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     


GREEN BOOK                                                                        ROMA



CHRISTIAN BALE                                                                  RAMI MALEK



OLIVIA COLMAN                                                                  GLENN CLOSE



MAHERSHALA ALI                                                               MAHERSHALA ALI



REGINA KING                                                                       REGINA KING



SPIKE LEE                                                                           ALFONSO CUARON






IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK                                          BLACKkKLANSMAN



THE FAVOURITE                                                                   ROMA



ROMA                                                                                   ROMA



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.


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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