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The Academy Awards are Sunday night.

WGN’s Dean Richards is making his predications for Hollywood’s big night.

Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Ciarán Hinds — Belfast
  • Troy Kotsur — CODA
  • Jesse Plemons — The Power of the Dog
  • J.K. Simmons — Being the Ricardos
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee —The Power of the Dog

Dean says Kotsur is the actor to beat in this category.

Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • Jessie Buckley — The Lost Daughter
  • Ariana DeBose — West Side Story
  • Judi Dench — Belfast
  • Kirsten Dunst — The Power of the Dog
  • Aunjanue Ellis — King Richard

Dean says DeBose deserves to win for her portrayal of Anita in West Side Story

In addition to Best Actor and Best Actress, Dean takes a look at Best Picture.

And the nominees are…

  • Belfast
  • CODA
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Drive My Car
  • Dune
  • King Richard
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Nightmare Alley
  • The Power of the Dog
  • West Side Story

Dean says CODA is “well made and insightful” and deserving of the big night’s biggest award.

On Monday morning, Dean will have the full Oscar recap.  

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