The longest Oscar season in history comes to a close this weekend, but for many prognosticators, the bulk of the conversation ended long ago. “Nomadland” has held fast to its Best Picture frontrunner status alongside probable Best Director winner Chloé Zhao, and it’s safe to assume that “Another Round” and “My Octopus Teacher” have their respective awards in the bag. Is it time to talk Cannes yet?
Well…not to so fast.
In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson swap their Oscar predictions and diverge on several key categories (Thompson also elaborates on her picks here). In this most unusual year, there are many potential surprises in store across many categories, from Best Actress to Original Song. Keeping their eyes on the clock, Kohn and Thompson work their way through all 23 categories while making one case after the next. Either one of them could be spot-on, but both can’t be 100 percent right. Watch the full episode above or listen to it below to see if their picks square with your own.