Thursday, February 21, 2019

Gold Derby Goes All In for Roma to Win Best Pic — But What Will Be the Biggest Surprises?

All of the major pundits at Gold Derby are 100% in for Roma. That is quite a stronghold. Either they will all be right or all be wrong, but when that many jump on a bandwagon, does that make it too big to fail? Possibly. I think what's going on is that no one knows what is going to win (because no one can possibly know) and Roma seems like the safest bet. Which is kind of funny because they're predicting history to be made three ways. First Netflix movie to win Best Picture. First foreign language film...

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All of Our Final 2019 Oscar Predictions

For the past several days we've seen our good and clever friends here at Awards Daily make their best stabs at predicting this insanely unpredictable year, with hundreds of projections about the way things may come down Sunday night. Let's collect all those keen predictions in one post, to get everyone on record in a single all-embracing place. For the final stretch, our pal JasonMovieGuy has put together this glamorous video to inspire you. (Even if bits of it infuriate you. Because why should this post be any different from any other we've featured this year, right?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc5v2aTpD_Y

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UPDATE: Final Ballot for the 2019 Awards Daily Oscar Project

Have you filled out your ballot? Our indispensable ballot meister Dr. Rob has generously extended the deadline for a final 24 hours. Voting will close Thursday, 10pm PST.  It’s all come down to this. Here’s our final ballot. As Rob says: "We want to know what you think is best. We are not asking what you think will win. That will be handled over at The Awards Daily Predict The Oscars contest. We want you to say what you think is best." Thanks so much for participating.

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Either the Internet Is Losing Its Mind or Whoopi Goldberg Is the Secret Host

Update: ABC debunks the idea, says it's absolutely false.  The Guardian is reporting that people have been discussing Whoopi Goldberg as the possible Oscar host. If so, and if they're planning on springing this on the Oscar audience, are they hoping that word will travel fast on Twitter, blow up, and then blow up the ratings? Or are they spreading the news this way, feeding it out into the collective? Or is it completely wrong. No one knows for sure. So why wouldn't they publicize it? The Guardian brings up the — wait for it — "problematic" original...

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Black Panther’s Ruth E. Carter and The Favourite’s Sandy Powell Costume Designer’s Guild Winners

The Costume Designer's Guild handed out their top prizes last night and Black Panther, The Favourite and Crazy Rich Asians scooped the top prizes. Glenn Close was honored receiving the Spotlight Award and Ruth E. Carter who won the Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Award for Black Panther also received a Career Achievement Award. In TV, Ryan Murphy was given the Distinguished Collaborator Award and Zaldy Goco received the Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television for his work on Ru Paul's Drag Race. The awards were hosted by Kate Walsh. Excellence in Contemporary Film Crazy Rich Asians - Mary...

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Best Picture

Roma*+*+****++
Green Book+**+*+***
Black Panther****+**+
The Favourite****++*
Bohemian Rhapsody+**+*
A Star is Born***********
BlacKkKlansman********
Vice******

Best Actor

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody+*+
Christian Bale, Vice++*
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born***
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book+***
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity's Gate**

Best Actress

Glenn Close, The Wife+++
Olivia Colman, The Favourite+**
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born+*+*
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me***
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Green Book+++
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me**+*
Adam Driver, BlacKKKlansman***
Sam Rockwell, Vice**
Sam Elliot, A Star is Born+**

Best Supporting Actress

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk++++
Amy Adams, Vice***
Emma Stone, The Favourite***
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite***
Marina de Tavira, Roma

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma++++
Spike Lee, BlacKKKlansman***
Adam McKay, Vice***
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite*

Original Screenplay

First Reformed, Paul Schrader+++
Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly+**
Roma, Alfonso Cuaron***
The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara**
Vice, Adam McKay***

Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee***
Can You Ever Forgive Me, Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty*+
If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins+*+*
A Star is Born, Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters**
Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Joel and Ethan Coen

Cinematography

Roma++*
Cold War+
A Star is Born**
Never Look Away
The Favourite**

Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody+
The Favourite*+
BlackKklansman*
Vice**
Green Book*

Production Design

Black Panther++
The Favourite*+
Mary Poppins Returns**
Roma**
First Man**

Sound Mixing

A Star is Born
First Man
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
Roma

Sound Editing

First Man
Roma
Black Panther
A Quiet Place
Bohemian Rhapsody

Costume Design

Black Panther+
Buster Scruggs
Mary Poppins Returns*
The Favourite*
Mary Queen of Scots*

Visual Effects

First Man*
Ready Player One*
Avengers: Infinity War*
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Christopher Robin

Original Score

Black Panther**
Mary Poppins Returns**
Isle of Dogs**
If Beale Street Could Talk*
BlacKkKlansman

Original Song

Shallow - A Star is Born++
I'll Fight from RBG - Diane Warren*
Where Lost Things Go*
When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
All The Stars from Black Panther

Makeup and Hair

Vice
Mary Queen of Scots*
Border

Animated Feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse+++*+
Incredibles 2+***
Isle of Dogs***
Ralph Breaks the Internet**
Mirai*

Documentary Feature

RBG+**
Free Solo**
Hale County This Morning, This Evening*
Minding the Gap+
Of Fathers and Sons

Foreign Language Feature

Roma (Mexico)++
Cold War (Poland)++
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Shoplifters (Japan)
Germany, Never Look Away

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Mother
Skin
Detainment
Fauve
Marguerite

Documentary Short

Period. End of Sentence.
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End Game
Lifeboat
A Night at the Garden

Animated Short

Late Afternoon
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One Small Step
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