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92nd Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2019 (for the 2020 Ceremony) - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

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Tier 1 Original Screenplay Predictions

The Report
Scott Z Burns
(never nominated)
Release TBA
Queen & Slim
James Frey & Lena Waithe
(never nominated)
Nov 27th
Kasi Lemmons & Gregory Allen Howard
(never nominated)
The Farewell
Lulu Wang
(never nominated)
July 12th
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino
(3 noms and 2 wins in this category)
July 26th
Tier 2 - Or maybe these? 
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Joe Talbot & Rob Richert
(never nominated)
June 14th
Pain & Glory
Pedro Almodóvar
(1 nom | 1 win in this category)
Release TBA
Untitled Roger Ailes Film
Charles Randolph
(1 nom | 1 win)
Dec 20th
Jordan Peele
(1 nom / 1 win in this category)
March 22nd 
Late Night
Mindy Kaling
(never nominated)
June 7th 
Tier 3 - Too early to rule anything out...


  • 1917
  • Ad Astra
  • The Aeronauts
  • Blinded by the Light
  • Booksmart
  • The Lighthouse
  • Lucy in the Sky
  • The Pope
  • Torrance
  • The Truth
  • Wendy
  • Yesterday




Tier 1 Adapted Screenplay Predictions

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Michal Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster
Nov 22nd

Based on the Esquire profile by Tom Junod

The Goldfinch
Peter Straughan
(1 nomination)
Sept 13th

Based on the novel by Donna Tartt

JoJo Rabbit
Taika Waititi
(never nominated *in this category)
Nov 27th

Based on the novel by Christine Leunens

The Good Liar
Jeffrey Hatcher
(never nominated)
Nov 15th

Based on the novel by Nicholas Searle

Woman in the Window
Tracy Letts 
(never nominated)
Oct 4th 

Based on the novel by AJ Finn

Tier 2- Or maybe these ? 

Chloé Zhao
(never nominated)
Release TBA

Based on the book "Nomadland: Surviving American in the 21st Center" by Jessica Bruder

The Irishman
Steven Zaillian
(4 noms | 1 win)

Based on the book "I Heard You Paint Houses" by Charles Brandt

Untitled Todd Haynes Project
Matthew Carnahan & Mario Correa
(never nominated)

Based on the magazine article by Nathaniel Rich

JC Lee & Julius Onah
(never nominated)
Aug 2nd

Based on the play by JC Lee

Ford v Ferrarri
Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller (never nominated), James Mangold (1 nomination)
Nov 15th

Based on the book "Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans" by AJ Baime

Tier 3 - We might be underestimating...


  • Downhill
  • Downton Abbey
  • Gloria Bell
  • Joker
  • Judy
  • The Kitchen
  • The Laundromat
  • Little Women
  • Motherless Brooklyn
  • Personal History of David Copperfield
  • Radioactive
  • Where'd You Go Bernadette?