This years annual Academy Awards may have been postponed until April 25th but the Nominees are in! We found an article by the Los Angeles Times that features the Oscar Nominees and the predictions of who will take each category as researched by experts! You could be an expert too and make your guesses. So put on your critic hat because this week we are going to challenge you to watch these critically acclaimed films and let you decide if they deserve to take home the gold man.
“Nomadland” has been a frontrunner all awards season long, and it remains in first place in Round 3, with the panel expecting it to continue its winning ways Oscar night. However, “Minari” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7″ have significantly closed the gap, possibly indicating a closer race for best picture than previously thought.
Lead Actress Prediction: Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”
Carey Mulligan holds at No. 1, with Viola Davis creating some distance between herself and Frances McDormand for 2nd. As expected, Vanessa Kirby and singer Andra Day complete the field, matching the SAG noms (the BuzzMeter had all five called as well).
Lead Actor Prediction: Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Boseman has ruled the awards circuit, winning everywhere. He’s the runaway favorite for the Oscar, with only Riz Ahmed in earshot. Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman and Steven Yeun complete the field. Yeun is the first of Korean descent to get a lead-actor Oscar nomination (1956 winner Yul Brynner, of partial Tartar descent and a naturalized American citizen at the time, is the only other Asian-American nominee thus far).
For a full list of Nominees and categories visit: BuzzMeter 2021: Our experts predict the Oscar winners — and so can you