2020 Oscar Predictions: Why This Year Is Such a Tough Call

Screen Talk, episode 178: There are many possible outcomes on Sunday, but every category has a few strong possibilities.

Every awards season involves months of hectic campaigns, exhausted talent, and anxiety-riddled industry figures rushing to the finish line. This year’s Oscar race exacerbated those traditions with the shortest season ever, but Sunday’s ceremony is especially intriguing because it’s also very tough to call. The Best Picture race seems to be a showdown between “1917” and “Parasite,” though nobody’s quite sure which one has the upper hand. However, the Best Picture category isn’t the only question mark.

This year is a tough call in several major categories, all the way down to short films and visual effects. In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson talk through each category and make some predictions (and some wishful thinking). For more on the state of the race, check out Thompson’s final predictions story.

Listen to the full episode below. 

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