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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE

Roma (Netflix) Here we are. After the most tumultuous Oscar season in memory, the biggest award of the night, Best Picture, is still up in the air. It’s one of the great ironies of Oscar watching and predicting; we hate it when everything is predictable and “boring” yet panic when things are truly up in the air. Damned if you …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) Like Supporting Actor, the frontrunner in Best Actor has also jumped hurdles and through hoops to avoid the pitfalls of his problematic film to come out largely unscathed. Back in the early fall there wasn’t much reason to think that Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) would make too big a splash other than maybe having some …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: FILM EDITING

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) A tough race with two frontrunners that are, arguably, two of the – let’s just say – most edited films of the year. Vice and Bohemian Rhapsody share precursors with the former winning BAFTA and the latter winning ACE. The caveat is that they didn’t compete against each other at ACE – BR won Drama …

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Taron Egerton is Elton John in trailer for ‘Rocketman’

Taron Egerton sings his heart out (yes, that’s really him singing) in the first full trailer for the epic musical biopic of the life of Elton John, Rocketman. While inevitable comparisons to the Oscar-nominated Bohemian Rhapsody are likely to be made – and coincidentally, Rocketman was directed by Dexter Fletcher, who took over Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan Singer was fired …

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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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Oscar Podcast #73: FINAL Oscar winner predictions with guest Amanda Spears, creator of the #PresentAll24 movement

Welcome to the AwardsWatch Final Oscar Winner Predictions Podcast! I am honored to be joined by Amanda Spears, the creator of the #PresentAll24 hashtag and movement that brought film and Oscar fans together when the Academy and show producers announced it would be pushing four categories to commercial breaks. The wave of social media support to keep all 24 categories …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: FILM EDITING (February)

Like Cinematography, Film Editing is one of this year’s category’s the Oscars’ producers decided to move to a commercial break and be inserted into the show later. It’s also one of the most up in the air categories of the year with the Best Picture frontrunner not nominated and three separate films taking industry honors for editing. Film Editing used …

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