2020 Oscar Predictions

Updated January 14th, 2021

The Life Ahead (Netflix)

1. Diane Warren - lo Si (Seen) from The Life Ahead

In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business takes in a 12-year-old street kid who recently robbed her.

2. Lyrics by Rod Lurie, Larry Groupé (Performed by Rita Wilson) - "Everybody Cries" from The Outpost

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

3. Leslie Odom Jr. & Sam Ashworth - "Speak Now" from One Night in Miami

In the aftermath of Cassius Clay’s defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964, the boxer meets with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown to change the course of history in the segregated South.​

4. Taylor Swift - "Only The Young" from Miss Americana

A raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.

5. Cathy Ang - “Rocket to the Moon” from Over the Moon

An adventurous girl builds a rocket ship to meet a mythical goddess on the moon.​


6. Sacha Baron Cohen, Erran Baron Cohen, & Anthony Hines - "Wuhan Flu Song" from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Follow-up film to the 2006 comedy centering on the real-life adventures of a fictional Kazakh television journalist named Borat.

7. Adam Anders, Peer Astrom, Matthew Sklar & Chad Beguelin - "Wear Your Crown" from The Prom

A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.

8. Diane Warren - "Free" from the The One and Only Ivan

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.

9. Romy Flores and Andy Rosen "Come and Play With Me" Promising Young Woman

A young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path.

10. Celeste & Daniel Pemberton - "Hear My Voice" from The Trial of the Chicago 7

When aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream is a dream worth fighting for.