Predicting the 2019 Oscars winners

Feb 22, 2019
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This Monday, the winners of the 91st Academy Awards will finally be unveiled.

Controversies surrounding this awards show aside, I still find the activity of predicting victories quite relaxing. There's no harm into doing it. It will not make any sense once the eventual winners are announced, but hey, at least I managed to calm my nerves for a second.

No further comments. Let's start this.


In my opinion, 'Roma' is the most competent entry among its co-nominees. And the Academy loves the one that tries to put too many efforts. Also, i'm saying 'Roma' because who else you want to give this trophy to? 'Bohemian effin--- Rhapsody?'

BEST DIRECTOR - Alfonso Cuaron, 'Roma'

'Roma' is the most uniform in terms of visual and emotional direction. Cuaron deserves another one. His latest film is easily his best IMO.

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Rami Malek, 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Malek made a convincing Freddie Mercury. Say what you say about biopics, but in these type of films, it's the actors that has the most pressure here because of the familiarity associated on the real-life counterparts they're playing.

Plus, everybody knows Mercury. You can say it's an impersonation, but Malek is still effective and carries through a wreckage of a movie.


I'm really hoping Olivia Colman gets a surprise win here, but Glenn Close is already a favorite and have won for 'The Wife.' Also, it's a long overdue win. Glenn Close on great actors winning an Oscar, CHECK!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Mahershala Ali, 'Green Book'

Mahershala Ali's win on 'Moonlight' for the same category is one of the most pleasant moments in the 2017 Oscars ceremony. And he's another favorite this time! Ali is great here, nonetheless.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Regina King, 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

I have to be honest, I'm totally fine to whatever the outcome for this. Regina King is terrific in 'If Beale Street...' It's a peaceful competition, I guess.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)

On the minority here. I thought the screenplay of this film is pretty good.


Yep. Another one for McKay. Moving on...

BEST IN EDITING - 'Vice' (Hank Corwin)


BEST IN CINEMATOGRAPHY - 'Cold War' (Lukasz Zal)

'Roma' is pretty, but 'Cold War' is another beast! A much bigger and intimidating one.


Pretty weird if the Best Picture winner doesn't win in the foreign language category. I assume if the other nominees win over 'Roma,' should they be the one who got the Best Picture nomination instead? Just a thought.


Haven't seen anything here, so no comments.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE - 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse'

Yes please! Spider-Man FTW!

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - 'Avengers: Infinity War' (Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick)

Looking into all nominees, this one is easily the most smooth in balancing live-action with computer generated stuffs.

BEST IN COSTUME DESIGN - 'Black Panther' (Ruth Carter)

They made an entirely new culture out of scratch with Wakanda. The Wakanda costume is easily my biggest selling point about 'Black Panther.'

BEST IN MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING - 'Vice' (Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney)

Christian Bale would not get a Best Actor nomination for that make-up. They better give an award to the people behind it.


There are no confirmed live broadcast for Oscars 2019 in Philippine television. Filipinos, do we stream it illegally? We have no other options haha.


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