2019 Oscar Predictions (Full List)

After many, many months of speculation, the Academy Awards will finally come to an end tonight, crowning the 91st Best Picture winner. Roma and The Favourite lead the nominations at 10, each, while Vice and A Star is Born trail closely behind at eight.

In what can only be described as a dull season, the films nominated for the major awards failed to leave the impression the selected films usually do, making for a very underwhelming race that further emphasises the fact that the best movies of the year will not be heard of in tonight’s ceremony.

With that, we bring you our final predictions:

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)

Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Will Win: Mahershala Ali

Should Win: Richard E. Grant (though Ali deserves it just the same)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Border

Mary Queen of Scots

Vice

Will Win: Vice

Should Win: Vice

Best Costume Design

Black Panther (Ruth E Carter)

The Favourite (Sandy Powell)

Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)

Mary Queen of Scots (Alexandra Byrne)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)

Will Win: Sandy Powell for The Favourite

Should Win: Sandy Powell for The Favourite

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Roma/Photo By Carlos Somonte

Best Sound Editing

First Man

A Quiet Place

Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther

Roma

Will Win: First Man

Should Win: First Man

Best Sound Mixing

A Star Is Born

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

Roma

Black Panther

Will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody

Should Win: Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Documentary Feature

Free Solo

Minding the Gap

RBG

Hale Country This Morning, This Evening

Of Fathers and Sons

Will Win: RBG

Should Win: Free Solo

Best Supporting Actress

Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Amy Adams (Vice)

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Marina De Tavira (Roma)

Will Win: Regina King

Should Win: Regina King

Best Foreign Language Film

Roma (Mexico)

Cold War (Poland)

Shoplifters (Japan)

Capharnaum (Lebanon)

Never Look Away (Germany)

Will Win: Roma

Should Win: Cold War

Best Animated Short

Animal Behaviour

Bao

Late Afternoon

One Small Step

Weekends

Will Win: Bao

Should Win: Bao

Best Animated Feature

Incredibles 2

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Isle of Dogs

Mirai

Will Win: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Should Win: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

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Courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation

Best Production Design

The Favourite (Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton)

First Man (Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas)

Roma (Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez)

Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre and Gordon Sim)

Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart)

Will Win: The Favourite

Should Win: The Favourite

Best Visual Effects

First Man

Avengers: Infinity War

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ready Player One

Christopher Robin

Will Win: Avengers: Infinity War

Should Win: Avengers: Infinity War

Best Film Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman)

Vice (Hank Corwin)

BlacKkKlansman (Barry Alexander Brown)

The Favourite (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)

Green Book (Patrick J Don Vito)

Will Win: Vice

Should Win: Vice

Best Documentary, Short Subject

Black Sheep

End Game

Lifeboat

A Night at the Garden

Period. End of Sentence.

Will Win: Period. End of Sentence.

Should Win: Period. End of Sentence.

Best Short Film, Live Action

Detainment

Fauve

Marguerite

Mother

Skin

Will Win: Marguerite

Should Win: Marguerite

Best Cinematography

Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

Cold War (Lukasz Zal)

Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel)

The Favourite (Robbie Ryan)

A Star Is Born (Matty Libatique)

Will Win: Roma

Should Win: Roma

Best Original Score

If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)

Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)

Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)

BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard)

Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson)

Will Win: If Beale Street Could Talk

Should Win: If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Song

“Shallow” (A Star Is Born)

“All the Stars” (Black Panther)

“I’ll Fight” (RBG)

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns)

“When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

Will Win: “Shallow” (A Star is Born)

Should Win: “Shallow” (A Star is Born)

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The Favourite/Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos

Best Original Screenplay

Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga)

The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)

Vice (Adam McKay)

First Reformed (Paul Schrader)

Will Win: The Favourite (with a slight edge over Green Book)

Should Win: The Favourite

Best Adapted Screenplay

If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)

A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)

BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)

Will Win: BlacKkKlansman

Should Win: BlacKkKlansman

Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Adam McKay (Vice)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Will Win: Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Should Win: Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Best Actor

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Christian Bale (Vice)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

Will Win: Rami Malek

Should Win: Bradley Cooper

Best Actress

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Will Win: Glenn Close

Should Win: Olivia Colman (though this performance is more supporting than lead, in which case Close would be the deserving winner for a leading performance)

Best Picture

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star is Born

Vice

Will Win: Green Book

Should Win: The Favourite

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