This Oscar season has been a doozy. After months of craziness, the only thing left now is to see who wins during what should be one of the most unpredictable —and hopefully entertaining — shows in recent memory.
If you don’t care who wins, the show should be fun, but, if you do, then it will be a nail-biter all the way to the end. Unlike most years, most of the categories are up for grabs. No single film has swept the major critics or the guild awards—in fact, the awards have been spread so evenly among the movies, there are at least three or four movies that have a legitimate shot at winning Best Picture. And that’s not even mentioning all the other categories, some of which are legit coin flips. BUT, as always, I am here for your entertainment (and to make a fool out of myself), so I will bravely crawl out onto that limb and stake my claim to the following predictions. This is not who I want to win, this is who I think WILL win.
My predicted winner is in BOLD:
A Star Is Born
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
RAMI MALEK, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
GLENN CLOSE, THE WIFE
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?