Here is the full list of 2019 Oscar nominations and my predictions

Its award season again where deserving films are recognised by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “Roma” and “The Favourite” led nominations for the 91st Oscars, with 10 nominations apiece with both films nominated for best picture, alongside “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “A Star Is Born,” “Vice,” and “Green Book.”

As usual, I am going to try and predict who will win. However, the I must warn that my predictions are biased towards my favourite films in each category. So here goes:

Best Picture nominees:

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

I am going with Roma on this one. This film (shot in black and white) is an absolute masterpiece. I should be rooting for Black Panther but….

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”

Rami Malek was perfect as Freddie Mercury. Bradley did an awesome job, but it’s the newcomers time to shine.

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?”

Yalitza was majestic in her role but I think Lady Gaga killed will nip this one.

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”

Mahershala Ali was fantastic Adam Driver deserves this one.

Supporting Actress:

  • Amy Adams, “Vice”
  • Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
  • Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
  • Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Leys just give this to Amy Adams, that woman is underrated.

Director:

  • Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
  • Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
  • Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
  • Adam McKay, “Vice”

I am rooting for my niccur Spike lee. Its about time his genius is recognised. But sentiments aside, Alfonso seems like the front runner for this award

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

Spiderman is the most widely recognised of the lot, but Isle of Dogs is a work of art (and an acquired tatse) I think Spidey will take this one.

Animated Short:

  • “Animal Behaviour,” Alison Snowden, David Fine
  • “Bao,” Domee Shi
  • “Late Afternoon,” Louise Bagnall
  • “One Small Step,” Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
  • “Weekends,” Trevor Jimenez

Bao was a creepy Woman Vs food relationship film and will win this

Adapted Screenplay:

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

A Star is born was one of the best adaptations I have seen in recent times.

Original Screenplay:

  • “The Favourite,” Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
  • “First Reformed,” Paul Schrader
  • “Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
  • “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
  • “Vice,” Adam McKay

The screenplay for Vice was majestic!

Cinematography:

  • “Cold War,” Lukasz Zal
  • “The Favourite,” Robbie Ryan
  • “Never Look Away,” Caleb Deschanel
  • “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
  • “A Star Is Born,” Matthew Libatique

A Star is born had this simple feel to it making it so relatable but danm that Roma film was just awesome.

Best Documentary Feature:

  • “Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” RaMell Ross
  • “Minding the Gap,” Bing Liu
  • “Of Fathers and Sons,” Talal Derki
  • “RBG,” Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Haven’t seen these.

Best Documentary Short Subject:

  • “Black Sheep,” Ed Perkins
  • “End Game,” Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
  • “Lifeboat,” Skye Fitzgerald
  • “A Night at the Garden,” Marshall Curry
  • “Period. End of Sentence.,” Rayka Zehtabchi

Nope, haven’t seen any of these either

Best Live Action Short Film:

  • “Detainment,” Vincent Lambe
  • “Fauve,” Jeremy Comte
  • “Marguerite,” Marianne Farley
  • “Mother,” Rodrigo Sorogoyen
  • “Skin,” Guy Nattiv

I wanna go with Skin cos it sounds very ghen ghen

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • “Capernaum” (Lebanon)
  • “Cold War” (Poland)
  • “Never Look Away” (Germany)
  • “Roma” (Mexico)
  • “Shoplifters” (Japan)

Only seen Roma and Capernaum and I like Roma very much

Film Editing:

  • “BlacKkKlansman,” Barry Alexander Brown
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman
  • “Green Book,” Patrick J. Don Vito
  • “The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis
  • “Vice,” Hank Corwin

Yes! This one will go to Vice with its intricate yet simple editing style.

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
  • “Roma,” Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

From the day it was released, I predicted that First Man was gonna in for sound. So I am sticking to that prediction.

Sound Mixing:

  • “Black Panther”
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • “First Man”
  • “Roma”
  • “A Star Is Born”

Ordinarily, I would have gone with First Man but Bohemian Rhapsody is music based and has a higher chance of nicking this one.

Production Design:

  • “Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler
  • “First Man,” Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
  • “The Favourite,” Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
  • “Mary Poppins Returns,” John Myhre, Gordon Sim
  • “Roma,” Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez

First Man and Black Panther are front runners but Mary Poppins will win.

Original Score:

  • “BlacKkKlansman,” Terence Blanchard
  • “Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicholas Britell
  • “Isle of Dogs,” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Mary Poppins Returns,” Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Mary Poppins had an awesome score but If Beale Street Could talk gotta take this one for sure.

Original Song:

  • “All The Stars” from “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
  • “I’ll Fight” from “RBG” by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
  • “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice
  • “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Lady Gaga has some pipes in her and since Shallows was one of my best songs for last year, I am rooting for her to win this.

Makeup and Hair:

  • “Border”
  • “Mary Queen of Scots”
  • “Vice”

Christian Bale was unrecognizable in Vice.

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

Out of the way Queen of Scots, this is Black Panther territory.

Visual Effects:

  • “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • “Christopher Robin”
  • “First Man”
  • “Ready Player One”
  • “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Everyone loves the Avengers CGI but a true VFX groupie will recognize the masterpiece that is Ready Player One.

These are my preferences for the Oscars scheduled for the 24th of February 2019. I will try and stay awake if only they can make the run-time shorter. What Actors/films are you rooting for? Leave me a line in the comment section or on Twitter and Facebook.

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