Here Are Our 2019 Academy Award Predictions

It’s that time of year again, and what better way to celebrate Hollywood patting themselves on the back by awarding their friends golden trophies than to make some predictions of our own?

Some thoughts before our predictions:

  • Roma is the odds-on favourite to win, but given that it’s a Netflix film (which the Academy seems biased against), don’t be surprised if something else comes out on top. I have my eye on The Favourite.
  • All the acting awards are locked up – save for Best Supporting Actress. Regina King is the current front-runner, but this is the category most ripe for an upset. Combined with the fact it’s usually presented earlier in the night, this could be a different way to start off the evening.
  • Considering Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Debra Granik (Leave No Trace), and Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) were snubbed from the Best Director race, this award is Alfonso Cuaron’s to lose.
  • Avengers: Infinity War is the favourite to win Best Visual Effects, but this category has very often been topsy-turvy over the last few years. Ready Player One could be a player here, or the downplayed First Man (from Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle) might make an appearance as well.

Best Picture: Roma 
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Best Actor: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Actress: Glenn Close, The Wife
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Best Original Screenplay: The Favourite
Best Adapted Screenplay: If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Cinematography: Roma
Best Film Editing: Vice
Best Sound Editing: First Man
Best Sound Mixing: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Costume Design: The Favourite
Best Production Design: The Favourite
Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Mary Queen of Scots
Best Visual Effects: Ready Player One
Best Animated Picture: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Best Original Score: If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Original Song: Shallow, A Star Is Born
Best Foreign Language Film: Roma
Best Documentary Feature: Free Solo
Best Documentary Short: End Game
Best Animated Short: Animal Behaviour
Best Live Action Short: Marguerite

The 91st Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 24th at 8:00 p.m. EST.

You can find Sho on Twitter (@SNSAlli) for more thoughts about the Oscars, video games, sports, and more.

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