At this year’s Academy Awards, we don’t have a host. We don’t have musical performances.
And now I’m imagining what the 2019 Oscars would be like if we didn’t have The Favourite and Roma taking every single award.
If there’s one thing I know, it’s what film should with the Academy Award for Best Picture. Last year, I opted for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to win. (It went to The Shape of Water.) The year before, I chose La La Land. (It went to that… And then went to Moonlight.) As for 2015, I favoured Mad Max: Fury Road. (The Oscar went to Spotlight.)
So, it turns out that I don’t have a fucking Scooby Doo as to who should get the Academy Award for Best Picture. Maybe just skip past these alternative nominations.
- A Quiet Place
- Can You Ever Forgive Me?
- Crazy Rich Asians
- Eighth Grade
- First Man
- First Reformed
- If Beale Street Could Talk
- Mary Poppins Returns
These five directors have created exceptional pictures this year. All of them deserve the highest form of praise.
I just think Bradley Cooper deserves it a bit more because of how peng his hair was in A Star Is Born.
- Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
- Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
- Damien Chazelle – First Man
- Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here
- Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Shout-out to these five actors. Two of whom are – I think – older than the Academy Awards themselves. Rumour has it that Clint actually saw the first video camera to ever be made.
- Clint Eastwood – The Mule
- Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
- John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman
- Robert Redford – The Old Man and the Gun
- Ryan Gosling – First Man
Who’d have thought that we’d get Emily and Toni in the same category? In Hereditary, I nearly cried every time I heard Charlie’s clicking.
In Mary Poppins Returns, I nearly cried every time I thought Dick Van Dyke was going to attempt a British accent.
- Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
- Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
- Nicole Kidman – Destroyer
- Toni Collette – Hereditary
- Viola Davis – Widows
Best Supporting Actor
- Casey Affleck – The Old Man & The Gun
- Jeff Bridges – Bad Times At The El Royale
- John C. Reilly – Stan & Ollie
- Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther
- Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
Best Supporting Actress
- Claire Foy – First Man
- Emily Blunt – A Quiet Place
- Kathy Bates – On The Basis of Sex
- Margot Robbie – Queen of Scots
- Sissy Spacek – The Old Man & The Gun
Best Animated Feature
- Batman Ninja
- Early Man
- The Grinch
- Teen Titans GO! To the Movies