Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars from Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis
. Following Academy Awards history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Oscar predictions are updated regularly with the current year's contenders in all categories. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: Draft, Pre-Season, Regular Season and Post Season. Eligibility calendar and dates of awards will determine how long each phase lasts and will be displayed next to revision date.
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2021 Oscars Predictions:
Updated: Oct. 15, 2020 (Pre-season)
One of the uglier sides of monitoring the Oscar race is when studios egregiously place a lead performance in a supporting category or vice versa. This year presents a unique predicament as awards strategists play the “what if” scenarios for multiple contenders. As final decisions are made,