91st Academy Awards - Predictions


The 91st Academy Awards are finally here and 2018 has given us some great movies, filled with stunning visuals, incredible craftsmanship, amazing screenplays, and terrific performances. Regarding records or milestones, Black Panther is the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture and Roma is one of two foreign language films to receive ten Oscar nominations!

This year’s ceremony won’t have a host for the first time since 1989 and it’s one of the most open races of the decade, so surprises are bound to happen. If you want to know my predictions, carry on!

I will give you my thoughts on Who Will Win and on Who Should Win. The first “category” will be based on other 2018-related award shows and the usual political-social agenda, as well as on previous Academy Awards ceremonies. The latter will be purely on personal preference (who I’d like to see winning). So, without further ado, here are my predictions in order of presentation:

Actor in a Supporting Role:

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book” - Will Win
Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born” - Should Win
Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

Makeup and Hairstyling:

“Mary Queen of Scots”
“Vice” - Will/Should Win

Costume Design:

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“Black Panther”
“The Favourite” - Will/Should Win
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Mary Queen of Scots”

Documentary Feature:

“Free Solo” - Will/Should Win
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
“Minding the Gap”
“Of Fathers and Sons”

Sound Editing:

“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“A Quiet Place” - Will/Should Win

Sound Mixing:

“Black Panther” - Will Win
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man” - Should Win
“A Star Is Born”

Production Design:

“Black Panther” - Will Win
“First Man” - Should Win
“The Favourite”
“Mary Poppins Returns”

Foreign-Language Film:

“Capernaum” (Lebanon)
“Cold War” (Poland)
“Never Look Away” (Germany)
“Roma” (Mexico) - Will/Should Win
“Shoplifters” (Japan)

Actress in a Supporting Role:

Amy Adams, “Vice”
Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk” - Will Win
Emma Stone, “The Favourite” - Should Win
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Animated Short Film:

“Animal Behaviour”
“Bao” - Will/Should Win
“Late Afternoon”
“One Small Step”

Animated Feature Film:

“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” - Will/Should Win

Visual Effects:

“Avengers: Infinity War” - Will Win
“Christopher Robin”
“First Man” - Should Win
“Ready Player One”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Film Editing:

“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“Green Book”
“The Favourite” - Should Win
“Vice” - Will Win

Documentary Short Subject:

“Black Sheep” - Should Win
“End Game”
“A Night at the Garden”
“Period. End of Sentence.” - Will Win

Live Action Short Film: 

“Marguerite” - Will Win
“Skin” - Should Win

Adapted Screenplay:

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“BlacKkKlansman” - Should Win
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” - Will Win
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“A Star Is Born”

Original Screenplay:

“The Favourite”
“First Reformed”
“Green Book” - Will/Should Win


“Cold War”
“The Favourite”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma” - Will/Should Win
“A Star Is Born”

Original Score:

“Black Panther” - Should Win
“If Beale Street Could Talk” - Will Win
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mary Poppins Returns”

Original Song:

“All The Stars” from “Black Panther”
“I’ll Fight” from “RBG”
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”
“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” - Will/Should Win
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”


Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma” - Will/Should Win
Adam McKay, “Vice”

Actor in a Leading Role:

Christian Bale, “Vice”
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody” - Will Win
Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book” - Should Win

Actress in a Leading Role:

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
Glenn Close, “The Wife” - Will/Should Win
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Best Picture:

“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book” - Will Win
“Roma” - Should Win
“A Star Is Born”