2020 Oscar Predictions

Updated September 9th, 2020

HBO

1. Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”

Following the parallel lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in a story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness.

2. Jeremy Irons, “Watchmen”

Based on the celebrated graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, the exciting and dark "Watchmen" takes place in Tulsa, Okla., 34 years after the original story. After a white supremacist attack on the local police department, which leaves only two surviving cops on the beat, laws are passed that allow the cops to hide their identities behind masks. One of these cops, Angela Abar, adopts the identity of Sister Night and fights racists while dealing with the decades-long legacy of the vigilantes.

3. Paul Mescal, “Normal People”

Following Marianne and Connell, from different backgrounds but the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other's romantic lives and start to grow up.

4. Jeremy Pope, “Hollywood”

In post-World War II Hollywood, aspiring actors and filmmakers will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true.

5. Hugh Jackman, “Bad Education”

A Long Island school superintendent and his assistant are credited with bringing the district unprecedented prestige. Frank is a master of positive messaging, whether before an audience of community leaders or in an office with a concerned student or parent. That changes when a student reporter uncovers an embezzlement scheme of epic proportions, prompting Frank to devise an elaborate cover-up.