By: Zak Falcone
Oscars: Flick Picks
THE POWER OF THE DOG
DRIVE MY CAR
WEST SIDE STORY
Who Should Win: WEST SIDE STORY
Who Will Win: THE POWER OF THE DOG
Who Could Win: CODA
Spielberg’s first musical was the year’s most incredible film. Though, the Academy will likely disagree. THE POWER OF THE DOG will most likely win if it keeps its steam heading into the Awards. CODA is a film gaining momentum late in the race.
Will Smith – KING RICHARD
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH – THE POWER OF THE DOG
Andrew Garfield – TICK, TICK … BOOM!
Denzel Washington – THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
Javier Bardem – BEING THE RICARDOS
Who Should Win: Denzel Washington
Who Will Win: Benedict Cumberbatch
Who Could Win: Will Smith
Denzel has given Hollywood his all, another Best Actor Oscar could serve as a lifetime achievement, but likely won’t happen. THE POWER OF THE DOG has all the momentum as of now, Benedict also has never won an Oscar after two nominations. Will Smith is picking up speed in the race after winning the SAG Award, he could easily sneak in and win his first Oscar.
Jessica Chastain – THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE
Olivia Colman – THE LOST DAUGHTER
Penelope Cruz – PARALLEL MOTHERS
Kristen Stewart – SPENCER
Nicole Kidman – BEING THE RICARDOS
Who Will Win – Jessica Chastain
Who Should Win – Jessica Chastain
Who Could Win – Kristen Stewart
Jessica Chastain has long deserved to win big at the Oscars, this should be her year. The Academy always likes to shake things up, Kristen Stewart has gained a lot of acclaim for her role as Princess Diana in SPENCER.
Best Supporting Actor
Ciaran Hinds – BELFAST
Kodi Smit-McPhee – THE POWER OF THE DOG
Tony Kotsur – CODA
Jesse Plemons – THE POWER OF THE DOG
JK Simmons – BEING THE RICARDOS
Who Should Win: Jesse Plemons – THE POWER OF THE DOG
Who Will Win – Ciaran Hinds – CODA
Who Could Win: Kodi Smit-McPhee – THE POWER OF THE DOG
Ciaran Hinds is fantastic in CODA, he deserves the win. This will be a way for the Academy to honor CODA in a big way as well. Smit-McPhee could sneak in and win.
Best Supporting Actress
Kirsten Dunst – THE POWER OF THE DOG
Ariana DeBose – WEST SIDE STORY
Aunjanue Ellis – KING RICHARD
Jessie Buckley – THE LOST DAUGHTER
Judi Dench – BELFAST
Who Should Win- Ariana DeBose
Who Will Win – Ariana DeBose
Who Could Win – Kirsten Dunst
Ariana DeBose is incredible in WEST SIDE STORY, she deserves the win. Kirsten Dunst has never won an Oscar after an impressive career, this could be her year.
Jane Campion – THE POWER OF THE DOG
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Steven Spielberg – WEST SIDE STORY
Ryusuke Hamaguchi – DRIVE MY CAR
Paul Thomas Anderson – LICORICE PIZZA
Who Should Win: Steven Spielberg
Who Will Win: Jane Campion
Who Could Win: Kenneth Branagh
Speilberg deserves to be recognized for bringing WEST SIDE STORY back to life. But, the Academy will likely honor Campion, which is also well deserved. Kenneth Branagh could win, though that’s unlikely.