I am a big fan of the award shows. The Grammy’s, the Golden Globes and especially the Academy Awards. I have made it a point to see all the award movies and had a blast doing so.
Here are my picks for the major awards and also my predictions. I think the awards have become shy to pick the best out of fear of offending people who usually haven’t even seen any of the movies.
Here we go.
Best Actor: Christian Bale (Vice) The winner. Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Best Supporting Actor: Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me) The winner. Mahershala Ali (Green Book) is my second pick.
Actress in a leading role: Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me) . The winner
Glenn Close (The Wife) Both were superb.
Actress in a supporting role. Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) I think the academy and I will agree on this one.
Best Screenplay: “Can You Ever Forgive Me”, but I would be happy with “Black Klansman” The winner.
Best Picture: Either “Vice” or “Green Book”. Both are not politically correct movies, so I’m guessing that Roma will get the award. Black Panther was good but I would be offended if a CGI movie won. Giving an award to a computer generated movie makes no sense.
I think the academy will choose “Roma” as the Best Picture.
It took me three tries to get through the movie and I really struggled to finish this film. To me, this looks like a high school kids project done with some of his friends and family, filmed with his 1980’s camcorder.
Cinematography: “The Favorite” but it may go to a foreign film “Cold War” or “Never Look Away”
Director: Spike Lee (BlackkKlansman) Definitely not a PC pick. That would go to Alphonso Cuaron for “Roma”