...that said, you can see how "well" the image turned out, so.........you can only imagine how well my choices are going to go.*
This is harder than it seems (that's what she said!). Seeing a bunch of the movies that are nominated should make things easier, no?. I think it complicates matters. But here we are at the day before, and I'm still grappling over my selections - over thinking everything.
I don't feel as confident as I should after my
But while we wait for that to arrive..........on with the predictions.
BEST PICTURE "Black Panther" "BlacKkKlansman" "Bohemian Rhapsody" "The Favourite" "Green Book" "Roma" "A Star Is Born" "Vice"
I saw five and it's not giving me a leg-up. Roma could be it, but it might be best Foreign Language film. I am thinking it won't be both.
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Amy Adams, "Vice" Marina de Tavira, "Roma" Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk" Emma Stone, "The Favourite" Rachel Weisz, "The Favourite"
A. I want King to win, just because I like her. B. Stone and Weisz each have a statue and I think they'll cancel each other out. C. Adams was ok, but the movie isn't going to win anything big that might not be Bale. D. the chick from Roma wasn't stand-out'ish enough / at all.
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Mahershala Ali, "Green Book" Adam Driver, "BlackKKlansman" Sam Elliott, "A Star Is Born" Richard E. Grant, "Can You Ever Forgive Me" Sam Rockwell, "Vice"
I like Ali. I didn't see this movie. I'm not sure he needs another one so soon after his last win. I think it should go to Grant - and Driver, if not Grant. But word on the street is: it's Ali.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM "Capernaum" "Cold War" "Never Look Away" "Roma" "Shoplifters"
I'm truly hedging my bets here. It could just as easily be Cold War or Shoplifters.
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT) "Black Sheep" "End Game" "Lifeboat" "A Night at the Garden" "Period. End of Sentence."
A movie about Nazi sympathizers in the '30s should resonate in this current time of fascism.
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE "Free Solo" "Hale County This Morning, This Evening" "Minding the Gap" "Of Fathers and Sons" "RBG"
It's a liberal crowd. I think Free Solo might be better, but this is for the win. It doesn't matter what I like.
ORIGINAL SONG "All The Stars" - "Black Panther" "I'll Fight" - "RBG" "Shallow" - "A Star Is Born "The Place Where Lost Things Go" - "Mary Poppins Returns" "When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" - "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"
Gag-Gag will get her Oscar, but not in acting.
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM "Incredibles 2" "Isle of Dogs" "Mirai" "Ralph Breaks the Internet" "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
I so want it to be Isle of Dogs. I am getting SO tired of anything action hero and Marvel related, but it will be Spidey.
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" "BlacKkKlansman" "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" "If Beale Street Could Talk" "A Star Is Born"
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY "First Reformed" "Green Book" "Roma" "The Favourite" "Vice"
Roma had a subtle story and little dialogue. Vice was good, but an unpleasant topic. the Favourite was the most original.
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Christian Bale, "Vice" Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born" Willem Dafoe, "At Eternity's Gate" Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody" Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book"
I'm not saying I'd agree with the win, just that he will. I thought Bale was amazing. And the Academy loves bio pics shit (how else do you explain Jamie Foxx having an Oscar?).
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Yalitza Aparicio, "Roma" Glenn Close, "The Wife" Lady Gaga, "A Star Is Born" Olivia Colman, "The Favourite" Melissa McCarthy, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
Sorry Gag-gag, it's not happening. This is coming down to Coleman (whom I think should get it) and Close (who I think will get it) after decades and decades of snubs. She's the Susan Lucci of movie awards.
I am the Susan Lucci of award contests.
DIRECTOR Spike Lee, "BlacKkKlansman" Pawel Pawlikowski, "Cold War" Yorgos Lanthimos, "The Favourite" Alfonso Cuarón, "Roma" Adam McKay, "Vice"
While I oddly think it should go to Lee, it's going to Cuarón.
PRODUCTION DESIGN "Black Panther" "The Favourite" "First Man" "Mary Poppins Returns" "Roma"
I might be the only person on earth not to have seen this movie. I believe they'll give it something.
CINEMATOGRAPHY "Cold War" "The Favourite" "Never Look Away" "Roma" "A Star Is Born"
COSTUME DESIGN "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" "Black Panther" "The Favourite" "Mary Poppins Returns" "Mary Queen of Scots"
They were elaborate and still a little off kilter here and there. I'm probably getting it wrong for Black Panther, but it's a chance I'm willing to take.
SOUND EDITING "A Quiet Place" "Black Panther" "Bohemian Rhapsody" "First Man" "Roma"
Are there ever separate wins for Editing or Mixing in sound?
SOUND MIXING "Black Panther" "Bohemian Rhapsody" "First Man" "Roma" "A Star Is Born"
ANIMATED SHORT FILM "Animal Behaviour" "Bao" "Late Afternoon" "One Small Step" "Weekends"
Truth be told, it's the only one I've seen. Each Pixar movie has a short at the beginning. It can be argued, those are usually better than the full length feature. "Bao" is no different.
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM "Detainment" "Fauve" "Marguerite" "Mother" "Skin"
ORIGINAL SCORE "Black Panther" "BlacKkKlansman" "If Beale Street Could Talk" "Isle of Dogs" "Mary Poppins Returns"
Sure, Poppins is a "musical", but Lee's film has a 70s funk vibe goin' on.
VISUAL EFFECTS "Avengers: Infinity War" "Christopher Robin" "First Man" "Ready Player One" "Solo: A Star Wars Story"
I have no idea. Solo kind of bombed, so I say give it to a movie in which Ryan Gosling appeared but won't win anything for himself.........like La La Land.
FILM EDITING "BlacKkKlansman" "Bohemian Rhapsody" "Green Book" "The Favourite" "Vice"
If for nothing else than the Live Aid sequence.
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING "Border" "Mary Queen of Scots" "Vice"
If you haven't seen Bale's transformation into Cheney - you should. The guys responsible for this were incredible.
I haven't seen Mike's picks yet. I dare say he waits to see mine to cheat off me and makes a tweak or two. It could be easier if he still wrote his blog and we agreed to upload our posts at the same time. But how could he win that way?
Exactly. He can't.
*I really need to purchase and learn Ye Olde PhotoShoppe
Song by: Roger Waters