Early Oscar 2021 Predictions: When it comes to Oscar predictions, it’s never too early to place the ball rolling. After all, when you look Oscar predictions are less about the awards themselves and more about sparking conversation around the year’s most anticipated movies.
Not just that, the Oscar imagining game also assists in losing light if not for a lot of Oscar bloggers writing about them. I can’t envision a small movie like’Moonlight’ winning Best Picture at a world where there were no Oscar bloggers.
There are things I would like everyone to remember before I begin my 2021 Oscar predictions. Most of the Oscar winners are released in the year’s fourth quarter. Which means, there are always Oscar contenders that emerge late in the game.
Case in point, this past year, people came to understand in September just about’ 1917′ and its immense potential. The World War 1 film was below nobody’s radar.
So, while I enjoy my predictions, there’s no way the bulk of the movies mentioned in this guide or all will inevitably find an area on the Best Picture list next year.
Having said that, I am confident that most of these films are going to be during the year in Oscar conversation. Whether they finally make the final list of nominees will obviously depend on a lot of factors.
The most important among them being if they prove to be as great as they seem on paper.
Anyway here is my Oscar 2021 Best Picture nomination prediction:
10. The Eyes Of Tammy Faye
Starring Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain, the Movie is based on the documentary of the same name by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. Directed by Michael Showalter,’The Adventures Of Tammy Faye’ revolves round televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker who seek salvation after marriage and their empire crumbles.
Showalter raised his profile as a director after 2018’s surprise hit on ‘The significant Sick’. Though, what works in the favor is its subject material, especially the two fascinating individuals at its center. Considering all the fanaticism going around, the film might hit on a zeitgeist which Oscar contenders often try to aim for.
9. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Starring Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis, August Wilson bases on the play of the same name the film. Directed by George C. Wolfe, the movie centers about Ma Rainey, the”Queen of the Blues,” along with her conflict with her white representative and producer, and bandmates through the making of a record in a studio in Chicago, 1927.
Wolfe is well-known playwright and has directed several films before, but it’s really August Wilson’s writing that might be the USP of the movie. Denzel Washington, who directed Wilson’s Fences, was interested in’Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ for quite a while, but in the end the undertaking was scooped by Netflix.
More often than not, there’s always. This season, it seems like’Minari’ . The film won Grand Jury and Audience awards. A rare accomplishment, I am told.
Starring Steven Yeun, the movie is about a family that proceeds to Arkansas to begin a farm in the 1980s. Together with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment producing the movie and A24 dispersing,’Minari’ is in good hands and may find its way.
7. Hillbilly Elegy
Starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close, the film relies on based on the memoir of the Exact Same title by J. D. Vance. Directed by Ron Howard, who incidentally knows a thing or two about creating Oscar pedigree movies,’Hillbilly Elegy’ is thought to be”a modern exploration of the American Dream about three generations of an Appalachian family”.
Back in January 2019, Netflix obtained the rights to the film after bidding $45 million on the project. Which, of course, clearly indicates that the giant is betting big on the film. It’s surely going to be one of their Oscar ponies for 2021.
6. The French Dispatch
Starring a plethora such as Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro and Owen Wilson,’The French Dispatch’ is directed by Wes Anderson. The movie has been described as”a love letter to journalists put at an outpost of an American paper in a fictional 20th-century French town”, centering on three storylines.
The first thing that caught my eye is the fact that it celebrates journalism. That’s a big green check mark right there. You know that this will be loved by film critics. Not to mention, there are Wes Anderson fans among the movie critics circle that are currently going to champion the film whole-heartedly.
5. West Side Story
Another remake. Another grand Steven Spielberg film. We all know the film will be loved by crowds. But will this Academy, who’ve been a bit cold on the genius manager lately’s members, respond? I think so. The most important reason being also an look of the movie and also the casting.
4. The Trial of Chicago 7
Starring an ensemble cast which includes Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, and Mark Rylance,’The Trial of Chicago 7′ is written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. The film is based on the story of 7 people that are charged by the national government with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other fees associated with anti-Vietnam War and countercultural protests which happened in Chicago, Illinois, in the event of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
This is home territory for Mr. Sorkin — a movie filled with prolonged dialogues and monologues. The significance of subject matter ought to help push at the Oscar chances of film. And will the star-studded cast, which looks impressive to say the least.
The most anticipated film. Chris Nolan’s films are a world event. And’Tenet’ isn’t likely to be any different. But the important question for this article purposes is: will it be an Oscar contender. From the looks of it, the movie definitely seems to be cut from precisely the same cloth as’Inception’. And guess what? ‘Inception’ did manage to score lots of Oscar nominations.
Little is known about the film’s plot, except that it involves a secret agent who time travels. The film stars several big names, including John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. But can it also perform large? Only time will tell.
2. Da 5 Bloods
Starring an ensemble cast that includes Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Giancarlo Esposito and Norm Lewis,’Da 5 Bloods’ is directed by Spike Lee. The epic war film follows a group of veterans in the Vietnam War who go back to the jungle to find their innocence.
Spike Lee in his profession has made a few different sort of film. But this is looking like something he’s never achieved before. Lee’s films can be hit or miss, even though, the premise and the celebrity cast certainly seem very promising.
Starring Gary Oldman as Herman J. Mankiewicz and Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies,’Mank’ is directed by David Fincher, based on a script written by his dad Jack. Another Netflix acquisition, the film centers around Mankiewicz’s tumultuous development of Orson Welles’ iconic masterpiece ‘Citizen Kane’.
Fincher has led several movies in his profession, but only once did he come close to winning Best Director or Best Picture. The entire year was 2010 and the film has been ‘The Social Network’. As we start the following decade, the question remains? If’Mank’ turns out to be as good as it sounds, the answer to that question will shortly be”yes”.
Other contenders (subject for their release in 2020): Nightmare Alley, Bad Blood, The Prom, The Boys In The Band, Nomadland, Blonde, Macbeth, Stillwater, News of the World, Next Goal Wins, Ammonite, Dune, On the Rocks.