my 2019 Oscar picks

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Alright, ladies and gents. Here’s my picks for tonight’s Oscars! If you’re trying to win your Oscar pool, I gotchu. (The shorts categories are just blind guesses, so don’t blame me for those!)

Who Will (Probably) Win [aka who you should bet on]

Who Should/I Want to Win (from the pool) [aka what my heart wants to bet on]

Best Picture

☐ "Black Panther," Kevin Feige
☐ "BlacKkKlansman," Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee
☐  "Bohemian Rhapsody," Graham King
☐  "The Favourite," Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos
☐  "Green Book," Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga
☐  "Roma," Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón
☐  "A Star Is Born," Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor
☐  "Vice," Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick 

Best Director

☐  Spike Lee, "BlacKkKlansman"
☐  Paweł Pawlikowski, "Cold War"
☐  Yorgos Lanthimos, "The Favourite"
☐  Alfonso Cuarón, "Roma"
☐  Adam McKay, "Vice"

Best Actress

☐  Yalitza Aparicio, "Roma"
☐  Glenn Close, "The Wife"
☐  Olivia Colman, "The Favourite"
☐  Lady Gaga, "A Star Is Born"
☐  Melissa McCarthy, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

Best Actor

☐  Christian Bale, "Vice"
☐  Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"
☐  Willem Dafoe, "At Eternity's Gate"
☐  Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
☐  Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book" 

Best Supporting Actress

☐  Amy Adams, "Vice"
☐  Marina de Tavira, "Roma"
☐  Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk"
☐  Emma Stone, "The Favourite"
☐  Rachel Weisz, "The Favourite" 

Best Supporting Actor

☐  Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"
☐  Adam Driver, "BlacKkKlansman"
☐  Sam Elliott, "A Star Is Born"
☐  Richard E. Grant, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
☐  Sam Rockwell, "Vice" 

Best Foreign Language Film

☐  "Capernaum" (Lebanon); Nadine Labaki, director
☐  "Cold War" (Poland); Paweł Pawlikowski, director
☐  "Never Look Away" (Germany); Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, director
☐  "Roma" (Mexico); Alfonso Cuarón, director
☐  "Shoplifters" (Japan); Hirokazu Kore-eda, director 

Best Animated Feature Film

☐  "Incredibles 2," Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle
☐  "Isle of Dogs," Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
☐  "Mirai," Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito
☐  "Ralph Breaks the Internet," Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer
☐  "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Best Adapted Screenplay

☐  "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs," Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
☐  "BlacKkKlansman," Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee
☐  "Can You Ever Forgive Me?," Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
☐  "If Beale Street Could Talk," Barry Jenkins
☐  "A Star Is Born," Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters 

Best Original Screenplay

☐  "The Favourite," Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
☐  "First Reformed," Paul Schrader
☐  "Green Book," Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
☐  "Roma," Alfonso Cuarón
☐  "Vice," Adam McKay 

Best Cinematography

☐  "Cold War," Łukasz Żal
☐  "The Favourite," Robbie Ryan
☐  "Never Look Away," Caleb Deschanel
☐  "Roma," Alfonso Cuarón
☐  "A Star Is Born," Matthew Libatique 

Best Costume Design

☐  "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs," Mary Zophres
☐  "Black Panther," Ruth Carter
☐  "The Favourite," Sandy Powell
☐  "Mary Poppins Returns," Sandy Powell
☐  "Mary Queen of Scots," Alexandra Byrne 

Best Film Editing

☐  "BlacKkKlansman," Barry Alexander Brown
☐  "Bohemian Rhapsody," John Ottman
☐  "The Favourite," Yorgos Mavropsaridis
☐  "Green Book," Patrick J. Don Vito
☐  "Vice," Hank Corwin 

Best Production Design

☐  "Black Panther," Hannah Beachler; Jay Hart (Set Decoration)
☐  "The Favourite," Fiona Crombie; Alice Felton (Set Decoration)
☐  "First Man," Nathan Crowley; Kathy Lucas (Set Decoration)
☐  "Mary Poppins Returns," John Myhre; Gordon Sim (Set Decoration)
☐  "Roma," Eugenio Caballero; Bárbara Enríquez (Set Decoration) 

Best Original Song

☐  "All the Stars" (from "Black Panther"); music by Kendrick Lamar, Mark "Sounwave" Spears and Anthony "Topdawg" Tiffith; lyric by Kendrick Lamar, SZA and Anthony "Topdawg" Tiffith
☐  "I'll Fight" (from "RBG"); music and lyric by Diane Warren
☐  "The Place Where Lost Things Go" (from "Mary Poppins Returns"); music by Marc Shaiman; lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
☐  "Shallow" (from "A Star Is Born"); music and lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
☐  "When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" (from "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"); music and lyric by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch 

Best Original Score

☐  "Black Panther," Ludwig Goransson
☐  "BlacKkKlansman," Terence Blanchard
☐  "If Beale Street Could Talk," Nicholas Britell
☐  "Isle of Dogs," Alexandre Desplat
☐  "Mary Poppins Returns," Marc Shaiman 

Best Sound Mixing

☐  "Black Panther," Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin
☐  "Bohemian Rhapsody," Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
☐  "First Man," Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis
☐  "Roma," Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and José Antonio García
☐  "A Star Is Born," Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow 

Best Sound Editing

☐  "Black Panther," Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker
☐  "Bohemian Rhapsody," John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone
☐  "First Man," Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
☐  "A Quiet Place," Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
☐  "Roma," Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay 

Best Visual Effects

☐  "Avengers: Infinity War," Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
☐  "Christopher Robin," Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould
☐  "First Man," Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm
☐  "Ready Player One," Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk
☐  "Solo: A Star Wars Story," Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

☐  "Border," Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer
☐  "Mary Queen of Scots," Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks
☐  "Vice," Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney 

Best Documentary - Feature

☐  "Free Solo," Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill
☐  "Hale County This Morning, This Evening," RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim
☐  "Minding the Gap," Bing Liu and Diane Quon
☐  "Of Fathers and Sons," Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert
☐  "RBG," Betsy West and Julie Cohen 

Best Documentary - Short Subject

☐  "Black Sheep," Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn
☐  "End Game," Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
☐  "Lifeboat," Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser
☐  "A Night at the Garden," Marshall Curry
☐  "Period. End of Sentence.," Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton 

Best Animated Short Film

☐  "Animal Behaviour," Alison Snowden and David Fine
☐  "Bao," Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb
☐  "Late Afternoon," Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco
☐  "One Small Step," Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas
☐  "Weekends," Trevor Jimenez 

Best Live Action Short Film

☐  "Detainment," Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon
☐  "Fauve," Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon
☐  "Marguerite," Marianne Farley and Marie-Hélène Panisset
☐  "Mother," Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado
☐  "Skin," Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman