Predicting the 91st Oscars

Tonight, February 24, 2019, the 91st Academy Awards will be given out. Considering that I haven’t seen every one of the nominated movies, I will only give my prediction on a couple of the popular categories.

Here are my predictions for the top 5 categories as well as for Original Score and Song.

Black Panther is nominated for 7 awards, including Best Picture. While I do not think it will win Best Picture, it could very well win in each of the other 6 categories. I do believe it will win for both the Original Score and Original Song.

Spike Jones is nominated for Best Director, his first nomination in this category. I believe he will win.

Regina King will be the winner for Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk.

Some times awards are given out to those who have been in the industry for many years. This could be one of those years with Sam Elliott nominated for his role in A Star in Born. Yes, I think he will win.

Everyone is predicting that Glenn Close will win as Best Actress. However my nod this year goes to Melissa McCarthy, mainly because it is so much different than any other role one has seen her do.

Should a Best Actor award goes to someone who has so much make-up on that one doesn’t recognize the Actor? This is the case for both Christian Bale as Vice President Chaney and Rami Malek as Queen’s Freddie Mercury. While both do a good job portraying their respective famous figures, I think it’ll be Bradley Cooper who will win.

For a change a few of the Best Picture nominations were popular to the average film goers. However I think that the winner will be Roma, a Netflix film. Although in my view it shouldn’t have even been allowed to be nominated.


The full list of nominees:

Best Picture
Black Panther


Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book


A Star Is Born


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

Actress in a Leading Role
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Glenn Close, The Wife

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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

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

BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee

Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski

The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

Vice, Adam McKay

Adapted Screenplay
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

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

Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty

If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins

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

Original Screenplay
The Favourite, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara

First Reformed, Paul Schrader

Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, and Peter Farrelly

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

Vice, Adam McKay

Foreign Language Film
Capernaum, Lebanon

Cold War, Poland

Never Look Away, Germany

Roma, Mexico

Shoplifters, Japan

Animated Feature
Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Original Score
Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson

BlacKkKlansman, Terence Blanchard

If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell

Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat

Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman

Original Song
“All the Stars,” Black Panther
Music by Kendrick Lamar, Mark “Sounwave” Spears and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith; Lyric by Kendrick Lamar, SZA and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith

“I’ll Fight,” RBG
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“The Place Where Lost Things Go,” Mary Poppins Returns
Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

“Shallow,” A Star Is Born
Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings,” The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Music and Lyric by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Documentary Short
Black Sheep

End Game


A Night at the Garden

Period. End of Sentence.

Cold War, Lukasz Zal

The Favourite, Robbie Ryan

Never Look Away, Caleb Deschanel

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

A Star Is Born, Matthew Libatique

Best Documentary Feature
Free Solo

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Minding the Gap

Of Fathers and Sons


Production Design
Black Panther

The Favourite

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns


Sound Mixing
Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man


A Star Is Born

Costume Design
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Black Panther

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Queen of Scots

Film Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book


Sound Editing
Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

A Quiet Place


Animated Short Film
Animal Behavior


Late Afternoon

One Small Step


Live Action Short





Makeup and Hairstyling

Mary Queen of Scots


Visual Effects
Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story