2019 Oscar Nomination Predictions

List compiled by Eddie on 15/01/2019

2019 could just be the most open year in Oscar history.

Unlike previous year’s, 2019 provides a host of films, actors and behind the scenes contributors that could all well be winner’s on the night.

It appears as though box office smash A Star is Born and critical darling The Favourite are the film’s likely to be competing in the most categories, but a number of other films such as First Man, Roma, If Beale Street Could Talk and Green Book could all just as likely win their fair share of golden statues also.

It makes for a fascinating few months too come and hopefully exciting viewing, with other Oscar nights suffering from a case of results mostly being guessed before they were even announced.

Below is my collection of picks for nominations soon to be announced.

Happy reading and happy watching!

Predicted Nomination Tallies

Best Picture –

A Star is Born is a contender for the Best Picture, alongside art-house favourite Roma

Black Panther

A Star is Born

Roma

First Man

The Favourite

Green Book

If Beale Street Could Talk

BlacKkKlansman

First Reformed

Vice

Best Director –

A previous winner in this category, Alfonso Cauron could do it again with Roma

Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born

Alfonso Cauron – Roma

Peter Farrelly – Green Book

Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman

Damien Chazelle – First Man

Best Actor –

Ethan Hawke was outstanding in First Reformed

Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born

Christian Bale – Vice

Ethan Hawke – First Reformed

Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate

Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

Best Actress –

It’s a long shot but here’s hoping Toni Collette’s standout work in Hereditary scores her an Oscar nomination

Lady Gaga – A Star is Born

Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Glenn Close – The Wife

Olivia Colman – The Favourite

Toni Collette – Hereditary

Best Supporting Actor –

Many agreed that Timothee Chalamet was the best thing about A Beautiful Boy

Marershala Ali – Green Book

Timothee Chalamet – Beautiful Boy

Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell – Vice

Lin-Manuel Miranda – Mary Poppins Returns

Best Supporting Actress –

Regina King has been praised for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk

Amy Adams – Vice

Claire Foy – First Man

Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Emma Stone – The Favourite

Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Best Original Screenplay –

It would be a shame if Eighth Grade was overlooked in this category

Green Book

First Reformed

Vice

Eighth Grade

The Favourite

Best Adapted Screenplay –

BlacKkKlansman saw Spike Lee return to form

If Beale Street Could Talk

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

A Star is Born

Leave No Trace

BlacKkKlansman

Best Animated Film –

The stop-motion animation of Isle of Dogs should see it have a chance in the Animated field

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Mirai

Best Documentary –

One of the highest grossing documentaries ever in the USA, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is the film to beat in this field

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Free Solo

RBG

Three Identical Strangers

Shirkers

Best Foreign Film –

Critics have praised Cold War, a film that faces stiff completion in the form of Roma

Roma

Cold War

Shoplifters

Burning

The Guilty

Technical Categories:

Best Cinematography –

Roma

A Star is Born

If Beale Street Could Talk

First Man

The Favourite

Best Original Score –

First Man

If Beale Street Could Talk

Isle of Dogs

Black Panther

Susperia

Best Editing –

First Man

Mission Impossible: Fallout

Roma

The Favourite

A Star is Born

Best Sound Editing –

First Man

Mission Impossible: Fallout

Roma

A Star is Born

A Quiet Place

Best Sound Mixing –

First Man

Mission Impossible: Fallout

A Quiet Place

A Star is Born

Black Panther

Best Visual Effects –

Black Panther

Ready Player One

Mary Poppins Returns

Avengers: Infinity War

First Man

Best Original Song –

Shallows – A Star is Born

All the Stars – Black Panther

The Place Where Lost Things Go – Mary Poppins Returns

I’ll Fight – RBG

When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Production Design –

Mary Poppins Returns

The Favourite

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Black Panther

Roma

Best Costume Design –

Mary Queen of Scots

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns

Best Makeup and Hairstyling –

Bohemian Rhapsody

Marry Poppins Returns

The Favourite

How do these predictions stack up against your thoughts? Am I way off the money or close to the mark? Let me know in the comments below!

4 responses to “2019 Oscar Nomination Predictions

  1. I’m currently 9-1 down in my predictions competition with my wife. I’m hoping this year will be my year. I think A Star is Born won’t do as well as people expect.

    • Hopefully this is the year to catch up! It does feel as though Star is fading a little.
      I think Roma will take Best Film and Director.
      E

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