My Oscars 2018/2019 Winning Hopes/Predictions

Sections

  1. My Hopes/Predictions
  2. Movies I Had Hoped Got Nominated

 

My Hopes

 

Best Sound Editing

“A Quiet Place,” Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl

John Krasinski and Noah Jupe in A Quiet Place (2018)

What I’d also like to see win: “Roma,” Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay; “Black Panther,” Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker; “Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Warhurst

 

Best Sound Mixing

First Man

Ryan Gosling in First Man (2018)

What I’d also like to see win: RomaBlack Panther; Bohemian Rhapsody

 

Best Animated Short Film

I wasn’t able to watch all of these. It’s nearly impossible to find all of them before the event.

Animal Behavior

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Ones I Missed: Late Afternoon; Weekends
What I’d also like to see win:
Bao; One Small Step

 

Best Live Action Short Film

I wasn’t able to watch all of these. It’s nearly impossible to find all of them before the event.

Fauve

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Ones I Missed: Detainment; Marguerite; Mother; Skin
What I’d also like to see win:

 

Best Documentary Short Subject

I wasn’t able to watch all of these. It’s nearly impossible to find all of them before the event.

A Night at the Garden

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Ones I Missed: End Game; Lifeboat; Period. End of Sentence.
What I’d also like to see win:
Black Sheep

 

Best Documentary Feature

“RBG,” Betsy West, Julie Cohen

RBG (2018)

Ones I Missed: Hale County This Morning, This Evening; 
What I’d also like to see win:
“Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi; “Minding the Gap,” Bing Liu

 

Best Film Editing

“Green Book,” Patrick J. Don Vito

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book (2018)

What I’d also like to see win: “Vice,” Hank Corwin; “BlacKkKlansman,” Barry Alexander Brown; “The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis

 

Best Foreign Language Film

Cold War

Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig in Zimna wojna (2018)

Ones that I missed: Never Look Away
What I’d also like to see win:
Shoplifters

 

Best Costume Design

“Black Panther,” Ruth E. Carter

Angela Bassett, Connie Chiume, Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, and Dorothy Steel in Black Panther (2018)

What I’d also like to see win: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Mary Zophres; “Mary Poppins Returns,” Sandy Powell

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Vice

Christian Bale and Sam Rockwell in Vice (2018)

 

Best Original Score

“Isle of Dogs,” Alexandre Desplat

Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Edward Norton, and Bryan Cranston in Isle of Dogs (2018)

What I’d also like to see win: “BlacKkKlansman,” Terence Blanchard; “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicholas Britell; “Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson

 

Best Original Song

“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

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What I’d also like to see win: “I’ll Fight” from “RBG”

 

Best Production Design

“The Favourite,” Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton

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What I’d also like to see win: “Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler; “Mary Poppins Returns,” John Myhre, Gordon Sim

 

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Josh Brolin in Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

What I’d also like to see win: Solo: A Star Wars Story or Christopher Robin

 

Best Cinematography

“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón

Yalitza Aparicio, Daniela Demesa, Diego Cortina Autrey, and Carlos Peralta in Roma (2018)

What I’d also like to see win: “The Favourite,” Robbie Ryan; “A Star Is Born,” Matthew Libatique

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

“BlacKkKlansman,” Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

What I’d also like to see win: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Joel Coen , Ethan Coen; “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty;

 

Best Original Screenplay

 “The Favourite,” Deborah Davis

Emma Stone in The Favourite (2018)

What I’d also like to see win: “Vice,” Adam McKay; “Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly; Tony McNamara; “First Reformed,” Paul Schrader; “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón

 

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Mahershala Ali in Green Book (2018)

Who I’d also like to see win: Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”; Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

 

Best Supporting Actress

Emma Stone, “The Favourite”

Emma Stone in The Favourite (2018)

Who I’d also like to see win: Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”; Amy Adams, “Vice”

 

Best Lead Actress

Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Who I’d also like to see win: Glenn Close, “The Wife”; Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”

 

Best Lead Actor

Christian Bale, “Vice”

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Who I’d also like to see win: Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”; Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”; Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

 

Best Director

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”

Spike Lee and Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Who I’d also like to see win: Adam McKay, “Vice”; Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

 

Best Animated Feature Film

It could be any of these honestly.

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs (2018)

What I’d also like to see win: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

 

Best Picture

BlacKkKlansman

John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman (2018)

What I’d also like to see win: Green Book, Vice

 

 

Movies I Had Hoped Got Nominated

The following movies are ones that I both loved and had scenes that I still think about today, but got no Oscars love.

Hereditary

Toni Collette and Milly Shapiro in Hereditary (2018)

One of the best and most frightening horror movies I’ve seen in a long time. There were even things I didn’t notice the first time I watched it that I did notice the second time and scared me even more. The performances of every character were fantastic. The story had elements that allow its viewers to discuss this movie even 6 months after its release.

Nominations I was hoping for: Original Screenplay; Toni Collette Lead Actress

 

Mandy

Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough in Mandy (2018)

What was wrong with this, Acadamy? Was it Nicholas Cage downing a handle of liquor in like… a minute? Was it the burning of a live woman? Was it the insane amount of cocaine? Was it the gore? Or was it the chainsaw battle at the end? Because to me, those are all reasons this movie SHOULD have been nominated. Not to mention this is one of the most visually pleasing, well lit, well colored, well shot, well orchestrated, and insane horror movies I have ever seen. Ever. Nicholas Cage outdid himself this time and this is without a doubt my most favorite performance by him.

Nominations I was hoping for: Original Screenplay; Nicholas Cage Lead Actor; Linus Roache Supporting Actor; Cinematography; Visual Effects; Score

 

Sorry To Bother You

This was where the line was drawn for me, Acadamy. This was one of the funniest, wildest, most original movies I’ve seen in a while. I cannot emphasize how insane this movie gets at the start of the 3rd act.

Nominations I was hoping for: Original Screenplay, Directing, Lakeith Stanfield Lead Actor

 

Overlord

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It’s because of the Nazis isn’t it, Acadamy? Overlord honestly surprised me. I went in expecting a mediocre acting, shitty effects, and wacky dialogue. Instead, what I got was incredible particle effects, enjoyable dialogue, and a wild fun adventure. This movie was a refreshing time at the movies, much better than the other garbage that was being released during this time. There are literally only 3 movies nominated for Make-up. Seriously Acadamy? You could’ve added 1 more.

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The movie featured more practical effects rather than the standard cgi effects most movies use. This was done to get a better reaction from the actors involved in the scenes where something gruesome would happen.

Nominations I was hoping for: Make-up; Costume

 

Widows

Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson, Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo in Widows (2018)

 

Get fucked Ocean’s 8. A perfect cast, Viola Davis is a badass, Daniel Kaluuya is genuinely frightening, fantastically written, perfectly paced, and a dog that is way too adorable.

Nominations I was hoping for: Adapted Screenplay; Editing; Viola Davis Lead Actress; Daniel Kaluuya Supporting Actor

 

Three Identical Strangers

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I don’t usually watch documentaries, but this one was incredible. When it starts out as a heart-warming story about 3 brother reuniting, I was like “Okay, this is cool”. Then, when the twist happens, and we go down the path of the second half, I was like (with mouth agape) “Holy fucking shit. This is insane!” Not to mention the ending that could leave a viewer thinking “Wait… what?”.

Nominations I was hoping for: Documentary feature

 

Blindspotting

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Genuinely funny, fantastic performances, incredible writing, relevant, and thought-provoking with an emotional and phenomenally performed final scene.

Nominations I was hoping for: Daveed Diggs Lead Actor, Rafael Casal Supporting Actor

 

Den Skylidge (The Guilty)

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Another perfect example of the fact that you do not need a high production value to make a great movie and that foreign films can be just as good as what Hollywood produces. Jakob Cedergren’s performance, the atmosphere, the suspense, the character development/writing, and a nice twist were all fantastic.

Nominations I was hoping for: Foreign Film

 

You Were Never Really Here

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Definitely one of my most favorite Joaquin Phoenix performances.

Nominations I was hoping for: Joaquin Phoenix Lead Actor, Original Screenplay, Score

 

Suspiria

Suspiria (2018)

Nominations I was hoping for: Cinematography

Final Consensus:

Fuck this.

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