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:
Will win: Roma
Should win: Roma
Will win: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Should win: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Will win: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Should win: Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Will win: Glenn Close, The Wife
Should win: Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Best Supporting Actor
Will win: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Should win: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Best Supporting Actress
Will win: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Should win: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Original Screenplay
Will win: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
Should win: Paul Schrader, First Reformed
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
Best Animated Feature Film
Will win: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Should win: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Foreign Language Film
Will win: Roma
Should win: Roma
Best Documentary Feature
Will win: Free Solo
Should win: Minding the Gap
Will win: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Should win: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Best Costume Design
Will win: Sandy Powell, The Favourite
Should win: Sandy Powell, The Favourite
Best Film Editing
Will win: Hank Corwin, Vice
Should win: Yorgos Mavropsaridis, The Favourite
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
Best Original Score
Will win: Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk
Should win: Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk
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
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
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
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
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
We regret to inform you that Neill Blomkamp is no longer directing the ‘Robocop’ sequel
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.
Off Robocop. I am shooting new horror/thriller and MGM can’t wait/ need to shoot Robocop now. Excited to watch it in theaters with other fans. N
— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) August 15, 2019
Please let Henry Golding show off all of his charm and handsomeness in the ‘Snake Eyes’ movie
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.
The US trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or-winner ‘Parasite’ is finally here to infect your mind
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.