And the Oscar will go to...
With the 91st annual Academy Awards taking place this Sunday evening live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, many movie lovers will be hosting Oscar viewing parties throughout the world in their homes with friends and family.
As is tradition, whether in office pools or at said parties, predicting the outcome of the Academy Awards is a time-honored way to participate in the telecast; with 24 categories to predict, the competition is fierce both in regard to the awards themselves and prognosticator's expert predictions of them. If you're participating in an "Oscar pool" and need some advice on how to perfect your ballot, we're here to help.
Below are our predictions for the outcome of the 91st annual Academy Awards. We've taken into account the precursor awards that each of these individuals have won, as well as the likelihood that that momentum will carry them over the finish line on Sunday evening. Keep this handy when filling out your ballots (and be sure to yell at us for how much we got wrong on Monday morning).
Below are our official predictions.
Best Picture: Green Book
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Best Actor: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Actress: Glenn Close, The Wife
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Adapted Screenplay: BlacKkKlansman
Best Original Screenplay: Green Book
Best Cinematography: Roma
Best Costume Design: The Favourite
Best Film Editing: BlacKkKlansman
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Vice
Best Music (Original Score): Black Panther
Best Music (Original Song): “Shallow” from A Star Is Born
Best Production Design: Black Panther
Best Sound Editing: First Man
Best Sound Mixing: First Man
Best Visual Effects: Avengers: Infinity War
Best Animated Feature Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Foreign Language Film: Roma
Best Documentary: Free Solo
Best Short Documentary: Black Sheep
Best Animated Short Film: Bao
Best Live Action Short Film: Marguerite
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