Oscar Predictions 2019

THE PAST YEAR HAS BEEN ONE of extremes and that includes the film industry. It seemed to me as if the movies I saw were either exceptionally good or horribly bad. There seemed to be less in the middle. The films that I felt were excellent were an absolute joy to experience; however, the ones that were at the other end of the spectrum were torturous at times. But, I want you to know I never left the movie early and for those times I felt I was about to fall asleep, I would shake my legs or pop mints into my mouth to stay awake. Nothing stopped me in my quest to see and review the latest films. Even during a blizzard, I drove to the theater, parked my car in the attached parking deck and went inside the theater to watch 3 pictures one right after another; I guess you can say I am dedicated or crazy. It was all worth it as we put a close on the past year with a final hooray as the Oscar awards are to be handed out this weekend. There are some close races that I had trouble deciding, but I am going to get through and share my thoughts with you. So with that being said, below are my choices for what I feel should get an award and what the academy will pick.

 

MY CHOICES                                                            ACADEMY PICKS     

BEST PICTURE:

GREEN BOOK                                                                        ROMA

 

LEAD ACTOR:

CHRISTIAN BALE                                                                  RAMI MALEK

 

LEAD ACTRESS:

OLIVIA COLMAN                                                                  GLENN CLOSE

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR:

MAHERSHALA ALI                                                               MAHERSHALA ALI

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

REGINA KING                                                                       REGINA KING

 

DIRECTOR:

SPIKE LEE                                                                           ALFONSO CUARON

 

ANIMATED FEATURE:

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIEDER-VERSE                             INCREDIBLES 2

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK                                          BLACKkKLANSMAN

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

THE FAVOURITE                                                                   ROMA

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY:

ROMA                                                                                   ROMA

 

ORIGINAL SONG:

SHALLOW                                                                            SHALLOW

 

So, there you have it. If I do not win the pick pool I am okay with it. For me, it is all about the entertainment value. If a film can take me away from my reality and place me into its, then it has won in my books. Have a happy and joyous Oscar time to you and yours.

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About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on February 20, 2019, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I love your picks and am amazed how you agree with me on so many of last year’s movies. Plus I had no idea you watched 3 movies at a time and trekked through blizzards to get there lol!
    Thank you for your wonderful reviews and your passionate dedication to this blog. It is very much enjoyed and I continue to share about it with my friends. I made sure to be able to watch the Oscars this year with a friend (I don’t own a TV.) I am looking forward to it and my guess is that you did an excellent job predicting those awards. 🙂

  2. There was a time when I would also be sure to watch all the Oscar nominated movies ahead of the Academy Awards. That was before kids and back when cinema tickets were much cheaper. I miss that tradition, however, and will pick it up again in future. My new tradition is to draw the acting nominees in my art journal and I just finished this year’s illustrations. This year is the first year in which I have seen not a single one of the movies in the major categories. My kids have actually seen more of the nominees in broader categories than I have since they saw ‘Into the Spiderverse’ and I did not. I, therefore, have no predictions to make except that I think it might be possible that Spike Lee gets it as a “body of work” sort of nod.

    • Hi Laura, I hope you do pick up the tradition again. With some of the films coming out in other mediums and for limited release, I could not catch all of the nominated films; this is why I did not have more categories.

      Thank you for the comments.

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