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2019 Oscars: Labor Day Predictions

With reviews starting to trickle in from Venice and Telluride, it seems like a good time to make some early Oscar predictions. There’s still a lot of time left in the year, so these are premature. But it’s always fun to make predictions now so you can look back and see what everyone had anticipated the Oscar contenders to be.

Best Picture:
Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
The Front Runner
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Director:
Damien Chazelle, First Man
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite

Best Actor:
Christian Bale, Backseat
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Ryan Gosling, First Man
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Hugh Jackman, The Front Runner

Best Actress:
Glenn Close, The Wife
Viola Davis, Widows
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Emma Stone, The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor:
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
J.K. Simmons, The Front Runner

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, Backseat
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Claire Foy, First Man
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Michelle Yeoh, Crazy Rich Asians