Oscar season is upon us! The 94th annual Academy Awards are being held on March 27 celebrating the films of 2021.
One of the most exciting parts of Oscar season is making your predictions of who will win. Though you may not have watched all the nominees, it can still be fun to see if your favourites take home the big prize or go home empty handed.
Some of our family’s favourites this year are nominated in the Animated Feature category. The kids (and I) really enjoyed Encanto (on Disney+) and The Mitchell’s vs. The Machines (on Netflix). If you’re more in the mood for a broad crowd pleaser you could check out King Richard, West Side Story (on Disney+), or CODA (a hidden gem on Apple TV according to my husband).
For a little extra fun in our Modern Mama community I thought we could share our predictions on a few of the Oscar categories. Activate your movie minds and share your best guesses on who will be the Oscar winners during the March 27th ceremony in the comments. Below you will find the nominations list for the 6 awards categories we will focus on. One of you with the highest score will win a $20 gift card to Walmart (maybe for some movie treats with the family).
1. Actor in a Leading Role
JAVIER BARDEM – Being the Ricardos
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH – The Power of the Dog
ANDREW GARFIELD – tick, tick…BOOM!
WILL SMITH – King Richard
DENZEL WASHINGTON – The Tragedy of Macbeth
2. Actor in a Supporting Role
CIARÁN HINDS – Belfast
TROY KOTSUR – CODA
JESSE PLEMONS – The Power of the Dog
J.K. SIMMONS – Being the Ricardos
KODI SMIT-MCPHEE – The Power of the Dog
3. Actress in a Leading Role
JESSICA CHASTAIN – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
OLIVIA COLMAN – The Lost Daughter
PENÉLOPE CRUZ – Parallel Mothers
NICOLE KIDMAN – Being the Ricardos
KRISTEN STEWART – Spencer
4. Actress in a Supporting Role
JESSIE BUCKLEY – The Lost Daughter
ARIANA DEBOSE – West Side Story
JUDI DENCH – Belfast
KIRSTEN DUNST – The Power of the Dog
AUNJANUE ELLIS – King Richard
5.Animated Feature Film
Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer
Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie
Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren
THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES
Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht
RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON
Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho
6. Best Picture
Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas, Producers
Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers
DON’T LOOK UP
Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers
DRIVE MY CAR
Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer
Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter, Producers
Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith, Producers
Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers
Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers
THE POWER OF THE DOG
Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier, Producers
WEST SIDE STORY
Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
Thanks for joining in the fun!
Disclaimer: This contest is open to CANADIAN RESIDENTS. All entries require a guess in each of the 6 categories. The person that guesses all the right winners or has the most correct winners will win the $20 Walmart gift card. If there is more than one person to have all the correct winners, there will be a random draw between those people. All comments and guesses must be submitted before March 27th at 12:00 PM MST. The winner must claim their prize within 24hrs of being contacted, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. This contest is in no way sponsored/endorsed or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.