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Our picks for the 2019 Oscars: Which films will win Hollywood’s most prestigious award?

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With the 91st Oscars just mere hours away, I’ve compiled my picks for what will and what should win at tonight’s awards ceremony, which was an incredibly difficult task to complete given just how unpredictable this awards season turned out to be.

However, in recent weeks, following the Golden Globes and all of the various guild awards, it seems as though things did finally come into full focus, and I’m looking forward to seeing if my predictions this year are as accurate as my ones from last year.

So, without further ado, here we go:

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Best Picture

Will win: Roma

Should win: Roma

Best Director

Will win: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Should win: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Golden Globe Awards Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Bryan Singer

Best Actor

Will win: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Should win: Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

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Best Actress

Will win: Glenn Close, The Wife

Should win: Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

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Best Supporting Actor

Will win: Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Should win: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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Best Supporting Actress

Will win: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Should win: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

The Favourite Critics' Choice Awards

Best Original Screenplay

Will win: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite

Should win: Paul Schrader, First Reformed

BlacKkKlansman

Best Adapted Screenplay

Will win: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Should win: Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters, A Star Is Born

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Best Animated Feature Film

Will win: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Should win: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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Best Foreign Language Film

Will win: Roma

Should win: Roma

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Best Documentary Feature

Will win: Free Solo

Should win: Minding the Gap

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Best Cinematography

Will win: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Should win: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

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Best Costume Design

Will win: Sandy Powell, The Favourite

Should win: Sandy Powell, The Favourite

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Best Film Editing

Will win: Hank Corwin, Vice

Should win: Yorgos Mavropsaridis, The Favourite

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Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Will win: Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney, Vice

Should win: Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks, Mary Queen of Scots

If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Score

Will win: Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk

Should win: Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star Is Born Directors Guild

Best Original Song

Will win: “Shallow” from A Star Is Born – Music and Lyrics by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

Should win: “Shallow” from A Star Is Born – Music and Lyrics by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

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Best Production Design

Will win: Production Design: Fiona Crombie; Set Decoration: Alice Felton, The Favourite

Should win: Production Design: Fiona Crombie; Set Decoration: Alice Felton, The Favourite

A Quiet Place

Best Sound Editing

Will win: Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl, A Quiet Place

Should win: Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan, First Man

Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Sound Mixing

Will win: Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali, Bohemian Rhapsody

Should win: Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow, A Star Is Born

Infinity War

Best Visual Effects

Will win: Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick, Avengers: Infinity War

Should win: Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm, First Man

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We regret to inform you that Neill Blomkamp is no longer directing the ‘Robocop’ sequel

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In a very, very disappointing turn of events, Neill Blomkamp took to Twitter late last night to break the news that he is no longer directing the eagerly awaited sequel to Robocop, which he first signed on to direct for MGM last year.

Blomkamp wrote that he is “off Robocop” due to the fact that he’s “shooting [a] new horror/thriller and MGM can’t wait” and needs cameras to start rolling on Robocop sooner rather than later. “Excited to watch it in theaters with other fans,” he added.

While we can only imagine what a Blomkamp-directed Robocop movie would’ve looked like at this point, I guess there are a couple of silver linings in this rather unfortunate development, depending on how you look at it.

On one hand, it’s good to know that the Robocop sequel, which is said to be based on a script from original Robocop writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, isn’t off the table altogether and is still going to get made — let’s just keep our fingers crossed MGM finds a suitable replacement that can fill Blomkamp’s shoes.

And on the other hand, I’m really looking forward to seeing what this mysterious horror/thriller Blomkamp is working on right now turns out to be. To the best of my knowledge, this project was previously unheard of before and I’m hoping we’ll get some more details on it in the very near future.

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Please let Henry Golding show off all of his charm and handsomeness in the ‘Snake Eyes’ movie

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Well, here’s something I certainly have mixed feelings about: THR is reporting that Crazy Rich Asians heartthrob Henry Golding is in negotiations to star in Paramount’s G.I. Joe spinoff Snake Eyes, which will aim to tell the story of the mysterious sword-wielding ninja commando.

The movie, which was written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and is being directed by Robert Schwentke, will reportedly “center on Snake Eyes seeking revenge for his father’s death by joining [the] ninja clan, in the process finding acceptance.”

Let me be clear: my reservations with this project have absolutely positively nothing to do with Henry Golding, who is charming and handsome as hell, but the rather the fact that he’ll be playing a character who usually just wears a mask that covers his entire and doesn’t really have a whole lot to say.

My hope is that Spiliotopoulos’ script doesn’t stick too close to the source material and will allow Golding to have the opportunity to showcase all of those incredible qualities he has about himself, otherwise it seems like this project will be wasting such an immense talent. (I also just want an excuse to look at and be charmed by Henry Golding for two hours.)

Another thing I’m a little concerned about here is Schwentke’s involvement. The dude is more than capable of making a decent movie (e.g. The Captain, Red), but he always seems to fumble these big-budget studio projects (e.g. that godforsaken Divergent: Allegiant movie), but I suppose I’ll remain cautiously optimistic about this one for the time being — only because of Golding’s involvement, though.

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The US trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or-winner ‘Parasite’ is finally here to infect your mind

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Ever since it premiered at Cannes back in May, I’ve been hearing nothing but the highest of praise for Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or-winner Parasite, which Neon debuted the official US trailer for this morning, and boy oh boy does this thing look like one hell of a rollercoaster ride of a film.

Described as a “pitch-black modern fairytale,” Parasite tells the story of the Park and Kim families, who, despite their differences in class, end up crossing paths and forming a symbiotic relationship between themselves.

However, their relationship slowly begins to unravel “when a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort” and “a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.”

The less you know about Parasite, the better, so if you’re sensitive to spoilers, you may want to avoid this particular trailer and check out the Korean one instead, which does a pretty good job of staying fairly ambiguous and doesn’t give away nearly as much as the US trailer does.

Parasite reunites Bong with actor Song Kang-ho, who stars in the film alongside Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Jang Hye-jin, and Lee Jung-eun. The film is set to hit US theaters on October 11, so mark your calendars accordingly, Bonghive.

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