It’s that time of the month, again!
(No, not that time!)
It’s time for me to present my predictions for who and what will be nominated for the Academy Awards next January! Now that we’re nearly done with the summer, the Oscar picture is becoming a bit more clear. For instance, I do think that Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is going to be a player, if just because it’s about actors and the Actors Branch is the biggest voting bloc in the Academy. (How do you think Birdman and Argo managed to win?) And the trailer for The Irishman makes it look like the type of Scorsese film that often gets nominated.
Still, it’s too early to say anything for sure. Last year, for instance, Green Book didn’t really become a player until fairly late in the season. In fact, at this time last year, everyone still thought A Star Is Born was going to win everything.
So, with all that in mind, here are my predictions for July. Be sure to also check out my predictions for January, February, March, April, May, and June!
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
Fair and Balanced
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Pain & Glory
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Pedro Almodovar for Pain & Glory
Kasi Lemmons for Harriet
Sam Mendes for 1917
Martin Scorsese for The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Antonio Banderas in Pain & Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
John Lithgow in Fair and Balanced
Eddie Murphy in Dolemite is My Name
Cate Blanchett in Where’d You Go Bernadette?
Cynthia Erivo in Harriet
Saoirse Ronan in Little Women
Alfre Woodard in Clemency
Rene Zellweger in Judy
Best Supporting Actor
Shia LaBeouf in The Peanut Butter Falcon
Malcolm McDowell in Fair and Balanced
Brad Pitt in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes
Taika Waititi in JoJo Rabbit
Best Supporting Actress
Scarlett Johansson in JoJo Rabbit
Nicole Kidman in The Goldfinch
Janelle Monae in Harriet
Margot Robbie in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Meryl Streep in Little Women