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92nd Academy Awards – Who will take the Oscars home?

It’s that time of the year again. The 92nd Academy Awards will be given away in less than 24 hours. 2019 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 ‘1917’ which is one of the finest war movies ever made. The ‘single-shot’ technic and the breathtaking cinematography puts it in the league of ‘Saving Private Ryan’ or ‘Schindler’s List’. Then there is ‘Parasite’ – the most talked about international film of the year, which throws in a fresh perspective on class struggle and social order. Netflix too produced some beautiful movies this year – The Two Popes, Marriage Story and The Irishman – which are bound to take home some of the trophies. Then there is Quentin Tarantino’s classic ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ and Taika Waititi’s satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’. The list would be incomplete if the murder mystery with the Agatha Christie touch ‘Knives Out’ wasn’t mentioned.

 

 

All in all – 2019 was a great year as a film viewer and I cannot wait to see the best in business take home the Oscar tomorrow. So, here goes my predictions:

Best Picture

Must Win: Parasite

Will Win: 1917

 

Best Actor

Must Win: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Will Win: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

 

Best Actress

Must Win: Renée Zellweger (Judy)

Will Win: Renée Zellweger (Judy)

 

Best Director

Must Win: Sam Mendes (1917) & Bong Joon ho (Parasite)

Will Win: Sam Mendes (1917)

 

Best Supporting Actor

Must Win: Al Pacino (The Irishman) or Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood)

Will Win: Bradd Pitt (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

 

Best Supporting Actress

Must Win: Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

Will Win: Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

 

Best Animated Feature Film

Must Win: Toy Story 4

Will Win:Toy Story 4

 

Best International Film

Must Win: Parasite

Will Win: Parasite

 

Best Cinematography

Must Win: 1917

Will Win: 1917

 

Best Costume Design

Must Win: Little Women

Will Win: Little Women

 

Best Editing

Must Win: Parasite

Will Win: Joker

 

Best Makeup

Must Win: Joker

Will Win: Bombshell or Joker

 

Best Original Score

Must Win: Joker or 1917

Will Win: Joker

 

Best Original Song

Must Win:“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman

Will Win:“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman

 

Best Production Design

Must Win: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood or 1917

Will Win: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood or 1917

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Must Win: Jojo Rabbit or Little Women

Will Win:Jojo Rabbit

 

Best Original Screenplay

Must Win: 1917 or Parasite

Will Win:1917 or Parasite

 

Best Visual Effects

Must Win: Avengers Endgame

Will Win:The Irishman or 1917

 

Best Sound Mixing

Must Win:Ford v Ferrari or 1917

Will Win:Ford v Ferrari or 1917

 

Best Sound Editing

Must Win: Ford v Ferrari or 1917

Will Win: Ford v Ferrari or 1917

 

Let’s see how many predictions come true tomorrow. I will keep count. Will you?

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