Sunday, February 9, 2020

Tim's 92nd Oscars Picks

The 92nd Oscars are finally here!

Over the years we've recorded an episode of the podcast making our picks, but this year I decided to go a different route and simply do my picks the way I do all of the other show. I hope you have enjoyed my Oscars Week coverage this year talking with so many great filmmakers in the two-part coverage. A lot of categories tonight I see as 1917 vs. Parasite. I'm excited to see who takes home the Oscar. Here are my picks for this year's winners. Follow along on Twitter and let me know who you think will win! Enjoy the show

Best Picture


1917 absolutely blew me away in every aspect. The other film I see as a tight contender is of course Parasite. However, 1917 won the Producers Guild Award and that's usually a good sign of who is going to win. 

Lead Actor

Joaquin Phoenix

Lead Actress

Renee Zellweger

Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt

Supporting Actress

Laura Dern

I've seen a few Oscar voters mention voting for Margot Robbie in this category, but Laura Dern has carried the entire award season with her wins for Marriage Story and I don't see any reason why that stops tonight. 


Sam Mendes, “1917”

Don't count out Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite”. Mendes won the Directors Guild Award and I would expect to see him carry that through for an Oscar Win. 

Animated Feature

“Missing Link” 

Going into award season I thought for sure that Toy Story 4 was a lock, but Missing Link has proven to be the front runner.

Animated Short

"Hair Love"

This was honestly my favorite category this year. I spoke with most of the nominees here and every one of these films is brilliant. I think this category is between "Hair Love" and "Kitbull" as they were the most widely seen in this category. However, if I was a voting member of The Academy my vote would got to "Dcera" aka "Daughter" from Daria Kashcheeva. Aside from it's brilliant cinematography, Daria had to create a new way to animate on top of the stop motion of her film. I would love to see "Daughter" sneak in for the win. 

Adapted Screenplay

“Jojo Rabbit” 

I've been such a huge fan of Taika Waititi for years and I really can't wait to see him take home the Oscar for one of my absolute favorite films of the year. 

Original Screenplay


Don't count Tarantino out on this just yet, but this is a good spot for Bong Joon-Ho to get his personal Oscar, not to mention he also won the WGA Award just last week. 

“1917,” Roger Deakins
Best Documentary Feature

American Factory” - Julia Rieichert, Steven Bognar

Best Documentary Short Subject

“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)” - Carol Dysinger

I could see St. Louis Superman possibly sneak in here, but I think "Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)" should have it on lock. 

Best Live Action Short Film

“The Neighbors’ Window”

This is Marshall Curry's fourth Oscar Nomination and I think this is the year he finally brings it home. 

Best International Feature Film


Film Editing


Ford vs. Ferrari could be a dark horse hear, but Parasite is definitely the front runner and I can't see any reason they don't take home the Oscar. 

Sound Editing

“1917,” Oliver Tarney, Rachel Tate

Sound Mixing


Production Design

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Original Score

“Joker” - Hildur Guðnadóttir

Original Song

“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” -  “Rocketman”

Makeup and Hair


I wouldn't count out "Joker" here, but I think "Bombshell" has this one locked down. 

Costume Design

“Little Women” - Jacqueline Durran

"Joker" and "The Irishman" are both strong contenders here, but "Little Women" should take this one home. 

Visual Effects


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