Film - The Oscars

The Oscars for this year were announced overnight. Here's the full list of winners so you can point and laugh at how badly Susan Omand's predictions went...

The biggest winner of the night was Bohemian Rhapsody which garnered 4 of the 5 awards it was nominated for, including a best actor award for Rami Malek (YAY) as well as awards for Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. It missed out on the Best Picture award though, which went to Green Book, a triple-award winner as it also saw Mahershalah Ali pick up his second statuette in three years for Best Supporting Actor, having previously won for Moonlight, and the film's writing was also recognised with the Best Original Screenplay award. The other writing award, the Best Adapted Screenplay, went to Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman but, surprisingly, that was that film's only award on the night.

Three awards out of the 10 it was nominated for also went to the foreign language film Roma, for (probably obviously) Best Foreign Language film, Best Cinematography and Alfonso Cuaron picked up the coveted Best Director award.

Black Panther also picked up three awards, meaning that Marvel have nabbed their first handful of Oscars - for costume design, production design and one for Ludwig Goransson for the original score of the film. Surprisingly it didn't get the VFX award, which went to First Man.

But what of the British hopefuls? (yes, I know Boh Rhap is technically a British Film). Well, The Favourite wasn't as much of a favourite with the Oscars crowd but it did see Olivia "national treasure" Colman picking up the Best Actress Oscar. However, that was the film's only award of the evening out of the ten nominations it received, with Colman's co-stars, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone both missing out on the Best Supporting Actress award which went to Regina King. And Richard E Grant and Christian Bale (yes he is British, a lot of people forget that) missed out on their own respective actor awards too as did Emily Blunt, who was up for singing the Best Original Song, however when you go up against the powerhouse of Lady GaGa in a film singing thing, you're going to lose.

Oh and, in case you're here from today's Razzie's article and trying to work out if Melissa McCarthy "did the triple" of winning Best Actress at the Oscars as well as Worst Actress AND Razzie Redeemer at the Razzies... no. She didn't.

As always though, among all the fun and celebrations, The Academy took a moment to remember those we had lost through the last year, although many notable names were left off the list this time. I guess there were just too many.

So, anyway, how did my predictions do? The full list of nominations is below with my Mystic Mug predictions from January and the real **DID WIN** winners marked, and my "score" - although I'm only counting "WILL WIN" predictions as being right.

Best picture  - Susan's score 1/1 

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody - WANT TO WIN
The Favourite
Green Book - WILL WIN ** DID WIN **
A Star Is Born
Vice - (Also want to win but can only have one)

Best actor - Susan's score 1/2

Christian Bale - Vice - WANT TO WIN (well, to be honest, quite happy with any of these guys winning)
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born - WILL WIN
Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate (woohoo, great to see Willem Dafoe getting some recognition at last)
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody ** DID WIN **
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book

Best actress - Susan's score 1/3

Yalitza Aparicio - Roma - WILL WIN
Glenn Close - The Wife
Olivia Colman - The Favourite - WANT TO WIN ** DID WIN **
Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best supporting actor- Susan's score 1/4

Mahershala Ali - Green Book ** DID WIN **
Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman - WILL WIN (oooh controversial)
Sam Elliott - A Star Is Born - WANT TO WIN (well, to be honest, quite happy with any of these guys winning but this is Sam Elliott)
Richard E Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell - Vice

Best supporting actress - Susan's score 1/5

Amy Adams - Vice - WANT TO WIN
Marina de Tavira - Roma - WILL WIN
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk ** DID WIN **
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

Best director - Susan's score 2/6

Alfonso Cuaron - Roma - WILL WIN ** DID WIN **
Yorgos Lanthimos - The Favourite
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay - Vice - WANT TO WIN
Pawel Pawlikowski - Cold War

Best adapted screenplay - Susan's score 2/7

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - WANT TO WIN
BlacKkKlansman ** DID WIN **
Can You Ever Forgive Me? - WILL WIN
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best original screenplay - Susan's score 3/8

The Favourite
First Reformed - WANT TO WIN
Green Book - WILL WIN ** DID WIN **

Best foreign language film - Susan's score 4/9

Capernaum - Lebanon
Cold War - Poland
Never Look Away - Germany
Roma - Mexico - WILL WIN ** DID WIN **
Shoplifters - Japan - WANT TO WIN

Best original song - Susan's score 5/10

All The Stars - Black Panther
I'll Fight - RGB
The Place Where Lost Things Go - Mary Poppins Returns
Shallow - A Star Is Born - WILL WIN (it's the only one that hit the charts after all) ** DID WIN **
When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - WANT TO WIN

Best original score - Susan's score 6/11

BlacKkKlansman - Terence Blanchard
Black Panther - Ludwig Goransson - WILL WIN (yes, I do think so) ** DID WIN **
If Beale Street Could Talk - Nicholas Britell
Isle of Dogs - Alexandre Desplat - WANT TO WIN
Mary Poppins Returns - Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman - SHOULD WIN BECAUSE IT'S SO CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL

Best animated feature - Susan's score 6/12

Incredibles 2 - WILL WIN
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - WANT TO WIN ** DID WIN **

Best documentary feature (caveat - I haven't seen any of these so this is going by trailers and subject matter) -  Susan's score 6/13

Free Solo - WANT TO WIN ** DID WIN **
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons

Best cinematography - Susan's score 6/14

Cold War - WANT TO WIN
The Favourite - WILL WIN
Never Look Away
Roma ** DID WIN **
A Star Is Born

Best costume design - Susan's score 6/15

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - Mary Zophres
Black Panther - Ruth E Carter - WANT TO WIN ** DID WIN **
The Favourite - Sandy Powell - WILL WIN (because period drama)
Mary Poppins Returns - Sandy Powell
Mary Queen of Scots - Alexandra Byrne

Best make-up and hairstyling Susan's score 6/16

Mary Queen of Scots - WILL WIN (because period drama)
Vice - WANT TO WIN (Christian Bale's transformation alone deserves the award) ** DID WIN **

Best production design Susan's score 6/17

Black Panther - WANT TO WIN ** DID WIN **
The Favourite - WILL WIN
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns

Best visual effects Susan's score 7/18

Avengers: Infinity War
Christopher Robin
First Man - WILL WIN (because Space Wars) ** DID WIN **
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story - WANT TO WIN (because Star Wars)

Best film editing Susan's score 7/19

Bohemian Rhapsody - WANT TO WIN (it's so close to the original scenes in Live Aid) ** DID WIN **
The Favourite
Green Book - WILL WIN

Best sound editing Susan's score 7/20

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody - WANT TO WIN ** DID WIN **
First Man
A Quiet Place (oh the irony)

Best sound mixing Susan's score 7/21

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody - WANT TO WIN (do you see a pattern forming?) ** DID WIN **
First Man
A Star Is Born - WILL WIN

Best animated short Susan's score 7/22

Animal Behaviour - WANT TO WIN
Bao ** DID WIN **
Late Afternoon
One Small Step - WILL WIN

Best live action shortSusan's score 7/23

Marguerite - WILL WIN
Mother - WANT TO WIN
Skin ** DID WIN **

Best documentary shortSusan's score 7/24

Black Sheep
End Game
Lifeboat - WILL WIN
A Night at the Garden - WANT TO WIN (people need to see history repeating itself. It's bloody scary)
Period. End of Sentence. ** DID WIN **

SEVEN. Seven out of 24. That's it. I'd have done just about as well taking random stabs in the dark (on an average of one out of 5 nominees), although I will admit that, had I had the courage of my convictions and gone with my "Want to Win" gut feelings I would have done better. Ah well, there's always next year.

Images - Oscars and IMDb
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