Here at The Ringer, we have a lot of opinions about the Oscars. Ahead of the 92nd Academy Awards on February 9, we’ll share our opinions about who or what should win. And since we so rarely get what we want at the Oscars, let our “Make the Case” series stand as the official record on the matter.
Feb 3, 2020, 5:50am EST
February 7, 2020
Phoenix’s performance in the ‘The Joker’ is catnip for Academy Awards voters, but DiCaprio’s depiction of a fading star struggling to contend with his own irrelevance should get the Best Actor nod
February 6, 2020
The photorealistic re-creation of Disney’s classic animated film was not a good movie, but it was a stunning technological accomplishment
February 5, 2020
Joaquin Phoenix is a shoo-in for Best Actor for ‘Joker,’ but the same arguments for him can be applied to Banderas’s incredible work in ‘Pain and Glory’
February 4, 2020
In a story about divorce, director Noah Baumbach—advertently or inadvertently—puts his female lead in the unenviable position of being a villain. Only an Oscar-deserving performance can overcome such a disadvantage.
February 3, 2020
The ‘Irishman’ actor played Jimmy Hoffa with a mix of captivating bombast and subtle humanity—and he deserves Best Supporting Actor