91st Academy Awards – My predictions on who will take the Oscars home

It’s that time of the year again. The 91st Academy Awards will be given away in less than 24 hours. 2018 was a great year at the cinemas. As a viewer, I got entertained as well as my hunger for cinematic beauty was also met. And the films that have made it to the nominations richly deserved their respective spots.

 

 

There is a diverse mix of films nominated this year at the Oscars. On one hand, you have ‘Roma’ which is a masterpiece portraying conflicting relationships in the backdrop of political turmoil in Mexico, and on the other hand you have ‘Black Panther’ a superhero blockbuster. While ‘Blackkklansman’ takes you back in time and deals with xenophobia, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ makes you fall in love with Freddie Mercury all over again. Then, there are period pieces like ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Vice’ which stand out for stellar acting. How can one not spare a line for ‘A Star Is Born’ which reminds us once again why the little moments of joy and togetherness make a relationship work.

So, without much ado, let me share with you, which films I’d give the Oscars to (I have not included a few categories – like Docu feature and Short Animation – which I do not watch).

 

Supporting Actress

Amy Adams – Vice

Marina De Tavira – Roma

Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Emma Stone – The Favourite

Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

 

Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Mary Zophres

Black Panther – Ruth Carter

The Favourite – Sandy Powell

Mary Poppins Returns – Sandy Powell

Mary Queen Of Scots – Alexandra Byrne

 

Sound Mixing

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

A Star Is Born

Roma

 

Sound Editing

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

A Quiet Place

Roma

 

Original Score

Black Panther – Ludwig Goransson

BlackKKlansman – Terence Blanchard

If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell

Isle Of Dogs – Alexandre Desplat

Mary Poppins- Marc Shaiman

 

Film Editing

BlackKKlansman – Barry Alexander Brown

Bohemian Rhapsody – John Ottman

The Favourite – Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Green Book – Patrick J.Don Vito

Vice – Hank Corwin

 

Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Adam Driver – Black Lansman

Sam Elliot – A Star Is Born

Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell – Vice

 

Foreign Language Film

Capernaum – Lebanon

Cold War – Poland

Never Look Away – Germany

Roma – Mexico

Shoplifters – Japan

 

Production Design

Black Panther

The Favourite

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns

Roma

 

Cinematography

Cold War

The Favourite

Never Look Away

Roma

A Star Is Born

 

Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

(Although I want this movie to win, I feel First Man could clinch the Oscar)

 

Makeup and Hairstyling

Border

Mary Queen of Scots

Vice

 

Animated Feature

Incredibles 2

Isle Of Dogs

Mirai

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse

 

Original Song

“All The Stars” – Black Panther

“I’ll Fight” – RBG

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” Mary Poppins Return

“Shallow” – A Star Is Born

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

 

Adapted Screenplay

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

BlackKKlansman

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star Is Born

 

Original Screenplay

The Favourite

First Reformed

Green Book

Roma

Vice

 

Leading Actor

Cristian Bale – Vice

Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s GAte

Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Moertensem – Green Book

 

Leading Actress

Yalitza Aparicio – Roma

Glenn Close – The Wife

Olivia Colman – The Favourite

Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born

Melissa Mc Carthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

(Although I feel the award will go to Glenn Close)

 

Directing

BlackKKclansman – Spike Lee

Cold War – Pawel Pawlikowski

The Favourite – Yorgos Lanthimos

Roma – Alfonso Cuaron

Vice – Adam McKay

 

Best Picture

BlackPanther

BlackKkclansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star Is Born

Vice

About Agnivo Niyogi

Typical Aantel, reader, blogger, news addict, opinionated. Digital media enthusiast. Didi fanboi. Joy Bangla!

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