Oscar Pool 2019

Ryan

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Time for the fucking Oscars pool! It's an easy deal: I post the list, you pick out who you think will win the sweet sweet trophies. At the end, I'll throw a tiebreaker question for y'all, it'll be numerical so give it the good ol shot in the damn dark.

Best Picture:

“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”
“Vice”

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?”

Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, “Vice”
Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Director:

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Pawel 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

Animated Short:

“Animal Behaviour,” Alison Snowden, David Fine
“Bao,” Domee Shi
“Late Afternoon,” Louise Bagnall
“One Small Step,” Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
“Weekends,” Trevor Jimenez

Adapted Screenplay:

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Joel Coen , Ethan Coen
“BlacKkKlansman,” Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins
“A Star Is Born,” Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters

Original Screenplay:

“The Favourite,” Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
“First Reformed,” Paul Schrader
“Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
“Vice,” Adam McKay

Cinematography:

“Cold War,” Lukasz Zal
“The Favourite,” Robbie Ryan
“Never Look Away,” Caleb Deschanel
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
“A Star Is Born,” Matthew Libatique

Best Documentary Feature:

“Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” RaMell Ross
“Minding the Gap,” Bing Liu
“Of Fathers and Sons,” Talal Derki
“RBG,” Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Best Documentary Short Subject:

“Black Sheep,” Ed Perkins
“End Game,” Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
“Lifeboat,” Skye Fitzgerald
“A Night at the Garden,” Marshall Curry
“Period. End of Sentence.,” Rayka Zehtabchi

Best Live Action Short Film:
“Detainment,” Vincent Lambe
“Fauve,” Jeremy Comte
“Marguerite,” Marianne Farley
“Mother,” Rodrigo Sorogoyen
“Skin,” Guy Nattiv

Best Foreign Language Film:

“Capernaum” (Lebanon)
“Cold War” (Poland)
“Never Look Away” (Germany)
“Roma” (Mexico)
“Shoplifters” (Japan)

Film Editing:

“BlacKkKlansman,” Barry Alexander Brown
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman
“Green Book,” Patrick J. Don Vito
“The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis
“Vice,” Hank Corwin

Sound Editing:

“Black Panther,” Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Warhurst
“First Man,” Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan
“A Quiet Place,” Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
“Roma,” Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

Sound Mixing:

“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”

Production Design:

“Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler
“First Man,” Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
“The Favourite,” Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
“Mary Poppins Returns,” John Myhre, Gordon Sim
“Roma,” Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez

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

Original Song:

“All The Stars” from “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
“I’ll Fight” from “RBG” by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Makeup and Hair:

“Border”
“Mary Queen of Scots”
“Vice”

Costume Design:

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Mary Zophres
“Black Panther,” Ruth E. Carter
“The Favourite,” Sandy Powell
“Mary Poppins Returns,” Sandy Powell
“Mary Queen of Scots,” Alexandra Byrne

Visual Effects:

“Avengers: Infinity War”
“Christopher Robin”
“First Man”
“Ready Player One”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

TIEBREAKER:
Q: How many times will a self-depreciating joke be tossed at the fact that the Oscars is "hostless" this year?

Post your answers below, which I will as well. The last time to submit will be just before the red carpet ceremony begins at 5PM PST, Sunday, February 24th. That's about two and a half weeks to submit. Wish you all good luck!
 

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Best Picture:
“Roma"

Lead Actor:
Christian Bale, “Vice”

Lead Actress:
Glenn Close, “The Wife”

Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Supporting Actress:
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Director:
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Animated Feature:
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Animated Short:
“Bao,” Domee Shi

Adapted Screenplay:
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins

Original Screenplay:
“Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

Cinematography:
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón

Best Documentary Feature:
“RBG,” Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Best Documentary Short Subject:
“End Game,” Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Best Live Action Short Film:
“Marguerite,” Marianne Farley

Best Foreign Language Film:
“Roma” (Mexico)

Film Editing:
“Vice,” Hank Corwin

Sound Editing:
“A Quiet Place,” Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl

Sound Mixing:
“Roma”

Production Design:
“Roma,” Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez

Original Score:
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicholas Britell

Original Song:
“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice

Makeup and Hair:
“Vice”

Costume Design:
“The Favourite,” Sandy Powell

Visual Effects:
“Avengers: Infinity War”

TIEBREAKER:
Q: How many times will a self-depreciating joke be tossed at the fact that the Oscars is "hostless" this year? 3
 

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best picture: the favourite (none of the noms deserve it tho)
lead actor: christian bale
lead actress: melissa mccarthy
supporting actor: sam elliott
supporting actress: emma stone
director: yorgos lanthimos
animated feature: isle of dogs
animated short: one small step
adapted screenplay: if beale street could talk
original screenplay: the favourite
cinematography: cold war
doc feature: rbg
doc short: period. end of sentence.
live short: fauve
foreign: roma
film editing: blackkklansman? i dont know.
sound editing: a quiet place
sound mixing: first man
production design: first man
original score: black panther
original song: shallow
makeup: vice
costume design: the favourite
visual effects: first man
tiebreaker: 8
 

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Best Picture: “Roma”
Lead Actor: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Lead Actress: Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Supporting Actress: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Animated Short: “One Small Step,” Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
Adapted Screenplay: “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins
Original Screenplay: “The Favourite,” Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Cinematography: “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
Best Documentary Feature: “Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Best Documentary Short Subject: “A Night at the Garden,” Marshall Curry
Best Live Action Short Film: “Detainment,” Vincent Lambe
Best Foreign Language Film: “Roma” (Mexico)
Film Editing: “Vice,” Hank Corwin
Sound Editing: “Roma,” Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay
Sound Mixing: “Roma”
Production Design: “Roma,” Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez
Original Score: “Isle of Dogs,” Alexandre Desplat
Original Song: “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice
Makeup and Hair: “Vice”
Costume Design: “The Favourite,” Sandy Powell
Visual Effects: “Ready Player One”
 

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Best Picture: “Roma”
Lead Actor: Christian Bale, “Vice”
Lead Actress: Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Supporting Actress: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Animated Feature: “Incredibles 2,” Brad Bird
Animated Short: “Bao,” Domee Shi
Adapted Screenplay: “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins
Original Screenplay: “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
Cinematography: “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
Best Documentary Feature: “Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Best Documentary Short Subject: “Black Sheep,” Ed Perkins
Best Live Action Short Film: “Detainment,” Vincent Lambe
Best Foreign Language Film: “Roma” (Mexico)
Film Editing: “Vice,” Hank Corwin
Sound Editing: “Black Panther,” Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
Sound Mixing: “Black Panther”
Production Design: “Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler
Original Score: “Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson
Original Song: “All The Stars” from “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
Makeup and Hair: “Vice”
Costume Design: “The Favourite,” Sandy Powell
Visual Effects: “First Man”

TIEBREAKER:
Q: How many times will a self-depreciating joke be tossed at the fact that the Oscars is "hostless" this year? 0
 

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Best Picture: “Roma”
Lead Actor: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Lead Actress: Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Supporting Actress: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Animated Short: “Bao,” Domee Shi
Adapted Screenplay: “BlacKkKlansman,” Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
Original Screenplay: “The Favourite,” Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Cinematography: “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
Best Documentary Feature: “Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Best Documentary Short Subject: “Period. End of Sentence.,” Rayka Zehtabchi
Best Live Action Short Film: “Skin,” Guy Nattiv
Best Foreign Language Film: “Roma” (Mexico)
Film Editing: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman
Sound Editing: “A Quiet Place,” Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
Sound Mixing: “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Production Design: “The Favourite,” Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
Original Score: “Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson
Original Song: “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice
Makeup and Hair: “Vice”
Costume Design: “Black Panther,” Ruth E. Carter
Visual Effects: “First Man”

TIEBREAKER:
Q: How many times will a self-depreciating joke be tossed at the fact that the Oscars is "hostless" this year? 2
 
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best picture: "roma"
lead actor: "vice"
lead actress: "the wife"
supporting actor: "green book"
supporting actress: "vice"
director: "roma"
animated feature: "incredibles 2"
animated short: "bao"
adapted screenplay: "if beale street could talk"
original screenplay: "green book"
cinematography: "a star is born"
documentary feature: "rbg"
documentary short: "period. end of sentence."
live action short: "marguerite"
foreign language film: "roma"
editing: "bohemian rhapsody"
sound editing: "first man"
sound mixing: "first man"
production design: "the favourite"
original score: "black panther"
original song: "shallow"
makeup and hair: "vice"
costume design: "black panther"
visual effects: "avengers: infinity war"

tiebreaker: 0
 

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Picture:
“Vice”

Lead Actor:
Christian Bale, “Vice”

Lead Actress:
Glenn Close, “The Wife”

Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Supporting Actress:
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk

Director:
Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”

Animated Feature:
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Animated Short:
“Bao,” Domee Shi

Adapted Screenplay:
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins

Original screen play:
“Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

Cinematography:
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón

Best Documentary Feature:
“Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Best Documentary Short Subject:
Period. End of Sentence.,” Rayka Zehtabchi

Best Live Action Short Film:
“Detainment,” Vincent Lambe
“Fauve,” Jeremy Comte
“Marguerite,” Marianne Farley
“Mother,” Rodrigo Sorogoyen
“Skin,” Guy Nattiv

Best Foreign Language Film:
“Roma” (Mexico)

Film editing:
Vice,” Hank Corwin

Sound Editing:
“A Quiet Place,” Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl

Sound Mixing:
Bohemian Rhapsody”

Production Design:
The favourite

Original Score:
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicholas Britell

Original Song:
“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice

Makeup and Hair:
Vice”

Costume Design:

The Favourite,” Sandy Powell

Visual Effects:
Avengers: Infinity War”

TIEBREAKER:
Q: How many times will a self-depreciating joke be tossed at the fact that the Oscars is "hostless" this year?
69
 

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BP:
Roma

Lead Actor
Christian Bale

Lead Actress
Glen Close

Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams

Director
Pawel Pawlikowski

Animated Feature
Spider-Man

Animated Short
Bao

Adapted Screenplay
Blackkklansman

Original screenplay
The Favourite

Cinematography
A Star is Born

Best feature doc
Minding the Gap

Doc short
Black Sheep

Live action short
Detainment

Foreign Language
Roma

Film Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody

Production Design
The Fav

Original score
Black Panther

Song
Shallow

Makeup and Hair
Vice

Costume design
The Fav

Visual Effects
Avengers


Bonus question:
2
 

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Best picture: Roma

Lead actor: Rami Malek

Lead actress: Glenn Close

Supporting actor: Mahershala Ali

Supporting actress: Regina King

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

Animated Feature: Spiderman: Into the Spidervore

Short Animated Film: Weekends

Adapted Screenplay: Blackkklansman

OG Screenplay: Green Book

Cinematography: Roma

Documentary Feature: Free Solo

Documentary Short: Period. End of Sentence

Live Action Short Film: Marguerite

Foreign Language Film: Roma

Film Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody

Sound Editing: A Quiet Place

Sound Mixing: Bohemian Rhapsody

Production Design: Mary Poppins Returns

OG Score: If Beale Street Could Talk

OG Song: Shallow

Makeup and Hair: Vice

Costume Design: The Favorite

Visual Effects: Avengers Infinity War

Tiebreaker: 10
 

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Best Picture: Black Panther
Lead Actor: Rami Malek
Lead Actress: Glenn Close
Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali
Supporting Actress: Regina King
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Animated Short: Bao
Adapted Screenplay: If Beale Street Could Talk
Original Screenplay: Green Book
Cinematography: A Star is Born
Best Documentary Feature: RBG
Best Documentary Short Subject: Period. End of Sentence.
Best Live Action Short Film: Marguerite
Best Foreign Language Film: Roma
Film Editing: BlacKkKlansman
Sound Editing: First Man
Sound Mixing: Bohemian Rhapsody
Production Design: Black Panther
Original Score: Black Panther
Original Song: Shallow
Makeup and Hair: Vice
Costume Design: The Favourite
Visual Effects: Avengers
Tiebreaker: 5
 

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Congrats to [MENTION=24053]Brad Lascelle[/MENTION] for winning with 19 points!
And I still think I had a bad night with my picks. I'll take it though. Here's what I wrote about the picks I got wrong over on Era...

I went 19 for 24 on the night. Not my best performance but pretty decent. And I've got decent rationalizations for the picks I got wrong.

I figured I was being kind to Bohemian Rhapsody by giving it 3 out of its 5 nominations and figured Academy voters would understand the distinction between Sound Editing and Mixing to not award it a 4th and take the opportunity to recognize A Quiet Place instead. I was wrong.

I knew enthusiasm for Black Panther was strong but figured Ruth E. was more due for Costume Design being a 3-time nominee and that there would be an impetus to give The Favourite props for Production Design so it didn't leave with "just" screenplay.

Turns out I was wrong there and was wrong on Screenplay as well as they wanted to award islamaphobe Vallelonga's white savior fantasy tale about his father (that the Shirley family completely refutes) instead and The Favourite was looking to go home with nothing until... it surprised by giving Olivia Colman a deserved win for Best Actress. What a delightfully charming and humble acceptance speech she delivered, too. And Glenn Close was so gracious in defeat. Glenn did everything right in her campaign this year and she still couldn't pull out a win. Shame.

And then the Academy took a proverbial shit down everyone's throats by drudging up the ghosts of Driving Miss Daisy to spite Spike Lee and give all of Green Book's white producers (and Octavia Spencer on rental) an opportunity to pat each other on their backs some more. Racism is cured everybody!
 
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