The 93rd Oscars will be handed Sunday, April 25th, 2021.
As I have been doing for a few years, as we get into the awards season, I’ll post the fictional ballots for some of the guild awards, showing what my vote would be if I had one. I will, as a rule, abstain from my fictional vote if I haven’t seen at least half of the nominees. And to be perfectly clear, I’m not a member of any of these guilds and organizations.
The list of nominees can be seen here.
Here it goes:
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Daniel Kaluuya, for Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Film Editing: Yorgos Lamprinos, for The Father (Not seen: Nomadland.)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli, and Francesco Pegoretti, for Pinocchio
Best Costume Design: Alexandra Byrne, for Emma.
Best Production Design: Donald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale, for Mank
Best Sound: Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés, and Phillip Bladh, for Sound of Metal
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman, for The Father (Not seen: Youn Yuh-jung in Minari.)
Best Documentary (Feature): Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, and Craig Foster, for My Octopus Teacher
Best Documentary (Short Subject): Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan, for A Love Song for Latasha (Not seen: Hunger Ward.)
Best Music (Original Score): Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste, for Soul (Not seen: Minari.)
Best Music (Original Song): H.E.R., Dernst Emile II, and Tiara Thomas, for “Fight For You”, from Judas and the Black Messiah (Not seen Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, but listened to the song out of context.)
Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter and Dana Murray, for Soul
Best Visual Effects: Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon, and David Watkins, for The Midnight Sky
Best Short Film (Animated): Will McCormack and Michael Govier, for If Anything Happens I Love You (Not seen: Opera.)
Best Short Film (Live Action): Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe, for Two Distant Strangers (Not seen: The Letter Room, White Eye.)
Best International Feature Film: Better Days (Hong Kong)
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Chadwick Boseman, for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Not seen: Steven Yeun in Minari.)
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Kemp Powers, for One Night in Miami… (Not seen: Nomadland.)
Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Emerald Fennell, for Promising Young Woman (Not seen: Minari.)
Best Cinematography: Erik Messerschmidt, for Mank (Not seen: Nomadland.)
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Viola Davis, for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Not seen: Frances McDormand in Nomadland.)
Best Directing: David Fincher, for Mank (Not seen: Minari, Nomadland.)
Best Picture: Promising Young Woman (Not seen: Minari, Nomadland.)
3) The Trial of the Chicago 7
4) Judas and the Black Messiah
5) The Father
6) Sound of Metal