2021 Oscar Predictions

Updated May 7th, 2021

Abigail Breslin

1. Abigail Breslin - Stillwater

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

2. Marlee Matlin - 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.​

3. Alicia Vikander - 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.​

4. Nina Arianda - Being the Ricardos

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

5. Cate Blanchett - 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. ​​

Next In Line:

6. Saoirse Ronan - 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".​

7. Toni Collette - 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. ​

8. Samantha Morton - 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.​

9. Jodie Comer - The Last Duel

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

10. Ruth Negga - 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.​

Also Considered:

11. Martha Plimpton - Mass

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

12. Olga Merediz - 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.​

13. Ariana DeBose - 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.​

14. Meryl Streep - 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.​

15. Vanessa Hudgens - 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.​

16. Julianne Nicholson - Blonde

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.​

17. Riley Keough - Zola

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

18. Ann Dowd - Mass

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

19. Olivia Wilde - Don't Worry Darling

A 1950's housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets.​

20. Rita Moreno - 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.​