2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

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2020 Oscar Predictions, Best Picture
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It's time to mint a new class of Academy Award winners. ET has spent the entire awards season sussing out which Oscar contenders would become nominees -- and now, which nominees will become winners. On Feb. 9, the Academy will hand out their little gold men, but until then, here's where things stand in the Best Picture race.

What do awards season's earlier shows tell us about the Oscars? Well, everything and nothing. But with each wave of winners that are announced -- by the guilds and critics groups and the Golden Globes -- the race for the Academy's top prize comes into focus. And still, presuming anyone can predict exactly what the Academy is thinking is a fool's errand.

So, what do we know? Of the nine nominated films, Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood once felt like this year's heaviest hitters. Both of their Best Picture prospects have become longer and longer shots, however, as the race narrowed to two frontrunners: 1917 and Parasite, a showdown that could still go either way.

THE NOMINEES

Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

Who Will Win:

1917

Potential Spoiler:

Parasite


Also check out: Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor


THE SCORECARD

Ford v Ferrari, Matt Damon, Christian Bale
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Ford v Ferrari

Nominated for: Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

he Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon

Awards season scorecard:

Critics Choice Awards - Best Picture (Nominee)
National Board of Review - Top 10 Films of 2019
Producers Guild Awards - Best Theatrical Motion Picture (Nominee)


 

The Irishman
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The Irishman

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Supporting Actor (Al Pacino), Best Supporting Actor (Joe Pesci), Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Production Design, Film Editing, Visual Effects

The Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale and Anna Paquin

Awards season scorecard:

AFI Awards - Top 10 Films of 2019
BAFTA Awards - Best Film (Nominee)
Critics Choice Awards - Best Picture (Nominee)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture, Drama (Nominee)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture (Runner-up)
National Board of Review - Best Film (Winner)
New York Film Critics Circle - Best Picture (Winner)
Producers Guild Awards - Best Theatrical Motion Picture (Nominee)
SAG Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Nominee)


Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi
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Jojo Rabbit

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Scarlett Johansson), Best Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Production Design, Film Editing

The Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen and Sam Rockwell

Awards season scorecard:

AFI Awards - Top 10 Films of 2019
Critics Choice Awards - Best Picture (Nominee)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Nominee)
National Board of Review - Top 10 Films of 2019
Producers Guild Awards - Best Theatrical Motion Picture (Nominee)
SAG Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Nominee)
Toronto International Film Festival - People's Choice Award (Winner)


Joker, Joaquin Phoenix
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Joker

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director (Todd Phillips), Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

The Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham and Marc Maron

Awards season scorecard:

AFI Awards - Top 10 Films of 2019
BAFTA Awards - Best Film (Nominee)
Critics Choice Awards - Best Picture (Nominee)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture, Drama (Nominee)
Producers Guild Awards - Best Theatrical Motion Picture (Nominee)
Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion (Winner)


Little Women
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Little Women

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Florence Pugh), Best Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Original Score

The Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper and Meryl Streep

Awards season scorecard:

AFI Awards - Top 10 Films of 2019
Critics Choice Awards - Best Picture (Nominee)
National Society of Film Critics - Best Picture (Runner-up)
Producers Guild Awards - Best Theatrical Motion Picture (Nominee)


Marriage Story
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Marriage Story

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actress (Scarlett Johansson), Best Actor (Adam Driver), Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern), Best Original Screenplay, Original Score

The Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda and Ray Liotta

Awards season scorecard:

AFI Awards - Top 10 Films of 2019
Critics Choice Awards - Best Picture (Nominee)
Film Independent Spirit Awards - Best Feature (Nominee)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture, Drama (Nominee)
Gotham Awards - Best Feature (Winner)
National Board of Review - Top 10 Films of 2019
Producers Guild Awards - Best Theatrical Motion Picture (Nominee)


1917
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1917

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director (Sam Mendes), Best Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects

The Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch

Awards season scorecard:

AFI Awards - Top 10 Films of 2019
BAFTA Awards - Best Film (Winner)
Critics Choice Awards - Best Picture (Nominee)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture, Drama (Winner)
National Board of Review - Top 10 Films of 2019
Producers Guild Awards - Best Theatrical Motion Picture (Winner)


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director (Quentin Tarantino), Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

The Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Margaret Qualley and Al Pacino

Awards season scorecard:

AFI Awards - Top 10 Films of 2019
BAFTA Awards - Best Film (Nominee)
Critics Choice Awards - Best Picture (Winner)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Winner)
National Board of Review - Top 10 Films of 2019
National Society of Film Critics - Best Picture (Runner-up)
Producers Guild Awards - Best Theatrical Motion Picture (Nominee)
SAG Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Nominee)


Parasite
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Parasite

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director (Bong Joon-ho), Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Production Design, Film Editing

The Cast: Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik and Park So Dam

Awards season scorecard:

AFI Awards - Special Award (Winner)
BAFTA Awards - Best Film (Nominee)
Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or (Winner)
Critics Choice Awards - Best Picture (Nominee)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture (Winner)
National Society of Film Critics - Best Picture (Winner)
Producers Guild Awards - Best Theatrical Motion Picture (Nominee)
SAG Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Winner)


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