OSCAR NOMINATION PREDICTIONS 2019

Paul Mendoza

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix is a sure thing for Joker as is Adam Driver for Marriage Story and Leonardo DiCaprio (LDC) for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Antonio Banderas deserves to get his first nomination for Pain and Glory. I think Christian bale is going to pick up his 3rd Best Actor nomination for Ford vs.Ferari.  But man, wouldn’t it be something if Adam Sandler got nominated for Uncut Gems????

Best Actress

Renee Zellwegger is the favorite for Judy. Scarlett Johannson for Marriage Story and Saoirse Ronan for Little Women will also be in the running. Charlize Theron is very good in Bombshell and will get her 3rd nomination. And I’m going out on a limb by saying I think Lupita Nyong’o is going to get her first nomination for Best Actress for US.

Best Supporting Actor

This category is as star studded as they come! Tom Hanks will pick up his first nomination since Cast Away (2001) for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Joe Pesci and Al Pacino will both get nods for The Irishman. Brad Pitt for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is the favorite and another old veteran, Anthony Hopkins seems to be getting the 5th spot in this line-up.

Best Supporting Actress

After seeing Little Women I can’t see how Florence Pugh can not receive her first nomination. Her costar Laura Dern will get a nod for Marriage Story. Dern’s costar Scarlet Johansson will get a 2nd nomination this year for Jojo Rabbitt. Margot Robbie will be nominated for Bombshell and Jennifer Lopez will get her first shot at Oscar for Hustlers.

Best Director

Noah Baumbach    Marriage Story
Bong Joon Ho        Parasite
Same Mendes           1917
Martin Scorsese    The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino    Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Best Picture

1917
THE IRISHMAN
JOJO RABBITT
JOKER
LITTLE WOMEN
MARRIAGE STORY
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
PARASITE

This is going to be a very exciting Oscar year! I’m looking forward to seeing some surprises!!