Let's Review My Oscar Picks!

Did you watch the Academy Awards last night? Did you see Bradley Cooper and Lady Ga Ga almost make a baby on international TV?

Here are the nominations in the major categories. On Friday I highlighted who I think will win in BOLD, and underlined the ones I think SHOULD win. Let's take a look at how I did. I'll put a < next to the actual winner:

Best Picture

I missed this one by a mile. The actual winner was Green Book. Did not see that coming.

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book <
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born
  • Vice

Best Director

Nailed it.

  • Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
  • Pawel Pawlikowsk(Cold War)
  • Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
  • Alfonso Cuaron(Roma) <
  • Adam McKay (Vice)

Best Actress

Another whiff for me. And to be honest, I've only seen A Star Is Born and I didn't see that until yesterday morning. (I sometimes make my picks based on clips) But after Olivia Colman's acceptance speech, I really want to see The Favourite.

  • Yalitza Aparicio - Roma
  • Glenn Close -The Wife
  • Olivia Colman -The Favourite <
  • Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Actor

Another bullseye. My wife and I agree the fake Freddie teeth weren't needed.

  • Christian Bale - Vice
  • Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
  • Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate
  • Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody <
  • Viggo Mortensen - Green Book

Best Supporting Actress

Got it!

  • Amy Adams- Vice
  • Marina De Tavira- Roma
  • Regina King- If Beale Street Could Talk <
  • Emma Stone- The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz- The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor

Nope! I really should've just gone with the crowd on this one.

  • Mahershala Ali - Green Book <
  • Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliot - A Star Is Born
  • Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwel l- Vice

Best Score

Mary Poppins Returns is exactly the type of score the academy regularly rewards. I did not see this one coming either.

  • Black Panther <
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mary Poppins Returns

Best Original Song

Hell would've froze over if this song didn't win. Although I was kind of rooting for When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings. (kidding)

  • "All the Stars" (Black Panther) - Kendrick Lamar
  • "I'll Fight" (RBG) - Diane Warren
  • "The Place Where Lost Things Go" (Mary Poppins Returns) - Marc Shaimanand Scott Wittman
  • "Shallow" (A Star Is Born) - Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt <
  • "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) - Gillian Welchand David Rawlings

Best Animated Feature

This film is AMAZING!

  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse <

Best Animated Short Film


  • Animal Behaviour
  • Bao <
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

Best Original Screenplay

This should've been my first clue which movie would grab the big prize.

  • The Favourite
  • First Reformed
  • Green Book <
  • Roma
  • Vice

Best Adapted Screenplay

I was wrong in how I thought the academy would vote. I was right on my pick.

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • BlacKkKlansman <
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • A Star is Born

Best Documentary Feature


  • Free Solo <
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding the Gap
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RBG

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