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




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

Green Book National Board of Review

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


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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Amid misconduct allegations, Jason Mitchell’s career has pretty much gone down the toilet



Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell was once considered a rising star in the world of Hollywood after garnering plenty of attention and praise for his portrayal of the late rapper Eazy-E in 2015’s Straight Outta Compton. Unfortunately for Mitchell, though, he seems to have pretty much nuked his own career.

According to Deadline, just about every person, company, or project that was involved with Mitchell at one point or another has suddenly distanced themselves from the actor in recent weeks due to “allegations of inappropriate behavior being leveled against him.”

While Deadline says that the details about those allegations are “sketchy,” THR reports that Tiffany Boone, who played Mitchell’s girlfriend on the Showtime series The Chi, says the actor sexually harassed her on multiple different occasions, making her feel unsafe on set.

In fact, Boone began feeling so unsafe on the set of The Chi that she would often have her fiance, Dear White People actor Marque Richardson, come to set with her on days when she had to shoot scenes with Mitchell. And, get this: Boone was only one of several actresses on The Chi who had made complaints against Mitchell.

Since these allegations came to light, Mitchell has been dropped by not only his talent agent, United Talent Agency, but also his management company and his role from The Chi, as well as a role in the upcoming Netflix comedy film Desperados.

Desperados had not even begun shooting yet at the time that Mitchell was fired, but THR says that Mitchell’s co-stars on the film had already begun expressing their concerns and complaints about working with him. So, yeah, that dude must’ve been pretty damn shitty for that to be the case.

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Leonardo DiCaprio torches a bunch of Nazis in the new ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ trailer



Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Stop whatever it is that you’re doing, scroll to the bottom of this post, and watch the new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood right fuckin’ now. And then watch it again immediately after. And maybe one more time after that.

There’s so much to unpack here, but let me begin by saying this new Once Upon a Time in Hollywood trailer makes the movie look like an absolute blast and I am beyond jealous of all of the lucky bastards who get to see it two whole months (!) early at Cannes today. I envy every single one of them.

Between seeing Al Pacino in a movie for the first time in god knows how long, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton lighting up a bunch of Nazis with a flamethrower, Margot Robbie playing Sharon Tate, and Brad Pitt just being charming as hell, I am officially 100% in on this movie if I wasn’t already.

Critics are currently getting Once Upon a Time in Hollywood projected into their eyeholes at Cannes as we speak, so we should be getting the first reviews for the film within the next couple of hours, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for those.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will hit theaters on July 26. Now go watch that new trailer again.

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Mark your calendars, because ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ now has a May 21, 2021 release date



John Wick: Chapter 4 release date

I am pleased to inform you that Lionsgate announced via text message(?) today that John Wick: Chapter 4 has been given an official May 21, 2021 release date, so start clearing your schedules and marking your calendars accordingly, folks.

“You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming – May 21, 2021,” the text message reads, and it’s damn right. I have served. And I will be of service. I will literally do anything to get another John Wick movie in front of my eyeholes.

The release date is literally all we know about John Wick: Chapter 4 at this point, but it’s safe to assume that the film will likely find Keanu Reeves’ titular hitman up to his usual bad guy-fighting shenanigans, killing dudes with everyday objects like books and riding around on motorcycles and shit. Y’know, all the familiar hitman stuff.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which is arguably the best installment in the series to date, hit theaters last Friday and had no trouble putting an end to Avengers: Endgame‘s weeks-long box office reign, picking up $56 million at the domestic box office and another $36 million overseas, bringing its worldwide total so far to $93 million.

I’m going into hibernation now. See you all in two years and one day.

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