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PENEFLIX PREDICTIONS: 92ND ACADEMY AWARDS

Peneflix is taking a hiatus from a competitive contest this year; not reneging on listing my “best” picks; ignoring the overlooked, concentrating on the testosterone-driven, “hueless” candidates; no “will/should”, just my feverish, instinctive selections:

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Brad Pitt, “ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD”  *PENEFLIX PICK*
Tom Hanks, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Anthony Hopkins, THE TWO POPES
Al Pacino, THE IRISHMAN
Joe Pesci, THE IRISHMAN

 

BEST ACTOR:

Adam Driver, “MARRIAGE STORY” *PENEFLIX PICK*
Antonio Banderas, PAIN AND GLORY
Leonardo DiCaprio, ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Joaquin Phoenix, JOKER
Jonathan Pryce, THE TWO POPES

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

SCARLETT JOHANSSON “JOJO RABBIT” *PENEFLIX PICK*
Kathy Bates, RICHARD JEWELL
Laura Dern, MARRIAGE STORY
Florence Pugh, LITTLE WOMEN
Margot Robbie, BOMBSHELL

 

BEST ACTRESS:

RENEE ZELLWEGER, “JUDY” *PENEFLIX PICK*
Cynthia Erivo, HARRIET
Scarlett Johansson, MARRIAGE STORY
Saoirse Ronan, LITTLE WOMEN
Charlize Theron, BOMBSHELL

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

JOJO RABBIT, Taika Waititi *PENEFLIX PICK*
THE IRISHMAN, Steven Zaillian
JOKER, Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
LITTLE WOMEN, Greta Gerwig
THE TWO POPES, Anthony McCarten

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

PARASITE, Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won *PENEFLIX PICK*
KNIVES OUT, Rian Johnson
MARRIAGE STORY, Noah Baumbach
1917, Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD, Quentin Tarantino

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

1917“, ROGER DEAKINS *PENEFLIX PICK*
THE IRISHMAN, Rodrigo Prieto
JOKER, Lawrence Sher
THE LIGHTHOUSE, Jarin Blaschke
ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD, Robert Richardson

 

BEST SONG:

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from ROCKETMAN, Elton John and Bernie Taupin *PENEFLIX PICK*
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from TOY STORY 4,  Randy Newman
“I’m Standing With You” from BREAKTHROUGH, Diane Warren
“Into The Unknown” from FROZEN II, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“Stand Up” from HARRIET, Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

 

BEST FOREIGN FILM: 

PARASITE, South Korea, Directed by Bong Joon Ho *PENEFLIX PICK*
CORPUS CHRISTI, 
Poland, Jan Komasa
HONEYLAND, North Macedonia, Ljubo Stefanov and Tamara Kotevksa
LES MISÉRABLES, France, Ladj Ly
PAIN AND GLORY, Spain, Pedro Almodóvar

 

BEST MOVIE:

PARASITE *PENEFLIX PICK* (5 ACADEMY AWARDS)
FORD V FERRARI
THE IRISHMAN
JOJO RABBIT
JOKER
LITTLE WOMEN
MARRIAGE STORY
1917
ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

 

BEST DIRECTOR:

PARASITE, Bong Joon Ho *PENEFLIX PICK*
THE IRISHMAN, Martin Scorsese
JOKER, Todd Phillips
1917, Sam Mendes
ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD, Quentin Tarantino

 

Good fortune and may the “Force” be with you!

 

Peneflix

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