2021 Oscar Predictions

Updated August 1st, 2021

Don't Look Up (Netflix)

1. 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.

2. Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project

Set in 1970s San Fernando Valley, the film follows a high school student, who is also a successful child actor.

3. Being the Ricardos

Follows Lucy and Desi as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.

4. 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".

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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. 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.

10. The Whale

A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

Next In Line:

11. 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.

12. House of Gucci

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.

13. King Richard

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

14. 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.

15. The Last Duel

King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

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16. 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.

17. The Eyes of Tammy Faye

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

18. Passing

"Passing" follows the unexpected reunion of two high school friends, whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities.

19. Red Rocket

Mikey Saber is a washed-up porn star who returns to his small Texas hometown, not that anyone really wants him back

20. 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.

21. C'mon C'mon

An artist embarks on a a cross-country trip with his young nephew.

22. A Hero

Plot details are being kept under wraps.

23. Respect

The life story of legendary R&B singer, Aretha Franklin.

24. Dear Evan Hansen

Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate.

25. 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.

Also Consider:

26. Stillwater

A father travels from Oklahoma to France to help his daughter who has been arrested for murder.

27. Cyrano

Follows the life of Cyrano de Bergerac.

28. 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.

29. Mass

Aftermath of a violent tragedy that affects the lives of two couples in different ways.

30. Luca

On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.

31. Limbo

Omar is a promising young musician. Separated from his Syrian family, he is stuck on a remote Scottish island awaiting the fate of his asylum request.

32. The Harder They Fall

When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge in this Western.

33. Belfast

A young boy and his working class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.

34. The Lost King

Plot details are being kept under wraps.

35. The Card Counter

The film, written and directed by Schrader, follows William Tell (Isaac), a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. Gaining backing from mysterious gambling financier La Linda, Tell takes Cirk with him on the road, going from casino to casino until the unlikely trio set their sights on winning the World Series of poker in Las Vegas. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past.

36. Bendetta

A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.

37. The Hand of God

Plot unknown. Set in Naples and said to be a very personal film.

38. Cry Macho

A one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder takes a job to bring a man's young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. On their journey, the horseman finds redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man. EN

39. Three Thousand Years of Longing

A scholar, content with life, encounters a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Their conversation, in a hotel room in Istanbul, leads to consequences neither would have expected.

40. Annette

A stand-up comedian and his opera singer wife have a 2 year old daughter with a surprising gift.

41. Last Night in Soho

A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.

42. The Worst Person in the World

It chronicles four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.

43. The Way of the Wind

A retelling of several episodes in the life of the Christ.

44. Zola

A stripper named Zola embarks on a wild road trip to Florida.

45. Next Goal Wins

Adaptation of the 2014 British documentary. The story of the American Samoa soccer team, who suffered the worst loss in World Cup history, losing to Australia 31-0 in 2001.

46. 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.

47. Eternals

The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

48. The Green Knight

A fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

49. No Time to Die

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

50. Clerks III

Dante, Elias, Jay and Silent Bob are enlisted by Randal after a heart attack, to make a movie about the convenience store that started it all.