2019 Oscar Predictions

12-02-2019 15:02

Yeah, yeah. It’s been a year since I’ve posted anything on here. Let’s quickly move past that. I’ve reemerged so that I can make my predictions for the Oscars this year. I’ve already filled out a ballot to win an Alamo Drafthouse gift card, but that doesn’t feel like enough. I say “predictions,” but these choices are really more of who I would like to see win, i.e. my favorites. I’m also just sticking to Best Picture and Actors.

Best Picture Nominees:

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

My Prediction:

Black Panther

Although I loved The Favourite for its great performances and clever and captivating storytelling, I just have a feeling that Black Panther is going to win. Overall, everything was solid about it – acting, story, theme, music, cinematography – it was perfect to me.


Lead Actor:

Christian Bale “Vice” – Bradley Cooper “A Star Is Born” – Willem Defoe “At Eternity’s Gate” – Rami Malek “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Viggo Mortenson “Green Book”

My Prediction:

Rami Malek “Bohemian Rhapsody”

If you saw this movie, you will know. Rami Malek’s transformation into Queen’s Freddie Mercury is incredible and something I could watch for hours on end. He’s already won at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globes for his performance.


Lead Actress:

Yalitza Aparicio “Roma” – Glenn Close “The Wife” – Olivia Coleman “The Favourite” – Lady Gaga “A Star Is Born” – Melissa McCarthy “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

My Prediction:

Olivia Coleman “The Favourite”

I’m still waiting to see The Wife and Can You Ever Forgive Me? so my choice is probably lacking good information, but I don’t see how one could top Olivia Coleman’s performance in The Favourite.


Supporting Actor:

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

My Prediction:

Mahershala Ali “Green Book”

I’ve been binge-watching the newest season of True Detective with Mahershala this past week and it’s amazing so I’m completely biased, but this is still my choice. I really enjoyed Mahershala’s performance in Green Book.

Film Review - Green Book

Supporting Actress:

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

My Prediction:

Rachel Weisz “The Favourite”

I know Regina King is a big contender for this award, but I haven’t yet seen If Beale Street Could Talk so I don’t know. Again, I loved all performances in The Favourite, but Rachel Weisz was something else.