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Final Oscars 2019 Nomination Predictions: ‘Roma’ and ‘A Star is Born’ to Get 10 Noms Each

January 19, 2019
5 min read

2018 was very different from other years when it comes to the Oscars race. While in most other years, we have a frontrunner by the month of December (sometimes earlier), this year things are still in flux. Here we are in January and still not sure which film is going to win the Best Picture. That certainly makes things interesting for the next few weeks.

If there is one film that has shown up consistently in all the guilds and critics awards, it is ‘Roma’. It has turned out to be a surprise frontrunner, if you want to call it that. I am also pretty sure it will lead the field with most number of Oscar nominations i.e. 10. A Star is Born’, which was considered a frontrunner till the HFPA decided to derail its train, is also going to rake an equal number of nominations. ‘The Favourite’ will closely follow them with 9 nominations. One of the films that fell of the grid, ‘First Man’, is expected to garner 8 nominations. If things had gone its way, it could have easily raked 11-12 nominations. Other films that are going to do well on the nominations day are ‘Black Panther’, ‘Marry Poppins Returns’, and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

Anyway, as you all know, we here at The Cinemaholic do our best to bring to you the most accurate Oscar predictions. (We can officially claim to be most accurate predictors on internet considering we have consistently and correctly predicted at least 85 nominees out of 106/107 in 21 main categories for the past three years — a feat no publication, other than us, can claim to make). In 2017, we broke all records by predicting 94 nominees correctly. Last year we predicted 87 nominees correctly — better than all Oscar experts out there. But each year is different. This year is particularly difficult.

With that said, take your time to go through the predictions of all the 21 categories (we don’t predict the 3 shorts categories). It is a long list and will need some time to go through one by one. You can also come back, after the nominations are announced, to check how many correct predictions we made. Oscar nominations announcement will happen on Tuesday, 22nd January.

Best Picture

BlacKkKlansman
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star is Born
Vice

Potential Surprises: First Man; Mary Poppins Returns; If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite

Potential Surprise: Adam McKay, Vice

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Christian Bale, Vice
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Potential Surprise: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Best Actress

Glenn Close, The Wife
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Potential Surprise: Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns

Best Supporting Actor

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

Potential Surprise: Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Vice
Claire Foy, First Man
Emma Stone, The Favorite
Rachel Weisz, The Favorite
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Potential Surprise: Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots

Best Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman
Black Panther
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star is Born

Potential Surprise: First Man

Best Original Screenplay

Eighth Grade
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
Vice

Potential Surprise: A Quiet Place

Best Cinematography

Cold War
The Favourite
First Man

Roma
A Star is Born

Potential Surprise: Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Film Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Roma
A Star is Born
Vice

Potential Surprise: BlacKkKlansman

Best Costume Design

Bohemian Rhapsody
Black Panther
The Favourite

Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Poppins Returns

Potential Surprise: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Vice
Black Panther
Border

Potential Surprise: Mary Queen of Scots

Best Production Design

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 
The Favourite
First Man
Roma
Mary Poppins Returns

Potential Surprise: Black Panther

Best Original Score

BlacKkKlansman
First Man

If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns

Potential Surprise: Black Panther

Best Original Song

“Shallow,” A Star is Born
“I’ll Fight,” RBG
“All the Stars,” Black Panther
“Trip A Little Light Fantastic,” Mary Poppins Returns
“Girl in the Movies”, Dumplin

Potential Surprise: “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” Mary Poppins Returns

Best Sound Editing

A Quiet Place
Black Panther
First Man

Mission Impossible: Fallout
Roma

Potential Surprise: Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Sound Mixing

A Quiet Place
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man

Roma
A Star is Born

Potential Surprise: Black Panther

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
First Man
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Potential Surprise: Mary Poppins Returns

Best Animated Feature

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse

Potential Surprise: Early Man

Best Foreign Film

Shoplifters – Japan
Capernaum – Labanon
Roma – Mexico
Cold War – Poland
Burning – South Korea

Potential Surprise: Never Look Away – Germany

Best Documentary Feature

Won’t You be My Neighbor
Free Solo
RBG
Three Identical Strangers
Minding the Gap

Potential Surprise: Hale County This Morning, This Evening 


Final Tally

Roma: 10 nominations
A Star is Born: 10 nominations
The Favourite: 9 nominations
First Man: 8 nominations
Black Panther: 7 nominations
Bohemian Rhapsody: 5 nominations

Read More: Best Picture Nomination Analysis

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