Heading into Tuesday’s announcement of the Oscar nominations, “Green Book” widened its lead over the competition with a win at the PGA Awards on Saturday. Let’s take a look at what this key victory by Peter Farrelly‘s film has done to the 35 boxes league table that catalogues nominations and wins at the major precursor prizes leading up to the Academy Awards.
“Green Book” still leads with 17 boxes now ticked. The PGA awards only offer the chance of ticking one box, so all the other films remain as they were.
Bradley Cooper‘s “A Star is Born” has underperformed this awards season, with its only above-the-line victory coming at the Critics Choice Awards when Lady Gaga tied with Glenn Close (“The Wife”) for Best Actress. It sits in second, tied with Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” at 14 boxes apiece.
Adam McKay‘s political satire “Vice” follows with a lucky 13. Yorgos Lanthimos‘ “The Favourite” and Alfonso Cuaron‘s”Roma” are one back with an even dozen each.
The next round of this theory is a big one – Tuesday’s Academy Award nominations. There are five boxes up for grabs: picure, director, acting, writing plus one if the film earns five or more Oscar nominations.
Be sure to make your Oscar nomination predictions so that Hollywood studio executives can see how their films are faring in our Academy Awards odds. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on January 22.