91st Academy Award Predictions

by - February 11, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards will be airing in two weeks on Sunday, February 24th. In 2018, the only real hope in the rom-com genre to be recognized by the Academy was Crazy Rich Asians, but sadly the movie was completely shut out when the nominations were announced. That being said, I still have some thoughts on what is nominated. So below are my predictions of what will win and what I wish would win. If I didn't include 'Want to Win', it's because I haven't seen enough of the films to make an informed decision.

Best Picture
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite - Want to Win
Green Book
Roma - Will Win
A Star Is Born

Lead Actor
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born - Want to Win
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody - Will Win (ugh)
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Lead Actress
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Glenn Close, The Wife - Will Win
Olivia Colman, The Favourite - Want to Win
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Green Book - Will Win
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman - Want to Win
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Vice
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk - Will Win
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite - Want to Win

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite - Want to Win
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma - Will Win
Adam McKay, Vice

Animated Feature
Incredibles 2, Brad Bird
Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson
Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda
Ralph Breaks the Internet, Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman - Will Win/Want to Win!

Animated Short
Animal Behaviour, Alison Snowden, David Fine
Bao, Domee Shi - Will Win
Late Afternoon, Louise Bagnall
One Small Step, Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
Weekends, Trevor Jimenez

Adapted Screenplay
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Joel Coen , Ethan Coen
BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee - Will Win
Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins - Want to Win
A Star Is Born, Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters

Original Screenplay
The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara - Will Win
First Reformed, Paul Schrader - Want to Win
Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
Vice, Adam McKay

Cold War, Lukasz Zal
The Favourite, Robbie Ryan
Never Look Away, Caleb Deschanel
Roma, Alfonso Cuarón - Will Win
A Star Is Born, Matthew Libatique - Want to Win

Best Documentary Feature
Free Solo, Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi - Will Win
Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross
Minding the Gap, Bing Liu
Of Fathers and Sons, Talal Derki
RBG, Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Best Documentary Short Subject
Black Sheep, Ed Perkins - Will Win
End Game, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Lifeboat, Skye Fitzgerald
A Night at the Garden, Marshall Curry
Period. End of Sentence., Rayka Zehtabchi

Best Live Action Short Film
Detainment, Vincent Lambe
Fauve, Jeremy Comte
Marguerite, Marianne Farley
Mother, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Skin, Guy Nattiv - Will Win

Best Foreign Language Film
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Cold War (Poland)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Roma (Mexico) - Will Win
Shoplifters (Japan)

Film Editing
BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown - Want to Win
Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman
Green Book, Patrick J. Don Vito
The Favourite, Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Vice, Hank Corwin - Will Win

Sound Editing
Black Panther, Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
Bohemian Rhapsody, John Warhurst
First Man, Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan
A Quiet Place, Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl - Will Win/Want to Win
Roma, Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

Sound Mixing
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man - Will Win/Want to Win
A Star Is Born

Production Design
Black Panther, Hannah Beachler - Will Win
First Man, Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
The Favourite, Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton - Want to Win
Mary Poppins Returns, John Myhre, Gordon Sim
Roma, Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez

Original Score
BlacKkKlansman, Terence Blanchard
Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson - Will Win
If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell - Want to Win
Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat
Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Original Song
All The Stars from Black Panther
I’ll Fight from RBG
The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns
Shallow from A Star Is Born - Will Win/Want to Win
When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Makeup and Hair (where the f*ck is The Favourite?)
Mary Queen of Scots
Vice - Will Win

Costume Design
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mary Zophres
Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter
The Favourite, Sandy Powell - Will Win/Want to Win
Mary Poppins Returns, Sandy Powell
Mary Queen of Scots, Alexandra Byrne

Visual Effects
Avengers Infinity War - Will Win
Christopher Robin
First Man - Want to Win
Ready Player One
Solo A Star Wars Story

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  1. God poor Bradley! This is gonna be one of the worst snubs in Academy's history :/

    1. I just can't fathom that Cooper is going to lose to someone who could have just gone on Lip Sync Battle and done the same thing there as he did in BR. The amount of work Cooper put into his role AND the movie alone should be rewarded. It blows my mind that he won't be.

  2. There are so many of us now who want Adam Driver to win - and I don't think he stands a chance :(

    1. Unfortunately not :( I think he gave the strongest performance though, with Richard Grant close behind.


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