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My Way Too Early 2019 Oscar Predictions

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Best Picture

And the Nominees Could Possibly Be...



*Ad Astra
*Backseat
*Black Klansman
*Black Panther
*First Man
*If Beale Street Could Talk
*Mary Queen of Scots
*Outlaw King
*Share
*Widows

If Beale Street Could Talk and Widows are the followups from the only two Black filmmakers to direct Best Picture winners; i.e. there hot on everyone's radars, and if they can achieve the same level of quality that those winning films did, then I'm confident that you'll see both here next year. Backseat is a major biopic with an Adam McKay twist about Dick Cheney (and a litany of other major political figures); if it recaptures the flavor of The Big Short, then it'll likely be a major contender. Hard science fiction films have been having something of a Renaissance over the past decade, with several films making the BP cut. Of this year's class, Ad Astra looks like the strongest candidate; it's got a indie-prestige director, prestige-studio backing (Plan B), and a potentially emotionally resonant story (father-son story). Keeping with checking boxes, Mary Queen of Scots looks to be this year's major British-historical drama, which will get older voters who vote for prestige, and the British branch. First Man is another "Great Man" biopic, coming from an Oscar winning director (Damien Chazelle). If it's good, it'll probably be in; if Chazelle can inject the film with the life and vitality of his last two films, then it could be a potential winner.

The next four picks are more gut picks; ones that don't seem to be on everyone's radar, but one's that I'm really thinking could hit. Black Klansman is Spike Lee's new film about a Black cop who manages to infiltrate a sect of the KKK, and eventually lead it. Lee doesn't have the strongest record with the Academy (in fact, he's been notoriously shunned several times), but this project just looks to be a hugely relevant thriller, with a timely look at race and racism in America. If he's able to pull it off (his films have been pretty hit-and-miss over the years), it could be a major spoiler. Netflix has yet to crack the BP race, but I'm again predicting that it will (unless there's a major rule change); this time with David McKenzie's Outlaw King. McKenzie's coming off of a real crossover hit with nominee Hell of High Water and, while he doesn't have a Taylor Sheridan script (he scripted it himself), he has that film's lead Chris Pine with him. The best comparison that I can see for the film would be Braveheart; a big historical epic about a Scotish king fighting for his rule. If this one can hit the same epic heights, while also adding a bit more nuance, than that film did, then Netflix might finally have a contender.

Share is by far my wildest pick; a very small film that nobody has heard (and probably won't here about, even if it does breakout). It is also, however, a fairly tantalizing prospect; the film got picked up by recent awards-magnet A24, with mega-produce Scott Rudin shepherding the pic (he's an executive producer on the project). For those names to be attracted to such a small film, it must have a lot of potential to it. I'm thinking it could be this year's Moonlight, and burst out to awards' season praise (now, watch me be wrong). Black Panther is another film from an African-American filmmaker (this looks to be a rather diverse year), and it's been a cultural phenomenon; it's a huge critical and commercial hit, and has hit the zeitgeist like a hurricane. While I don't there will be ten films in the running (it's more likely to be nine), Panther, if it can sustain it's momentum, could finally break the comic-book curse here.

The Next Five

*Beautiful Boy
*Boy Erased
*Mid' 90s
*Peterloo
*Under The Silver Lake

If it Gets a 2018 Release

*The Irishman

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**Backseat**
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Best Director

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And the Nominees Could Possibly Be...



*Pippa Bianco- Share
*James Grey- Ad Astra
*Barry Jenkins- If Beale Street Could Talk
*Spike Lee- Black Klansman
*Adam McKay- Backseat

The Next Five

*Damien Chazelle- First Man
*Ryan Coogler- Black Panther
*David McKenzie- Outlaw King
*Steve McQueen- Widows
*Josie Rourke- Mary Queen of Scots

If it Gets a 2018 Release

*Martin Scorsese- The Irishman

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**Spike Lee- Black Klansman**
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Best Actress

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Widows (2018)

And the Nominees Could Possibly Be...



*Glenn Close- The Wife
*Viola Davis- Widows
*Poorna Jagannathan- Share
*Kiki Layne- If Beale Street Could Talk
*Saoirse Ronan- Mary Queen of Scots

This looks to be another exceptional year for the Best Actress category. Any time that Viola Davis stars in a prestige/not-blockbuster type film, she's a major threat. Here, in a Steve McQueen vehicle (working from a Gillian Flynn script), she looks like a hell of a threat. As does three-time nominee Saoirse Ronan; she's coming of her most acclaimed work so far in Lady Bird, and playing a historical figure in a British film; i.e. this is a catnip performance for the Academy. While there may be some category concerns with her costar Margot Robbie, who is playing the co-lead though will likely compete for supporting (Ronan is playing the title character, after all), it would be surprising if she isn't in the conversation (unless the film is a snoozer; but even then, she'd still have a strong shot). Close, too, looks to be a previous nominee in the mix this year. The Wife premiered at TIFF last year, to positive notices; especially for Close's performance. This could be a potential career achievement winner here folks.

The other two potential nominees that I'm going here aren't exactly household names, and would be first time nominees. Layne doesn't have many credits to her name, but she's got the lead role in Barry Jenkins' new movie, and the source material suggests an excellent role. The biggest longshot that I'm going with, however, is Jagannathan. She's in a, likely, very small film, and hasn't been in many visible prospects (she starred in The Night Of). As I've mentioned though, I see this as a potential small-scale, festival smash that will be carried through on universal praise and a smart awards-season campaign, and I expect her performance to be a big part of that.

The Next Five

*Cate Blanchett- Where'd You Go, Bernadette
*Claire Foy- The Girl in the Spider's Web
*Felicity Jones- On the Basis of Sex
*Keira Knightly- Colette
*Melissa McCarthy- Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Will Be Major Contenders if They Go Lead

*Amy Adams- Backseat
*Margot Robbie- Mary Queen of Scots

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**Poorna Jagannathan- Share**
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Best Actor

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Backseat (2018)

And the Nominees Could Possibly Be...



*Christian Bale- Backseat
*Ryan Gosling- First Man
*Lucas Hedges- Boy Erased
*Chris Pine- Outlaw King
*John David Washington- Black Klansman

Bale playing Dick Cheney is about as enticing an Oscar-recipe as they come. Even if the movie doesn't turn out that well, I can't imagine that he doesn't end up getting nominated or, at the very least, being in the conversation. Gosling's got a real life figure to play, too; he's playing Neil Armstrong in a re-team with his La La Land director Damien Chazelle. Considering how well that last collaboration went, it feels like a given that he's a very prominent contender. Hedges has a pretty zeitgeisty role in Boy Erased; the son of a preacher that get's sent to gay conversion camp. It's a role that's tailor-made for awards consideration, and Pence ire, and there's nothing in his recent resume that would hint that he's not up to the task of pulling it off.

Washington has a pretty damn button-pushing role, too; a black cop that infiltrates, and eventually heads, a chapter of the KKK. Lee's films have been pretty hit-or-miss as of late, but he's always been strong with actors, and this could be the star-making role for Washington (who is, fun fact, Denzel Washington's son). Of the five I'm predicting, Pine seems the shakiest. Both because; A) Outlaw King could just end up being a fun historical-actioner, and B) he has to be able to pull off a Scottish accent. While it might not work, I think he'll surprise with this role; it's a historical figure (always a plus), and he's again working with his Hell or High Water director David McKenzie, who was able to pull one of the actors finest performances.

The Next Five

*Willem Dafoe- At Eternity's Gate
*Ben Foster- Leave No Trace
*Andrew Garfield- Under the Silver Lake
*Oscar Isaac- Life Itself
*Brad Pitt- Ad Astra

If it Gets a 2018 Release

*Robert De Niro- The Irishman

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**Christian Bale- Backseat**
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Best Supporting Actor

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*Steve Carell- Backseat
*Timothée Chalamet- Beautiful Boy
*Stephen James- If Beale Street Could Talk
*Michael B. Jordan- Black Panther
*Sam Rockwell- Backseat

With all the guys playing prominent, current historical figures in Backseat, it's honestly kinda hard to see just one getting in. Of the bunch, Carell and Rockwell seem like the safest choices; Rockwell just won this category, and is roaring back playing George W. Bush. Even if his performance descends into caricature, it'll still have a lot o heat behind it. Carell, on the other hand, is said to have a pivot role in the film, one that at times even eclipse's Bale's. The last time Barry Jenkins did a movie, his film took this category, which bodes well for the actors in If Beale Street Could Talk. There are several options, but James's character seems to be the most prominent (though it's unknown if it'll be big enough to go lead), and therefore seems to be the most viable option (though there are several there that could make the cut). Chalamet burst onto the scene last year with his performance in Call Me by Your Name, and he's following that up with a performance that's sure to be in the spotlight; as an in-and-out of rehab meth addict. If the film is good enough to make it into the spotlight, I'd bet his performance will have been a big part of that. My last pick is one that I'm not too sure of, but certainly has to power to be; Jordan's performance in Black Panther is getting a great deal of praise, with many calling his a more compelling character than the lead. While I'm not sure if his momentum can last for almost a year, the last few years have shown that the academy is willing to consider performers from throughout the year (Get Out, especially, proved that).

The Next Five

*Kyle Chandler- First Man
*Adam Driver- Black Klansman
*Tommy Lee Jones- Ad Astra
*Diego Luna- If Beale Street Could Talk
*David Tennant- Mary Queen of Scots

If it Gets a 2018 Release

*A Bunch of Guys- The Irishman

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**Steve Carell- Backseat**
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Best Supporting Actress

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And the Nominees Could Possibly Be...



*Amy Adams- Backseat
*Elizabeth Debicki- Widows
*Claire Foy- First Man
*Regina King- If Beale Street Could Talk
*Margot Robbie- Mary Queen of Scots

Amy Adams is really a mainstay here; she's received four of her five nominations there, and her role in Backseat looks like it'll see her here once again. While she'll certainly be the most prominent female in the film, it's likely to be borderline role (as Lynne Cheney); one that could tow the line of category fraud. Robbie, however, may be more of a lead than anyone here; she's essentially playing the co-lead in Mary Queen of Scots. While you'll likely see a lot about category fraud in relation to her later in the year, my guess is that the smart play would be to move her here, rather than compete against her costar. Another borderline contender, Foy is likely to have a role tailor-made for Academy contention; wife of a "Great Man". Her role on The Crown, and the upcoming The Girl in the Spider's Web, has really put her on the radar, and Damien Chazelle has a great record with actors.

If Beale Street Could Talk is likely to give a lot of women the opportunity to shine here, King is the most due; she's been in the business a while, and she's quite respected. Widows is in the same position; there are a lot of women who could breakout here. Debicki's looks to be the biggest though, and she's been under-the-radar for a little while now, waiting to pop (it doesn't hurt that Steve McQueen's last movie, 12 Years a Slave, took this category).

The Next Five

*Rhianne Barreto- Share
*Annette Bening- Life Itself
*Nicole Kidman- Boy Erased
*Teyonah Parris- If Beale Street Could Talk
*Katherine Waterston- Mid '90s

My Bold, Way Too Early, Out on a Limb Predicted Winner
**Amy Adams- Backseat**
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Best Original Screenplay

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Peterloo (2018)

And the Nominees Could Possibly Be...


*Ad Astra- James Gray & Ethan Gross
*Backseat- Adam McKay
*Isle of Dogs- Wes Anderson (screenplay); Roman Coppola, Kunichi Nomura and Jason Schwartzman (story)
*Peterloo- Mike Leigh
*Under The Silver Lake- David Robert Mitchell

Unlike last year, the Original Screenplay category doesn't appear as stacked as it's predecessor. I'm predicting that both Ad Astra and Backseat will be major BP players, so to see them in for Screenplay is a no-brainer. After that, I'm just mostly going with my gut. Mike Leigh is a pretty well-liked figure, and if his Peterloo is a strong enough film, British-voter appeal and the dearth of major contenders here should help him. Isle of Dogs has already come out, and is getting excellent notices. Anderson's last two films have received nominations here, and the scarcity of contenders could certainly make it three straight for him. Finally, Under the Silver Lake looks like an original entry into the neo-noir/mystery genre. Mitchell has yet to write a bad script, and this looks to be his mostly writerly film yet; i.e. if it's good, it could be the kind of oddball script that this category frequently houses.

The Next Five

*Bad Times at the El Royale- Drew Goddard
*Mid '90s- Jonah Hill
*Outlaw King- David McKenzie
*Rio- Steven Knight
*Velvet Buzzsaw- Dan Gilroy

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**Adam McKay- Backseat**
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Best Adapted Screenplay

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*Black Klansman- Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott
*First Man- Josh Singer and Nicole Perlman
*If Beale Street Could Talk- Barry Jenkins
*Share- Pippa Bianco
*Widows- Gillian Flynn

This looks to be a category stacked with major BP players. All of my predicted nominees here are ones that I'm also predicting for Best Picture. Of them, Klansman, Beale Street and Widows look like the strongest contenders (the latter two I'm willing to call locks, even at this early stage). If Share doesn't turn into the indie-hitter that I'm expecting, it probably won't be in (though, I'm still going for it). First Man is also one that I'm not sure about; it may be more of a director's film, and that might not be strong enough when the back-up potential nominees are this stacked.

The Next Five

*Beautiful Boy- Luke Davies
*Black Panther- Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole
*Boy Erased- Joel Edgerton
*Can You Ever Forgive Me?- Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
*Mary Queen of Scots- Beau Willimon

If it Gets a 2018 Release

*Steven Zaillian- The Irishman

My Bold, Way Too Early, Out on a Limb Predicted Winner
**Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott- Black Klansman**
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Best Cinematography

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First Man (2018)

And the Nominees Could Possibly Be...


*Barry Ackroyd- Outlaw King
*Hoyte van Hoytema- Ad Astra
*John Mathieson- Mary Queen of Scots
*Dick Pope- Peterloo
*Linus Sandgren- First Man

The last time that Sandgren shot a film for Damien Chazelle (La La Land) won him an Oscar, so it isn't a stretch to think that their next collaboration could result in, at least, a nomination. Same for Pope, who scored a nomination for his work on Mike Leigh's last movie Mr. Turner. If he cannot retain the painterly eye that he displayed for that film, then he'll certainly be in the hunt. Ackroyd's brand of ultra-shaky camerawork has supporters and detractors in equal measure, but if his work in Outlaw King is closer to Hurt Locker than Jason Bourne, then he may have a hitter (consider it's a David McKenzie film, I'm not even sure that his camerawork will be ultra shaky). Mathieson has two nominations to his name; 2000's Gladiator, and 2004's Phantom of the Opera. Both of those nods suggest that period pieces bring out his best work, and with Mary Queen of Scots being that, and a major contender, his work should garner a lot of buzz. Finally, Hoytema's work has been garnering more and more praise lately, with his work on Dunkirk finally scoring him his first nomination. He's working on another space epic with Ad Astra (he also shot Interstellar), and director James Gray has consistently shown that he knows the value of composition in his frame; i.e. he'll have room to work.

The Next Five

*Ava Berkofsky- Share
*Sean Bobbitt- Widows
*Chung-hoon Chung- Hotel Artemis
*James Laxton- If Beale Street Could Talk
*Sayombhu Mukdeeprom- Suspiria


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**Hoyte van Hoytema- Ad Astra**
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Best Original Score

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*Nicholas Britell- If Beale Street Could Talk
*Alexandre Desplat- Isle of Dogs
*Justin Hurwitz- First Man
*Max Richter- Mary Queen of Scots
*Gary Yershon- Peterloo

The best original score category is, as always, likely to include a litany of legacy nominations. Desplat has won two of the last four awards here, and his work with Wes Anderson got him one of those (The Grand Budapest Hotel). Reviews for his work on the film are strong; that's good enough for me. Britell's last collaboration with Barry Jenkins scored him his first nomination (2016's Moonlight), and this team-up might be even result in a more likely nom. The film has many elements in it (crime, romance, etc.), giving him a chance to stretch artistically, while still keeping quality up to par. Hurwitz, too, is coming off of a pretty great 2016 Oscars; he won for his last collaboration with director Damien Chazelle (La La Land). If his work shows even a glimmer of that film's work, he should make the cut. Yershon, also, scored a nomination from his work on director Mike Leigh's last film, Mr. Turner, and Peterloo has him working in the period-arena once again. This looks like a potentially thinner field this year, and a classical score from a previous nominee sounds pretty fantastic on paper. There are a few potential first-time nominees who could take the last spot, but Richter is the one who caught my eye. He's been doing some excellent work on television lately (The Leftovers, in particular) and his song "On the Nature of Daylight" made Arrival the often traumatic experience that it was. If he brings those sensibilities to Mary Queen of Scots, then he could be an excellent contender.

The Next Five

*Terence Blanchard- Black Klansman
*Michael Giacchino- Incredibles 2
*Ludwig Göransson- Black Panther
*Jonny Greenwood- Boy Erased
*TBA- Ad Astra

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**Max Richter- Mary Queen of Scots**
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Best Original Song

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And the Nominees Could Possibly Be...


*Black Panther
*Mary Poppins Returns
*Mary Poppins Returns
*A Star is Born
*A Wrinkle in Time

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**Black Panther**
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Best Animated Feature

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*The Grinch
*Incredible 2
*Isle of Dogs
*Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
*Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The Next Five

*Animal Crackers
*Early Man
*Smallfoot
*Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
*Untitled LAIKA Production

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**Isle of Dogs**
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Best Costume Design

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*Jenny Beavan- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
*Alexandra Byrne- Mary Queen of Scots
*Ruth Carter- Black Panther
*Jacqueline Durran- Peterloo
*Sandy Powell- Mary Poppins Returns

Four previous winners and one nominees bring us several fantasy/period costumes here. We've already seen Carters work, and it's exceptional enough to hint that the Academy may finally have to include comic-book/superhero costumes here. Beavan's work, based off of the recent trailer for the film, looks eye-catching and showy; a major quality for a nominee here. Powell's, too, looks strong, plus the recent glut of Disney live-action updates has done very well here. Byrne is a previous winner doing work for a probable BP contender/historical drama; i.e. it's probably a lock already. Finally, Durran is a six-time nominee, plus one-time winner (Atonement), who scored two nods last year, and is teaming up with a director who helped score her one of her most recent nominations (Mr. Turner). Should be a contender.

The Next Five

*Colleen Atwood- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
*Andrea Flesch- Colette
*Beatrix Aruna Pasztor- Holmes and Watson
*Sandy Powell- The Favourite
*TBA- Outlaw King

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**Ruth Carter- Black Panther**
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Best Production Design

And the Nominees Could Possibly Be...


*Ad Astra- Kevin Thompson and Karen O'Hara
*Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald- Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock
*Mary Queen of Scots- James Merifield and Gina Cromwell
*The Nutcracker and the Four Realms- Guy Hendrix Dyas and Lisa Chugg
*Peterloo- Suzie Davies and Charlotte Dirickx

Sci-fi films having been doing exceptionally well here, as of late. Arrival, Gravity, Interstellar, The Martian and Passengers; spacecraft and space locations have done well here lately, leading me to believe that if Ad Astra has the goods, it'll be a major contender. Mary Queen of Scots and Peterloo represent the traditional British period-dramas that have always done so well here; the former will likely make it in because that film will be a major BP contender, and the latter due to the fact that Mike Leigh's period films have done well here. While I see sequelitis hurting Fantastic Beasts chances for Costume Design, the Harry Potter universe has done exceptionally well here, with 5 of the 9 films getting nominations (including the last three films). If The Crimes of Grindewald continues with it's predecessors strong, I see it making the cut. Finally, The Nutcracker's trailer hinted at some extravagant work, and Guy Hendrix Dyas has a strong track record here.

The Next Five

*Black Panther- Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart
*The Favourite- Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton
*First Man- Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas
*Mary Poppins Returns- John Myhre and Gordon Sim
*Ready Player One- Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock

My Bold, Way Too Early, Out on a Limb Predicted Winner
**The Nutcracker and the Four Realms**
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Best Film Editing

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*John Axelrad & Lee Haugen- Ad Astra
*Barry Alexander Brown- Black Klansman
*Hank Corwin- Backseat
*Jake Roberts- Outlaw King
*Joe Walker- Widows

The Next Five

*Debbie Berman and Michael P. Shawver- Black Panther
*Tom Cross- First Man
*William Goldenberg- Norway
*Joi McMillon & Nat Sanders- If Beale Street Could Talk
*TBA- Mary Queen of Scots

If it Gets a 2018 Release

*Thelma Schoonmaker- The Irishman

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**Jake Roberts- Outlaw King**
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Best Sound Editing

People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.8

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*Ad Astra
*Avengers: Infinity War
*Black Panther
*Outlaw King
*Ready Player One

The Next Five

*Incredibles 2
*Mowgli
*Norway
*Sicario: Day of the Soldado
*Solo: A Star Wars Story

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**Ad Astra**
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Best Sound Mixing

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*Ad Astra
*Black Panther
*Outlaw King
*Ready Player One
*Solo: A Star Wars Story

The Next Five

*Avengers: Infinity War
*First Man
*Mary Poppins Returns
*Mowgli
*Norway

My Bold, Way Too Early, Out on a Limb Predicted Winner
**Ready Player One**
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Best Makeup & Hairstyling

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Stan & Ollie (2019)

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*Black Panther
*Mary Queen of Scots
*Stan and Ollie

One historical epic, one comic-book epic, and one biography of historical characters; a pretty great recipe for a Best Makeup Oscar category. Mary Queen of Scots is probably a lock, even this early; its got a lot of makeup and, more prominently, hairstyles, turning Oscar nominated actresses and turning them into historical figures. Stan and Ollie isn't on any radars yet, but you can see its chances by merely looking at some behind-the-scenes photos; the Academy loves when famous people undergo makeup transformations to become other famous people. Black Panther will likely be strong contender here as well; there's usually one blockbuster here, and the film definitely qualifies. The drawback is that it isn't as pronounced as some blockbusters; the film honestly does more work with hairstyling than it really does with makeup (though there is some excellent, traditional makeup on display).

If There are 5

*Backseat
*Deadpool 2

Because the Academy doesn't seem to value makeup artists work the same way that it does other departments, this category only has three nominees. I'm sure that this will change one day, so in case next year is finally the year, these are the next mostly likely films to make the cut. Backseat is another probable BP contender that'll have makeup artists turning famous actors into other famous people, and Deadpool 2 is a blockbuster sequel to a film that was likely the fourth man out at the 89th Oscars.

The Next Five

*Avengers: Infinity War
*The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
*Solo: A Star Wars Story
*Uncle Drew
*A Wrinkle in Time

If it Gets a 2018 Release

*The Irishman

My Bold, Way Too Early, Out on a Limb Predicted Winner
**Mary Queen of Scots**
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Best Visual Effects

People who added this item 119 Average listal rating (358 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.9

And the Nominees Could Possibly Be...


*Ad Astra
*Avengers: Infinity War
*Mowgli
*Ready Player One
*Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ad Astra is a potential BP threat, one of the few potential nominees that could do well here, so it seems like a given that it would make the cut (assuming that it's a strong film). Mowgli is another motion-capture extravaganza, with Andy Serkis not only in the cast but also directing the film; if the work even comes close to what we've seen in the recent Apes films, then it would be a surprise to see it miss. Same for Solo; every Star Wars film (aside from Revenge of the Sith) has been nominated in this category. Unless it's a turd of a film, it'll probably be in. Marvel is another franchise (well, a Brand, but they're really all the same series) that does pretty well here, and Infinity War looks to feature the most visual effects ever for the Studio. In all honesty, this looks like the first film in the Studio's history that might even have a chance at winning. Of the other possible candidates (because those four mentioned seem, almost, like locks already), Ready Player One seems like the strongest bet. Spielberg has an excellent track record here, and this film looks like he's revolutionized visual effects in film once again. I see his prestige getting the film in.

The Next Five

*Alita: Battle Angel
*Ant-Man and the Wasp
*Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
*Mortal Engines
*Rampage

If it Gets a 2018 Release

*The Irishman

My Bold, Way Too Early, Out on a Limb Predicted Winner
**Avenger: Infinity War**
BradWesley123's rating:
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Predicted # of Nominations (Min. 2)
Ad Astra: 2/9
Avengers: Infinity War: 1/2
*Backseat: 5/8
Black Klansman: 2/5
Black Panther: 2/7
First Man: 0/6
If Beale Street Could Talk: 0/7
Isle of Dogs: 1/3
Mary Poppins Returns: 0/3
Mary Queen of Scots: 2/8
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: 1/2
Outlaw King: 1/6
Peterloo: 0/5
Ready Player One: 1/3
Share: 1/4
Solo: A Star Wars Story: 0/2
Widows: 0/5

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