Oscars Predictery

The Academy Awards prediction game for Twitter

The 2020 Academy Awards take place on Sunday 9 February 2020. How many winners can you predict? The game is simple: select your predicted winner in all 24 categories (see below) and you get a point for each correct forecast. In the incredibly likely event that multiple players share the top score at the end, determining our outright winner(s) will use the following tie-breaker procedure:

  1. a correct prediction for the colour of the Best Actress's dress (as determined by @kirstieh)
  2. from those remaining after the dress colour tie-breaker, the best prediction(s) of the total number of people winning Oscars
  3. anyone still inseparable after that will get a share of the prizes

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When does the Oscars ceremony take place?

In the States, ABC's coverage of the Academy Awards ceremony begins at 8e|5p on Sunday 9 February 2020, which translates to 1am Monday morning in the UK. Sky Cinema usually have coverage of the ceremony for UK television from 00.30-04.00am GMT, but there may be livestreams available.

The Nominations in full

Number of nominees for each nomination in square brackets.

1. Best motion picture of the year

  • Ford v Ferrari - Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers [3]
  • Little Women - Amy Pascal, Producer [1]
  • Parasite - Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers [2]
  • Joker - Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers [3]
  • Once upon a Time...in Hollywood - David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers [3]
  • Jojo Rabbit - Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi and Chelsea Winstanley, Producers [3]
  • 1917 - Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers [4]
  • The Irishman - Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers [4]
  • Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers [2]

2. Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Joker - Joaquin Phoenix [1]
  • Marriage Story - Adam Driver [1]
  • Once upon a Time...in Hollywood - Leonardo di Caprio [1]
  • Pain and Glory - Antonio Banderas [1]
  • Jonathan Pryce - Jonathan Pryce [1]

3. Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • The Irishman - Al Pacino [1]
  • The Two Popes - Anthony Hopkins [1]
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood - Tom Hanks [1]
  • Once upon a Time...in Hollywood - Brad Pitt [1]
  • The Irishman - Joe Pesci [1]

4. Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Marriage Story - Scarlett Johansson [1]
  • Judy - Renee Zellweger [1]
  • Harriet - Cynthia Erivo [1]
  • Bombshell - Charlize Theron [1]
  • Little Women - Saoirse Ronan [1]

5. Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Richard Jewell - Kathy Bates [1]
  • Bombshell - Margot Robbie [1]
  • Little Women - Florence Pugh [1]
  • Jojo Rabbit - Scarlett Johansson [1]
  • Marriage Story - Laura Dern [1]

6. Achievement in directing

  • Once upon a Time...in Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino [1]
  • 1917 - Sam Mendes [1]
  • Joker - Todd Phillips [1]
  • The Irishman - Martin Scorsese [1]
  • Parasite - Bong Joon Ho [1]

7. Adapted screenplay

  • Joker - Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver [2]
  • Jojo Rabbit - Screenplay by Taika Waititi [1]
  • The Irishman - Screenplay by Steven Zaillian [1]
  • The Two Popes - Written by Anthony McCarten [1]
  • Little Women - Written for the screen by Greta Gerwig [1]

8. Original screenplay

  • Marriage Story - Written by Noah Baumbach [1]
  • Knives Out - Written by Rian Johnson [1]
  • Parasite - Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won; Story by Bong Joon Ho [2]
  • Once upon a Time...in Hollywood - Written by Quentin Tarantino [1]
  • 1917 - Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns [2]

9. Best animated feature film of the year

  • How to Train Your Dragon - Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold [3]
  • Toy Story 4 - Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera [3]
  • Missing Link - Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight [3]
  • Klaus - Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Roman [3]
  • I Lost My Body - Jeremy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice [2]

10. Best international feature film

  • Pain and Glory (Spain) - Directed by Pedro Almodovar [1]
  • Les Miserables (France) - Directed by Ladj Ly [1]
  • Honeyland (North Macedonia) - Directed by Ljubo Stefanov and Tamara Kotevksa [2]
  • Corpus Christi (Poland) - Directed by Jan Komasa [1]
  • Parasite (South Korea) - Directed by Bong Joon Ho [1]

11. Production Design

  • 1917 - Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales [2]
  • Jojo Rabbit - Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopkova [2]
  • The Irishman - Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves [2]
  • Parasite - Production Design: Lee Ha Jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo [2]
  • Once upon a Time...in Hollywood - Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh [2]

12. Achievement in cinematography

  • Joker - Lawrence Sher [1]
  • The Irishman - Rodrigo Prieto [1]
  • Once upon a Time...in Hollywood - Robert Richardson [1]
  • 1917 - Roger Deakins [1]
  • The Lighthouse - Jarin Blaschke [1]

13. Achievement in costume design

  • The Irishman - Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson [2]
  • Once upon a Time...in Hollywood - Arianne Phillips [1]
  • Little Women - Jacqueline Durran [1]
  • Joker - Mark Bridges [1]
  • Jojo Rabbit - Mayes C Rubeo [1]

14. Best documentary feature

  • For Sama - Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts [2]
  • The Edge of Democracy - Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan [4]
  • The Cave - Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjaer [3]
  • American Factory - Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert [3]
  • Honeyland - Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev [3]

15. Best documentary short subject

  • Life Overtakes Me - John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson [2]
  • Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone - Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva [2]
  • In the Absence - Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam [2]
  • Walk Run Cha-Cha - Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt [2]
  • St Louis Superman - Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan [2]

16. Achievement in film editing

  • The Irishman - Thelma Schoonmaker [1]
  • Ford v Ferrari - Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland [2]
  • Parasite - Yang Jinmo [1]
  • Joker - Jeff Groth [1]
  • Jojo Rabbit - Tom Eagles [1]

17. Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • Bombshell - Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker [3]
  • 1917 - Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole [3]
  • Maleficient: Mistress of Evil - Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White [3]
  • Judy - Jeremy Woodhead [1]
  • Joker - Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou [2]

18. Achievement in music written for motion pictures (original score)

  • 1917 - Thomas Newman [1]
  • Marriage Story - Randy Newman [1]
  • Little Women - Alexandre Desplat [1]
  • Joker - Hildur Gudnadottir [1]
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - John Williams [1]

19. Achievement in music written for motion pictures (original song)

  • "I'm Standing With You" from BREAKTHROUGH - Music and Lyric by Diane Warren [1]
  • "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from ROCKETMAN - Music by Elton John, Lyric by Bernie Taupin [2]
  • "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" from TOY STORY 4 - Music and Lyric by Randy Newman [1]
  • "Stand Up" from HARRIET - Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo [2]
  • "Into The Unknown" from FROZEN II - Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez [2]

20. Best animated short film

  • Hair Love - Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver [2]
  • Dcera (Daughter) - Daria Kashcheeva [1]
  • Sister - Siqi Song [1]
  • Memorable - Bruno Collet and Jean-Francois Le Corre [2]
  • Kitbull - Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson [2]

21. Best live action short film

  • Brotherhood - Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon [2]
  • A Sister - Delphine Girard [1]
  • Saria - Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre [2]
  • The Neighbors' Window - Marshall Curry [1]
  • Nefta Football Club - Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi [2]

22. Achievement in sound editing

  • Once upon a Time...in Hollywood - Wylie Stateman [1]
  • 1917 - Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate [2]
  • Joker - Alan Robert Murray [1]
  • Ford v Ferrari - Donald Sylvester [1]
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Matthew Wood and David Acord [2]

23. Achievement in sound mixing

  • Joker - Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland [3]
  • Ford v Ferrari - Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow [3]
  • Once upon a Time...in Hollywood - Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano [3]
  • Ad Astra - Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano [3]
  • 1917 - Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson [2]

24. Achievement in visual effects

  • The Irishman - Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli [4]
  • Avengers: End Game - Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick [4]
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy [4]
  • 1917 - Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy [3]
  • The Lion King - Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman [4]