Oscar 2019: Best Picture–Predictions

Best Picture

This year there will be more diversity and inclusion in all Oscar races than ever before. In the Best Picture category, we may see features dominated by black and Asian characters, such Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, and Crazy Rich Asians.

      If you want to know more about the history and politics of the Oscars, from the beginnings to the present–this is the 91st year–please consult my book, All About Oscar.

All About Oscar: History and Politics of the Academy Awards

Frontrunners (in alphabetical order)

A Star Is Born (Warner)

Black Panther (Disney)

BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)

Crazy Rich Asians (Warner)

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight) 

First Man (Universal)

Green Book (Universal) 

Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)

Mary Queen of Scots (Focus Features)

Roma (Netflix)

Vice (Annapurna)


Strong Contenders

A Quiet Place (Paramount)

Ben Is Back (Roadside Attractions)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight)

Eighth Grade (A24)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna)

Widows (Fox)


Long Shots

Cold War (Amazon)

Hereditary (A24)

Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street)



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