Thirty-three film journalists who cover Hollywood year-round are experts at predicting the Oscars. They have finalized their predictions for the 91st Academy Awards, which take place on February 24. According to our official racetrack odds, all eight Best Picture nominees will take home at least one Oscar. One of these contenders is expected to claim four awards, two will win a pair of awards and five will take home a single Oscar. No nominee will leave the Dolby theater empty-handed.
Ten-time nominee “Roma” will win four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Alfonso Cuaron), Best Cinematography and and Best Foreign Language Film. It will be the first film in a language other than English to win the top prize in the 91-year history of the Oscars.
Two of the other Best Picture contenders are tipped to take home two Oscars each. Eight-time contender “Vice” will win Best Film Editing and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. And seven-time nominee “Black Panther” will prevail for both Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.
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The other five Best Picture nominees will bag one Academy Award apiece. While “The Favourite” reaped a leading 10 bids, it will only win Best Original Screenplay. “A Star is Born” will prevail in just one of its eight races with a win for Best Original Song (“Shallow”). And “BlacKkKlansman” will go one for six with a Best Adapted Screenplay victory.
And the two five-time contenders will each claim a single Oscar for acting: “Bohemian Rhapsody” will win Best Actor (Rami Malek) while “Green Book” will pick up Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali).
In 2018, two of the nine Best Picture nominees left the Dolby Theater empty-handed: five-time contender “Lady Bird” and two-time nominee “The Post.” In 2017, three of the nine nominees were shut out of the winners circle: “Lion,” which had six bids; four-time contender “Hell or High Water”; and three-time nominee “Hidden Figures.” In 2016, six of the eight Best Picture contenders took home Oscars (“Brooklyn” and “The Martian” were snubbed). And in 2015 the entire Best Picture roster of eight won at least one Academy Award.
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on February 24