MoviefiedNYC’s 2019 Oscar Predictions: Who will Win and SHOULD win!

This weekend, the 91st Academy Awards will be held and Hollywood will bestow its highest honor to a deserving few. If you are going to an Oscar party and haven’t had time to see all of the nominated films, fear not, the MoviefiedNYC team has done all of the leg work for you. Managing Editors John David West and Myrna Duarte share their predictions along with Award Season Guru Ariadne Ansbro and Eddie Mouradian cinephile MoviefiefiedNYC contributor. Below are our picks for who will win and which of the nominees should win.

Best Picture:

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Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Roma,  Green Book,
A Star Is Born
and Vice

AriWho will Win: To be completely honest, this was a pretty lackluster year.  No films really stood out to me.  However, that doesn’t matter to the Academy.  Based on the various other awards that have come out this year, I would say that the buddy dramedy Green Book will pick up the award   Who Should Win: Again, I didn’t love anything.  However, I probably liked Roma the best.

John David– Who will Win: Roma  Who Should Win: Roma. But wouldn’t mind a win for The Favourite.

Eddie– Who will Win:  37.5% of these movies are genuinely bad, which is fun bit of Oscar trivia (and now that I’ve written this, it’s a fact!), which I think gives Black Panther a shot a historic win here. Who Should Win: Widows? Can You Ever Forgive Me? A Simple Favor? Oh wait. Black Panther is a movie that just succeeds at everything it is trying to do, while providing a point-of-view and vision that is unmatched this year.

Myrna– Who will Win: Green Book because it’s 1989 again.  Who Should Win: The Favourite  because it takes us to a world with a touch of Alice in Wonderland strangeness, part dream and part nightmare with three maybe four of the best performances of the year.

Best Director:

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

Ari– Who will Win: You can probably expect to see Alfonso Cuaron to pick up his second Oscar this year for his truly personal film, Roma.   Who Should Win: While Cuaron’s direction was wonderful, I really loved the look and feel of Pawel Pawlikowski’s tragic love story, Cold War.

John David– Who will Win: Alfonso Cuaron for Roma.   Who Should Win: I would love to see Spike Lee finally get a well deserved Best Director recognition.

Eddie– Who will Win:  Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman. A lifetime Oscar, sure, but not undeserved.  Who Should Win: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman because my predictions are a house of cards that require the spread of awards over several films, and not just a sweep by Roma.

Myrna– Who will Win:  Alfonso Cuaron, Roma  and not 100% angry about that. Who Should Win: I really would like Spike Lee to win for BlacKkKlansman, one of his best films and for all the ones he has been overlooked for.

Best Actor:

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Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

AriWho will Win– Rami Malek has picked up every major pre-Oscar award for his very accurate portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.  Expect him to add an Oscar to his mantle.  Who Should Win: I actually really enjoyed Rhapsody and much of that had to do with Malek’s work.  I am happy with a win for him.  Also, I love Queen.

John David– Who will Win: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody, his won GG, BFTA, SAG.   Who Should Win: Bradley Cooper.

Eddie– Who will Win: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody. Sigh.  Who Should Win: Literally none of them? Cancel men! (Gun to my head, Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born, but this feels like the weakest Best Actor line-up in my 37 years of life.)

Myrna– Who will Win:  Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody has been sweeping but the academy loves Christian Bale so I’m torn between them both bio-picish performances. Who Should Win: Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born delivers one powerful performance.

Best Actress: 

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

Ari– Who will Win: Glenn Close has been a powerhouse for over three and a half decades in Hollywood.  How she has not won an Oscar yet is beyond me.  Expect that to be rectified this weekend.   Who Should Win: Ummm…GLENN FREAKING CLOSE!!!!

John David– Who will Win: Glenn Close, FINALLY. Who Should Win: It’s no secret, I think Glenn should win she was great in a mediocre film. for her lifetime of work.

Eddie– Who will Win: Glenn Close, The Wife for the iconic line reading of “I am a kingmaker” alone.   Who Should Win: Look worse people have won Oscars for worse movies than the very meh The Wife. Just give it to her!

Myrna– Who will Win: Glenn Close for The Wife not the best film.  Who Should Win: Olivia Colman in The Favourite, I loved that infantilized queen.

Best Supporting Actor:

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Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Ari– Who will Win:  Mahershala Ali has long been a frontrunner in this category.  I am fully expecting him to receive his second Oscar for his work in Green BookWho Should Win: I loved Richard E Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me? He and Megan McCarthy were fantastic together.

John David– Who will Win: Mahershala Ali, Green Book.  Who Should Win: Hands down Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Eddie– Who will Win: I don’t even think Mahershala wants to win this award for Green Book. I’m calling for an upset in the shape of the wondrous Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me?   Who Should Win: Richard E. Grant because there is no “meaningful glance” award, but if there was he would’ve earned it (and his Oscar) for the end of this movie.

Myrna– Who will Win: Mahershala Ali, Green Book  Who Should Win: An overdue win for Sam Elliott in A Star is Born”

Best Supporting Actress:

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

Ari Who will Win: This is probably the toughest category of the night.  Regina King won the Golden Globe, but was not nominated for a SAG award. Emily Blunt won the SAG Award, but was not nominated for an Oscar.  The only three actresses in this category who were nominated for all pre-Oscar awards were Stone and Weisz for The Favourite and Amy Adams for Vice. I think that Stone and Weisz will split their vote and ultimately Amy Adams will go home victorious.   Who Should Win: Rachel Weisz was incredible in The Favourite.  Too bad she won’t win.

John David– Who will Win: Regina King. Who Should Win: Regina King, although Rachel Weisz is actually a lead performance, she is the more deserving winner.  BTW where’s Margot Robbie? But here’s the upset that could make the night interesting, Marina de Tavira, Roma could take it.

Eddie– Who will Win: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk. I think the upset happens in the Supporting Actor category. I also dread the film twitter whiplash that would happen if favorite Amy Adams (undeservedly) finally wins for Vice. Who Should Win: Rachel Weisz gives such a specific, pitch-perfect performance in The Favourite. I couldn’t imagine anyone else in that role.

Myrna– Who will Win:  Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk a great performance Who Should Win: Rachel Weisz, The Favourite fierce performance and I’m here for those riding suits all day long.

Best Adapted Screenplay: 

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

Ari– Who Will Win: I would expect that this will be the Oscar that Spike Lee will win on Sunday for BlacKkKlansman.  Basically, this will be a consolation prize for Lee not winning Best Director. Who Should Win: Can You Ever Forgive Me?‘s Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty created an enjoyable film about very unlikeable characters.

John David– Who will Win: BlacKkKlansman, this is Spike’s to take home–along with the other four nominess: George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, Arthur Wimperi!  Who Should Win: For sure team Spike Lee.

Eddie– Who will Win:  Can You Ever Forgive Me? Will pull out an upset here.  Who Should Win: Can You Ever Forgive Me? Created two of the most indelible, miserable characters of the year, without ever asking us to like or pity them.

Myrna– Who will Win: BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee  Who Should Win:Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty for truly striking a balance in the story for what could have been the very unlikable character of Lee Israel and humanizing her journey.

Best Original Screenplay:

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

Ari– Who will Win: Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma was the story of his family’s maid, a woman who helped shape his life.  The deeply personal nature of the film will most likely allow Cuaron to win in this category.    Who Should Win: The Favourite was wonderfully written for the three female leads. It also provided one of the funniest moments that I saw in film this year.

John David Who will Win: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara for The Favourite.  But Alfonso Cuaron could take this one as well.  Who Should Win: The Favourite…or Roma, other than First Reformed why are the others here? What’s missing?  Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade.

Eddie– Who will Win:  The Favourite because I can’t live in a world where Green Book wins an award for WRITING.  Who Should Win: The Favourite was so sharp you could get a cut just holding the script. (Well, I guess you could get a paper cut holding any of the scripts, but like you get it.)

Myrna– Who will Win: Green Book, Nick Vallelonga & Brian Hayes Currie & Peter Farrelly Who Should Win: The Favourite, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara for a page turning story filled with witty banter between three deliciously scheming women.  

Best Animated Feature:

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Incredibles 2, Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle
Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito
Ralph Breaks the Internet, Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Ari Who will Win: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hands down.   Who Should Win: I honestly have not seen any of these films.  Sorry…

John David– Who will Win: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VersWho Should Win: Hands down Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:

Eddie– Who will & Should Win: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a perfect movie.

Myrna– Who will Win & Who Should Win: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse conceptually daring, amazing timing and a huge heart.

Best Animated Short:

Animal Behaviour, Alison Snowden and David Fine
Bao, Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb
Late Afternoon, Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco
One Small Step, Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas
Weekends, Trevor Jimenez

John David– Who will Win: Bao.  Who Should Win: Weekends by Trevor Jimenez was the most complete and moving of the group.

Eddie– Who will Win: Bao because Pixar.   Who Should Win: Animal Behaviour. I haven’t seen it but it’s about an animal psychiatrist and all his animal patients. And that sounds like a goddamn delight.

Best Cinematography:

The Favourite, Robbie Ryan
Cold War, Łukasz Żal
Never Look Away, Caleb Deschanel
Roma, Alfonso Cuaron
A Star Is Born, Matty Libatique

Ari– Who will Win: I am torn between the two black and white films in this category.  I think I am going to give the edge to Cold War‘s Łukasz Żal.  That film was beautiful and harkened back to the films of Fellini.   Who Should Win: Definitely Cold War.  You know it is a beautifully photographed film when I take a moment during the film and just think about how exquisite the photography is.

John David Who will Win: It’s artsy and it’s in beautiful black and white and the winner is Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma.  Who Should Win: Cuaron or a very close Lukasz Zal for Cold War.

Eddie– Who will Win: Roma because the narrative is there and this will be where Cuaron picks up his Oscar (again, see above comment about House of Cards predictions.) Who Should Win: Roma because it’s spectacularly beautiful.

Myrna Who will Win: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma is beautiful. Who Should Win: The Favourite, Robbie Ryan. I love the look and feel of this twisted world.

Best Costume Design 

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mary Zophres
Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter
The Favourite, Sandy Powell
Mary Poppins Returns, Sandy Powell
Mary Queen of Scots, Alexandra Byrne

Ari– Who will Win:  I am pretty sure Sandy Powell will pick up her third Oscar for her work on The Favourite. Beware, there is a possibility for Alexandra Byrne to sneak in if Powell splits her vote since she is nominated for Mary Poppins Returns as well  Who Should Win: Totally Sandy Powell for The Favourite.  I know that period films winning is a cliche, but those costumes are incredible.

John David Who will Win: Sandy Powell for the Favourite. The Oscars love to award period costume dramas.  Who Should Win: Would love to see Black Panther win. Ruth E. Carter’s costumes are central to the success of the film

Eddie– Who will Win:  Black Panther.  Who Should Win: Black Panther because it did something different than this category usually recognizes.

Myrna Who will Win: Mary Queen of Scots, Alexandra Byrne Who Should Win: Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter delivered us to world we hadn’t seen Wakanda both futuristic, ancient and dripping in heritage.

Best Documentary:

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Free Solo, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill
Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim
Minding the Gap, Bing Liu and Diane Quon
Of Fathers and Sons, Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert
RBG, Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Ari– Who will Win: In the very political world we currently live in, consider the Blue Wave cresting with a win in this category for RBG.    Who Should Win: This is one of those categories where I do not really have a strong opinion.  I am fine if any of them win.

John David– Who will Win: This is one of the tough ones, RBG could be the sentimental favorite but I’m going to go out on a limb with this one and predict that Bing Liu and Diane Quon will take home the Oscar for Minding the Gap.  Who Should Win: It wasn’t nominated but Won’t You Be My Neighbor? The best in this list is Minding the Gap

Eddie– Who will Win:  RGB is a subject people love in a movie people like.  Who Should Win: Free Solo was a real achievement.

Myrna– Who will Win: RBG, Betsy West and Julie Cohen a fine documentary but nothing more. Who Should Win: Minding the Gap, Bing Liu and Diane Quon my favorite movie of the year both heartbreaking and uplifting.

Best Film Editing:

BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown
Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman
The Favourite, Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Green Book, Patrick J. Don Vito
Vice, Hank Corwin

Ari– Who will and should Win: Music biopics tend to have amazing editing and Bohemian Rhapsody is no exception.

John David Who will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman  Who Should Win: I hate to say it but Vice should probably take home best Editing. 

Eddie– Who will Win:  Black Panther.  Who Should Win: Black Panther because it did something different than this category usually recognizes.

Myrna Who will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman  Who Should Win: BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown truly creates a tense environment where we you are genuinely in fear for the protagonists well being. 

Best Foreign Language Film: 

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

Ari– Who will Win: I don’t think Roma is going to win Best Picture, but it is definitely going to win in this category.    Who Should Win: While I really enjoyed Roma and will be happy when it wins the Oscar, the film in this category that really touched me was Cold War.  Everything about it has haunted me since I saw it over a month ago.

John David– Who will Win: This one will go to Roma, Mexico. Who Should Win: Shoplifters is one of the best films this year and really should be awarded in this category

Eddie–: Who will Win: Roma, to spread the wealth and open the door for Black Panther to take home the big prize. Who Should Win: Roma

Myrna– I didn’t see enough of foreign films to choose.

Best Documentary Short: 

Black Sheep, Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn
End Game, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
Lifeboat, Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser
A Night at the Garden, Marshall Curry
Period. End of Sentence., Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton

Ari– Who will Win: The dying with dignity short End Game will most likely be the one to touch Oscar voters the most.    Who Should Win: Most of these films were really depressing.  However, I loved the uplifting nature of Period. End of Sentence. Who knew that a story about sanitary napkins could be so compelling?

John David Who will Win: End Game  Who Should Win: End Game

Eddie– Who will Win: 20% odds to get this right, considering I’ve seen none, so let’s say: Eng Game. Sure. Why not?  

Myrna Who will Win: Black Sheep, Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn Who Should Win:

Best Live Action Short:

Detainment, Vincent Lambe and Darren Maho
Fauve, Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon
Marguerite, Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset
Mother, Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado
Skin, Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman

Ari– Who will and should Win: Detainment has been universally praised for its depiction of the aftermath of a horrific event.  Also, there has been a major controversy surrounding this film in the United Kingdom, where it will probably not be released.  For those of you who don’t know, this film is the story of the interrogation of the murderers of two-year old James Bulger in 1993.  His murderers were two 10-year old boys who just wanted to know what it was like to kill.  Bulger’s mother was not notified that the film was being made.  She has started a petition to have its Oscar nomination revoked, as she does not like that the film does not portray her son’s murderers as little monsters, but as two children who did a horrible thing without really understanding the consequences of their actions.

John David Who will Win: The batch of nominees this year ar the most intense and brutal in recent memory.  I’m going with Marguerite. It’s the only nominee that doesn’t feature a victimized or murdering child. Who Should Win: Marguerite

Eddie– Who will Win: Marguerite! Because it’s the only one I’ve heard of!

Myrna– Who will Win: Detainment by Vincent Lambe and Darren Maho  is well-acted by its young stars but absolutely painful to watch, it just fills you with dread.  Who Should Win: Mother, Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado an absolutely heart wrenching nightmare with beautiful cinematography.

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

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Border, Goran Lundstrom and Pamela Goldammer
Mary Queen of Scots, Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks
Vice, Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney

Ari– Who will and should Win: Mary Queen of Scots had some amazing hair and makeup.  Making Margot Robbie look like an aging Queen Elizabeth I is a true feat.

John David– Who will Win: Vice, was that really Dick Cheney?  Who Should Win: Mary Queen of Scots,

Eddie– Who will Win: Vice, because the Academy loves when make-up artists make someone who looks like Christian Bale look like someone like Dick Cheney   Who Should Win: My logic tracks

Myrna Who will Win: Vice, Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney  the academy loves biopic prosthetic s Who Should Win: Mary Queen of Scots, Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks I love both those red heads.

Best Original Score: 

Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson
BlacKkKlansman, Terence Blanchard
If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell
Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat
Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman

Ari– Who will Win: The score from If Beale Street Could Talk was perfect.   Who Should Win: Definitely Beale Street.

John David Who will Win: Terence Blanchard for BlacKkKlansman Who Should Win: Nicholas Britell for If Beale Street Could Talk …or Blanchard.

Eddie– Who will Win: If Beale Street Could Talk    Who Should Win: If Beale Street Could Talk

Myrna Who will Win: If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell  Who Should Win: Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat I bought the soundtrack as I was walking out of the theater.

Best Original Song:

“All the Stars” Black Panther Music by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and Anthony Tiffith, Lyric by Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe

“I’ll Fight” RBG  Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” Mary Poppins Returns Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

“Shallow” A Star Is Born Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Music and Lyric by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Ari: Who will Win: Ladies and gentleman, this is where you will see Lady Gaga win the Oscar.   Who Should Win:  This is another one of those categories where I do not have an opinion.  Nothing really blew me away.

John David Who will Win: “Shallow” A Star Is Born   Who Should Win:“Shallow” A Star Is Born

Eddie: Who will Win: “Shallow” is the lock of the night.  Who Should Win: I hate to be hyperbolic but Shallow is the most important song of my generation and has literally changed lives and cured diseases.

Myrna Who will Win & Who Should Win: “Shallow” A Star Is Born, the most haunting song of the year.

Best Production Design: 

Black Panther, Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart
The Favourite, Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton
First Man, Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas
Mary Poppins Returns, John Myhre and Gordon Sim
Roma, Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez

Ari: Who will Win–  This is probably going to be one of the categories where Black Panther will be victorious.  Who Should Win: The Favourite was simply phenomenal.  I have my fingers crossed for an upset in this category.

John David Who will Win: The Favourite. Who Should Win: Black Panther

Eddie– Who will Win: Black Panther because it created a brand new world. Who Should Win: Black Panther WAKANDA FOREVER

Myrna Who will Win: Mary Poppins Returns, John Myhre and Gordon Sim Who Should Win: Black Panther, Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart. Don’t we all want to go to Wakanda?

Best Sound Editing: 

Black Panther, Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker
Bohemian Rhapsody, John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone
First Man, Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
A Quiet Place, Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
Roma, Sergio Diaz and Skip Lievsay

Ari– Who will Win: I think this is going to be another one of those categories where Black Panther is going to really shine through.    Who Should Win: I know it sounds like an oxymoron, but A Quiet Place should win the Oscar for Best Sound Editing.

John David– Who will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody.  Who Should Win: Black Panther.

Eddie– Who will Win: First Man because this former Oscar front-runner deserves something.  Who Should Win: First Man

Myrna– Who will Win: Roma, Sergio Diaz and Skip Lievsay Who Should Win:  A Quiet Place, Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl truly demonstrate the power of quiet, delicate low noise makes it so much more terrifying.

Best Sound Mixing: 

Black Panther, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin
Bohemian Rhapsody, Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
First Man, Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis
Roma, Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and Jose Antonio Garcia
A Star Is Born, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow

Ari–Who will Win: I really think this will go to Bohemian Rhapsody.  The film did some amazing work with the music of Queen.  Not to mention, mixing the voices of Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek, and Canadian Singer Marc Martel to create the “Freddie Mercury” voice in the film.   Who Should Win: Bohemian Rhapsody

John David Who will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody. Who Should Win: First Man. Can the underrated First Man get something please?

Eddie– Who will Win:  Bohemian Rhapsody because the least divisive thing about this movie was the sound.  Who Should Win: Bohemian Rhapsody. Say what I will about the bulk of this film, the recreation of Live Aid was a masterwork, especially in the sound department.

Myrna Who will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody, Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali if for only the emotional Live Aid concert footage. Who Should Win: A Star Is Born, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow. All the songs were performed LIVE!

Best Visual Effects:

Avengers: Infinity War, Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
Christopher Robin, Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould
First Man, Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm
Ready Player One, Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk
Solo: A Star Wars Story, Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

Ari– Who will Win: I don’t like to bet against Star Wars movies in this category.  So I will give it to Solo: A Star Wars StoryWho Should Win: Bringing to life the denizens of the Hundred-Acre Wood in Christopher Robin was one of those moments that brings you back to childhood.  It should not be overlooked.

John David Who will Win: Ready Player One.  Who Should Win: Ready Player One.

Eddie– Who will Win: Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos was one of the biggest, best characters of the year.   Who Should Win: Avengers: Infinity War created merged several different worlds and characters.

Myrna– Who will Win:  Avengers: Infinity War, Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick Who Should Win: First Man, Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm for a powerful film possibly a head of it’s time.

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