Oscar Predictions

Every December I begin a yearly tradition of mine: desperately scrambling to watch all the great films I missed throughout the year. It’s always my goal to watch every single film nominated for any award at the Oscars, and I always come up short. This year was no exception. I did my very best to watch all 37 nominated films (not including the shorts), and I came VERY close, but ultimately I still came up 12 films short. In the spirit of full disclosure, I have yet to see the following films: Border, Capernaum, Christopher Robin, Hale County This Morning This Evening, Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Queen of Scots, Mirai, Never Look Away, Of Fathers and Sons, Ralph Breaks The Internet, Ready Player One, and RBG. Also noteworthy, I watched all 5 nominations for Best Animated Short and Best Documentary Short, but I didn’t get a chance to watch any of the nominated live action short films. So, without further ado, here are my final predictions and my personal preferences for all 24 categories at the 91st Academy Awards.

Best Picture
Predicted Winner: Roma
My Pick: The Favourite

Actor In A Leading Role
Predicted Winner: Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
My Pick: Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Actress In A Leading Role
Predicted Winner: Glenn Close (The Wife)
My Pick: Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Actor In A Supporting Role
Predicted Winner: Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
My Pick: Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Actress In A Supporting Role
Predicted Winner: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
My Pick: Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Animated Feature Film
Predicted Winner: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
My Pick: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Cinematography
Predicted Winner: Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
My Pick: Cold War (Lukasz Zal)

Costume Design
Predicted Winner: Black Panther (Ruth Carter)
My Pick: Black Panther (Ruth Carter)

Directing
Predicted Winner: Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
My Pick: Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Documentary (Feature)
Predicted Winner: Free Solo
My Pick: Minding The Gap

Documentary (Short Subject)
Predicted Winner: Period. End of Sentence
My Pick: Black Sheep

Film Editing
Predicted Winner: Blackkklansman (Barry Alexander Brown)
My Pick: Blackkklansman (Barry Alexander Brown)

Foreign Language Film
Predicted Winner: Roma
My Pick: Shoplifters

Makeup And Hairstyling
Predicted Winner: Vice (Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney)
My Pick: Vice (Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney)

Music (Original Score)
Predicted Winner: Blackkklansman (Terence Blanchard)
My Pick: If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)

Music (Original Song)
Predicted Winner: Shallow (A Star Is Born [Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt])
My Pick: Shallow (A Sta Is Born [Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt])

Production Design
Predicted Winner: Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart)
My Pick: The Favourite (Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton)

Short Film (Animated)
Predicted Winner: Bao
My Pick: Late Afternoon

Short Film (Live Action)
Predicted Winner: Skin
My Pick: Unfortunately at the time of writing this I haven’t had the chance to see any of these. I will update this list with my pick once I’ve seen them all.

Sound Editing
Predicted Winner: First Man (Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred latrou Morgan)
My Pick: First Man (Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred latrou Morgan)

Sound Mixing
Predicted Winner: A Star Is Born (Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow)
My Pick: First Man (Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis

Visual Effects
Predicted Winner: Avengers: Infinity War (Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick)
My Pick: Avengers: Infinity War (Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Predicted Winner: Blackkklansman (Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee)
My Pick: If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Predicted Winner: The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)
My Pick: The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)

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