Oscars 2019: My picks and results

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Oscar night is here! yay?

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This is the first year of my adult life that I did not scramble to see as many nominees as I could. The Academy’s futzing around the airing of Cinematography and Editing pissed me off. I even refunded my tickets to the best picture showcase marathon at AMC. So, my picks will be more on the uneducated guess side of things I suppose. Here we go, my choice is bold. I will update this post after the show with the results. If I got it right, it will be green. If wrong, red.

Best picture

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

I am going with Roma. Favorite is also possible.

Directing

  • Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
  • Paweł Pawlikowski (Cold War)
  • Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
  • Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
  • Adam McKay (Vice)

 

Actress in a leading role

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

 

Actor in a leading role

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

Actress in a supporting role

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

 

Actor in a supporting role

  • Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
  • Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
  • Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
  • Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
  • Sam Rockwell (Vice)

 

Animated feature film

  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle Of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks The Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

 

Cinematography

  • Cold War
  • The Favourite
  • Never Look Away
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born

 

Costume design

  • The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Queen Of Scots

 

Documentary (feature)

  • Free Solo
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding The Gap
  • Of Fathers And Sons
  • RBG

 

Documentary (short subject)

  • Black Sheep
  • End Game
  • Lifeboat
  • A Night At The Garden
  • Period. End of Sentence.

 

Film editing

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Vice

 

Foreign language film

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

 

Makeup and hairstyling

  • Border
  • Mary Queen Of Scots
  • Vice

 

Music (original score)

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mary Poppins Returns

 

Music (original song)

  • “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs)
  • “All The Stars” (Black Panther)
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns)
  • “I’ll Fight” (RBG)
  • “Shallow” (A Star Is Born)

 

Production design

  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma

 

Short film (animated)

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Bao
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

This is a category I’ve already covered (Review). Having seen them all, the winner is likely Bao, but I want it to be Weekends. One small step might get it too. Animal behavior has no chance. It should have been Lost & Found.

Short film (live action)

  • Detainment
  • Fauve
  • Marguerite
  • Mother
  • Skin

 

Sound editing

  • First Man
  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • A Quiet Place
  • Roma

 

Sound mixing

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

 

Visual effects

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

 

Writing (adapted screenplay)

  • The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • A Star Is Born

 

Writing (original screenplay)

  • The Favourite
  • First Reformed
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • Vice

 

Ok, so I got  12/24. This tracks with previous years where I actually tried to see everything. What does this say? I have no fucking idea, lol. See you next year.

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