Oscar Predictions

The best coverage and predictions are in this Variety article:



  1. "Belfast" (Focus Features)Lazy loaded imageTHE SCENE THAT PROVES IT:
    "Go. Go now. Don’t look back. I love you, son" - Granny (Judi Dench)
    PRODUCERS: Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas
    DIRECTOR: Kenneth Branagh
    SYNOPSIS: A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.
    STARRING: Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Jude Hill, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan
  2. "CODA" (Apple Original Films)Lazy loaded imageTHE SCENE THAT PROVES IT:
    "'You're All I Need to Get By'" - Ruby (Emilia Jones)
    PRODUCERS: Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger
    DIRECTOR: Siân Heder
    SYNOPSIS: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music by wanting to go to Berklee College of Music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
    STARRING: Eugenio Derbez, Daniel Durant, Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo
  3. "The Power of the Dog" (Netflix)Lazy loaded imageTHE SCENE THAT PROVES IT:
    "I just want to say... how nice it is not to be alone." - George Burbank (Jesse Plemons)

    PRODUCERS: Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappie
    DIRECTOR: Jane Campion
    SYNOPSIS: Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
    STARRING: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee
  4. "King Richard" (Warner Bros)Lazy loaded imageTHE SCENE THAT PROVES IT:
    "The most strongest, the most powerful, the most dangerous creature on this whole earth is a woman who knows how to think. Ain't nothing she can't do." - Richard Williams (Will Smith)

    PRODUCERS: Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith
    DIRECTOR: Reinaldo Marcus Green
    SYNOPSIS: A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.
    STARRING: Jon Bernthal, Aunjanue Ellis, Tony Goldwyn, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Will Smith
  5. "Dune" (Warner Bros)Lazy loaded imageTHE SCENE THAT PROVES IT:
    "A great man doesn't seek to lead; he is called to it. But if your answer is no, you'd still be the only thing I ever needed you to be: my son." - Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac)

    PRODUCERS: Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter
    DIRECTOR: Denis Villeneuve
    SYNOPSIS: Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.
    STARRING: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Mamoa, Stellan Skarsgård, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Chang Chen, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Charlotte Rampling
  6. "West Side Story" (20th Century Studios)Lazy loaded imageTHE SCENE THAT PROVES IT:
    "Oye Javi, ponle fuego, vamos." - Anita (Ariana DeBose)

    PRODUCERS: Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger
    DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg
    SYNOPSIS: An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
    STARRING: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Brian d'Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Mike Faist, Josh Andres Rivera, Iris Menas
  7. "Licorice Pizza" (MGM/United Artists Releasing)Lazy loaded imageTHE SCENE THAT PROVES IT:
    "Do you know who my girlfriend is?" - Jon Peters (Bradley Cooper)
    PRODUCERS: Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson
    DIRECTOR: Paul Thomas Anderson
    SYNOPSIS: The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.
    STARRING: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper
  8. "Drive My Car" (Janus Films/Sideshow)Lazy loaded imageTHE SCENE THAT PROVES IT:
    "We must keep on living." - Yûsuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima)
    PRODUCERS: Teruhisa Yamamoto
    DIRECTOR: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
    SYNOPSIS: After his wife's unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku, a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima. There, he begins to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.
    STARRING: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Reika Kirishima, Park Yu-rim, Jin Dae-yeon, Sonia Yuan
  9. "Nightmare Alley" (Searchlight Pictures)Lazy loaded imageTHE SCENE THAT PROVES IT:
    "Mister, I was born for it." - Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper)

    PRODUCERS: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper
    DIRECTOR: Guillermo del Toro
    SYNOPSIS: An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.
    STARRING: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, David Strathairn
  10. "Don't Look Up" (Netflix)Lazy loaded imageTHE SCENE THAT PROVES IT:
    "We really did have everything, didn't we?" - Randall (Leonardo DiCaprio)

    PRODUCERS: Adam McKay and Kevin Messick
    DIRECTOR: Adam McKay
    SYNOPSIS: Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.
    STARRING: Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ariana Grande, Jonah Hill, Jennifer Lawrence, Melanie Lynskey, Kid Cudi, Rob Morgan, Himesh Patel, Ron Perlman, Tyler Perry, Mark Rylance, Meryl Streep