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Oscars 2020 Predictions for Best Original Screenplay

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With the Oscars 2020 just days away (they’ll air Sunday, February 9 on ABC), it’s time to start locking in your predictions. The nominations in the original screenplay are all worthy of getting the award. However, there’s only going to be one winner and we’re going to try to attempt to predict who it might be.

The nominees include Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story), Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin-won (Parasite), Rian Johnson (Knives Out), Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood).

Our first choice – Marriage Story

At the start of awards season we were convinced Marriage Story would take the Oscar for original screenplay. After all, Noah Baumbach is an academy favorite who has yet to claim a statuette. But then Tarantino won the award for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at the Golden Globes.

The most likely to win Original Screenplay at Oscars 2020 – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

After Tarantino’s win, our faith in Noah winning died out. Quentin has won two awards for his writing at Oscars and we all know, Oscars love big names. So, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if he wins the award. However, it’ll be an undeserving award. Yes, we went there.

But There’s Competition – Parasite

Parasite all of a sudden swept the Writers Guild and BAFTA Awards for Bong Joon Ho and Jin Won Han. But will it win an Oscar for the original screenplay? We’re a bit divided on that. The movie has been nominated for 6 awards and though Bong Joon Ho deserves the director award, we’re pretty sure he won’t get it. Because, we’re talking about Oscars here, not Asian recognition awards!

Parasite is a masterpiece of a movie and it would be utter foolery to not give it any Oscar. So, we’re placing our bet on Bong Joon Ho bagging this award because a) we know he ain’t getting the director one, b) neither is he getting the movie one and c) Parasite has to at least win in one category!

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