2021 Oscar Predictions

Updated September 23rd, 2021

Bradley Cooper

1. Bradley Cooper – Licorice Pizza

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

2. Cirian Hinds - Belfast

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

3. Jason Isaacs - Mass

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

4. Bradley Whitford – 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.

5. Ben Affleck - The Last Duel (or The Tender Bar)

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

Next In Line:

6. Jesse Plemons - 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.​

7. Mark Rylance – 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.​

8. Colman Domingo – Zola

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

9. J.K. Simmons – Being the Ricardos

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

10. Corey Hawkins – 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.​

Also Consider:

11. Adam Driver – 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.​

12. Idris Elba – 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.​

13. Geoffrey Wright - 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".

14. Troy Kotsur - 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.​​

15. Jared Leto - 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.​

16. Reed Birney - Mass

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

17. Ben Mendelsohn - Cyrano

Follows the life of Cyrano de Bergerac.​

18. Eugenio Derbez - 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.​

19. Simon Helberg - Annette

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

20. Brian D'Arcy James - 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.​