Mike Predicts Who Will Win the Oscars!
If you're a movie geek like me, you're probably watching the Oscars this weekend. Even if I'm not always a fan of the movies being awarded, I love watching the Oscars - it is, after all, a long celebration of movies as a whole. This is basically my Super Bowl.
And I've gotten pretty good over the years at predicting who will win each year, at least in the major categories. Usually by now we have a pretty good idea of what movie will be the frontrunner, but this year things are a little different - I could conceivably see Best Picture going to four different movies - Roma, Black Panther, BlackKklansman, and Green Book. Obviously, only one will win - and I'm thinking it'll be Roma. It'll be the first foreign-language film ever to win Best Picture, and the first Netflix Original Movie too. Roma taking the award would potentially be an industry-changing event, and I'm thinking that's what we'll see on Sunday.
Here's a full list of my predictions - take this to your Oscar party, pretend they're your own, and impress everyone with your amazing prediction skills. Or embarrass yourself when they all prove to be wrong, we'll see what happens.
BEST PICTURE - Roma
BEST ACTOR - Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
BEST ACTRESS - Glenn Close, The Wife
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Mahershala Ali, Green Book
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
BEST DIRECTOR - Spike Lee, BlackKklansman (this is a coin toss - if it's not him, it'll be Alfonso Cuaron for Roma)
BEST DOCUMENTARY - RBG
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - The Favourite
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - Roma
BEST FILM EDITING - BlackKklansman
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Roma
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - Black Panther
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - First Man
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - If Beale Street Could Talk
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - "Shallow" from A Star is Born
BEST SOUND MIXING - Bohemian Rhapsody
BEST SOUND EDITING - Bohemian Rhapsody
BEST COSTUME DESIGN - The Favourite
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING - Vice
BEST ANIMATED SHORT - Bao
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT - Skin
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT - Period. End of Sentence.