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2019 OSCARS Predictions: Who Will Win?

2019 OSCARS Predictions: Who Will Win?

"The Oscars" airs live this Sunday, February 24, on The ABC Television Network and it will broadcast in more than 225 countries and territories. The ceremony will be host-less for the first time since 1989.

Everyone is talking about who will win during film's biggest night, and BroadwayWorld is here to give you our predictions!

Predicted winner is bolded and in red!

Best Picture

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
A Star is Born

Roma has been the favorite (not favourite) to win Best Picture after winning the BAFTA, Critic's Choice and DGA awards. The film is a semi-autobiographical film about director Alfonso Cuaron's life in Mexico and is an intensely personal and moving story.

Best Director

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Adam McKay, Vice

Cuaron won the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, DGA and BAFTA awards for Roma, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he won on Sunday.

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?

This was a close call, but I believe that Glenn Close will win the Oscar. Olivia Colman is the close second, in my opinion, but the Academy tends to lean for the more dramatic performances, and with Close never winning an Oscar, this could be the performance that brings it home for her.

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

Rami Malek is definitely the front-runner in this category, because despite of what you think of the film's story, Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury is an incredible one, and it doesn't hurt that the winner of this category has been an actor starring in a biopic 11 times in the last 16 years.

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

If Beale Street Could Talk is a film that should have gotten more recognition, but I believe that at least Regina King will win for her beautiful performance in such a passionate film from BARRY Jenkins.

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

Green Book has received a lot of praise during awards season, and Mahershala Ali is expected to win for his portrayal of Don Shirley.

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

With the WGA Awards win, Can You Ever Forgive Me? surprised those who expected BlacKkKlansman to take home the prize, and I think this film may be a surprise winner at the Oscars.

Best Original Screenplay

The Favourite
First Reformed
Green Book

This was a tough one for me, mainly because I'm almost sure Green Book will win, though I don't believe it deserves it. Of the film's nominated, Roma or The Favourite deserve the award, but I agree with the WGA who awarded this to Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade, which was overlooked by the Academy.

Best Cinematography

Cold War
The Favourite
Never Look Away
A Star is Born

Alfonso Cuaron directed and filmed the film he wrote, Roma, and I believe that he deserves the Oscar for cinematography, because his film was beautifully shot and really evoked emotion.

Best Original Score

Black Panther
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns

Although Mary Poppins Returns also is very deserving of this award, in my opinion, I think Black Panther will take it with its Grammy-winning soundtrack of songs from Kendrick Lamar and SZA. It also helps that its one of two Best Picture nominees, that traditionally have a leg up in this category.

Best Original Song

"All the Stars" Black Panther
"I'll Fight" RBG
"The Place Where the Lost Things Go" Mary Poppins Returns
"Shallow" A Star is Born
"When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Honestly, I'd be surprised if "Shallow" didn't win. This song has won basically every award its been nominated for and I think everyone wants to see Lady Gaga win an Oscar. (Lets get her that Tony next!)

Below are my predictions for the rest of the categories!

Best Production Design

Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns

Best Sound Editing

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
A Quiet Place

Best Sound Mixing

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
A Star is Born

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War
Christopher Robin
First Man
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Foreign Language Film

Capernaum (Lebanon)
Cold War (Poland)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Roma (Mexico)
Shoplifters (Japan)

Best Animated Feature

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse

Best Animated Short Film

Animal Behavior
Late Afternoon
One Small Step

Best Documentary Feature

Free Solo
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons

Best Documentary Short

Black Sheep
Life Boat
A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence.

Best Live Action Short


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