Oscars 2019: Winner predictions for the 91st Academy Awards
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The 91st Annual Academy Awards are right around the corner, coming to you on Sunday, Feb. 24th on ABC. This has been an interesting year for the Oscars, to say the least, as the Academy itself has managed to stay in the headlines even more than some of the nominated films.

Earlier in the year, the Academy announced the creation of a "popular movie" category, an idea that was so despised that they quickly retracted and shelved the change. Then there was the Oscar host controversy when Kevin Hart was announced as host only to be removed after some unflattering tweets were revealed from his past (the Oscars have since decided to go without a host for the first time since the 1989 ceremony).

In recent weeks, the Oscars once again made waves when they announced that the five Best Songs would not be performed live...a declaration that was so unpopular, that they once again retracted their decision and have now announced that they will indeed all be performed. And we're not done: Their decision to bump some of the "lesser" awards, like the technical categories, to the commercial breaks in an effort to speed up the historically over-long broadcast has gotten the hashtag, "#PresentAll24" trending on Twitter.

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But the show must - and will - go on, and this year, there are no real front-runners in several of the categories. So who will win at The Oscars this year? Well, it's funny you should ask. Here are our picks in all 24 categories...yes, ALL 24...unlike the Academy, we will not leave any awards for a commercial break:

(Pick to win is in bold/italics)

Best Picture

“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“Roma” - OUR PICK
“A Star Is Born”

Explanation: It is by no means a lock, but Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" has been the most-awarded film of the year, and is absolutely adored by many...although that group does NOT contain average movie-goers. The film, shot in black-and-white and subtitled, isn't the sort of film you'd expect to win in this category, and if it does win, it would become the first foreign-language film to ever win Best Picture (although seven others have been nominated). "A Star is Born" has lost most of the award-season momentum, but there is buzz that "Black Panther" and even "BlacKkKlansman" could win the top prize. The question is: Will either film be able to overcome the incredible wave that "Roma" is on?

Actress in a Leading Role

Yalitza Aparicio - "Roma"
Glenn Close - "The Wife" - OUR PICK
Olivia Colman - "The Favourite"
Lady Gaga - "A Star is Born"
Melissa McCarthy - "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

Explanation: The long-shots here are definitely Melissa McCarthy, as well as newcomer Yalitza Aparicio...even though "Roma" is well-loved, the Academy rarely awards a first-time actress in its biggest category. That leaves a three-way race between Colman, Lady Gaga and Glenn Close. Olivia Colman could just win, and her recent win at BAFTA could be a predictor, but it seems like every other major awards group has split between Close and Lady Gaga...the Critics Choice Awards actually awarded them both with a tie. But Glen Close has put in the legwork and is one of the most respected actresses of her generation, and that leads us to believe that she will get the edge over Lady Gaga, who absolutely isn't out of the running.

Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale - "Vice"
Bradley Cooper - "A Star is Born"
Willem Dafoe - "At Eternity's Gate"
Rami Malek - "Bohemian Rhapsody" - OUR PICK
Viggo Mortensen - "Green Book"

Explanation: This is a two-horse race, with one of the horses pretty much in the homestretch, reaching for the finish line. That would be Rami Malek, whose only real contender in this category is Christian Bale. Bale winning would be a major upset considering how many awards Malek has been racking up lately, and the other three's chances of winning would just be wishful thinking.


“BlacKkKlansman” – Spike Lee
“Cold War” - Paweł Pawlikowski
“The Favourite”- Yorgos Lanthimos
“Roma” – Alfonzo Cuaron - OUR PICK
“Vice” – Adam McKay

Explanation: If there is one category that we can predict with full confidence, it's this one. Alfonso Cuaron is as close to a "lock" as you can get. He's won everything, and there's no stopping him in this category, despite the historic nomination of Spike Lee, his first nomination in the Director category.

Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali - "Green Book" - OUR PICK
Adam Driver - "BlacKkKlansman"
Sam Elliott - "A Star Is Born"
Richard E. Grant - "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
Sam Rockwell - "Vice"

Explanation: The second-closest thing to a "lock" this year will be Mahershala Ali winning. Sam Elliott is adored and Richard E. Grant was a stand-out, but Ali is on a role and is likely to win his second Supporting Actor Oscar in the past 3 years (he previously won in 2016 for his role in "Moonlight.")

Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams - "Vice"
Marina de Tavira - "Roma"
Regina King - "If Beale Street Could Talk" - OUR PICK
Emma Stone - "The Favourite"
Rachel Weisz - "The Favourite"

Explanation: Simple math would tell you that this is Regina King's category to lose. Not only has she won most other award shows, but the odds are just stacked in her favor. Both Stone and Weisz are deserving, but many think that their votes will be split being that they star in the same film. Amy Adams was very good in "Vice," but doesn't seem to have the support needed to foster a win. And the surprise nomination of Marina de Tavira in this category was praise enough, for a performance that really goes to show you the Academy's overall love for "Roma," more than it does for her particular performance. But don't get me wrong: Regina King also fully deserves this win, with her brazen performance in "If Beale Street Could Talk."

Here are our picks in the remaining categories:

Adapted Screenplay

“The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs”
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
“If Beale Street Could Talk” - OUR PICK
“A Star Is Born”

Original Screenplay

“The Favourite” - OUR PICK
“First Reformed”
“Green Book”


“Cold War’
“The Favourite”
"Never Look Away"
"Roma" - OUR PICK
"A Star Is Born"

Production Design

"Black Panther" - OUR PICK
"The Favourite"
"First Man"
"Mary Poppins Returns"

Costume Design

"The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs"
"Black Panther" - OUR PICK
"The Favourite"
"Mary Poppins Returns"
"Mary Queen Of Scots"

Film Editing

"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"The Favourite"
"Green Book"
"Vice" - OUR PICK

Foreign Language Film

"Cold War"
"Never Look Away"
"Roma" - OUR PICK

Documentary Feature

"Free Solo"
"Hale County"
"Minding the Gap" - OUR PICK
"Of Fathers and Sons"

Documentary Short Subject

"Black Sheep"
"End Game"
"Lifeboat" - OUR PICK
"A Night at the Garden"
"Period. End Of Sentence"

Animated Feature Film

"Incredibles 2"
"Isle Of Dogs"
"Ralph Breaks the Internet"
"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" - OUR PICK

Animated Short Film

"Animal Behavior"
"Late Afternoon"
"One Small Step"
"Weekends" - OUR PICK

Live Action Short Film

"Marguerite" - OUR PICK

Original Score

"Black Panther" - OUR PICK
"If Beale Street Could Talk"
"Isle Of Dogs"
"Mary Poppins Returns"

Original Song

"All The Stars" - Black Panther
"I’ll Fight" - RBG
"The Place Where Lost Things Go" - MPR
"Shallow" - A Star is Born - OUR PICK
"When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Visual Effects

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

"Mary Queen of Scots"
"Vice" - OUR PICK

Sound Editing

"Black Panther"
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"First Man" - OUR PICK
"A Quiet Place"

Sound Mixing

"Black Panther"
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"First Man" - OUR PICK
"A Star Is Born"