Last year, despite social media-fired mud slung in its direction, Green Book triumphed on the night to take the top prize. If a week is a long time in politics, it’s even longer in Academy Award world. But for now, here’s our guide to the contenders, the dark horses and those likely to get snubbed at next year’s Oscars.Oscars 2020 Live Stream
Favourite: The Irishman
Martin Scorsese’s epic crime saga starring Robert De Niro as hitman Frank Sheeran has an end-of-an-era feel about it. Academy voters tend to get sentimental about these things, plus backers Netflix are desperate for a gong and will push it all the way.
Favourite: Renee Zellweger
Already an Oscar winner for Cold Mountain, Zellweger’s shattering turn as Hollywood legend Judy Garland has been circled for the Best Actress winner ever since the film Judy was first screened. Voters love Zellweger and they love a tragic story about one of their own.
Favourite: Martin Scorsese
An eight-time Best Director nominee, Scorsese has only won once for The Departed. Winning again for The Irishman will help further redress what has been one of the Academy’s greatest crimes. Sure-fire nominees: Bong Joon-ho, Quentin Tarantino, Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig.