY” by Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon

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Best Documentary Feature

“AMERICAN FACTORY,” by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar WINNER
“FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN,” Dan Argott and Sheena M. Joyce
“APOLLO 11,” Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Petersen, Evan Krauss
“ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE,” Bob Dylan
“PAVAROTTI,” Spike Lee, Princess Diana, Phil Donahue, Bono
“DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME” David Crosby

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Best Filmmaker Film

“PARASITE” by Bong Joon Ho – WINNER

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2019 FRONTRUNNERS BEING POSTED SOON

Best Original Song
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” “Rocketman” — Elton John –WINNER
“Letter To My Godfather’ by Pharrell Williams
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Best Cinematography
“1917,” Roger Deakins — Universal/Amblin Partners (WINNER)
Mihai Malaimare Jr. for “Jojo Rabbit”
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Best Film Editing

Michael McCusker & Andrew Buckland for “Ford v Ferrari”
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Best Sound Editing

Donald Sylvester, Paul Massey, David Giammarco, & Steven A. Morrow for “Ford v Ferrari” (WINNER)
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Best Sound Mixing

“1917” — Universal/Amblin Partners (WINNER)
Donald Sylvester, Paul Massey, David Giammarco, & Steven A. Morrow for “Ford v Ferrari”

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Best Production Design

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh — Sony Pictures Releasing (WINNER)
Ra Vincent for “Jojo Rabbit”
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Best Original Score

“Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir — Warner Bros. (WINNER)
Randy Newman for “Marriage Story”

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Best Makeup and Hairstyling
“Bombshell” — Lionsgate (WINNER)
Lizzie Yianni-Georgiou, Tapio Salmi, & Barrie Gower for “Rocketman”

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Best Costume Design
“Little Women,” Jacqueline Durran — Sony Pictures Releasing (WINNER)
Anna Mary Scott Robbins for “Downton Abbey”
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Best Visual Effects
“1917” — Universal/Amblin Partners (WINNER)
Pablo Helman for “The Irishman”
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