Oscar Predictions & Nominations

The predictions of one of our school's biggest film buffs.


Ayrianna Franklin

The 91st Academy Awards are set to air on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. on ABC.

Brason Tickle, Reporter

The Oscars on Feb. 24 is a big day of the year. Many arguments can arise based on the nominees, but it sure is fun to see which film will be honored. Here are some of the bigger categories and their nominees.

Best Picture:

Black Panther


Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book


A Star is Born


Lead Actor:

Christian Bale, Vice

Bradley Cooper,  A Star is Born

Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Lead Actress:

Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Glenn Close, The Wife

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Lady Gaga, A Star is Born

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?


Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Paweł Pawlikowski, Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Adam McKay, Vice

Animated Feature:

Incredibles 2, Brad Bird

Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson

Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda

Ralph Breaks the Internet, Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman


Cold War, Lukasz Zal

The Favourite, Robbie Ryan

Never Look Away, Caleb Deschanel

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

A Star Is Born, Matthew Libatique

Film Editing:

BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown

Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman

Green Book, Patrick J. Don Vito

The Favourite, Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Vice, Hank Corwin

Original Score:

BlacKkKlansman, Terence Blanchard

Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson

If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell

Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat

Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Visual Effects:

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Film & Lit. student Jimmy Tarrant had this to say about the Best Picture and Best Animated Picture nominations. This is his Best Picture prediction.

“I think Black Panther will win. I honestly don’t want it to win. I think it will win not based off the movie, but based off the conversations of the movie. My pick would be The Favourite.”

Here’s his dilemma with the Best Animated Picture nominations.

“It’s a toss-up, if you went from an Academy-based view, probably Isle of Dogs. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is more of a crowd pleasing movie, so I could see why that would win. There’s nothing else that compares.”