Final 91st Academy Awards Predictions: Winners – Special Features #48

It’s time. This awards season has felt really long, and, with how incompetent AMPAS has been in preparation for the big night, Oscars-night seems so mysterious and uncertain. Add to that the fact that there are so many different categories that we don’t really know which film is going to win including Best Picture, and we are left with a show that is probably going to be very interesting. Today, I’m giving my final predictions for the big Oscar night — the Super Bowl for the film community.


Best Visual Effects

  • Will Win: First Man.
  • Could Win: Avengers: Infinity War; Ready Player One.
  • Should Win: First Man.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: Annihilation.

Best Film Editing

  • Will Win: Vice.
  • Could Win: BlackKklansman.
  • Should Win: BlackKklansman.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: First Man (It should’ve won).

Best Costume Design

  • Will Win: The Favourite.
  • Could Win: Black Panther.
  • Should Win: The Favourite.

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

  • Will Win: Vice.
  • Could Win: Border.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: The Favourite; Suspiria.

Best Cinematography

  • Will Win: Roma.
  • Could Win: Cold War.
  • Should Win: Cold War.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: First Man.

Best Production Design

  • Will Win: Black Panther.
  • Could Win: First Man; The Favourite.
  • Should Win: Black Panther.

Best Sound Mixing

  • Will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Could Win: First Man; A Star is Born.
  • Should Win: First Man.

Best Sound Editing

  • Will Win: Black Panther.
  • Could Win: A Quiet Place; Bohemian Rhapsody; First Man.
  • Should Win: First Man.

Best Original Song

  • Will Win: “Shallow,” A Star is Born.
  • Could Win: “All the Stars,” Black Panther.
  • Should Win: “Shallow,” A Star is Born.

Best Original Score

  • Will Win: BlackKklansman.
  • Could Win: If Beale Street Could Talk.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: First Man (It should’ve won. Check out my review of First Man to see my thoughts on Hurwitz’s score).

Best Animated Short

  • Will Win: Bao.
  • Could Win: One Small Step.
  • Should Win: Late Afternoon.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: Lost & Found.

Best Animated Feature

  • Will Win: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
  • Could Win: Incredibles 2.
  • Should Win: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Best Live-Action Short

  • Will Win: Marguerite.
  • Could Win: Skin.

Best Documentary Short

  • Will Win: Period. End of Sentence.
  • Could Win: A Night at the Garden.

Best Documentary Feature

  • Will Win: Free Solo.
  • Could Win: RBG; Minding the Gap.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: Shirkers; They Shall Not Grow Old.

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Will Win: Roma.
  • Could Win: Cold War.
  • Should Win: Roma.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: Burning (It should’ve won).

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Will Win: BlackKklansman.
  • Could Win: Can You Ever Forgive Me?.
  • Should Win: BlackKklansman.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: Black Panther; Burning (it should’ve won); Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Best Original Screenplay

  • Will Win: Green Book.
  • Could Win: The Favourite.
  • Should Win: The Favourite.

Best Supporting Actress

  • Will Win: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk.
  • Could Win: Rachel Weisz, The Favourite.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: Claire Foy, First Man.

Best Supporting Actor

  • Will Win: Mahershala Ali, Green Book.
  • Could Win: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther.

Best Actress

  • Will Win: Glenn Close, The Wife.
  • Could Win: Olivia Colman, The Favourite.
  • Should Win: Olivia Colman, The Favourite.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: Toni Collette, Hereditary.

Best Actor

  • Will Win: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Could Win: Christian Bale, Vice; Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed (he should’ve won); Ryan Gosling, First Man.

Best Director

  • Will Win: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma.
  • Could Win: Spike Lee, BlackKklansman; Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite.
  • Should Win: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: Damien Chazelle, First Man; Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here.

Best Picture

  • Will Win: Roma.
  • Could Win: BlackKklansman, Green Book.
  • Should Win: Roma.
  • Should’ve Been Nominated: Burning; First Man; You Were Never Really Here.

What films are you cheering for during the Oscars this year? Sound off in the comments.


– Jeffrey Rex Bertelsen.

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