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Ryan Garasich 4/23/21 It feels strange to be talking about the Oscars in April, but does anything really feel normal anymore? This Sunday 8:00 Eastern on ABC, the Academy Awards will kick off its 93rd ceremony, with a full audience, for better or worse. The Super Bowl of the film industry is usually primed for a few surprises, and this year is a particularly muddy field. This is welcome, as it makes for better theater. So lets put my reputation on the line and make my formal and final predictions on who is getting the gold.  BEST PICTURE:  The Father Judas and the Black Messiah Mank  Minari Nomadland Promising Young Woman Sound of Metal Trial of the Chicago 7 WILL WIN: Nomadland MIGHT STEAL: Trial of the Chicago 7 SHOULD WIN: Minari SNUBBED: I was a bit surprised to see Ma Rainey's Black Bottom left off. That and Never Rarely Sometimes Always or One Night in Miami could have rounded out the 10 noms. ANALYSIS: While many other categories this year are much more fraught with intrigue