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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

From left: BlacKkKlansman and The Favourite – are they the favourites to win? Spike Lee is finally going to win a competitive Oscar to go along with his Honorary one from 2016. Although the screenplay for BlacKkKlansman has four credited writers (only four other times in Oscar history have that many shared a win) this is going to be Lee’s. …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

ROMA (Netflix) Can anything really beat Roma here? There’s really nothing standing in its way unless you think that the voting body doesn’t want to give the film both this and Best Picture. The odds are still stacked way in Roma‘s favor, not simply with its unilateral FLF wins everywhere, but because when a film is nominated here and in …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: PRODUCTION DESIGN and COSTUME DESIGN

From left; The Favourite and Black Panther will be fighting for both I’ve sort of hammered away both in print and on podcasts that Production Design and Costume Design go hand in hand and in fact, they have 9 times since 2000 – for Best Picture winners and nominees alike as well as non-BP nominees. Although names don’t appear on …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: ORIGINAL SCORE and ORIGINAL SONG

From left: If Beale Street Could Talk; A Star Is Born There aren’t a lot of categories this year where I’m letting my heart lead the way instead of my head. In fact, Original Score might be the only one. If there’s a category to do it, this is it. It’s the only non-short category where none of the five …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: SOUND EDITING and SOUND MIXING

Black Panther, left, and Bohemian Rhapsody are poised to hit the right notes A few months ago we all could have easily called Sound Mixing for A Star Is Born and called it a day. But that was when some pundits had it pegged as the Best Picture frontrunner and before the arrival of the box office behemoth and 5-time …

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FINAL Oscar Predictions: ANIMATED, DOCUMENTARY and LIVE-ACTION SHORT

From left; Bao, End Game and Marguerite There’s a wealth of sadness, depravity and dreariness in many of the nominees in the short film categories with a few rays of light that I think voters will try and grab onto. In Animated Short I don’t see how Bao can lose. But if anything upsets it will likely be One Small …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: ANIMATED FEATURE

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Animation) It’s hard to bet against a film that’s so utterly dominated nearly all precursors and that’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I know people want to make a spoiler argument for Incredibles 2 but sequels have a tough time here; Toy Story 3 is the only sequel to win the Animated Feature Oscar and the …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: VISUAL EFFECTS

Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel Studios / Disney) This will be between Avengers: Infinity War, which won the Visual Effects Society’s top prize and First Man, which took the group’s supporting visual effects win – it’s definitely a contender and the only film with other nominations. Both BAFTA and Critics’ Choice went for Black Panther, which did not earn a nomination …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Free Solo (NatGeo) A complicated category in a banner year for documentaries with precursor wins going to films not even nominated. PGA and DGA went to Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and Three Identical Strangers, respectively, but Free Solo came out on top at BAFTA. I can see RBG getting a lot of votes for its topicality and as a …

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