People can now have “The Oscars Prediction Experience” on Twitter, ahead of the official ceremony this weekend.
Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced last month, and this year’s big hitters, like The Irishman, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, Joker, Little Women, and Marriage Story, have all secured a raft of nominations in various categories.
But there were still some surprises, like the Best Picture nomination of the critically acclaimed South Korean film Parasite - a rare feat for a foreign language film.
This year the Academy is encouraging people to make their awards predictions on Twitter before the official results are announced.
The Oscars Prediction Experience
Using Twitter direct messages, fans can tell the Academy which films and filmmakers will take the top prize in a series of categories.
Users can choose to make predictions in six key categories, or all 24, before they tune in for the results on Sunday.
Think you know who will take home an Oscar this year? Make your #Oscars predictions and tune in Sunday, Feb. 9 to see how you did!
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 3, 2020
To have your say, you can click on the embedded link in this tweet, or head to The Academy’s Twitter page here.
Just click “I’m ready” in the direct messages section to start the automated responses, and enter your predictions when prompted.
When is the Oscars ceremony?
The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, 9 February, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The event will be broadcast live on ABC at 8pm (ET), but because of the time difference, it will begin in the UK at 1am GMT on Monday, 10 February.
Sky Cinema have secured the broadcasting rights to the ceremony, meaning that you can watch it if you have either a Sky subscription or a Now TV pass.
Now TV offers a one month free trial, which means you could have the option to watch the awards without paying if you decide to sign up.
The key Oscar nominations
To refresh your memory before taking on The Oscars Prediction Experience, here are the nominations in six of the most coveted award categories:
Best actor in a supporting role
Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day in the NeighbourhoodAnthony Hopkins - The Two PopesAl Pacino - The IrishmanJoe Pesci - The IrishmanBrad Pitt - Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood
Best actress in a supporting role
Kathy Bates - Richard JewellLaura Dern - Marriage StoryScarlett Johansson - Jojo RabbitFlorence Pugh - Little WomenMargot Robbie - Bombshell
Best actor in a leading role
Antonio Banderas - Pain and GloryLeonardo DiCaprio - Once Upon a Time...in HollywoodAdam Driver - Marriage StoryJoaquin Phoenix - JokerJonathan Pryce - The Two Popes
Best actress in a leading role
Cynthia Erivo - HarrietScarlett Johansson - Marriage StorySaoirse Ronan - Little WomenCharlize Theron - BombshellRenee Zellweger - Judy
The Irishman - Martin ScorseseJoker - Todd Phillips1917 - Sam MendesOnce Upon a Time...in Hollywood - Quentin TarantinoParasite - Bong Joon Ho
Ford v FerrariThe IrishmanJojo RabbitJokerLittle WomenMarriage Story1917Once Upon a Time...in HollywoodParasite
Oscars diversity controversy
The nominations themselves have not been without controversy, and this year’s awards have faced repeated criticism for a perceived failure to recognise black and minority ethnic artists and filmmakers.
The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite highlighted many people’s frustrations with the nominations, as well as the expectation that white artists will dominate the awards again this year.
There is also widespread frustration with the number of women nominated for traditionally male-dominated industry roles, like directing.
Presenter Issa Rae emphasised many people’s dissatisfaction when she said, pointedly, “congratulations to all those men”, after reading out the names of the best director nominees.