2019 Oscar Predictions

Jake Ditto, co-Editor-in-Chief

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Picture: Roma

I originally thought that A Star is Born would win this category, but because director Bradley Cooper wasn’t nominated I feel like this will be an easy win for Roma. That being said a foreign language film has never won best picture and Roma could be the first.

 

Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

This should be an easy win for Alfonso Cuaron. As one of the best filmmakers working today, Cuaron shows once again why he is go great. He perfectly blends the film elements while making strong statements about social class.

 

Actor: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Before the nominations came out, I didn’t think the academy would like Bohemian Rhapsody that much. The film only got a 61 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 49 on Metacritic. Since the nominations came out, the film got five nominations including best picture. Because of this, I now know how much academy actually enjoyed this movie, and enjoyed Malek’s performance even more.

 

Actress: Glenn Close, The Wife

This is the seventh academy award nomination for Close. The academy will give out an award to people who have done a lot of great work in the past and want to give them the award for all of that work, not just the one piece of work. This is what will happen this year with the best actress category.

 

Sup. Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Ali proves once again that he is one the best actors working today. With his breakout performance in Moonlight to his brilliant portrayal of Dr. Don Shirley in Green Book, Ali knows when to be subdued and when to steal the screen.

 

Sup. Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Even though King wasn’t in If Beale Street Could Talk that much, when she was on screen she stole the show. There also isn’t that much competition in this category for King, so she should win this award easily.

 

Adapted Screenplay: BlacKkKlansman

 

Original Screenplay: The Favourite

 

Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

 

Foreign: Roma

 

Documentary: Free Solo

 

Documentary Short: Black Sheep

 

Live Action Short: Marguerite

 

Animated Short: Bao

 

Score: If Beale Street Could Talk

 

Song: Shallow

 

Sound Editing: First Man

 

Sound Mixing: First Man

 

Production Design: Black Panther

 

Cinematography: Roma

 

Makeup and Hair: Vice

 

Costume Design: The Favourite

 

Editing: The Favourite

Visual Effects: Avengers: Infinity War