“Children of Deaf Adults”? More for like “Oscars FOR Deaf Adults!” (CREDIT: Apple TV+)

Here’s my quick rundown of who might just grab the gold on Sunday, April 25, 2021, and whom I would vote for if I had a ballot.

Best Picture
Prediction: CODA
Preference: King Richard

Best Director
Prediction: Jane Campion
Preference: Steven Spielberg

Lead Actress
Prediction: Jessica Chastain
Preference: Penélope Cruz

Lead Actor
Prediction: Will Smith
Preference: Will Smith

Supporting Actor
Prediction: Troy Kotsur
Preference: Troy Kostur

Supporting Actress
Prediction: Ariana DeBose
Preference: Aunjanue Ellis

Adapted Screenplay
Prediction: CODA
Preference: Dune

Original Screenplay
Prediction: Belfast
Preference: King Richard

Original Score
Prediction: Dune
Preference: Parallel Mothers

Original Song
Prediction: “No Time to Die”
Preference: “No Time to Die”

Cinematography
Prediction: The Power of the Dog
Preference: Dune

Animated Feature
Prediction: The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Preference: Flee

Costume Design
Prediction: Cruella
Preference: Cruella

Film Editing
Prediction: Tick, Tick… Boom!
Preference: Tick, Tick… Boom!

Makeup and Hairstyling
Prediction: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Preference: House of Gucci

Production Design
Prediction: Dune
Preference: Dune

Sound
Prediction: Dune
Preference: Dune

Visual Effects
Prediction: Dune
Preference: Dune

Documentary
Prediction: Summer of Soul
Preference: Summer of Soul

International Feature Film
Prediction: Drive My Car
Preference: Flee

Animated Short
Prediction: Robin Robin
Preference: Affairs of the Art

Live Action Short
Prediction: Please Hold
Preference: Please Hold

Documentary Short Subject
Prediction: The Queen of Basketball
Preference: The Queen of Basketball