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Predicting the Oscars

The Oscars are fast approaching and there’s a lot of buzz surrounding the announcement of the nominations for the highest achievement in motion pictures. While the Golden Globes and Critic’s Choice Awards have came and went, we all know it’s the Oscars that is the award event of the season. 2018 was a strong year in film, culminating with the best-of-the-best duking it out for a gold statue on Sunday, February 24. No doubt there will be snubs for well deserving films and actors as well. Mimi Leder and her movie, On the Basis of Sex, (about Ruth Bader Ginsburg), and Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie seem to be unlikely candidates for nominations, even though they deserve one… but you never know! So while you’re trying to figure out if your favorite film or actor will make the cut, why don’t you turn Oscar night into a friendly competition with your friends by organizing an Oscars pool? A little wager makes watching the nearly three hour event waaay more fun. Besides… whoever guesses the most wins gets the coveted honor of saying, I told you so!! Just don’t forget to thank the Academy…

Here are our Oscar predictions for seven featured categories, including one near and dear to our hearts, Best Costume Design!

Best Supporting Actor – No doubt Adam Driver and Sam Elliot will be nominated for their performances in BlacKkKlansman and A Star is Born. Timothee Chalamet seems like another lock for a nomination, which would be his second consecutive nomination at just twenty-three years old. Chalamet’s performance in Beautiful Boy was gripping, however, the favorite here is Mahershala Ali for his work in Green Book. While Elliot’s emotional performance in A Star is Born stunned audience members, Ali is definitely the strongest candidate after his Golden Globe win.
Best Supporting Actor
Will win: Mahershala Ali
Should win: Sam Elliot

Best Supporting Actress – While Amy Adams does an impeccable job portraying Lynne Cheney in Vice, and is long overdue for a win, the buzz surrounding best supporting actress has been focused on Regina King. King, who won the Golden Globe over Adams, is the clear favorite to win for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk. Both Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone have a huge chance for a nomination for their roles in The Favourite, but don’t count on them taking home the trophy.
Best Supporting Actress
Will win: Regina King
Should win: Amy Adams

Best Actor – This category has become a three-way race between: Christian Bale, Rami Malek, and Bradley Cooper. Pulling ahead on the awards so far is Malek, who won a Golden Globe for his stunning portrayal of music-icon, Freddie Mercury, and Bale, who took home a Globe and Critic’s Choice Award for his shocking portrayal of “charisma-free” former VP Dick Cheney in Vice. It appears that Bale is the favorite to win, his shocking transformation the talk of the town in Hollywood. It seems in most cases the Oscars favor an actor who is willing to go that extra mile to “bleed” for his role (think Gary Oldman, Eddie Redmayne, Leonardo DiCaprio… Christian Bale). Bale may have packed on the pounds, but in terms of character arc, the audience is able to witness an honest and tragic decline of a star in Cooper’s performance in A Star is Born, and Malek…well, he simply brings Mercury back to life.
Best Actor
Will win: Christian Bale
Should win: Rami Malek

Best Actress – It appears as though the whole world wants Lady Gaga to win for best actress for her performance in A Star is Born. While a star HAS been born in the form of an impeccable performance by Gaga, another star has been shining for quite a long time. Glenn Close has been nominated a whopping SIX TIMES for an Oscar and it looks like this will finally be her year. Close will no doubt be nominated for her impeccable performance in The Wife and should win as well.
Best Actress
Will win: Glenn Close
Should win: Glenn Close

Best Director – This year’s nominees will most likely include Adam McKay, Spike Lee, Bradley Cooper, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Alfonso Cuaron. While Cooper’s freshman film, A Star is Born, is an audience favorite, Lee and Cuaron are the clear front-runners. Cuaron has previously won for his film Gravity, and his breathtaking black and white film, Roma, just might land him another Oscar. Lee on the other hand has never been nominated for best director, but his work in BlacKkKlansman is stellar and completely deserving of a win.
Best Director
Will win: Alfonso Cuaron
Should win: Spike Lee

Best Picture – There are several great films vying for the honor of outstanding picture of the year. Vice, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, A Star is Born, Black Panther, and Roma will most likely get nominated, but least likely win. In fact, the strongest contender for the award is Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk. Based on the acclaimed novel by James Baldwin, Beale Street is a deeply moving film that follows a pair of young lovers in 1970s Harlem. While Roma is another top contender, it seems poised to win for Best Foreign Language Film.
Best Picture
Will win: If Beale Street Could Talk
Should win: Roma

Best Costume Design – While not the most popular category on Oscar night, Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians definitely deserve nods in this category for their superior work in costume design. Sandy Powell’s breathtaking costumes for period piece, The Favourite, as well as Julian Day’s transcending, throwback threads in Bohemian Rhapsody, will put them at the forefront of the Oscar race. I mean who doesn’t love all of Freddie Mercury’s AMAZING outfits!
Best Costume Design
Will win: Sandy Powell (The Favourite)
Should win: Julian Day (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Comment below and tell us your Oscar predictions! Will Malek win over Bale? Who do you think deserves Best Picture? Let us know!

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