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Oscars Predictions

Oscars Predictions

February 18, 2019

Who Will Win?

Roma

Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal and profoundly epic film snagged and broke the hearts of audiences and professionals alike. It also seems to be the one nominee with the least amount of bad blood so with that, I think it has a solid foot up on the other nominees.

 

Who Should Win?

Roma or Black panther

“Black Panther” is the only other nominee that I could see swooping in for the big win with its huge SAG ensemble win and social relevance. “Roma” is my personal favorite of the nominees but I would be more than okay with either one of these winning.

 

Who Will Win?

Alfonso Cuaron

Cuaron’s DGA win solidifies his place here and it’s well deserved. He pulls off at least a dozen cinematic tricks in “Roma” that should have been impossible and makes them look seamless.

Who Should Win?

Alfonso Cuaron

The man is a living breathing legend.

Who Will Win?

Rami Malek

Rami Malek does a barley decent impression of a rock legend wearing god-awful fake teeth. But Malek has the awards track record this season and insane amounts of campaign push. This award is his to lose.

Who Should Win?

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper gave the performance of a lifetime in “A Star is Born.” His performance was intense, commanding, vulnerable, and deeply moving all out once. At several points, his work left me speechless.

 

Who Will Win?

Glenn Close

Glenn Close has come out of nowhere with her small summer release film “The Wife.” The Academy is known for awarding “legacy trophies” where legendary performers who have gone a long time without winning anything get to win one for a performance where they didn’t necessarily deserve it and this looks to be a case of that, though Close is quite good in her film.

Who Should Win?

Yalitza Aparicio

For me personally, this should belong to Aparicio’s silently and passionaely poignant work.

Who Will Win?

Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse

I was taken with the beauty and emotional complexity of “Mirai” but it still doesn’t even manage to hold a candle to the bombastic and experimental excellency of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” It’s tracking very positively to win the gold which would make it the first non-Disney film to win this award since 2012 with Gore Verbinski’s “Rango.”

Who Should Win?

Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse

Let’s hope the Academy actually acknowledges that there are more animated films other than that from the mouse house.

 

 

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