Berardinelli's Ballot: The 2019 OscarsFebruary 17, 2019
Every year I present my guesses as to what will win at the Oscars. This is all done in fun, of course and (even though I run a contest), I do not consider myself an expert. I have only once run the table with a perfect ballot and, most years, I miss between three and five categories. This year, I fully expect to miss a bunch. Whatever the 2019 roster’s faults (and they are numerous), predictability isn’t among them. That’s the byproduct of a weak field. When it comes to most of the technical categories, I play the odds. Sometimes, for the majors, if something isn’t a “lock”, I play a hunch.
For those who are curious or want to
laugh at me when I miss something obvious, here are my fearless predictions.
(Because of the contest, I can’t wait until the day before to post them.)
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Regina King (Beale Street)
Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Animated Feature Film
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
Foreign Language Film
Makeup and Hair
A Quiet Place
Avengers: Infinity War
A Star is Born (“Shallow”)
Censored in the USA
Censor: to examine (as a publication or film) in order to suppress or delete any contents considered objectionable. [Miriam-Webster; emphasis mine]Death of a President is opening in the United States next week... sort of. I am already on record as ...
One-and-Done (Part 1)
Link to "One and Done (Part 2)"Link to "One and Done (Part 3)"Is it an aberration? That's the question that haunts many of Hollywood's studio executives as they craft plans for the next few years. Is the box office downturn of 2014 a "blip on the ...
2007: The Year of the High Def DVD?
Not quite, or at least not as I see it.Despite the protestations of some e-mailers, there is nothing to indicate that 2007 is going to be the break-out year for high-def DVDs, regardless of whether they are referring to Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, or some ...