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The Gurus A Week Before Voting Closes 012720

Rank Last Chart Best Picture AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 1917
1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 29
2 2 Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
2 3 1 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 10 17
3 3 Parasite
3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 10 14
5 Joker
0 0
9 Ford v Ferrari
0 0
4 The Irishman
0 0
6 Jojo Rabbit
0 0
8 Little Women
0 0
7 Marriage Story
0 0

Rank Last Chart Best Director AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Sam Mendes
1917
1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 29
2 2 Bong Joon-ho
Parasite
2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 10 21
3 3 Quentin Tarantino
Once Upon A Time ...
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 10 10
5 Todd Phillips
Joker
0 0
4 Martin Scorsese
The Irishman
0 0

Rank Last Chart Best Actress AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Renee Zellweger
Judy
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 30
2 2 Scarlett Johansson
Marriage Story
2 3 2 2 3 2 2 3 8 13
3 4 Charlize Theron
Bombshell
3 2 3 3 2 2 2 7 11
4 3 Saoirse Ronan
Little Women
3 2 3 3 4 5
One Vote Wonders
5 5 Cynthia Erivo
Harriet
3 1 1

Rank Last Chart Best Actor AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Joaquin Phoenix
Joker
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 30
2 2 Adam Driver
Marriage Story
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 9 18
3 3 Antonio Banderas
Pain and Glory
3 3 3 3 3 3 6 6
4 4 Leonardo DiCaprio
Once Upon A Time...
3 3 3 3 4 4
One Vote Wonders
5 5 Jonathan Pryce
Two Popes
2 1 2

Rank Last Chart Best Supporting Actress AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Laura Dern
Marriage Story
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 30
2 2 Scarlett Johansson
JoJo Rabbit
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 8 15
3 3 Florence Pugh
Little Women
3 3 2 3 3 3 6 7
4 4 Margot Robbie
Bombshell
3 3 2 2 4 6
5 5 Kathy Bates
Richard Jewell
3 3 2 2

Rank Last Chart Best Supporting Actor AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Brad Pitt
Once Upon a Time...
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 30
2 2 Joe Pesci
The Irishman
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 10 19
3 3 Al Pacino
The Irishman
3 3 3 3 3 3 6 6
4 5 Anthony Hopkins
The Two Popes
3 2 3 3 4
One Vote Wonders
5 4 Tom Hanks
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
3 1 1

Rank Last Chart Original Screenplay AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Once Upon A Time ...
2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 10 28
2 2 Parasite
1 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 10 21
3 3 Marriage Story
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 8 8
4 4 1917
3 2 2 3
5 Knives Out
0 0

Rank Last Chart Adapted Screenplay AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Little Women
1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 10 29
2 2 The Irishman
3 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 8 15
3 3 Jojo Rabbit
2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 10 12
One Vote Wonders
t-4 4 The Two Popes
2 1 2
t-4 5 Joker
2 1 2

Rank Last Chart Documentary Feature AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 American Factory
1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 10 28
3 t-2 For Sama
2 3 3 3 1 2 3 2 2 3 10 16
2 t-2 Honeyland
3 1 2 2 3 2 3 2 8 14
One Vote Wonders
t-4 4 The Cave
3 1 1
t-4 5 The Edge Of Democracy
3 1 1

Rank Last Chart Foreign Language AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Parasite
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 30
2 2 Pain & Glory
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 10 20
3 t-3 Les Misérables
3 3 3 3 3 5 5
4 t-3 Honeyland
3 3 5 3 3 5 3
5 Corpus Christi
0 0

Rank Last Chart Best Animated AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Toy Story 4
2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 10 26
2 5 Klaus
1 1 2 1 2 3 6 14
3 2 Missing Link
3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 9 12
4 3 I Lost My Body
3 2 3 1 3 5 8
4 How To Train Your Dragon
0 0

Rank Last Chart Best Editing AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 3 Parasite
2 2 1 1 3 1 2 2 3 1 10 22
2 2 Ford v Ferrari
1 3 3 1 3 1 2 2 8 16
3 1 The Irishman
1 2 3 2 2 3 1 3 8 15
4 5 Jojo Rabbit
3 2 3 3 4
One Vote Wonders
5 5 Joker
1 1 3

Rank Last Chart Best Production Design AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Once Upon a Time …
1 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 10 26
2 2 1917
3 1 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 2 10 21
3 3 Parasite
2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 8 10
One Vote Wonders
4 5 Jojo Rabbit
2 1 2
5 4 The Irishman
3 1 1

Rank Last Chart Best Cinematography AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 1917
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 30
2 2 Once Upon a Time ...
2 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 10 16
3 3 Joker
2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 9 13
One Vote Wonders
4 5 The Lighthouse
1 1 3
5 4 The Irishman
3 1 1

Rank Last Chart Best Costume AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 t-1 Little Women
1 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 10 26
2 t-1 Once Upon a Time ...
2 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 10 20
3 d Jojo Rabbit
3 1 3 3 3 3 1 3 8 12
One Vote Wonders
t-4 4 The Irishman
3 1 1
t-4 5 Joker
3 1 1

Rank Last Chart Best Hair AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Bombshell
1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 28
2 2 Joker
3 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 9 15
3 3 Judy
2 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 9 12
One Vote Wonders
4 t-4 1917
1 1 3
5 t-4 Maleficent
2 1 2

Rank Last Chart Best Visual FX AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Avengers: Endgame
2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 10 23
2 3 1917
1 1 2 1 1 3 3 2 3 1 10 22
3 2 The Lion King
3 3 3 2 2 1 2 7 12
4 5 The Irishman
3 3 2 2
One Vote Wonders
5 5 Star Wars
3 1 1

Rank Last Chart Best Song AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Rocketman
1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 29
2 t-2 Frozen 2
3 1 3 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 10 16
t3 t-2 Harriet
2 2 3 2 2 3 2 3 8 13
One Vote Wonders
t-4 5 Breakthrough
3 1 1
t-4 4 Toy Story 4
3 1 1

Rank Last Chart Best Score AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
1 1 Joker
1 3 1 2 1 1 1 3 2 1 10 24
2 2 1917
2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 9 22
3 3 Little Women
3 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 8 11
4 4 Marriage Story
3 3 2 2
One Vote Wonders
5 5 Star Wars
3 1 1

Rank Last Chart Best Sound Editing AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
t-1 2 Ford v Ferrari
2 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 10 25
t-1 1 1917
1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 10 25
3 3 Once Upon a Time …
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 7 7
4 5 Star Wars
3 3 3 3 3
4 Joker
0 0

Rank Last Chart Best Sound Mixing AdamsBahrEllwoodHowellJohnsonKargerMoralesPattersonPolandPondRogersSneiderStone Votes Total
t-1 2 Ford v Ferrari
2 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 10 25
t-1 1 1917
1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 10 25
3 3 Once Upon a Time …
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 8 8
4 4 Joker
3 3 2 2
5 Ad Astra
0 0

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4 Responses to “The Gurus A Week Before Voting Closes 012720”

  1. Sideshow Bill says:

    The fact there is an Oscar for best hair but still nothing for stunts speaks volumes

  2. Vince says:

    Agree with Bill. Would love to see the academy introduce a best stunts category, doubt it will ever happen though.

  3. Confused says:

    What?!? Are you joking? You are telling me that a stunts category is more important than the category for “Make up and hairstyling” (that is the actual name of the category)? Make up and hairstyling are required for every single movie. Stunts are required only for a select few movies.

  4. JERMS says:

    Can someone explain why American Factory is the favorite? Is it just because the Obamas attached their name to it? It’s pretty slow in parts. Honeyland was much more compelling.

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