Oscars season is officially upon us — though, if you’re really deep in the game, it’s been upon us for a while now. The 2020 Oscars will cap off an abbreviated awards season — with the telecast scheduled for Feb. 9, weeks earlier than usual — so in many ways, the race to the Dolby stage began before the 2019 Oscars ever aired.
Now that the festival circuit has come to an end — with would-be nominees premiering to Oscar buzz or seeing their hopes die on the vine — and last weekend’s Governors Awards officially kicked off the festivities, it’s time to start sussing out the films and performances that will go all the way. Below, ET has compiled our Oscars essentials list, i.e. 25 movies that we’re predicting will get nominations this year. While this list covers everything we expect to be up for Best Picture — along with Best Actor, Actress and Director — there’s no way of knowing if it’s entirely comprehensive until the Academy announces their nominations on Jan. 13. Oscars 2020 Live Streaming Online
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood may be a movie about Mister Rogers, but Fred Rogers is not the lead. Which works to Tom Hanks’ advantage: In a Best Actor-heavy year, the two-time Oscar winner’s portrayal of Rogers is a shoo-in for Best Supporting Actor. Beyond that, things feel a bit more up in the air. This is the same Academy that passed over the similarly minded Won’t You Be My Neighbor? documentary, after all.
despite opting not to launch a formal campaign? Likely, you’ll find this one nominated in Best Visual Effects.
cript, by Oscar-winning The Big Short writer Charles Randolph, should appear in Best Original Screenplay.
Jay Roach for Best Director, Nicole Kidman, who plays Gretchen Carlson, for Best Supporting Actress and John Lithgow, as Ailes, for Best Supporting Actor all feel a bit further down the list, while Regina Spektor’s track, “One Little Soldier,” is a bit of an unknown in the Best Original Song race. At the end of the day, Bombshell is guaranteed at least one nomination: Best Makeup & Hairstyling, for Kazu Hiro (who won the award in 2018 for Darkest Hour) and his team’s uncanny transformation of Theron into Kelly.