If I Picked the Oscar Nominees…

With Oscar nominations being released in just a few days (Tuesday to be exact), I’ve decided to give what I feel should be nominated, since each year the Academy seems to slip up in someway.

DISCLAIMER: I feel it’s important to say that I haven’t had the chance to see: Blaze, Border or Shoplifters, so they weren’t considered for nominations here. Also these are preferences for most but not all of the categories. And I as well will be giving my choice for the winner for each category and for some categories I’ll give a “just missed” section, which basically serves as a place for honorable mentions.

Best Visual Effects 2019 visual effects

  • Annihilation 
  • Aquaman
  • Winner: Avengers: Infinity War
  • First Man
  • Ready Player One

Best Costume Design 2019 costume

  • Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter
  • BlacKkKlansman – Marci Rodgers
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Julian Day
  • Winner: The Favourite – Sandy Powell
  • If Beale Street Could Talk – Caroline Eselin

Best Makeup & Hairstyling 2019 makeup

  • Black Panther
  • Suspiria
  • Winner: Vice

Best Film Editing 2019 editing

  • Winner: First Man – Tom Cross
  • The Other Side of the Wind – Bob Murawski & Orson Welles
  • Roma – Alfonso Cuarón & Adam Gough
  • Vice – Hank Corwin
  • You Were Never Really Here – Joe Bini

Best Production Design 2019 production design

  • Bad Times at the El Royale – Martin Whist
  • If Beale Street Could Talk – Mark Friedberg
  • The Favourite – Fiona Crombie
  • First Man – Nathan Crowley
  • Winner: Roma – Eugenio Caballero

Best Original Score 2019 score

  • At Eternity’s Gate – Tatiana Lisovskaya
  • Winner: First Man – Justin Hurwitz
  • If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
  • Mandy – Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • You Were Never Really Here – Jonny Greenwood

Best Cinematography 2019 cinematography

  • At Eternity’s Gate – Benoît Delhomme
  • Cold War – Łukasz Żal
  • Winner: First Man – Linus Sandgren
  • If Beale Street Could Talk – James Laxton
  • Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

Just Missed:

  • Burning – Hong Kyung-pyo
  • Hereditary – Pawel Pogorzelski
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Rob Hardy

Best Documentary Feature 2019 documentary

  • Crime + Punishment
  • Free Solo
  • John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
  • Winner: Minding the Gap
  • Shirkers

Best Foreign Language Film 2019 foreign

  • Winner: Burning
  • Cold War
  • Happy as Lazzaro
  • Roma
  • Zama

Best Animated Feature 2019 animated

  • Early Man
  • Have a Nice Day
  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Winner: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Adapted Screenplay 2019 adapted

  • Winner: Burning – Oh Jung-mi & Lee Chang-dong (Based on the short story Barn Burning by Haruki Murakami)
  • The Death of Stalin – Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin & Peter Fellows (Based on the graphic novel of the same title by Fabien Nury)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins (Based on the novel of the same title by James Baldwin)
  • The Sisters Brothers – Jacques Audiard & Thomas Bidegain (Based on the novel of the same title by Patrick deWitt)
  • Wildlife – Paul Dano & Zoe Kazan (Based on the novel of the same title by Richard Ford)

Just Missed:

  • First Man – Josh Singer (Based on the biography of the same title by James R. Hansen)
  • Leave No Trace – Debra Granik (Based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock)

Best Original Screenplay 2019 original

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Joel & Ethan Coen
  • The Favourite – Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara
  • Winner: First Reformed – Paul Schrader
  • Happy as Lazzaro – Alice Rohrwacher
  • Vice – Adam McKay

Just Missed:

  • Eighth Grade – Bo Burnham
  • Hereditary – Ari Aster
  • Private Life – Tamara Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor 2019 supp. actor

  • Mahershala Ali – Green Book
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – Wildlife
  • Brian Tyree Henry – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Alex Wolff – Hereditary
  • Winner: Steven Yeun – Burning

Just Missed:

  • Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
  • Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Nicholas Hoult – The Favourite 

Best Supporting Actress 2019 supp. actress

  • Amy Adams – Vice
  • Elizabeth Debicki – Widows
  • Winner: Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone – The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Just Missed:

  • Claire Foy – First Man
  • Zoe Kazan – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Marina de Tavira – Roma

Best Actor 2019 actor

  • Christian Bale – Vice
  • Jim Cummings – Thunder Road
  • Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
  • Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
  • Winner: Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here

Just Missed:

  • Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born
  • Ben Foster – Leave No Trace
  • Ryan Gosling – First Man

Best Actress 2019 actress

  • Olivia Colman – The Favourite
  • Winner: Toni Collette – Hereditary 
  • Helena Howard – Madeline’s Madeline
  • Joanna Kulig – Cold War
  • Carey Mulligan – Wildlife

Just Missed:

  • Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
  • Lady Gaga – A Star is Born
  • Kathryn Hahn – Private Life
  • Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Director 2019 director

  • Lee Chang-dong – Burning 
  • Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
  • Paweł Pawlikowski – Cold War
  • Winner: Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here
  • Julian Schnabel – At Eternity’s Gate

Just Missed:

  • Ari Aster – Hereditary
  • Damien Chazelle – First Man
  • Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Paul Schrader – First Reformed
  • Chloe Zhao – The Rider

Best Picture 2019 best picture

  • At Eternity’s Gate
  • Burning
  • Cold War
  • First Man
  • Winner: First Reformed
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Minding the Gap
  • Roma
  • Vice
  • You Were Never Really Here

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