Oscar Nominations Predictions

The nominations for the 91rst Academy Awards will be announced obscenely early on Tuesday, January 22, after which will follow a month of all-out battles, Hollywood style. So many categories are still up for grabs, so this year’s race for Best Publicist / Marketing Machine will be exciting to watch (hey, I need all the distractions I can get). The golden statues will be handed out on Sunday, February 24.

But first, you have to be in it to win it, so here are my predictions for who I think will be very happy on the morning on January 22 (in the big categories). Remember, these aren’t who I HOPE will be nominated, these are who I PREDICT will be. My personal choices would be a whole different thing…(don’t get me started, Golden Globes). Ok, here goes:

BEST PICTURE:
A Star Is Born
BlacKkKlansman
Black Panther
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
First Man
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma
Vice

BEST DIRECTOR:
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War

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
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Amy Adams, Vice
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Free Solo
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Three Identical Strangers
RBG

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

BEST FOREIGN FILM:
Burning, South Korea
Capernaum, Lebanon
Cold War, Poland
Roma, Mexico
Shoplifters, Japan

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
The Favourite
First Reformed
Green Book
Roma
Vice

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
A Star is Born
BlacKkKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
The Death of Stalin