Oscars 2019 Predictions, Straight From the Experts
While most people are prepping for the holidays this time of year, chillier temps and the close of 2018 also indicate another approaching event: awards season, particularly the Oscars.
The Oscars, otherwise known as the Academy Awards, are a group of 24 awards given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for artistic and technical accomplishment across acting, cinematography, and costume design (among others). The first Academy Awards was held on May 16, 1929 at the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and 2019 will mark the 91st year of one of Hollywood’s biggest nights.
Which means one thing: Everyone is starting to work on their Oscars 2019 predictions, including who will come home with a win in 2019 in each of the more well-known categories, such as Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
Curious about which box-office contenders are in the running to win? Here are the expert predictions, as well as a bit of information about who might be on the other end when they announce, “And the winner is …”
The general consensus seems to be that you will definitely see Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, A Star Is Born, in this category. Not only has the movie and its actors — Lady Gaga and Cooper amongst them — received high praise, but Entertainment Weekly points out that it also offers something that the industry loves: a story about, well, the industry.
You can also count on seeing Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man, in the mix. In fact, Forbes put it at the top of its list, saying: “The picture is about as can’t-miss as a Hollywood studio has come up with recently.”
Other contenders include Spike Lee’s BlackkKlansman, Beautiful Boy from Brad Pitt’s Plan B studio, Adam McKay’s Vice, and The Front Runner, from director Jason Reitman. You might also see nominations for Black Panther, Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, Roma, and Green Book.