✖︎ Oscar Predictions 2019 🎥

February 21, 2019 ✖︎ 🎥 🏆

It was a very lopsided year in film. A couple blockbusters in the summer. Then crickets for months. Come October, films like First Man and A Star is Born started to trickle out. And although there are some great films being honored, it felt like an off year in the grand scheme of things.

There’s much I’ve still yet to see, but The Favourite and Roma were the critical darlings in my eyes. I previously, wrote about my top ten films of 2018. A lot of that still holds true, but as time has gone on, different films have stuck with me more than others.

Below are my picks for this year’s Oscar’s with my pick in bold. These aren’t necessarily who I think will win, or even who I think was best, more along the lines of just what was my favorite. To add a little inconsistency, I still haven’t seen BlacKkKlansman, but still picked it to win a few awards. Sue me 🤷‍♂️.

Best Picture

Black Panther (Kevin Feige, Producer)

BlacKkKlansman (Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee, Producers)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Graham King, Producer)

The Favourite (Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers)

Roma (Gabriela Rodriguez and Alfonso Cuaron, Producers)

Green Book (Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers)

A Star Is Born (Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers)

Vice (Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers)

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Adam McKay (Vice)

Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Best Cinematography

The Favourite (Robbie Ryan)

Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel)

Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

A Star Is Born (Matty Libatique)

Cold War (Lukasz Zal)

Best Lead Actress

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Best Lead Actor

Christian Bale (Vice)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams (Vice)

Marina de Tavira (Roma)

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)

Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best Original Screenplay

The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)

First Reformed (Paul Schrader)

Green Book (Nick Vallelonga & Brian Hayes Currie & Peter Farrelly)

Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

Vice (Adam McKay)

Best Adapted Screenplay

A Star Is Born (Eric Roth, Will Fetters & Bradley Cooper)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)

BlacKkKlansman (Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)

Best Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)

Black Panther (Ruth E. Carter)

The Favourite (Sandy Powell)

Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)

Mary Queen of Scots (Alexandra Byrne)

Best Production Design

Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart)

The Favourite (Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton)

First Man (Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas)

Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre and Gordon Sim)

Roma (Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez)

Best Hair & Makeup

Border (Goran Lundstrom and Pamela Goldammer)

Mary Queen of Scots (Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks)

Vice (Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney)

Best Animated Feature

Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle)

Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson)

Mirai (Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito)

Ralph Breaks the Internet (Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller)

Best Original Score

Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson)

BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)

Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)

Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)

Best Original Song

All the Stars” (Black Panther) Music by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and Anthony Tiffith Lyric by Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe

I’ll Fight” (RBG) Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns) Music by Marc Shaiman Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

Shallow” (A Star Is Born) Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) Music and Lyric by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Best Foreign Language Film

Capernaum (Lebanon)

Cold War (Poland)

Never Look Away (Germany)

Roma (Mexico)

Shoplifters (Japan)

Best Sound Mixing

Black Panther (Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali)

First Man (Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis)

Roma (Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and Jose Antonio Garcia)

A Star Is Born (Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow)

Best Sound Editing

Black Panther (Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker)

Bohemian Rhapsody (John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone)

First Man (Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan)

A Quiet Place (Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl)

Roma (Sergio Diaz and Skip Lievsay)**

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War (Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick)

Christopher Robin (Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould)

First Man (Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm)

Ready Player One (Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy)

Best Film Editing

BlacKkKlansman (Barry Alexander Brown)

Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman)

The Favourite (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)

Green Book (Patrick J. Don Vito)

Vice (Hank Corwin)

Best Animated Short

Animal Behaviour (Alison Snowden and David Fine)

Bao (Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb)

Late Afternoon (Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco)

One Small Step (Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas)

Weekends (Trevor Jimenez)

Shots in the Dark

Best Documentary Feature

Free Solo (Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill)

Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim)

Minding the Gap (Bing Liu and Diane Quon)

Of Fathers and Sons (Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert)

RBG (Betsy West and Julie Cohen)

Best Live Action Short

Detainment (Vincent Lambe and Darren Maho)

Fauve (Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon)

Marguerite (Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset)

Mother (Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado)

Skin (Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman)

Best Documentary Short

Black Sheep (Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn)

End Game (Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman)

Lifeboat (Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser)

A Night at the Garden (Marshall Curry)

Period. End of Sentence. (Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton)



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