The 92nd Academy Awards will take place this weekend, a little earlier than in past years That means you had less time to get ready for picking this year’s Oscar winners. Here’s a guide to Hollywood’s biggest night, from how to watch the Oscars to the betting odds and other information you need to help you dominate your Oscar pool.

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What time are the Oscars on in 2020?

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 9
  • Start time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT

The Oscars will start at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on Sunday, Feb. 9, live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The pre-event coverage will be streamed live for free on Twitter (@TheAcademy) starting at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday.

What channel are the Oscars on in 2020?

The Oscars are broadcast live on ABC to a national audience. You can also stream the show via ABC.com and the ABC app with proof of cable or satellite provider, or via cord-cutting services such as YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV and AT&T Now.

Who’s hosting the Academy Awards in 2020?

No one will host the Academy Awards for a second consecutive year. There will be performances by Elton John, Idina Menzel and Billie Eilish, who just dominated the 2020 Grammy Awards two weeks ago. Last year’s Oscar winners for acting will present, with appearances from many stars of both the small and big screens.

Will there be a Kobe Bryant tribute at the 2020 Oscars?

The late Lakers superstar will be remembered during the “In Memoriam” segment with a special tribute. Bryant won an Oscar two years ago for his Best Animated Short Film, “Dear Basketball.” Given Bryant’s deep connection with Los Angeles and the Academy, expect it to be one of the night’s most heartfelt moments, resonating around the world.

2020 Oscars nominations, odds, predictions

Below is a complete list of film and individual nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards, along with Sporting News’ predictions for all 24 categories. The betting odds where available are courtesy of BetOnline.ag.

If you’re looking for a printable Academy Awards ballot to facilitate your 2020 Oscars pool, you can download and print this one from Oscar.com before your party.

Best Picture

  • “Ford v Ferrari” (+12500)
  • “The Irishman” (+5000)
  • “Jojo Rabbit” (+4000)
  • “Joker” (+1400)
  • “Little Women” (+10000)
  • “Marriage Story” (+8000)
  • “1917” (-250)
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (+650)
  • “Parasite” (+275)

SN prediction: “1917.” Sam Mendes’ thrilling and visually stunning storytelling stands out from this crowd. South Korean favorite “Parasite” universally has more acclaim and can pull of the upset, as the first foreign-language film to take this award since France’s “The Artist in 2012.

Best Actor

  • Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory” (+2500)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (+2200)
  • Adam Driver, “Marriage Story” (+700)
  • Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” (-2500)
  • Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes” (+2500)

SN prediction: Phoenix. He’s looking for his first win in four nominations over 20 years and will add Oscar to his trophy case after taking it home at BAFTA, SAG and the Golden Globes. He won’t denied despite a guaranteed awkward acceptance speech.

Best Actress

  • Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet” (+900)
  • Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story” (+750)
  • Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women” (+2800)
  • Charlize Theron, “Bombshell” (+3300)
  • Renee Zellweger, “Judy” (-2000)

SN prediction: Zellweger. It’s been 14 years since she won her first Oscar in a supporting role for “Cold Mountain.” She’s done the same previous triple as Phoenix this year and she’s got a good comeback story. Plus it’s the magic of a legendary music-based biopic. Judy Garland won a Golden Globe, Grammy and a special “juvenile award” from the Academy for playing Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.” Zellweger broke out when she played a very different Dorothy in the 1995 sports movie “Jerry Maguire.”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (+2000)
  • Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes” (+3300)
  • Al Pacino, “The Irishman” (+1800)
  • Joe Pesci, “The Irishman” (+800)
  • Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (-2500)

SN prediction: Pitt. Hanks (two), Hopkins (one), Pacino (one) each have won Best Actor Oscars. Pesci already got his Martin Scorsese-directed Supporting Actor hardware for “Goodfellas.” Guess who that leaves as a sentimental statuette favorite? Pitt already has an Oscar for co-producing 2014 Best Picture “12 Years a Slave,” but he’s gone 0-for-4 as an actor since 1996.

Best Supporting Actress

  • Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell” (+3300)
  • Laura Dern, “Marriage Story” (-2200)
  • Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit” (+2000)
  • Florence Pugh, “Little Women”(+1400)
  • Margot Robbie, “Bombshell” (+800)

SN prediction: Dern. She also has the BAFTA, Golden Globe and SAG triple behind her. She in total has won five Globes and an Emmy, too. Her father Bruce Dern was nominated for two Oscars but didn’t win either. Same goes for her mother, Diane Ladd. So there’s some Hollywood family history at stake as Laura Dern gets on the board on her third try. For an upset, Johansson is a better bet than Robbie.

Best Director

  • Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman” (+3300)
  • Todd Phillips, “Joker” (+4000)
  • Sam Mendes, “1917” (-900)
  • Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (+1000)
  • Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite” (+450)

SN prediction: Mendes has won in this category before 20 years ago for “American Beauty.” He’s a strong favorite, but Bong is a sneaky upset pick given the Academy might spread the wealth from “1917” to make sure it honors “Parasite” in some big way.

Best Animated Feature

  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” Dean DeBlois (+5000)
  • “I Lost My Body,” Jeremy Clapin (+3300)
  • “Klaus,” Sergio Pablos (-150)
  • “Missing Link,” Chris Butler (+1000)
  • “Toy Story 4,”  Josh Cooley (-110)

SN prediction: “Klaus” and “Missing Link” have won some big previous awards this season, making this tough, but it’s hard to go against “Toy Story 4”. “Toy Story 3” won in this category in 2011, and the first two movies in the series would have won had this category existed before 2001.

Best Animated Short

  • “Dcera,” Daria Kashcheeva (+4000)
  • “Hair Love,” Matthew A. Cherry (-250)
  • “Kitbull,” Rosana Sullivan (+175)
  • “Memorable,” Bruno Collet (+1400)
  • “Sister,” Siqi Song (+900)

SN prediction: “Hair Love” features Issa Rae and is about an African-American #girldad. Cherry, a former wide receiver at Akron, spent some time in the NFL, bouncing around a few teams, most notably the Bengals in 2004.

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • “The Irishman,” Steven Zaillian (+700)
  • “Jojo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi (-300)
  • “Joker,” Todd Phillips, Scott Silver (+5000)
  • “Little Women,” Greta Gerwig (+200)
  • “The Two Popes,” Anthony McCarten (+5000)

SN prediction: Although “Little Women” has been adapted many times, Gerwig’s version has gotten a new level of acclaim. Still, even though this is “Adapted”, originality is still a big factor, and that makes the pick “Jojo Rabbit.”

Best Original Screenplay

  • “Knives Out,” Rian Johnson (+4000)
  • “Marriage Story,” Noah Baumbach (+800)
  • “1917,” Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns (+4000)
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino (+140)
  • “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho, Jin Won Han (-200)

SN prediction: This is a very strong category, but “Parasite” will at least be recognized here, also to save us from a Tarantino ramble on stage.

Best Cinematography

  • “The Irishman,” Rodrigo Prieto (+2200)
  • “Joker,” Lawrence Sher (+1400)
  • “The Lighthouse,” Jarin Blaschke (+1200)
  • “1917,” Roger Deakins (-5000)
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Robert Richardson (+1200)

SN prediction: Deakins is pretty much an Oscar staple and he deserves to win another one after going 1-for-15, with that one victory coming two years ago for “Blade Runner 2049.” Guess the trick is putting a year in the name of the movie and he’s done great work for Mendes.

Best Documentary Feature

  • “American Factory,” Julia Rieichert, Steven Bognar (-200)
  • “The Cave,” Feras Fayyad (+5000)
  • “The Edge of Democracy,” Petra Costa (+5000)
  • “For Sama,” Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts (+150)
  • “Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov (+600)

SN prediction: “American Factory,” about a Chinese factory located outside Dayton, Ohio, gets the pick because it is related to a timely topic. Oh yeah, and it’s produced by Barack and Michelle Obama. “For Sama” is another story about a daughter, but it doesn’t have presidential power behind it.

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • “In the Absence,” Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam (+1200)
  • “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone,” Carol Dysinger (-1000)
  • “Life Overtakes Me,” Kristine Samuelson and John Haptas (+1400)
  • “St. Louis Superman,” Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan (+500)
  • “Walk Run Cha-Cha,” Laura Nix (+2000)

SN prediction: Remember that not every voter watches everything, so the most intriguing title often wins. A offbeat subject related to war makes “Learning to Skateboard” your best bet. “St. Louis Superman” is a great mini biopic, however.

Best Live-Action Short Film

  • “Brotherhood,” Meryam Joobeur
  • “Nefta Football Club,” Yves Piat
  • “The Neighbors’ Window,” Marshall Curry
  • “Saria,” Bryan Buckley
  • “A Sister,” Delphine Girard

SN predcition: “The Neighbors’ Window” has won a whole bunch of everything, in the Hitchcockian tradition of “Rear Window.”

Best International Feature Film:

  • “Corpus Christi,” Jan Komasa
  • “Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov
  • “Les Miserables,” Ladj Ly
  • “Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodovar
  • “Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho

SN prediction: You know why this one is off the board, right? Enjoy the bingo free space of “Parasite.”

Best Film Editing

  • “Ford v Ferrari,” Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland (-115)
  • “The Irishman,” Thelma Schoonmaker (+550)
  • “Jojo Rabbit,” Tom Eagles (+2500)
  • “Joker,” Jeff Groth (+2500)
  • “Parasite,” Jinmo Yang (+100)

SN prediction: This might be the best shot for “Ford v Ferrari”, but “Parasite” is worthy when “1917” isn’t in the category.

Best Sound Editing

  • “Ford v Ferrari,” Don Sylvester (+175)
  • “Joker,” Alan Robert Murray (+2500)
  • “1917,” Oliver Tarney, Rachel Tate (-325)
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Wylie Stateman (+2200)
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker,” Matthew Wood, David Acord (+2500)

SN prediction: What’s loud without being too loud at the wrong times? Although The Force says “Star Wars”, the head says “1917”.

Best Sound Mixing

  • “Ad Astra” (+2500)
  • “Ford v Ferrari” (+200)
  • “Joker” (+2500)
  • “1917” (-375)
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (+1800)

SN prediction: Usually this goes Oscar-in-Oscar with the other sound category, so go “1917” again.

Best Production Design

  • “The Irishman,” Bob Shaw and Regina Graves (+3300)
  • “Jojo Rabbit,” Ra Vincent and Nora Sopkova (+5000)
  • “1917,” Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales (+160)
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh (-150)
  • “Parasite,” Lee Ha-Jun and Cho Won Woo, Han Ga Ram, and Cho Hee (+350)

SN prediction: Think which movie has the most elaborate sets that require the most attention to detail, while allowing bonus points for period pieces. “Hollywood” is so meta, because it often features, well, movie sets.

Best Original Score

  • “Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir (-700)
  • “Little Women,” Alexandre Desplat (+1200)
  • “Marriage Story,” Randy Newman (+3300)
  • “1917,” Thomas Newman (+300)
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” John Williams (+4000)

SN prediction: We love Williams (always), but he already has five. Alfred Newman has won the most, but neither Thomas Newman nor Randy Newman have won, despite several combination nominations. Desplat has two wins. In the name of Bjork and her funky Oscar dress, we’re going with the Icelandic woman in the category for “Joker.”

Best Original Song

  • “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” “Toy Story 4” (+2500)
  • “I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” “Rocketman” (-1000)
  • “I’m Standing With You,” “Breakthrough” (+4000)
  • “Into the Unknown,” “Frozen 2” (+900)
  • “Stand Up,” “Harriet” (+450)

SN prediction: Can you feel the love Sunday night for Sir Elton John, 25 years after “The Lion King” soundtrack? Yes you can, especially when it’s a movie about the man himself. Sorry, “Frozen” fans, you’ll just need to let it go.

Best Makeup and Hair

  • “Bombshell” (-1000)
  • “Joker” (+400)
  • “Judy” (+1400)
  • “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (+3300)
  • “1917” (+2200)

SN prediction: If this was just makeup, you know we’re going with the Clown Prince of Crime. But hair tells you to go with “Bombshell” and those blonde dos from Fox News.

Best Costume Design

  • ”The Irishman,” Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson (+5000)
  • “Jojo Rabbit,” Mayes C. Rubeo (+250)
  • “Joker,” Mark Bridges (+4000)
  • “Little Women,” Jacqueline Durran (-300)
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Arianne Phillips (+500)

SN prediction: Traditional war-time fashion helps “Little Women”, but then there’s the whimsy of Taika Waititi. Let’s go with “Jojo Rabbit” in an upset.

Best Visual Effects

  • “Avengers: Endgame” (+250)
  • “The Irishman” (+550)
  • “1917” (-150)
  • “The Lion King” (+450)
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (+2500)

SN prediction: Whoa, finally someone realized more people saw “Avengers” than most of the rest of the movies combined. But as good as Marvel’s grand finale was, “1917” was brilliantly conceived. in a tossup, the coin lands with the likely Best Picture.

2020 Oscars prop bets

If that’s not enough action for your Oscar pool and you need some bonus points, here is what else BetOnline.ag has on the board. Sporting News picks are in bold:

Gender of first person to appear on stage

  • Female (-250)
  • Male (+200)
  • Transgender (+2000)

How many times will “Kobe” or “Mamba” be said?

  • Over 1.5  (-120)
  • Under 1.5 (-120)

Length of opening monologue by first person to take stage

  • Under 5.5 minutes (-150)
  • Over 5.5 minutes (+110)

Presenter to drop cue card

  • No (-500)
  • Yes (+300)

Presenters to put on glasses before reading cue card

  • Under 2.5 (-400)
  • Over 2.5 (+250)

Total bleeps during acceptance speeches

  • Under 1.5 people (-200)
  • Over 1.5 people (+150)

Total upsets in “big five categories”

  • Over .5 (-200)
  • Under .5 (+150)

Who will Best Actor thank first?

  • The Academy (+100)
  • Husband/Wife/Partner (+250)
  • Director (+300)
  • Mother (+700)
  • God (+1000)

Who will Best Actress thank first?

  • The Academy (+100)
  • Husband/Wife/Partner (+250)
  • Director (+300)
  • Mother (+700)
  • God (+1000)

Will “Trump” be said during broadcast?

  • No (-150)
  • Yes (+110)

Will a presenter announce wrong winner?

  • Yes (+1500)
  • No (off board)

Winners who continue speeches over exit music

  • Over 4.5 (-120)
  • Under 4.5 (-120)

Winners who put on glasses before reading acceptance

  • Under 2.5 (-175)
  • Over 2.5 (+135)

Winners trip/fall as they walk to the microphone

  • No (-900)
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