Our Oscar experts are predicting that seven of the eight top races are done deals. The only category that they think still in flux at the 91st Academy Awards is Best Actor, with SAG champ Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody) doing battle with Critics’ Choice choice Christian Bale (“Vice”).
By overwhelming margins, they are forecasting the following will win at the Oscars: “Roma” will claim both Best Picture and Director (Alfonso Cuaron); Glenn Close (“The Wife”) will finally take home an Oscar after six losses; Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”) will pick up a bookend to the Supporting Actor award he won two years ago for “Moonlight”; three-time Emmy champ Regina King will win an Oscar on her first bid for “If Beale Street Could Talk”; Spike Lee will earn his first competitive Oscar for his “BlacKkKlansman” adapted screenplay; and “The Favourite” scribes Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara will prevail for their original screenplay.
In which one of these seven races do you most want to see a different result? Several of our experts as well as our editors, top 24 (those who did the best predicting last year’s Oscars) and all-stars (the most consistent scorers among our readers) are going in different directions and predicting upsets.
For Best Picture, “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman” and “Green Book” each has some support. Likewise for leading lady Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”), supporting players Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) and Amy Adams (“Vice”) and the scriptwriters of “Beale Street” and “Green Book.”
After you vote in our poll, be sure to sound off in the comments section and then make your predictions as to what will win in all 24 categories so that Hollywood insiders can see how their films and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on Feb. 24. And join in the fierce debate over the 2019 Oscars taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our movie forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.