Special: 2019 Oscar Predictions

Tonight is the 91st annual Academy Awards. While there has been a lot of drama surrounding the awards show this year, it’ll still be a night of prestigious awards. Though, if the Academy wants to stay relevant, it may want to make changes before it comes back next year.

Here is who I predict will win tonight:

Best Picture:

  • What will win: Roma
  • What could beat it: Green Book
  • Other nominees: Black PantherBlacKkKlansmanBohemian RhapsodyThe FavouriteA Star Is Born and Vice

Best Director:

  • Who will win: Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
  • Who could beat him: Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
  • Other nominees: Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) and Adam McKay (Vice)

Best Actor:

  • Who will win: Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
  • Who could beat him: Christian Bale (Vice)
  • Other nominees: Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate) and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Best Actress:

  • Who will win: Glenn Close (The Wife)
  • Who could beat her: Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
  • Other nominees: Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Who will win: Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
  • Who could beat him: Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
  • Other nominees: Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman), Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born) and Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Who will win: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
  • Who could beat her: Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
  • Other nominees: Amy Adams (Vice), Marina de Tavira (Roma) and Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Who will win: Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara (The Favourite)
  • Who could beat them: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly (Green Book)
  • Other nominees: Paul Schrader (First Reformed), Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) and Adam McKay (Vice)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Who will win: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
  • Who could beat them: Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)
  • Other nominees: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters (A Star Is Born)

Best Animated Feature Film:

  • What will win: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • What could beat it: Incredibles 2
  • Other nominees: Isle of DogsMirai and Ralph Breaks the Internet

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • What will win: Roma (Mexico)
  • What could beat it: Cold War (Poland)
  • Other nominees: Capernaum (Lebanon), Never Look Away (Germany) and Shoplifters (Japan)

Best Documentary – Feature:

  • What will win: Free Solo
  • What could beat it: RBG
  • Other nominees: Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Minding the Gap and Of Fathers and Sons

Best Documentary – Short Subject:

  • What will win: Period. End of Sentence.
  • What could beat it: Black Sheep
  • Other nominees: End GameLifeboat and A Night at the Garden

Best Live Action Short Film:

  • What will win: Skin
  • What could beat it: Marguerite
  • Other nominees: DetainmentFauve and Mother

Best Animated Short Film:

  • What will win: Bao
  • What could beat it: Weekends
  • Other nominees: Animal BehaviourLate Afternoon and One Small Step

Best Original Score:

  • Who will win: Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk)
  • Who could beat him: Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther)
  • Other nominees: Terence Blanchard (BlacKkKlansman), Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs) and Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns)

Best Original Song:

  • What will win: “Shallow” (A Star Is Born)
  • What could beat it: “All the Stars” (Black Panther)
  • Other nominees: “I’ll Fight” (RBG), “The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns) and “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

Best Sound Editing:

  • What will win: A Quiet Place
  • What could beat it: First Man
  • Other nominees: Black PantherBohemian Rhapsody and Roma

Best Sound Mixing:

  • What will win: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • What could beat it: A Star is Born
  • Other nominees: Black PantherFirst Man and Roma

Best Production Design:

  • What will win: The Favourite
  • What could beat it: Black Panther
  • Other nominees: First ManMary Poppins Returns and Roma

Best Cinematography:

  • What will win: Roma
  • What could beat it: Cold War
  • Other nominees: The FavouriteNever Look Away and A Star Is Born

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

  • What will win: Vice
  • What could beat it: Mary Queen of Scots
  • Other nominee: Border

Best Costume Design:

  • What will win: Black Panther
  • What could beat it: The Favourite
  • Other nominees: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mary Poppins Returns and Mary Queen of Scots

Best Film Editing:

  • What will win: Vice
  • What could beat it: BlacKkKlansman
  • Other nominees: Bohemian RhapsodyThe Favourite and Green Book

Best Visual Effects:

  • What will win: Avengers: Infinity War
  • What could beat it: First Man
  • Other nominees: Christopher RobinReady Player One and Solo: A Star Wars Story

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