2019 Oscar Predictions - 91st Academy Awards

by Napstaspook000 | created - 27 Mar 2018 | updated - 25 Feb 2019 | Public

A list of the official Oscar nominees and the awards they are predicted to win at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. Updated frequently until Oscar night.


The predictions I got right will be marked with a check mark ✔️ The predictions I got wrong will be marked with an ✖️

For Predictions in each of the individual Oscar categories, check out my other lists!

(Updated for February 2019)

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1. A Quiet Place (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

A family struggles for survival in a world where most humans have been killed by blind but noise-sensitive creatures. They are forced to communicate in sign language to keep the creatures at bay.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Votes: 549,734 | Gross: $188.02M

Will Win: Best Sound Editing ✖️

Nominated for: Best Sound Editing

2. A Star Is Born (2018)

R | 136 min | Drama, Music, Romance

88 Metascore

A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Director: Bradley Cooper | Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Greg Grunberg

Votes: 397,721 | Gross: $215.29M

Will Win: Best Original Song (“Shallow”) ✔️

Nominated for: Best Picture Best Actor (Bradley Cooper) Best Actress (Lady Gaga) Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliot) Best Adapted Screenplay Best Cinematography Best Sound Mixing Best Original Song (“Shallow”)

3. At Eternity's Gate (2018)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen

Votes: 37,494 | Gross: $2.29M

Nominated for: Best Actor (Willem Dafoe)

4. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Votes: 1,123,757 | Gross: $678.82M

Will Win: Best Visual Effects ✖️

Nominated for: Best Visual Effects

5. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

79 Metascore

Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy

Votes: 155,923

Nominated for: Best Adapted Screenplay Best Costume Design Best Original Song (“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings”)

6. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

83 Metascore

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, Colorado, successfully infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan branch aided by a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 273,919 | Gross: $49.28M

Will Win: Best Adapted Screenplay ✔️

Nominated for: Best Picture Best Director (Spike Lee) Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver) Best Adapted Screenplay Best Film Editing Best Original Score

7. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 802,163 | Gross: $700.06M

Will Win: Best Costume Design ✔️

Nominated for: Best Picture Best Costume Design Best Production Design ✔️ Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing Best Original Score ✔️ Best Original Song (“All the Stars”)

8. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

49 Metascore

The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Votes: 556,191 | Gross: $216.43M

Will win: Best Actor (Rami Malek) ✔️ Best Film Editing ✔️ Best Sound Mixing ✔️

Nominated for: Best Picture Best Actor (Rami Malek) Best Film Editing Best Sound Editing ✔️ Best Sound Mixing

9. Border (2018)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

75 Metascore

A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.

Director: Ali Abbasi | Stars: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson, Ann Petrén

Votes: 32,281 | Gross: $0.77M

Nominated for: Best Makeup & Hairstyling

10. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

87 Metascore

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone

Votes: 54,199 | Gross: $8.80M

Nominated for: Best Actress (Melissa McCarthy) Best Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant) Best Adapted Screenplay

11. Capernaum (2018)

R | 126 min | Drama

75 Metascore

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad

Votes: 95,283 | Gross: $1.66M

Nominated for: Best Foreign Language Film (Lebanon)

12. Christopher Robin (2018)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 80,922 | Gross: $99.22M

Nominated for: Best Visual Effects

13. Cold War (2018)

R | 89 min | Drama, Music, Romance

90 Metascore

In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 59,479 | Gross: $4.57M

Nominated for: Best Director (Pawel Pawlikowski) Best Cinematography Best Foreign Language Film (Poland)

14. The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

In early 18th-century England, the status quo at the court is upset when a new servant arrives and endears herself to a frail Queen Anne.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 208,323 | Gross: $34.37M

Will win: Best Original Screenplay ✖️ Best Production Design ✖️

Nominated for: Best Picture Best Director (Yorgos Lanthimos) Best Actress (Olivia Colman) ✔️ Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone) Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz) Best Original Screenplay Best Cinematography Best Costume Design Best Production Design Best Film Editing

15. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 72,244 | Gross: $17.54M

Will win: Best Documentary Feature

Nominated for: Best Documentary Feature

16. First Man (2018)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

84 Metascore

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 193,808 | Gross: $44.94M

Nominated for: Best Production Design Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing Best Visual Effects ✔️

17. First Reformed (2017)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Victoria Hill

Votes: 59,458 | Gross: $3.45M

Nominated for: Best Original Screenplay

18. Green Book (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver for an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco

Votes: 519,282 | Gross: $85.08M

Will win: Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) ✔️

Nominated for: Best Picture ✔️ Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen) Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) Best Original Screenplay ✔️ Best Film Editing

19. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

A kaleidoscopic and humanistic view of the Black community in Hale County, Alabama.

Director: RaMell Ross | Stars: Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash, Karmyn Bryant, Korbyn Bryant, Kyrie Bryant

Votes: 2,063 | Gross: $0.11M

Nominated for: Best Documentary Feature

20. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 50,741 | Gross: $14.92M

Will win: Best Supporting Actress (Regina King) ✔️ Best Original Score ✖️

Nominated for: Best Supporting Actress (Regina King) Best Adapted Screenplay Best Original Score

21. Incredibles 2 (2018)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

80 Metascore

The Incredibles family takes on a new mission which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

Votes: 309,611 | Gross: $608.58M

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature

22. Isle of Dogs (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

82 Metascore

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 177,669 | Gross: $32.02M

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature Best Original Score

23. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

PG | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

66 Metascore

A few decades after her original visit, Mary Poppins, the magical nanny, returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 91,410 | Gross: $171.96M

Nominated for: Best Costume Design Best Production Design Best Original Score Best Original Song (“The Place Where Lost Things Go”)

24. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

Mary Stuart's (Saoirse Ronan's) attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Director: Josie Rourke | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn

Votes: 52,726 | Gross: $16.47M

Nominated for: Best Costume Design Best Makeup & Hairstyling

25. Minding the Gap (2018)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

89 Metascore

Filmmaker Bing Liu searches for correlations between his skateboarder friends' turbulent upbringings and the complexities of modern masculinity.

Director: Bing Liu | Stars: Kent Abernathy, Mengyue Bolen, Nina Bowgren, Keire Johnson

Votes: 10,044 | Gross: $0.01M

Nominated for: Best Documentary Feature

26. Mirai (2018)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Daniel Dae Kim, John Cho, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 16,954 | Gross: $0.81M

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature

27. Never Look Away (2018)

R | 189 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl

Votes: 23,406 | Gross: $1.30M

Nominated for: Best Foreign Language Film (Germany) Best Cinematography

28. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

PG | 112 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 169,962 | Gross: $201.09M

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature

29. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

71 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel, Nina Totenberg

Votes: 14,657 | Gross: $14.02M

Nominated for: Best Original Song (I’ll Fight) Best Documentary Feature

30. Ready Player One (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe

Votes: 454,114 | Gross: $137.69M

Nominated for: Best Visual Effects

31. Roma (2018)

R | 135 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta

Votes: 163,709

Will win: Best Picture ✖️ Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón) ✔️ Best Foreign Language Film (Mexico) ✔️ Best Cinematography ✔️

Nominated for: Best Picture Best Director (Alfonso Cuaron) Best Actress (Yalitza Aparicio) Best Supporting Actress (Marina de Tavira) Best Foreign Language Film (Mexico) Best Original Screenplay Best Cinematography Best Production Design Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing

32. Shoplifters (2018)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

93 Metascore

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence.

Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka

Votes: 80,725 | Gross: $3.31M

Nominated for: Best Foreign Language Film (Japan)

33. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in an epic action-adventure that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

Votes: 360,903 | Gross: $213.77M

Nominated for: Best Visual Effects

34. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

87 Metascore

Teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his universe and must join with five spider-powered individuals from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman | Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 566,844 | Gross: $190.24M

Will win: Best Animated Feature ✔️

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature

35. Vice (I) (2018)

R | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that are still felt today.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 153,740 | Gross: $47.84M

Will win: Best Makeup & Hairstyling ✔️

Nominated for: Best Picture Best Director (Adam McKay) Best Actor (Christian Bale) Best Supporting Actor (San Rockwell) Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams) Best Original Screenplay Best Film Editing Best Makeup & Hairstyling

36. The Wife (I) (2017)

R | 99 min | Drama

77 Metascore

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Director: Björn Runge | Stars: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, Christian Slater

Votes: 41,330 | Gross: $9.60M

Will win: Best Actress (Glenn Close) ✖️

Nominated for: Best Actress (Glenn Close)

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