It's especially tricky because a number of these categories have no clear frontrunner, or even no frontrunner at all. Look at the Best Actress race: The Golden Globe went to Andra Day, the BAFTA went to Frances McDormand, the SAG went to Viola Davis, so WHO WILL WIN??? Also, while Nomadland may technically be the frontrunner for Best Picture, is it really the type of movie that the Academy will just gush over? I don't think so, it's not that relevant for what went on in America in 2020, which led me to wonder if The Trial fo the Chicago 7 winning best cast ensemble at the SAGs will give it a chance at winning the top prize. I mean, it sounds like the ideal safe pick with its appeal to the #BlackLivesMatter protests of this year and with its all-star cast and with it being directed by someone the Academy already loves. So honestly, I'm going to have to guess that Trial will jump out and surprise us all. Don't get me wrong, it's not necessarily a good movie, in fact, it's the worst of the nominated films, but I'm trying to predict which wins would be the most realistic, rather than what I want to see win.
So without further ado, here's my predictions on the winners in all 23 categories: