Academy Awards 2019- My picks

The Oscars are near and I wanted to share my favorites and the one’s I think will win, whether I agree or not. I will cover the main categories since they are a lot of them. 

Best Picture

“Black Panther”

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“The Favourite”

“Green Book”

“Roma”

“A Star Is Born”

“Vice”

My favorite this year is A star is born, but I admit this year the competition is really a good one. Almost all the films nominated are really good. Black Panther was a really entertaining film and I understand the impact it had, do I think is a best picture of the year winner, not really, but I would never take away credit for what the film did and it was unique for a super hero movie. BlacKkKlansman was a film that I really enjoyed, both Washington and Silver gave great performances and for it was a return to form for Spike Lee. Bohemian Rhapsody was a great film also, in theory it is a tough category this year. 

I fear that the movie Roma will win. Why I don’t know, I saw the film and I really did not like it. For me, it was too long and really without a plot that grabbed me. But it has been winning a lot of awards so it would not surprise me, though I hope the academy gives the awards to a more deserving film, in all honesty, any of the other films are more deserving. Roma will win in the best foreign category that should be enough. 

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”

Here my pick is Bradley Cooper, I think he gave the most heartfelt performance of all the nominees and really lost himself in the character and he did it with just his performance. I think the Award will go for Rami Malek, he did a wonderful job as Freddie Mercury no one can deny that he really became Freddie. It would surprise me, but Christian Bale could surprise with a win. 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”

Glenn Close, “The Wife”

Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Here the favorite and my pick is Glen Close, she did a great job in the Wife, Maybe Lady Gaga can win they are both the favorites, but I think Glen Close has a bigger chance. 

DIRECTOR

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”

Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War” 

Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite” 

Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Adam McKay, “Vice”

Here my pick was Bradley Cooper, but he was not nominated. So, I think they will give the award to the director of Roma. Spike Lee would be a better win in this category. 

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”

Here I will pick who I think will win because of the nominees I only saw Roma. I really think the award will go to Regina King and by the scenes I have seen, it looks like a good performance. 

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”

My pick is Adam Silver. I think he gave a great performance as an undercover cop in the Ku Klux Klan, but I think Mahershala Ali will win for his performance in Green Book. 

ORIGINAL SONG

“All The Stars” – “Black Panther”

“I’ll Fight” – “RBG”

“Shallow” – “A Star Is Born

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” – “Mary Poppins Returns”

“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” – “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

Here my pick and the one I think will win is Shallow from A star is born. 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

“Incredibles 2”

“Isle of Dogs”

“Mirai”

“Ralph Breaks the Internet”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

My pick is Ralph breaks the internet, I found the film entertaining and had a good message of friendship. I think Spider-man: Into the Spider-Universe will win. I am a big fan of Spider-Man but I really did not like this movie.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

“BlacKkKlansman” 

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” 

“If Beale Street Could Talk” 

“A Star Is Born”

My pick is A Star is Born, in this category I don’t know what film has the edge to win. 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“First Reformed”

“Green Book” 

“Roma”

“The Favourite”

“Vice”

I think they will give it to Roma. I have not seen the others so I can’t make a pick. 

I used an article from CNN to list the nominees. 

Lisa Respers France. (2019). Oscar nominations 2019: Full list by category. Retrieved from https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/22/entertainment/oscar-nominations-2019/index.html

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