2021 Oscar Predictions

Updated October 8th, 2021

Mass

1. Ann Dowd - Mass

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

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. 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.​

4. Aunjanue Ellis - King Richard

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

5. Caitriona Balfe - Belfast

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

Next In Line:

6. Martha Plimpton - Mass

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

7. Judi Dench - Belfast

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

8. 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.​

9. 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.​

10. 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.​

Also Considered:

11. Suzanna Son - Red Rocket

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

12. 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.​

13. Toni Collette - Nightmare Alley

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.​

14. 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.​

15. Bree Elrod - Red Rocket

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

16. 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.​

17. Camille Cottin - Stillwater

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

18. Kaitlyn Dever - 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.​

19. 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.​

20. Amy Ryan - Worth

An attorney in Washington D.C. battles against cynicism, bureaucracy and politics to help the victims of 9/11.