Welcome back to my ever-extensive Oscar coverage. In the days leading up to the Oscars, I’ll be predicting every award, but focusing in-depth on what I call the “Big 8”. In my first two installments, I predicting the winners of the screenplay categories, the supporting actor categories, and the lead acting categories. Also, if you want to hear the Fancy Boy Film Society’s top ten films of 2019, you can check it out on the Fancy Boys Club podcast.
We will not be covering Best Picture and Best Director today, mostly because I am stalling for time because I have no idea what I’m going to predict. So, now that my shame is out there and we can all deal with that as a team, I need a plan because I’m already two paragraphs in. So, in the meantime, let’s cover EVERY OTHER CATEGORY in the Oscars. As a note, I’m usually terrible at these, so it’s probably best to only kind of listen to me. Let’s get into it.
Best Animated Feature
What Will Win? Toy Story 4. Weirdly, I’m super-rooting for Missing Link, even though it’s not as good of a film. But, I also love Laika studios and would love to see them take home a win.
What Should Win? Toy Story 4.
Best Animated Short Film
What Will Win? Hair Love.
What Should Win? How the hell should I know? I haven’t seen any of there. What am I, a wizard? (AUTHORS NOTE: Sorry, everyone. I haven’t been sleeping well and my anxiety is at an all-time high.)
Who Will (And Should) Win? Roger Deakins for 1917. You can definitely make a case that if you take away 1917‘s visual style that there isn’t enough substance to make the film great. That being said, the film looks amazing with incredible camera tricks. Deakins gets the well-deserved win.
Best Costume Design
Who Will (And Should) Win? Jacqueline Durran for Little Women. Durran helps create some amazing designs which help add texture to Greta Gerwig’s amazing story.
Best Documentary Feature
Who Will Win? American Factory
Who Should Win? A lot of amazing docs got snubbed, including the hilarious Hail, Satan? But, of all the docs nominated, Honeyland deserves to take home the statue.
Best Documentary Short Subject
Who Will (And Should) Win? Honestly, ya boi Papa Suburbs has seen none of these and if you’re counting of me to predict your winners, you probably have a gambling problem. That being said, Learning To Skateboard sounds dope, so let’s call that the winner.
Who Will Win? Yang Jinmo for Parasite.
Who Should Win? Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland for Ford V Ferrari help create an amazing and exciting tone to tell the story of the Ford that will win Le Mans.
Best International Feature Film
What Will (And Should) Win? In a perfect world, Parasite would be winning Best Picture… and it very well might. However, if it doesn’t, it is a stone cold lock to win this one.
Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Who Will (And Should) Win? Helping turn Charlize Theron into Megan Kelly and transforming John Lithgow into the gelatin mass who is Roger Ailes, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker are one of the primary reasons why Bombshell works so effectively.
Best Original Score
Who Will Win? I found this score grating and overbearing, but Hildur Guðnadóttir will be taking the prize for Joker.
Who Should Win? Alexander Desplat created a beautiful score for Little Women that will, sadly, be overlooked.
Best Original Song
Who Will Win? “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman, and I’m looking forward to seeing Elton John & Bernie Taupin take home a trophy.
Who Should Win? “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from Toy Story 4 is Forky’s anthem, and thereby, the best thing that was ever made. Forky for life!
Best Production Design
Who Will Win? Barbara Ling & Nancy Haigh for Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Who Should Win? Lee Ha Jun & Cho Won Woo help create the environment that allow Parasite to thrive.
Best Short Live Action Film
Who Will (And Should) Win? Keeping my fingers crossed that Brotherhood takes home the statue on Sunday.
Best Sound Editing
Who Will (And Should) Win? Oliver Varney and Rachel Tate for 1917.
Best Sound Mixing
Who Will (And Should) Win? Where Sound Editing goes, so goes Sound Mixing. Congrats to Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson for 1917.
Best Visual Effects
Who Will Win? Guillaume Rocheron (who also wins coolest name), Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy for 1917.
Who Should Win? Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aikten and Dan Sudick for Avengers: Endgame
Who do you have winning? Leave a message in the comments.