Oscar Nomination Predictions 2020

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If the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted the way I think they have, Monday morning’s Oscar nominations will be followed by an inevitable outcry that the slate is too male and too white.

While African American actors like Eddie Murphy, Lupita Nyong’o, Jamie Foxx, Wesley Snipes and Alfre Woodard all have shots at landing nominations, as do Asian or Asian-American actors Awkwafina, Zhao Shuzhen and Song Kang Ho, I expect that there will be precisely one non-white acting nominee, “Harriet” star Cynthia Erivo, along with two Hispanic ones, Antonio Banderas and Jennifer Lopez.

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