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[COMPETITION] Oscars predictions!

MikeMike Screen addict 🎮LondonPosts: 2,916 Community Manager
edited February 2019 in Travel & Free Time
For those not familiar with the world of film and film awards, the academy release the Oscar nominations in advance of the actual awards (which are on the 25th of this month). We thought it might be fun to have a competition to predict the winners. :)

We've picked the 10 big award categories and left out the ones that are more for film buffs (best editing, best sound mixing, etc). Here are the ones we'll try and predict, with the nominations below each one (with spoiler warnings so this post isn't ridiculously long):

1) Best Picture
Black Panther (Kevin Feige, Producer)
BlacKkKlansman (Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee, Producers)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Graham King, Producer)
The Favourite (Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers)
Roma (Gabriela Rodriguez and Alfonso Cuaron, Producers)
Green Book (Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers)
A Star Is Born (Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers)
Vice (Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers)

2) Best Actress in a Leading Role
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

3) Best Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale (Vice)
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

4) Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

5) Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)

6) Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams (Vice)
Marina de Tavira (Roma)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

7) Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
Green Book (Nick Vallelonga & Brian Hayes Currie & Peter Farrelly)
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Vice (Adam McKay)

8) Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
A Star Is Born (Eric Roth, Will Fetters & Bradley Cooper)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
BlacKkKlansman (Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)

9) Best Animated Feature
Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle)
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson)
Mirai (Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito)
Ralph Breaks the Internet (Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller)

10) Best Visual Effects
Avengers: Infinity War (Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick)
Christopher Robin (Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould)
First Man (Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm)
Ready Player One (Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy)


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Reply to this post with your predictions before the awards on Monday the 25th. 


If you haven't seen many movies this year, don't worry - feel free to guess!


There might even be a bag of Mix merch in it for the winner... ;)

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Comments

  • htwohig2412htwohig2412 Posts: 125 The Mix Convert
    Safe to say this year has been a great year for the film industry...

    1) BEST PICTURE - If Bohemian Rhapsody doesn't win it would be an absolute tragedy. There music seems to mean so much more after watching. 
    2) BEST ACTRESS - Lady Gaga (music seems to be a recurring theme here...)
    3) BEST ACTOR - Rami Malek (I liked Bohemian Rhapsody, Can you tell?)
    4) BEST DIRECTOR - Pawel Pawlikowski
    5) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Sam Rockwell
    6) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Emma Stone
    7) BEST ORIGINAL WRITING - Vice, McKay
    8) BEST ADAPTED WRITING - A Star is Born
    9) BEST ANIMATED - Incredibles 2 (won't lie, I've not actually seen any so this is a guess!)
    10) BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - Christopher Robin
    "I know what I have to do now, I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"
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  • *BananaMonkey**BananaMonkey* Lyrical Poster Posts: 5,367 Part of The Furniture
    1. Bohemian Rhapsody
    2. Olivia Colman 
    3. Bradley Cooper
    4. Pawel Pawlikowski
    5. Sam Elliot
    6. Emma Stone
    7. Adam McKay
    8. A star is born
    9. Incredibles 2 (was torn between this and Ralph breaks the internet) 
    10. Christopher Robin 
    " And everywhere I am, there you'll be, your love made me make it through, oh I owe so much to you "
    " So I say thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing, thanks for all the joy they're bringing, who can live without it, I ask in all honestly what would life be? Without a song or a dance, what are we? So I say thank you for the music, for giving it to me "
    '' It's a beautiful day and I can't stop myself from smiling "
    htwohig2412
  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling DurhamPosts: 460 Moderator
    1. BEST PICTURE - Roma
    2. BEST ACTRESS - Olivia Colman
    3. BEST ACTOR - Rami Malek. The movie was filled with falsities, had weird pacing issues and rife with behind the scenes controversy but Malek IS Freddie Mercury and he earned this Oscar.
    4. BEST DIRECTOR - Spike Lee
    5. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Richard E. Grant
    6. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Rachel Weisz
    7. BEST ORIGINAL WRITING - The Favourite. Deborah Davis worked on this film forever, she deserves to be recognised as a woman in the industry
    8. BEST ADAPTED WRITING - If Beale Street Could Talk blew me away 
    9. BEST ANIMATED - It can't be anything other than Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    10. BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - Avengers: Infinity War was the only one I actually liked in this entire category but even I don't think it deserves an Oscar
  • AzzimanAzziman The Mix convert Posts: 827 Part of The Mix Family
    Not much of a film watcher but here goes :)

    1. Bohemian Rhapsody
    2. Glenn Close 
    3. Rami Malek
    4. Alfonso Cuaron 
    5. Mahershala Ali
    6. Regina King
    7. Green Book
    8. If Beale Street Could Talk
    9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    10. Avengers: Infinity War
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,594 Community Veteran
    edited February 2019
    I’ve not seen many of these 🤣

    1. Bohemian rhapsody 
    2. Lady gaga 
    3.Bradley Cooper 
    4.Adam Mkay 
    5 .richard E Grant 
    6.emma stone 
    7.The favourite 
    8.A star is born 
    9.isle of dogs 
    10.christopher Robbin 
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
  • MikeMike Screen addict 🎮 LondonPosts: 2,916 Community Manager
    Aaand the winners were...

    1) Best Picture - Green Book
    2) Best Actress in a Leading Role - Olivia Coleman (The Favourite)
    3) Best Actor in a Leading Role - Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
    4) Best Director - Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
    5) Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
    6) Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
    7) Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Green Book
    8) Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - BlacKkKlansman
    9) Best Animated Feature - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    10) Best Visual Effects - First Man

    The scores are:

    Congrats @Azziman! We'll be in touch to get you a bag of Mix goodies. :)
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  • MikeMike Screen addict 🎮 LondonPosts: 2,916 Community Manager
    As a sidenote, how did everyone feel about the Oscars this year? Seems like quite a few people weren't happy with the nominations and/or winners. 
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  • AzzimanAzziman The Mix convert Posts: 827 Part of The Mix Family
    There's always going to be debate and discussion over who should've won, as everyone has their own opinions! However, there's some debate over the apparent disconnect between film critics and film fans (for instance, fans love superhero movies but they don't get many awards)?
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 3,594 Community Veteran
    Woooo @Mike do I at least get a brownie point for getting 0 😂😂 Only i could do that 
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
  • htwohig2412htwohig2412 Posts: 125 The Mix Convert
    Think we need to brush up on our films for next time @Millie2787 :#  =)
    "I know what I have to do now, I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"
    Cast Away


    Millie2787
  • MikeMike Screen addict 🎮 LondonPosts: 2,916 Community Manager
    edited March 2019
    Azziman said:
    There's always going to be debate and discussion over who should've won, as everyone has their own opinions! However, there's some debate over the apparent disconnect between film critics and film fans (for instance, fans love superhero movies but they don't get many awards)?

    I find this really interesting as well @Azziman. I wonder if they fundamentally look at films differently? From hearing critics and audiences talk about movies, critics tend to look at how well-constructed something is and maybe get their enjoyment from appreciating it on a slightly more analytical level.

    I guess it's the age-old thing of some things being more appealing to the masses but potentially being less technically good, less bold or less creative. Though none of these things necessarily make a film more or less enjoyable - you can have an enjoyable movie that isn't very creative but also have a very creative and well-made movie that isn't very enjoyable.

    Though I think a lot of critics were disappointed at the Oscars this year too, so who knows? Haha.

    Woooo @Mike do I at least get a brownie point for getting 0 😂😂 Only i could do that 
    Think we need to brush up on our films for next time @Millie2787 :#  =)

    Solid A for effort @Millie2787 @htwohig2412. :tongue: 
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