The Oscars is a glamorous night of special recognition and awards in Hollywood. It’s been such a thrilling year in the movie industry and it is apt at this time to recognize and reward everyone in the industry who has made things eventful in the period under review. The 91st edition of the Academy Awards popularly known as the Oscars will be presented by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) on Sunday, February 24, 2019.
The Academy Awards or the Academy Award of Merit are set of awards which are presented annually in the movie industry by AMPAS. The presentation of these awards is solely based on technical and artistic merits, in addition, it also recognizes high-quality cinematic accomplishments. The winners of different categories of the Academy Awards will be presented with the Oscars (a golden symbolic statuette).
As the best of 2018 movies, actors, actresses and crew members will be given special recognition, the night of glitz will also feature a wide variety of entertainment which includes live music performances by renowned artists. It is also a night where attendees will display the best of fashion, makeups, and styling for all to see, thereafter we will all get agog to know who the worst and best-dressed attendees and/or recipients are.
While we wait for the event proper, the buzz it will create on the night and the news that will follow afterward, let’s find out the basics about Oscars 2019; where it will hold, nominations and the major predictions of the night.
Where will Oscars 2019 Take Place?
The first ever Academy Awards was hosted at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. So just like the recent years Academy Awards, Oscars 2019 will be held at the Dolby Theatre. It’s located on Hollywood Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Meanwhile, this theatre has been the hosting venue of the Academy Award since 2002. It was previously known as the Kodak Theatre; a highly sophisticated live performance auditorium.
The live performance auditorium was specifically designed for the Oscars ceremony. Its blueprint was plotted by an American Architect by the name; David Rockwell. The gigantic 3,400 capacity building with a construction cost of $94 million was unveiled officially on 9th November 2009. Since then, it has had the singular honor of hosting the event which many stakeholders in the film industry work extra hard to be honored in.
Perhaps before going further into the major predictions of the upcoming event, we ought to take a glimpse at the 2019 Oscars nominations.
Major 2019 Oscars Nominations
The full list of Oscars 2019 nominees was announced on 22nd January 2019. This announcement was made by Tracee Ellis Ross – famous actress and comedienne, and Kumail Nanjiani – comedian and HBO’s series; Silicon Valley star.
This year’s Oscar is strongly being led between Olivia Colman‘s comedy-drama; The Favourite and Netflix epic movie; Roma. The two works are standing in with 10 nominations respectively. In addition to that, the movie; A Star is Born has 8 nominations, and is being followed by Black Panther with 7. Surprisingly, Black Panther made history by being the first superhero movie to have achieved the Best Picture Nomination.
What are the Major Predictions of Oscar 2019?
Here people’s assumption comes into play a lot as we look into the major predictions of Oscar 2019. These assumptions are influenced by the role played by the nominees, and quality of the movies in the different categories of awards. From an online analysis about the potential winners in Oscar 2019, the following nominees and possible winners (in bold) were arrived at. Remember this is based on assumption not on certainty. So let’s get started with the predictions in each of the category.
- Black Panther
- The Favourite
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- Green Book
- A Star is Born
- BlacKkKlasnan; Spike Lee
- Cold War; Pawel Pawlikowski
- Roma; Alfonso Cuaròn
- The Favourite; Yorgos Lanthimos
- Vice; Adam McKay.
Best Leading Actor:
- Christian Bale; Vice
- Bradley Cooper; A Star is Born
- Willem Dafoe; At Eternity’s Gate
- Viggo Mortensen; Green Book
- Rami Malek; Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Leading Actress:
- Yalitza Aparicio; Roma
- Glenn Close; The Wife
- Olivia Colman; The Favourite
- Melissa McCarthy; Can You Ever Forgive Me?
- Lady Gaga; A Star is Born.
Best Supporting Actor:
- Mahershala Ali; Green Book
- Sam Elliot; A Star is Born
- Adam Driver; BlacKkKlansman
- Sam Rockwell; Vice
- Richard E. Grant; Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Best Supporting Actress:
- Amy Adams; Vice
- Emma Stone; The Favourite
- Marina De Tavira; Roma
- Regina King; If Beale Street Could Talk
- Rachel Weisz; The Favourite
Best Original Screenplay:
- First Reformed; Paul Schrader
- Green Book; Nick Vallelonga, Brain Currie, Peter Farrelly.
- The Favourite; Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
- Vice; Adam McKay
- Roma; Alfonso Cuaròn
Best Adapted Screenplay:
- Can You Ever Forgive Me?; Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
- The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
- BlacKkKlansman; Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz, alongside Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee
- A Star is Born; Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, and Will Fetters
- If Beale Street Could Talk; Barry Jenkins
In summary, the predicted 91st Academy Award winners are as follows:
Best Picture: Green Book
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaròn; Roma
Best Leading Actor: Christian Bale; Vice
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali; Green Book
Best Leading Actress: Glenn Close; The Wife
Best Supporting Actress: Regina Kings; If Beale Street Could Talk.
Best Adapted Screenplay: BlacKkKlansman
Best Original Screenplay: The Favourite