It’s that time again!
It’s time for my somewhat random Oscar predictions!
Judging from the reactions at Venice Film Festival, Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born would appear to be the current Oscar front runner. At the very least, it seems destined to be nominated. Personally, I still wonder if a remake of A Star is Born is going to have enough political cachet in a year that, so far, has been dominated by Hollywood virtue signaling.
Anyway, it’s a bit of a cliché to say the Oscar race is wide open but, despite all of the buzz around A Star is Born, it still feels as if it is. That said, it’s also becoming a bit more clear. Former front runners like Mary, Queen of Scots have fallen off the radar. It seems likely the Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman will not be released until next year. There are rumors that Clint Eastwood’s The Mule might get a December qualifying run but, for now, those are just rumors.
Below are my predictions for this month. The usual caveats about wishful thinking and wild guesses apply. To be honest, we won’t know anything for sure until the critics and the guilds make their voices heard in December and January.
Crazy Rich Asians
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star is Born
Damien Chazelle for First Man
Jon M. Chu for Crazy Rich Asians
Bradley Cooper for A Star is Born
Alfonso Cuaron for Roma
Spike Lee for BlackKklansman
Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy
Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born
Ryan Gosling in First Man
Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody
Robert Redford in Old Man and the Gun
Glenn Close in The Wife
Olivia Colman in The Favourite
Nicole Kidman in Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Julia Roberts in Ben Is Back
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali in Green Book
Timothee Chalamet in Beautiful Boy
Sam Elliott in A Star is Born
Ben Foster in Leave No Trace
Michael B. Jordan in Black Panther
Best Supporting Actress
Claire Foy in First Man
Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk
Sissy Spacek in Old Man and the Gun
Rachel Weisz in The Favourite
Michelle Yeoh in Crazy Rich Asians