Rex’s First Oscar List

Rex Okpodu, LemonWade’s Oscar maven, has looked over the potential candidates for February’s Academy Awards and come up with these potential nominees to vie for the five slots in each category:

Best Picture:

Once Upon a time in Hollywood

The Irishman

JoJo Rabbit

Marriage Story

The Two Popes


Little Women


The Farewell

Ford v Ferrari

Best Director:

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story

Fernando Meirelles – The Two Popes

Bong Joon-Ho – Parasite

Best Actor:

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Jonathan Price – The Two Popes

Robert De Niro – The Irishman

Joaquin Phoenix – The Joker

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory

Michael B. Jordan – Just Mercy

Best Actress:

Renee Zelwegger – Judy

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Lupita Nwong’o – US

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Akwafina _ The Farewell

Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Tom Hanks – Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Anthony Hopkins – Two Popes

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers

Shuzhen Zhao – The Farewell

Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey

The Screenplays:


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
The Farewell (Lulu Wang)
Parasite (Bong Joon-ho & Jin Won Han)

Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodovar)


The Two Popes (Anthony McCarten)
The Irishman (Steven Zaillian)Joker (Todd Phillips & Scott Silver)
Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi)
Hustlers (Lorene Scafaria)

Best International Feature: Five from this shortlist

Parasite (South Korea)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Les Miserables (France)
Atlantics (Senegal)
Tel Aviv on Fire (Luxembourg)

Papicha (Algeria)
The Traitor (Italy)
The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao (Brazil)
Our Mothers (Belgium)
It Must Be Heaven (Palestine)

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