(UPDATED February 9) – 2020 Oscar Winners Predicted – Entirely By Die Rolls…

What films, people, visual effects, songs, soundtracks and hair styling skills –  will be awarded with Oscars at today’s Oscars ceremony? I rolled the dice – right after the nominees were announced back in January –  to find out!

So what movies/people do I think will win Oscars tonight? I honestly don’t know! The only Oscar nominated movies I saw from 2019 were The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, both of which I enjoyed. Except I thought the ending of The Irishman was kind of “Return of the King-ed” a bit! Don’t know what I mean by that? Well, I just thought the movie should have ended at one point, but extended on another 40 minutes or so (its run time is listed as 3 hours/30 minutes). King of like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kings ending

Obviously having too long of a run time doesn’t affect a movie’s chances of winning the best picture Oscar, if films such as Gone with the Wind (3 hours 58 minutes), Titanic (3 hours 15 minutes) and…Return of the King (3 hours 48 minutes)-  are any indicator! GWTW is still the longest running movie of all time to have won the best picture Oscar, according to this list on imdb.

I remember having sat through the whole 3 hour 20 minute run time of the 1981 movie Reds when that was in theaters (I wasn’t quite 10 yet). That movie didn’t take the best picture Oscar for that year, but Chariots of Fire did. I was chatting about things like this with a friend not too long ago, and he was appalled when I said my mom took me and my brother to see the best picture winning movie Kramer v. Kramer. That was how my parents rolled! It wasn’t an entirely bad thing…occasionally that exposure to movies in my youth will help out on a trivia night!

But – in my parents’ defense, there weren’t a heck of a lot of “kiddie” movies to take kids to see in those days! Also, kids tended to “outgrow” kiddie movies a lot sooner than they do now. The Fox and the Hound (1981) was probably the last “kiddie” movie I saw in theaters – which made my sentimental animal-loving mom bawl like a baby!

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The two dice I used to predict the 2020 Oscar winners – a 10-sided die – and a six-sided die.

But let’s get back to the blog topic at hand, shall we? Here’s how I randomly “picked” the Oscar winners for tonight – the 10-sided die was only used once – to roll for the best picture winner. I used a six-sided die to determine the other winners – re-rolling only if a 6 came up (which only happened once).

Read on to see which “winners” were picked randomly by my multi-sided dice! If you can think of a better way to pick Oscar winners, I’d like to hear it (LOL)!

My die roll predictions for the “winners” will be denoted in boldface type. 

BEST PICTURE

Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Marriage Story
Parasite
1917

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

South Korea, Parasite
Spain, Pain and Glory
France, Les Misérables
North Macedonia, Honeyland
Poland, Corpus Christi

BEST DOCUMENTARY – SHORT

In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life  Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

American Factory
The Edge of Democracy
Honeyland
For Sama
The Cave

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

I’m Standing With You, Breakthrough
Into the Unknown, Frozen II
Stand Up, Harriet
(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, Rocketman
I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away, Toy Story 4

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
The Two Popes
Joker

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite
Knives Out
1917

BEST ACTOR – LEADING ROLE

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

BEST ACTRESS – LEADING ROLE

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Renée Zellweger, Judy
Charlize Theron, Bombshell

BEST DIRECTOR

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Irishman
1917
Jojo Rabbit
Parasite

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Little Women
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker

BEST SOUND EDITING

1917
Ford v Ferrari
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Joker

BEST SOUND MIXING

1917
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Ad Astra
Joker

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE

1917, Thomas Newman
Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir
Little Women, Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story, Randy Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, John Williams

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Avengers: Endgame
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Irishman
1917

BEST FILM EDITING

The Irishman
Ford v Ferrari
Parasite
Joker
Jojo Rabbit

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

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