The only possible surprise this evening would be Parasite‘s Bong Joon-ho taking the Best Director Oscar rather than 1917‘s Sam Mendes. That’s the only serious upset that seems feasible. Otherwise everything has been fully figured, sussed, estimated…next to no suspense at all.

Jordan Ruimy and I talked it out just after 10 am this morning.

Below are Ben Zausmer‘s (Oscarmath) predictions, which are more or less the same predictions that everyone else is touting.

Again, the mp3

Posted yesterday by David Poland.

Best Picture / 1917. Best Director / Sam Mendes or Bong Joon-ho. Best Actor / Joaquin Phoenix. Best Actress / Renee Zellweger. Best Supporting Actor / Brad Pitt. Best Supporting Actress / Laura Dern. Best Original Screenplay / Parasite. Best Adapted Screenplay / Jojo Rabbit. (Seriously?)

Best Animated Feature / Toy Story 4. Best Documentary Feature / American Factory or Honeyland. Best International Feature / Parasite. Best Production Design / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. Best Cinematography / Roger Deakins, 1917. Best Original Score / Hildur Gudnadóttir, Joker. Best Original Song / Elton John and Bernie Taupin‘s “I’m Gonna Love Me Again.” Best Film Editing / 1917, Parasite or Ford v. Ferrari. Best Visual Effects / Avengers: Endgame.

That’s all I have time for now….getting dressed for Parasite viewing party. The weather is cool, raining, bone-chilling.