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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTOR

Green Book (Universal)

Arguably one of the most locked categories of the night is Supporting Actor. Unlike last year, this is the only acting category where the frontrunner has won all major precursors before Oscar night – the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, SAG and BAFTA.

That is, of course, Mahershala Ali in Green Book. Ali is set to win his second Supporting Actor Oscar in as many years (the first for Moonlight in 2017), this time as a co-lead of his film. In the face of all of the controversies Green Book has came under it’s been Ali that has come out with the least amount of collateral damage. Poised when confronted with aggressive questioning (that weirdly came right to him and not to the film’s white writers and director) and generally regarded as one of the most generous and kind actors working, if Green Book falls in Original Screenplay (that WGA loss…) and Best Picture then this is the clear place to reward the film and for the Academy to feel good about doing so.

If there was an upset to be made it would come in the form of Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, who has charmed this awards season like absolutely no other. It would be one of the biggest upsets ever were it to happen so don’t count on it.

1. Mahershala Ali – GREEN BOOK (BAFTA, BFCA, GG, SAG)
2. Richard E. Grant – CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
3. Adam Driver – BLACKkKLANSMAN
4. Sam Elliott – A STAR IS BORN
5. Sam Rockwell – VICE
BAFTA – British Film Academy Awards
BFCA – Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice)
GG – Golden Globe
SAG – Screen Actors Guild

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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