CREDIT: NEON CJ Entertainment

Here’s my quick rundown of who’s most likely to grab the gold on Sunday, February 9, 2020, and whom I would vote for if I had a ballot.

Best Picture
Prediction: Parasite (unless 1917 is fully dominant)
Preference: Parasite

Best Director
Prediction: Sam Mendes
Preference: Bong Joon-ho

Lead Actress
Prediction: Renée Zellweger
Preference: Saoirse Ronan

Lead Actor
Prediction: Joaquin Phoenix
Preference: Antonio Banderas

Supporting Actor
Prediction: Brad Pitt
Preference: Tom Hanks

Supporting Actress
Prediction: Laura Dern
Preference: Florence Pugh

Adapted Screenplay
Prediction: Little Women (although it’s in a tight race with Jojo Rabbit)
Preference: Little Women

Original Screenplay
Prediction: Parasite
Preference: Parasite

Original Score
Prediction: Joker
Preference: Marriage Story (although honestly I barely remember any of these scores)

Original Song
Prediction: “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”
Preference: “Into the Unknown”

Prediction: 1917
Preference: Joker

Animated Feature
Prediction: Toy Story 4
Preference: Toy Story 4

Costume Design
Prediction: Little Women (a very similar category to Costume Design, and once again, Jojo Rabbit could take it)
Preference: Joker

Film Editing
Prediction: Ford v. Ferrari (but don’t count out Parasite)
Preference: Parasite

Makeup and Hairstyling
Prediction: Bombshell
Preference: Bombshell

Production Design
Prediction: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Preference: Parasite

Sound Editing
Prediction: Ford v. Ferrari (or 1917)
Preference: Ford v. Ferrari

Sound Mixing
Prediction: Ford v. Ferrari (or 1917)
Preference: Ford v. Ferrari

Visual Effects
Prediction: 1917
Preference: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Prediction: American Factory
Preference: Haven’t seen any of them (yet)!

Foreign Language Film
Prediction: Parasite
Preference: Parasite

Animated Short
Prediction: Hair Love (but Pixar’s Kitbull might also have a shot)
Preference: Hair Love

Live Action Short
Prediction: The Neighbors’ Window
Preference: Nefta Football Club

Documentary Short Subject
Prediction: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Preference: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)