Feinberg Forecast: Scott's First Read of the Race to the 92nd Oscars

5:00 AM 9/16/2019

by Scott Feinberg

With the Toronto Film Festival now in the rearview mirror, The Hollywood Reporter's awards columnist offers his initial assessment of the Big Eight categories.

Quentin Tarantino directing Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt on the set of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
Quentin Tarantino directing Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt on the set of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
Courtesy of Sony Pictures

These projections, which will be updated regularly, reflect Scott Feinberg's latest impressions (from screenings), publicly available information (release dates, genres, talent rosters and teasers/trailers often offer valuable clues), historical considerations (how other films with similar pedigrees have resonated), precursor awards (some awards groups have historically correlated with the Academy more than others) and consultations with industry insiders (including fellow members of the press, awards strategists, filmmakers and awards voters). Note: The Academy is free to classify performers as lead or supporting, regardless of how they are campaigned. These charts reflect Scott's best guess of what they will do in that regard.