Official Oscar Nominations (and how many I predicted correctly)

The Oscar nominations have been announced! So as usual, it’s time to see how well or badly I did in predicting these nominations. Rest assured, I’m sure people will be quite surprised (or maybe they won’t. I don’t know) by the picks. Tune in for our live-watch podcast soon too.

Best Picture

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemaian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born
  • Vice

Predicted Correctly: 7/8

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuaron for Roma
  • Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite
  • Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman
  • Adam McKay for Vice
  • Pawel Palikowski for Cold War

Predicted Correctly: 3/5

Best Actor

  • Christian Bale for Vice
  • Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born
  • Willem Dafoe for At Eternity’s Gate
  • Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Viggo Mortensen for Green Book

Predicted Correctly: 4/5

Best Actress

  • Yalitza Aparicio for Roma
  • Glenn Close for The Wife
  • Olivia Colman for The Favourite
  • Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Predicted Correctly: 4/5

Best Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali for Green Book
  • Adam Driver for BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott for A Star Is Born
  • Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell for Vice

Predicted Correctly: 4/5

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams for Vice
  • Marina de Tavira for Roma
  • Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone for The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz for The Favourite

Predicted Correctly: 4/5

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Favourite
  • First Reformed
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • Vice

Predicted Correctly: 4/5

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • A Star Is Born

Predicted Correctly: 4/5

Best Cinematography

  • Cold War
  • The Favourite
  • Never Look Away
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born

Predicted Correctly: 3/5

Best Production Design

  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma

Predicted Correctly: 4/5

Best Costume Design

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Queen of Scots

Predicted Correctly: 4/5

Best Film Editing

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Vice

Predicted Correctly: 2/5

Best Sound Mixing

  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • A Star Is Born
  • Roma

Predicted Correctly: 3/5

Best Sound Editing

  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • A Quiet Place
  • Roma

Predicted Correctly: 4/5

Best Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Christopher Robin
  • First Man
  • Ready Player One
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

Predicted Correctly: 4/5

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scot
  • Vice

Predicted Correctly: 1/3

Best Original Score

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mary Poppins Returns

Predicted Correctly:

Best Original Song

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings”)
  • Black Panther (“All the Stars”)
  • Mary Poppins Returns (“The Place Where Lost Tings Go”)
  • A Star Is Born (“Shallow”)
  • RBG (“I’ll Fight”)

Predicted Correctly: 3/5

Best Animated Feature

  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Predicted Correctly: 5/5

Best Documentary Feature

  • Free Solo
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding the Gap
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RBG

Predicted Correctly: 3/5

Best Foreign Language Feature

  • Capernaum
  • Cold War
  • Never Look Away
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters

Predicted Correctly: 4/5

Best Animated Short

  • Animal Behavior
  • Bao
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

Predicted Correctly: 3/5

Best Documentary Short

  • Black Sheep
  • End Game
  • Lifeboat
  • A Night at the Garden
  • Period. End of Sentence

Predicted Correctly: 3/5

Best Live-Action Short

  • Detainment
  • Fauve
  • Marguerite
  • Mother
  • Skin

Predicted Correctly: 3/5