Oscar Predictions 2021

A tougher than usual year to choose in the wake of a pandemic, intense political events, our continued struggle with race relations, and plethora of acting performances. This year we have a seriously diverse set story lines and filmmakers. Makes things more interesting, but so much harder to cast votes. Without fanfare, here are my picks.

Actor: Chadwick Boseman

Actress: Frances McDormand

Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya

Supporting Actress: Yuh-Jung Youn

Animated Feature: Soul

Cinematography: Nomadland

Costume Design: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Directing: Nomadland

Documentary Feature: My Octopus Teacher

Documentary Short Subject: A Concerto Is a Conversation

Film Editing: Sound of Metal

International Feature Film: Another Round

Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Original Score: Soul

Original Song: Speak Now

Production Design: Mank

Animated Short Film: If Anything Happens I Love You

Live Action Short Film: Two Distant Strangers

Sound: Sound of Metal

Visual Effects: Tenet

Adapted Screenplay: The Father

Original Screenplay: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Picture: Nomadland