Oscars 2020 are right around the corner and 2019 couldn't have been a better year for international cinema. In Hollywood particularly, we saw Todd Phillips recreate a psychopathic stranger with Joker, Sam Mendes revisit World War I with the single-take 1917, Quentin Tarantino give a tribute with Once Upon A Time, and Bong Joon-Ho break boundaries with Parasite. Here are our Oscars 2020 predictions for the top categories. We will first reveal the nominations and then give our predictions. Read on.

Best Picture

These are the nominations for Best Picture at Oscars 2020

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

And the winner could be..

1917. Because it created new standards for filmmaking in the 21st century. This war drama is a gritting story of World War I and inspires emotions.

Best Leading Actor

These are the nominations for Best Leading Actor at Oscars 2020

Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory

Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adam Driver in Marriage Story

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes

And the winner could be..

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker. Because his performance was undoubtedly the highlight of 2019. The manner in which he portrayed the role of a disturbed stand-up comedian who gets murderous is commendable.

Best Leading Actress

These are the nominations for Best Leading Actress at Oscars 2020

Cynthia Erivo in Harriet

Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan in Little Women

Charlize Theron in Bombshell

Renée Zellweger in Judy

And the winner could be..

Renée Zellweger in Judy. Because her brilliant and heartwarming performance in the movie won everyone's hearts.

Best Director

These are the nominations for Best Director at Oscars 2020

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Todd Phillips, Joker

Sam Mendes, 1917

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

And the winner could be..

Bong Joon-ho for Parasite. Because he is an underrated South Korean director on the international scene. His movies have broken barriers of cinema that no other from South Korea have.

Best Visual Effects

These are the nominations for Best Director at Oscars 2020

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

1917

The Lion King

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

And the winner could be..

Avengers: Endgame. Because the final fight sequence of the movie can go down in history as the best amalgamation of visual effects in a mainstream movie.

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