• James Kunovski

2019 Oscars: Picks, Expectations and Thoughts

The Oscars go commercial this year with multiple box office wonders making the list. Sneaking in the mix with the most nominations are an international Netflix family drama and a surreal period dramedy. How will the 91st Academy Awards take shape?




Best Picture


Will Win: Green Book


Should Win: The Favourite


Glaring Omission: If Beale Street Could Talk



Personal Ranking

  1. The Favourite

  2. Roma

  3. Green Book

  4. A Star is Born

  5. BlacKkKlansman

  6. Vice

  7. Black Panther

  8. Bohemian Rhapsody



Best Director


Will Win: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma


Should Win: Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite


Glaring Omission: Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk


Best Actor


Will Win: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody


Should Win: Viggo Mortensen, Green Book


Glaring Omission: Ryan Gosling, First Man


Best Actress


Will Win: Glenn Close, The Wife


Should Win: Olivia Colman, The Favourite


Glaring Omission: Joanna Kulig, Cold War


Best Supporting Actor


Will Win: Mahershala Ali, Green Book


Should Win: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me


Glaring Omission: Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy


Best Supporting Actress


Will Win: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk


Should Win: Rachel Weisz, The Favourite


Glaring Omission: Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place




Best Original Screenplay


Will Win: Green Book


Should Win: The Favourite


Glaring Omission: Eighth Grade and Sorry to Bother You


Best Adapted Screenplay


Will Win: BlacKkKlansman


Should Win: If Beale Street Could Talk


Glaring Omission: First Man




Best Animated Feature


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


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


Glaring Omission: The Grinch


Best Foreign Language Film


Will Win: Roma, Mexico


Should Win: Cold War, Poland


Glaring Omission: Burning, South Korea


Best Documentary Feature


Will Win: Free Solo


Should Win: Free Solo


Glaring Omission: Won’t You Be My Neighbour?


Best Documentary Short Subject


Will Win: Period. End of Sentence.


Should Win: Period. End of Sentence.


Glaring Omission: Zion


Best Live Action Short Film


Will Win: Skin


Should Win: Fauve


Glaring Omission: Caroline


Best Animated Short Film


Will Win: Bao


Should Win: Bao


Glaring Omission: Lost & Found


Best Original Score


Will Win: If Beale Street Could Talk


Should Win: If Beale Street Could Talk


Glaring Omission: First Man


Best Original Song


Will Win: Shallow, A Star is Born


Should Win: Shallow, A Star is Born


Glaring Omission: Suspirium, Suspiria




Best Sound Editing


Will Win: First Man


Should Win: A Quiet Place


Glaring Omission: A Star is Born


Best Sound Mixing


Will Win: First Man


Should Win: Roma


Glaring Omission: Suspiria


Best Production Design


Will Win: Black Panther


Should Win: Black Panther


Glaring Omission: First Man


Best Cinematography


Will Win: Roma


Should Win: Cold War


Glaring Omission: Suspiria


Best Makeup and Hairstyling


Will Win: Vice


Should Win: Vice


Glaring Omission: Stan & Ollie


Best Costume Design


Will Win: Black Panther


Should Win: Black Panther


Glaring Omission: Crazy Rich Asians


Best Film Editing


Will Win: Vice


Should Win: The Favourite


Glaring Omission: First Man


Best Visual Effects


Will Win: First Man


Should Win: First Man


Glaring Omission: Black Panther