And the winner should be … Peter Bradshaw’s predictions for the 2021 Oscars

Will Nomadland clean up this year? Will Anthony Hopkins get best actor? Our film critic gives the low down on the contenders for the Academy Awards

Best picture

Will win: Nomadland
Should win: Nomadland
Shoulda been a contender: Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best director

Will win: David Fincher for Mank
Should win: Chloé Zhao for Nomadland
Shoulda been a contender: Christopher Nolan for Tenet

Best actor

Will win: Anthony Hopkins for The Father
Should win: Anthony Hopkins for The Father
Shoulda been a contender: Lance Henriksen for Falling

Best actress

Will win: Vanessa Kirby for Pieces of a Woman
Should win: Frances McDormand for Nomadland
Shoulda been a contender: Rosamund Pike for I Care A Lot

Best supporting actor

Will win: Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah
Should win: Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah
Shoulda been a contender: Michael Stuhlbarg for Shirley

Best supporting actress

Will win: Amanda Seyfried for Mank
Should win: Youn Yuh-jung for Minari
Shoulda been a contender: Toni Collette for I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Best animated feature

Will win: Soul
Should win: Soul
Shoulda been a contender: Kill It and Leave This Town

Best adapted screenplay

Will win: Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller for The Father
Should win: Chloé Zhao for Nomadland
Shoulda been a contender: Charlie Kaufman for I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Best original screenplay

Will win: Aaron Sorkin for The Trial of the Chicago 7
Should win: Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman
Shoulda been a contender: Andy Siara for Palm Springs

Best documentary

Will win: Time
Should win: Collective
Shoulda been a contender: Mother

Best international feature film

Will win: Another Round
Should win: Quo Vadis, Aida?
Shoulda been a contender: Dear Comrades!

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