#OscarNoms: Thoughts & Predictions

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

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

WHO SHOULD WIN: Richard E. Grant

WHO WILL WIN: Mahershala Ali

While there are plenty of worthy nominees here, Mahershala Ali could be about to win his second Academy Award, just two years after winning his first.

Snubs: Timothée Chalamet (Beautiful Boy), John Gallagher, Jr. (The Miseducation Of Cameron Post), Russell Hornsby (The Hate U Give) and Daniel Kaluuya (Widows).

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

  • Amy Adams (Vice)
  • Marina de Tavira (Roma)
  • Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
  • Emma Stone (The Favourite)
  • Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

WHO SHOULD WIN: Emma Stone

WHO WILL WIN: Regina King

Emma Stone’s performance is likely the strongest here, although it would also be fantastic to see Amy Adams finally win an Academy Award having lost so many times before, but Regina King will win on the night.

Snubs: Elizabeth Debicki (Widows), Claire Foy (First Man), Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace) and Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place).

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

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

WHO SHOULD WIN: If Beale Street Could Talk

WHO WILL WIN: BlacKkKlansman

Snub: Leave No Trace

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

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

WHO SHOULD WIN: Roma

WHO WILL WIN: Green Book

Snubs: Blindspotting, Eighth Grade, Private Life and Sorry To Bother You.

Dan is a freelance film critic who hopes to encourage people to venture outside of their comfort zone and try out different movies. He is a proud supporter of independent cinema, but will give pretty much anything a try.

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