Editor’s note: Rob Rotman is a Maquoketa native who has been predicting Academy Award winners for many years. He has been involved in the Chicago theater scene for about three decades. The 92nd annual Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, Feb. 9, on ABC.


Best Picture, “1917”

Actress, Renee Zellwegger in “Judy”

Actor, Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker”

Supporting Actor, Brad Pitt in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Supporting Actress, Laura Dern in “The Marriage Story'

Director, Sam Mendes for “1917”

Adapted Screenplay, “Little Women”

Original Screenplay, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Foreign Language Film, “Parasite”

Animated Feature, “Toy Story 4”

Cinematography, “1917”

Sound Mixing, “1917”

Sound Editing, “1917”

Original Score, “1917”

Original Song, “Rocketman” from “Rocketman”

Costume Design, “Little Women”

Makeup, “Judy”

Visual Effects, “Irishman”

This is what I think will win. Peace and love.

Rob Rotman