2021 Oscar Predictions
Updated September 23rd, 2021
1. Jane Campion - The Power of the Dog
A pair of brothers who own a large ranch in Montana are pitted against each other when one of them gets married.
2. Kenneth Branagh - Belfast
A young boy and his working class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.
3. Denis Villeneuve – Dune
Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.
4. Paul Thomas Anderson - Licorice Pizza
Set in 1970s San Fernando Valley, the film follows a high school student, who is also a successful child actor.
5. Pablo Larrain – Spencer
During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.
Next In Line:
6. Steven Spielberg – West Side Story
An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
7. Wes Anderson – The French Dispatch
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine".
8. Guillermo del Toro – Nightmare Alley
Faced with sudden doubts about her marriage, a young New York mother teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to tail her husband.
9. Adam McKay – Don't Look Up
The story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth.
10. Ridley Scott – House of Gucci (or The Last Duel)
The story of how Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, plotted to kill her husband, the grandson of renowned fashion designer Guccio Gucci.
11. Aaron Sorkin – Being the Ricardos
Follows Lucy and Desi as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.
12. Sian Heder – Coda
As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
13. Joel Coen – The Tragedy of Macbeth
A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.
14. Pedro Almodovar - Parallel Mothers
The story of two mothers who give birth the same day.
15. George Clooney – The Tender Bar
A boy growing up on Long Island seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle's bar.
16. Mike Mills – C’mon C’mon
An artist embarks on a a cross-country trip with his young nephew.
17. Sean Baker - Red Rocket
Mikey Saber is a washed-up porn star who returns to his small Texas hometown, not that anyone really wants him back
18. Justin Chon – Blue Bayou
As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
19. Joe Wright – Cyrano
Follows the life of Cyrano de Bergerac.
20. Asghar Farhadi - A Hero
An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.
21. Justin Lin – In the Heights
The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop. The likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.
22. Julia Ducornau – Titane
Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Titane : A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys.
23. Lin-Manuel Miranda - Tick, Tick... Boom!
The story of Jon, an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing Superbia - which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break.
24. Denzel Washington – A Journal for Jordan
1st Sgt. Charles Monroe King, before he is killed in action in Baghdad, authors a journal for his son intended to tell him how to live a decent life despite growing up without a father.
25. Chloé Zhao - Eternals
The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.