Oscar Predictions

This page shows my current Oscar predictions, which will not include predictions for the short film categories. The current phase of the predictions is phase one — the next Oscars ceremony is a year away.

Please understand that many of my predictions are educated guesses, as I will not have seen many of the films when I make my early predictions. Films that I have not yet seen will be marked by an asterisk.

Last Updated: March 3rd, 2019.

Best Animated Feature

#1 – Toy Story 4* – Disney/Pixar
#2 – Missing Link* – Laika
#3 – Frozen 2* – Disney
#4 – Farmageddon: A Shaun the Sheep Movie* – Aardman Animations
#5 – The Adams Family* – Nitrogen Studios/MGM

Best Makeup and Hairstyling


Best Original Score


Best Original Song


Best Sound Editing

#1 – 1917*
#2 – Rocketman*
To be continued…

Best Sound Mixing

#1 – Rocketman*
#2 – 1917*
To be continued…

Best Production Design

#1 – 1917*
#2 – The French Dispatch*
To be continued…

Best Visual Effects

#1 – Avengers: Endgame*
#2 – The Irishman*
#3 – Star Wars: Episode IX*
#4 – Ad Astra*

#5 – Captain Marvel*

Best Costume Design

#1 – The French Dispatch* – TBA
#2 – Harriet* – Paul Tazewell
#3 – The Irishman* – Sandy Powell & Christopher Peterson

To be continued…

Best Film Editing

#1 – 1917* – TBA
#2 – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood* – TBA
#3 – The French Dispatch* – TBA
#4 – The Irishman* – Thelma Schoonmaker
To be continued…

Best Cinematography

#1 – 1917* – Roger Deakins
#2 – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood* – Robert Richardson
#3 – The French Dispatch* – Robert D. Yeoman
To be continued…

Best Foreign Language Film


Best Documentary Feature


Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. The Laundromat*, written by Scott Z. Burns.
  2. The Good Liar*, written by Jeffrey Hatcher.
  3. The Irishman*, written by Steven Zaillian.
  4. Little Women*, written by Greta Gerwig.
  5. The Last Thing He Wanted*, written by Dee Rees & Marco Villalobos.

Best Original Screenplay

  1. Harriet*, written by Gregory Allen Howard.
  2. Lucy in the Sky*, written by Brian C. Brown, Elliott DiGuiseppi, and Noah Hawley.
  3. The French Dispatch*, written by Wes Anderson.
  4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood*, written by Quentin Tarantino.
  5. The Farewell*, written by Lulu Wang.

Best Supporting Actress

  1. Margot Robbie*Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
  2. Meryl Streep*Little Women.
  3. Octavia Spencer*Luce.
  4. Annette Bening*The Report.
  5. Julianne Moore*After the Wedding.

Best Supporting Actor

  1. Brad Pitt*Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
  2. Joe Pesci*The Irishman.
  3. Timothee Chalamet*The French Dispatch.
  4. Matthew Rhys*A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
  5. Willem Dafoe*The Last Thing He Wanted.

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  1. Cynthia Erivo*, Harriet.
  2. Natalie Portman*Lucy in the Sky.
  3. Meryl Streep*The Laundromat.
  4. Emma Thompson*Late Night.
  5. Awkwafina*The Farewell.

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  1. Tom Hardy*Fonzo.
  2. Tom Hanks*A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
  3. Adam Driver*The Report.
  4. Leonardo DiCaprio*Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
  5. Ian McKellen*The Good Liar.

Best Director

  1. Sam Mendes*1917.
  2. Quentin Tarantino*Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
  3. Wes Anderson*The French Dispatch.
  4. Scott Z. Burns*The Report.
  5. Martin Scorsese*The Irishman.

Best Popular Film

On September 6th, 2018, the Academy postponed the introduction of the Best Popular Film category. It will not be introduced for the 91st Academy Awards, but it may still be introduced in future ceremonies.

Best Picture

  1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood*, Sony Pictures Releasing.
  2. The French Dispatch*, Fox Searchlight Pictures.
  3. 1917*, Universal Pictures.
  4. The Report*, Amazon Studios.
  5. Lucy in the Sky* (Previously titled ‘Pale Blue Dot‘), Fox Searchlight Pictures.
  6. Fonzo*, Bron Studios.
  7. The Farewell*, A24.
  8. Harriet*, Focus Features.
  9. The Last Thing He Wanted*, Netflix.
  10. The Irishman*, Netflix.

– Jeffrey Rex Bertelsen