2020 Oscar Predictions

Updated September 9th, 2020


1. RuPaul, “Drag Race”

The title of America's Next Drag Superstar is on the line for a new group of 13 glamour queens on the fourth season of "RuPaul's Drag Race." The contestants compete in a series of elimination challenges that culminate with one player winning $100,000, a lifetime supply of cosmetics, a headline spot on Logo's "Drag Race" tour, and a one-of-a-kind trip. TV personality Michelle Visage, fashion designer Santino Rice, and makeup artist Billy B join RuPaul on the judges' panel. A roster of guest judges includes actress Elvira, singer Wynonna Judd, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, author Dan Savage, and actress Regina King.

2. Nicole Byer, “Nailed It!”

Home bakers who have a poor track record in the kitchen seek redemption -- and cash -- on this series. In each episode, three contestants try their hand at re-creating edible masterpieces. The projects don't always turn out great, but whichever amateur baker comes closest to a successful dessert by the end of the episode takes home the $10,000 prize, which they might want to use on baking lessons. Comic Nicole Byer and renowned pastry chef Jacques Torres host the culinary competition that features such challenges as painting self-portraits on cookies.

3. Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, “Making It”

The best makers from around the country take on a series of handmade projects they must complete in their own unique way. As the competition goes on, the challenges become increasingly difficult, and the least successful maker is eliminated each week. The show culminates in a final craft-off between the last two makers. Taking place in a serene outdoor setting, the positivity, character and camaraderie of handmade culture shines through as the comedic hosts and judges provide encouragement, guidance and lots of laughs.

4. Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, “Queer Eye”

More than a decade after the original series went off the air, Netflix reboots the "Queer Eye" franchise with a new Fab Five and a new setting, trading in the concrete jungle of New York City for communities in and around Atlanta. The style experts forge relationships with men and women who often have different beliefs from them, leading to moments of social commentary interspersed with style advice. Advising people in need of lifestyle makeovers are food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski, interior designer Bobby Berk, grooming consultant Jonathan Van Ness, fashion designer Tan France and culture expert Karamo Brown, who reality TV fans may recognize as one of the housemates on "The Real World: Philadelphia." David Collins, who created the original show, is on board as an executive producer.

5. Padma Lakshmi, and Tom Colicchio, “Top Chef”

A Big Apple is on the menu as the hit cooking competition series serves up its fifth course in New York, with food critic and author Toby Young joining Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons at the judges' table. Other food and entertainment figures taking part include Martha Stewart, Eric Ripert, Rocco DiSpirito, Wylie Dufresne, Natasha Richardson and the Foo Fighters. At stake for the 17 new "cheftestants": $100,000 to help open a restaurant, a feature in Food & Wine magazine and a showcase at the Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colo., along with the title of `Top Chef'.

6. Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary, “Shark Tank”

Budding entrepreneurs get the chance to bring their dreams to fruition in this reality show from executive producer Mark Burnett. They present their ideas to the sharks in the tank -- five titans of industry who made their own dreams a reality and turned their ideas into lucrative empires. The contestants try to convince any one of the sharks to invest money in their idea. When more than one of the sharks decide they want a piece of the action, a bidding war can erupt, driving up the price of the investment.