It's that time of year again! The red carpet is rolled out and the Oscars are here! Which can only mean one thing, it's time for my annual Oscar Picks!
The Power of the Dog is nipping at Coda's heals, but I think Coda has this locked, especially after winning the Producers Guild last week.
The Fresh Prince will finally take home is long awaited statue tonight!
A tough category between Chastain and Penelope Cruz, but with Cruz already an Oscar winner, and this being Chastain's third nomination, I think it's her time. Especially after the SAG award win.
Best Supporting Actor
Honestly the Oscar I'm most excited for tonight is Troy Kotsur's win!
Best Supporting Actress
Best Adapted Screenplay
Sian Heder - CODA
Best Original Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson - Licorice Pizza
This was the pick I have struggled the most with. It's between Licorice Pizza or Belfast. They have both split their awards all season. Belfast seems to have lost its steam going into Oscar voting, but I won't be the least bit surprised for Belfast to win this.
Best Animated Feature
Again, picking for what I think will win. Mitchell's VS. The Machines was honestly my favorite here.
Best Documentary Feature
Summer of Soul
At Sundance 2021 I said that Questlove would not only be an Oscar nominee, but that he would become an Oscar winner with this film. I can't wait to see that happen tonight.
Best International Feature
Drive My Car
Best Production Design
I am so torn between Dune and tick, tick... BOOM, but I think Dune should take it given that they also should win for sound.
Best Visual Effects
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup & Hairstyling
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
No Time To Die - Billie Eilish & Finneas
The moment I head this song in early 2020 I knew it would be nominated. I know Encanto's Dos Oruguitas is a tough contender, and there's a huge chance it's going to win. But James Bond songs are on a hot streak and Billie and Finneas are as well. I think they will pull this off.
Best Animated Short
This film is just too damn sweet and cute that in a category Pixar usually runs away with, I fully expect this to win. I would LOVE to see Bestia sneak in and win here, but if history tells us anything, Acadmy voters LOVE the cutesy, animated short.
Best Live Action Short
The Long Goodbye
Another insanely difficult category to pick. The Long Goodbye is wonderful and Riz Ahmed and Aneil Karia absolutely deserve this win. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see Please Hold sneak in and win. I want a feature version of Please Hold. I could also see On My Mind even win here. On My Mind broke me in the best way possible. I absolutely loved that film.
Best Documentary Short
I think Audible will take this, but don't be surprised if The Queen of Basketball pulls out the win.
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