2019 Oscar Predictions: The Final Ballot

We bring our 2019 Oscar predictions to a close with our final ballot, which this year is a two-part event. If you haven’t been following this entire series and are just jumping in at the end, you may not have noticed that we don’t just our predictions for what will win each award. We also offer up what we think should win. Sometimes that means calling an audible and adding our own nominee. Most of the time, it means speaking a little truth to power. The fun parts of the exercise are those fleeting moments in which we get to feel like we know better than the voting body of The Academy.

First, our bets on what will win on Oscar night:

Best Picture | Roma
Director | Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Lead Actor | Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Lead Actress | Glenn Close, The Wife
Supporting Actor | Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Supporting Actress | Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Original Screenplay | The Favourite
Adapted Screenplay | BlacKkKlansman
Animated Feature | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Foreign Language Film | Roma
Best Documentary Feature | Minding The Gap
Original Score | Black Panther
Original Song | “Shallow,” A Star is Born
Sound Editing | First Man
Sound Mixing | Bohemian Rhapsody
Production Design | Black Panther
Cinematography | Roma
Makeup and Hair | Vice
Costume Design | The Favourite
Film Editing | Vice
Visual Effects | Avengers: Infinity War
Best Documentary Short Subject | Period. End of Sentence
Best Live Action Short | Skin
Animated Short | Bao


And finally, what we would choose if we were choosing the Oscar winners:

Best Picture | The Favourite
Director | Spike Lee
Lead Actor | Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Lead Actress | Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Supporting Actor | Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Supporting Actress | Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Original Screenplay | Blindspotting
Adapted Screenplay | If Beale Street Could Talk
Animated Feature | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Foreign Language Film | Cold War
Best Documentary Feature | Minding The Gap
Original Score | Black Panther
Original Song | “All The Stars,” Black Panther
Sound Editing | A Quiet Place
Sound Mixing | A Star is Born
Production Design | Black Panther
Cinematography | Cold War
Makeup and Hair | Vice
Costume Design | The Favourite
Film Editing | The Favourite
Visual Effects | First Man
Best Documentary Short Subject | Black Sheep
Best Live Action Short | Fauve
Animated Short | Weekends


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