91st Academy Award Nominees and Predictions

Now that the Golden Globes, Producers Guild and Critics’ Choice Awards are over with, Award Season is in full swing, nearing its pinnacle. Every year, the Oscar nominations (and eventual winners) are a huge conversation piece, as people pick apart what deserved its nominations, what the big surprises were, and most of all, who and what got snubbed. The Academy has been slowly shifting towards accepting more “mainstream” fare as opposed to simply choosing the “Oscar bait” films, so what does this list of nominees look like to the average person? Sound off in the comments below!

Best Picture
“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“A Star Is Born”

Our Pick: “Green Book”

Best Actress
Yalitza Aparicio, (“Roma”)
Glenn Close, (“The Wife”)
Olivia Colman, (“The Favourite”)
Lady Gaga, (“A Star Is Born”)
Melissa McCarthy, (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)

Our Pick: Glenn Close (“The Wife”)

Best Actor
Christian Bale, (“Vice”)
Bradley Cooper, (“A Star Is Born”)
Willem Dafoe, (“At Eternity’s Gate”)
Rami Malek, (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)
Viggo Mortensen, (“Green Book”)

Our Pick: Christian Bale (“Vice”)

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, (“Vice”)
Marina de Tavira, (“Roma”)
Regina King, (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Emma Stone, (“The Favourite”)
Rachel Weisz, (“The Favourite”)

Our Pick: Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, (“Green Book”)
Adam Driver, (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Sam Elliott, (“A Star Is Born”)
Richard E. Grant, (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)
Sam Rockwell, (“Vice”)

Our Pick: Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”)

Best Animated Feature
“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Our Pick: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Animated Short
“Animal Behaviour”
“Late Afternoon”
“One Small Step”

Our Pick: “Bao”

Best Foreign Language Picture
“Capernaum” (Lebanon)
“Cold War” (Poland)
“Never Look Away” (Germany)
“Roma” (Mexico)
“Shoplifters” (Japan)

Our Pick: “Roma” (Mexico)

Best Director
Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Pawel Pawlikowsk,( “Cold War”)
Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Favourite”)
Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”)
Adam McKay (“Vice”)

Our Pick: Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”)

Best Cinematography
Lukasz Zal (“Cold War”)
Robbie Ryan (“The Favourite”)
Caleb Deschanel (“Never Look Away”)
Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”)
Matthew Libatique (“A Star Is Born”)

Our Pick: Robbie Ryan (“The Favourite”)

Best Adapted Screenplay
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (Joel Coen , Ethan Coen)
“BlacKkKlansman” (Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, 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, Will Fetters)

Our Pick: “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Barry Jenkins)

Best Original Screenplay
“The Favourite” (Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara)
“First Reformed” (Paul Schrader)
“Green Book” (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly)
“Roma” (Alfonso Cuarón)
“Vice” (Adam McKay)

Our Pick: “Green Book” (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly)

Best Editing
“BlacKkKlansman” (Barry Alexander Brown)
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (John Ottman)
“Green Book” (Patrick J. Don Vito)
“The Favourite” (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)
“Vice” (Hank Corwin)

Our Pick: “BlacKkKlansman” (Barry Alexander Brown)

Best Original Score
“BlacKkKlansman” (Terence Blanchard)
“Black Panther” (Ludwig Goransson)
“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Nicholas Britell)
“Isle of Dogs” (Alexandre Desplat)
“Mary Poppins Returns” (Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman)

Our Pick: “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Nicholas Britell)

Best Original Song
“All The Stars” (“Black Panther”) by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
“I’ll Fight” (“RBG”) by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” (“Mary Poppins Returns”) by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
“Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”) by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”) by Willie Watson, Tim Blake Nelson

Our Pick: “Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”)

Best Documentary Feature
“Free Solo”
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
“Minding the Gap”
“Of Fathers and Sons”

Our Pick: “Free Solo”

Best Documentary Short Subject
“Black Sheep”
“End Game”
“A Night at the Garden”
“Period. End of Sentence.”

Our Pick: “Lifeboat”

Best Live Action Short Film: 

Our Pick: “Mother”

Sound Editing:
“Black Panther” (Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker)
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (John Warhurst)
“First Man” (Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
“A Quiet Place” (Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl)
“Roma” (Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay)

Our Pick: A Quiet Place (Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl)

Sound Mixing:
“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“A Star Is Born”

Our Pick: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Best Production Design
“Black Panther” (Hannah Beachler)
“First Man” (Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas)
“The Favourite” (Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton)
“Mary Poppins Returns” (John Myhre, Gordon Sim)
“Roma” (Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez)

Our Pick: “The Favourite” (Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton)

Best Makeup and Hair
“Mary Queen of Scots”

Our Pick: “Vice”

Best Costume Design
“Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (Mary Zophres)
“Black Panther” (Ruth E. Carter)
“The Favourite” (Sandy Powell)
“Mary Poppins Returns” (Sandy Powell)
“Mary Queen of Scots” (Alexandra Byrne)

Our Pick: “Black Panther” (Ruth E. Carter)

Best Visual Effects
“Avengers: Infinity War”
“Christopher Robin”
“First Man”
“Ready Player One”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Our Pick: “Ready Player One”


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