My Oscars 2019 Predictions & Wishes

Will The Academy redeem themselves?

The Oscars are this Sunday. For film fans, it’s the climax of a tumultuous period of whinging, moaning and celebrating; an eclectic season that brings out the very best and worst of modern movie culture – and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Like everyone, I have a who’s who wish list of winners, but the creeping whisperings of reality mean my former naivety isn’t as pure as it once was. Here are the nominees, who will win, a possible alternative and who should win, in my humble opinion.

BEST PICTURE:

ROMA
© – Netflix
  • A Star Is Born
  • Roma
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Green Book 
  • The Favourite
  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody 
  • Vice

WILL WIN: Roma

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: BlacKkKlansman 

SHOULD WIN: BlacKkKlansman 

BEST ACTRESS: 

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© – Fox Searchlight
  • Glenn Close – The Wife
  • Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
  • Olivia Colman – The Favourite
  • Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Yalitza Aparicio – Roma

WILL WIN: Olivia Colman

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: Glenn Close

SHOULD WIN: Olivia Colman

BEST ACTOR:

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© – Annapurna Pictures
  • Christian Bale – Vice
  • Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
  • Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody 
  • Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
  • Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

WILL WIN: Christian Bale

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: Rami Malek

SHOULD WIN: Bradley Cooper

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: 

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© – Annapurna Pictures
  • Marina De Tavira – Roma
  • Amy Adams – Vice
  • Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Rachel Weisz – The Favourite
  • Emma Stone – The Favourite

WILL WIN: Regina King

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: Rachel Weisz

SHOULD WIN: Regina King

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

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© – Universal Pictures
  • Mahershala Ali – Green Book
  • Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me? 
  • Sam Elliot – A Star Is Born
  • Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Rockwell – Vice

WILL WIN: Mahershala Ali

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: Richard E. Grant

SHOULD WIN: Richard E. Grant

BEST DIRECTOR:

ROMA
© – Netflix
  • Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
  • Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War
  • Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
  • Adam McKay – Vice
  • Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite

WILL WIN: Alfonso Cuarón

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: Spike Lee

SHOULD WIN: Alfonso Cuarón

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

THE FAVOURITE
© – The Favourite
  • Roma
  • The Favourite
  • Vice
  • First Reformed
  • Green Book

WILL WIN: The Favourite

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: Green Book

SHOULD WIN: The Favourite

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

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© – Focus Features
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • BlacKkKlansman 
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • A Star Is Born
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

WILL WIN: BlacKkKlansman

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: If Beale Street Could Talk

SHOULD WIN: BlacKkKlansman

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

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© – Netflix
  • Matthew Libatique – A Star Is Born
  • Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
  • Robbie Ryan – The Favourite
  • Caled Deschanel – Never Look Away
  • Lukasz Zal – Cold War

WILL WIN: Roma

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: The Favourite 

SHOULD WIN: Roma

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: 

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© – Marvel
  • Terence Blanchard – BlacKkKlansman
  • Ludwig Göransson – Black Panther
  • Nicholas Britell – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Marc Shaiman – Mary Poppins Returns
  • Alexandre Desplat – Isle Of Dogs

WILL WIN: Black Panther

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: If Beale Street Could Talk

SHOULD WIN: If Beale Street Could Talk

BEST ORIGINAL SONG: 

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© – Warner Bros
  • ‘Shallow’ – A Star Is Born
  • ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’ – Mary Poppins Returns
  • ‘All The Stars’ – Black Panther
  • ‘When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings’ – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • ‘I’ll Fight’ – RBG

WILL WIN: ‘Shallow’ – A Star Is Born

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: N/A

SHOULD WIN: ‘Shallow’ – A Star Is Born

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: 

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© – Sony
  • The Incredibles 2
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Ralph Breaks The Internet
  • Mirai 

WILL WIN: Spider-Man: Into The Spider Verse

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: N/A

SHOULD WIN: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: 

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© – Marvel
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • First Man
  • Ready Player One
  • Christopher Robin

WILL WIN: Avengers: Infinity War

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: First Man

SHOULD WIN: Avengers: Infinity War

BEST FILM EDITING: 

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© – Annapurna Pictures
  • Green Book
  • The Favourite
  • Vice
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • BlacKkKlansman

WILL WIN: Vice

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: BlacKkKlansman

SHOULD WIN: BlacKkKlansman

BEST SOUND EDITING:

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© – Universal
  • First Man
  • Roma
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Black Panther
  • A Quiet Place

WILL WIN: First Man

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: A Quiet Place

SHOULD WIN: First Man

BEST SOUND MIXING: 

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© – Warner Bros
  • First Man
  • Roma
  • Black Panther
  • A Star Is Born
  • Bohemian Rhapsody

WILL WIN: A Star Is Born

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: First Man

SHOULD WIN: A Star Is Born

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

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© – Fox Searchlight
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Black Panther
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Mary Queen Of Scots

WILL WIN: The Favourite

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: Black Panther

SHOULD WIN: The Favourite

BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING:

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© – Annapurna Pictures
  • Vice
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Border

WILL WIN: Vice

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: Mary Queen of Scots

SHOULD WIN: Vice

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: 

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© – Fox Searchlight
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Black Panther
  • Roma
  • Mary Poppins Returns

WILL WIN: The Favourite

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: Roma

SHOULD WIN: The Favourite

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: 

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© – Netflix
  • Roma
  • Cold War
  • Shoplifters
  • Capernaum
  • Never Look Away

WILL WIN: Roma

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: Cold War

SHOULD WIN: Roma

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

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© – National Geographic
  • Free Solo
  • RBG
  • Hail County this morning, This Evening
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • Minding The Gap

WILL WIN: Free Solo

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: RBG

SHOULD WIN: Free Solo

What are your thoughts? Who do you want to see win on the big night? Let me know in the comments or send me a tweet.

Cameron Frew – @FrewFilm

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Author: Cameron Frew

Freelance film writer. Words on Flickering Myth, Bloody Disgusting, Movie Corner UK and Jumpcut Online. My five favourite films are: 1. The Goonies 2. Forrest Gump 3. The Shawshank Redemption 4. Warrior 5. Whiplash

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