oscars 2020

Oscars 2020 – If We Picked The Winners!

On a special bonus episode of Cinemaholics, we pick our own winners for the 2020 Oscars ceremony. Inspired by the Siskel and Ebert classic format, we go through the nominees of almost every category and explain our favorites.

Theme Music: sound recorded live during the taping of “Siskel & Ebert: If We Picked The Winners” on March 1, 1990.

Want to cut to the chase? Below are our consolidated picks, voted on by just Jon Negroni, Sam Noland, and Will Ashton. Want to pick your own winners? Sound off in the comments below!

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Lion King

CINEMATOGRAPHY
1917, Roger Deakins

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
Parasite

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
For Sama

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Klaus

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from Toy Story 4, Randy Newman

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
Marriage Story, Randy Newman

FILM EDITING
Parasite

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Sister

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
A Sister

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
In the Absence

COSTUME DESIGN
Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Parasite

SOUND EDITING
Ford v Ferrari

SOUND MIXING
Ad Astra

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
1917

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
Little Women

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Marriage Story

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Florence Pugh, Little Women

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Antonio Banderas, Pain & Glory

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

DIRECTING
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

BEST PICTURE
Parasite

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4 Comments

  1. Love this format. I get tired of all the tedious oscar awards buzz coverage, because it all amounts to a whole bunch of nothing. More fun to just discuss the films as you see them, not how a group of faceless hollywood insiders think at a given moment.

  2. Parasite is well on its way to becoming one of the few outright classics of the 20teens. It wasn’t my favorite film of 2019 (Marriage Story, not sorry), but it just delivers in a way we haven’t seen from a film of its type in so long. Just near perfect in every respect and for so many people.

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