It’s been a longer-than-usual road to the Oscars, with Hollywood navigating a year pretty much without movie theaters, a smaller volume of top-notch contenders, a slew of virtual film festivals and an awards season full of delayed shows and Zoom acceptance speeches.
But on Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards (ABC, 8 EDT/5 PDT), a new crop of winners will be announced for the first time amid a pandemic and the movie industry will have something to celebrate for a change.
Outside of the eight best picture candidates – which has been led by Chloé Zhao’s acclaimed road-trip tale “Nomadland” – most of the drama this Oscar race has been centered on the unpredictable best actress category: While the other three acting categories seem pretty set (and a posthumous Oscar almost assured for Chadwick Boseman), recent SAG Awards winner Viola Davis could make history as the first Black woman to take home two Oscars.
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So who are the next additions to the Academy Awards’ storied history? Here are our predictions for all the major categories:
“Judas and the Black Messiah”
“Promising Young Woman”
“Sound of Metal”
“The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Will win: “Chicago 7”
Should win: “Promising Young Woman”
Everyone’s seemingly on the “Nomadland”…