Toronto International Film Festival just got over. What that means is that the “Oscar season” has officially begun. For the next six months, a certain section of press, called Oscar pundits, will spend a lot of time speculating and guesstimating who our next Oscar nominees and winners are going to be. Though, if have followed Cinemaholic long enough, you already know that you don’t need to follow any other Oscar expert because no one does this better than us (our records prove that). With that said, why not directly jump into the mix and predict which films are going to get nominated for Best Picture in 2020.
10. The Laundromat
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Melissa Rauch, Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, Alex Pettyfer, David Schwimmer, James Cromwell, Matthias Schoenaerts, Antonio Banderas
Synopsis: Saga of journalists unearthing the Panama Papers scandal — a massive tax-evasion scheme involving 11.5 million files, secret banking accounts, powerful political figures.
Oscar Prospects: Steven Soderbergh, who took a temporary hiatus, seems to be back in his prolific form. The Laundromat will be his second film this year — but of course of higher pedigree. This will also be his first Oscar-calibre film in several years. With Netflix’s marketing muscle behind the film, I won’t be surprised if it makes into the Best Picture nominee list, especially considering its all-important subject material.
9. The Report
Director: Scott Z. Burns