Oscar Winners 2020 v Our Choices
It's that time of year again where the biggest ceremony in Hollywood will reward their talent from the last year. While there may have been many snubs this year, David and Craig give their predictions for who will win and who they want to win.
Antonio Banderas in PAIN AND GLORY
Leonardo DiCaprio in ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD
Adam Driver in MARRIAGE STORY
Joaquin Phoenix in JOKER- WILL WIN/ WANT TO WIN- DID WIN
Jonathan Pryce in THE TWO POPES
Here Joaquin Phoenix as Joker is Dave and Craig's joint pick for the performance that will win and should win. An important and chilling performance that stays with you and be a great reward for Phoenix who has provided many great performances in the past.
Tom Hanks in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD- WANT TO WIN
Anthony Hopkins in THE TWO POPES
Al Pacino in THE IRISHMAN
Joe Pesci in THE IRISHMAN
Brad Pitt in ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD- WILL WIN- DID WIN
Dave and Craig both loved and were captivated by Hanks' performance in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, so it would be a great way to reward a film that has been somewhat overlooked in the rest of the categories.
Cynthia Erivo in HARRIET
Scarlett Johansson in MARRIAGE STORY
Saoirse Ronan in LITTLE WOMEN- WANT TO WIN- David
Charlize Theron in BOMBSHELL- WANT TO WIN- Craig
Renée Zellweger in JUDY- WILL WIN- DID WIN
Both are agreed that Zellweger will win after her string of wins so far, but are split on who they want to win. Craig- "Theron for me does the best job of transforming into the character and takes a somewhat controversial woman and makes you sympathize with her." David- "there may not be many chances for Little Women tonight, so this would be a great chance for what I thought was the strongest part of the film, with this also being a follow up to a slew of great performances from Ronan the past few years".
Kathy Bates in RICHARD JEWELL
Laura Dern in MARRIAGE STORY- WILL WIN- DID WIN
Scarlett Johansson in JOJO RABBIT- WANT TO WIN
Florence Pugh in LITTLE WOMEN
Margot Robbie in BOMBSHELL
Craig and David are agreed that Dern does a great performance in Marriage Story and is the most in line for the academy to award her. But both believe Johansson's double nomination is worthy of recognition, as a momentous year for her, with this being her most impactful performance.
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Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold
I LOST MY BODY
Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice
Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román
Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight- WANT TO WIN- Craig
TOY STORY 4
Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera- WILL WIN/WANT TO WIN- David- DID WIN
Craig believes Pixar has a long-running success with the academy with Toy Story 4 ticking a lot of the boxes they look for. David agrees but also wants it to win for its beautiful animation and great characters. Craig has opted for Missing Link, which still has a good chance, as its a great addition to Laika's catalog and would be a great reward for their hard work.
Roger Deakins- WILL WIN/WANT TO WIN- DID WIN
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD
Both agree that 1917 does a spectacular job of giving the film a great look especially considering the limitations of the one-shot, which needs to be celebrated. As well as being another great return win for Roger Deakins.
Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson
Mayes C. Rubeo- WANT TO WIN