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‘Joker,’ ‘Judy,’ ‘Parasite’ and ‘Popes:’ Queerty predicts the Oscars!

Awards season builds to a climax this Sunday with the 92nd Annual Academy Awards broadcast on ABC. This year, as with so many others, has seen its share of controversies over inclusion, sexism, politics, and whatnot. On the other hand, we didn't have to sit through anything as obnoxious as last year's Kevin Hart debacle (who has evolved and apologized, incidentally. Good for him).

So, if you're thinking of going in on that office Oscar pool or throwing down at a viewing party, we're here to offer our insights into this year's awards. For the record, we correctly predicted an upset win in the Best Picture category last year...so, there's that.

Take heed, say a prayer and pony up. Have a look at our predictions before cracking open the bubbly!

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Best Supporting Actor

  • Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
  • Al Pacino, The Irishman
  • Joe Pesci, The Irishman
  • Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Much like Kathy Bates, two veteran performers/previous winners here get rewarded with their nomination. Hanks & Pacino are less competitors in the category than beloved Hollywood lions getting a hug from the industry. Hopkins gives his best performance in years in The Two Popes, though as a quiet drama, it’s not a film that Academy members clamor to watch. That leaves Pesci, who came out of retirement for his role, and Pitt, one of Hollywood’s most durable stars. Both already have Oscars, though Pitt’s is for producing. With that in mind, we think the Academy will be giving him his “due” as an actor.

Should Win: Joe Pesci

Will Win: Brad Pitt

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