Sunday, February 24th, 2019

13th Annual Academy Awards Contest


With 12 years in the books, here are the current standings:

Bill 8-3-1
Susan 3-8-1

Here is a listing of the annual winner and the corresponding Best Picture winner.

2007: Susan / The Departed
2008: Bill / No Country for Old Men
2009: Tie / Slumdog Millionaire
2010: Susan / The Hurt Locker
2011: Bill / The King's Speech
2012: Susan / The Artist
2013: Bill / Argo
2014: Bill / 12 Years a Slave
2015: Bill / Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
2016: Bill / Spotlight
2017: Bill / Moonlight
2018: Bill / The Shape of Water

How does our competition work? It's simple really. Last year's winner selects first. We alternate categories and cannot share the same pick. Best Picture is always the final category. Obviously, we have not seen all of the nominated films, so some picks are based solely upon reputation, media hype and our cycling class discussions every other Saturday. I'm embarrassed to say that, out of all the categories, I've only seen six nominated films. Those films are Black Panther, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (my favorite film of the year), Bao, Avengers: Infinity War, http://Ready Player One, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

So without further ado, here are our selections:

Best Picture
Bohemian Rhapsody (S)
Roma (B)

Best Actor
Christian Bale, "Vice" (S)
Bradley Cooper, "A Star is Born" (B)

Best Actress
Glenn Close, "The Wife" (S)
Olivia Colman, "The Favourite" (B)

Supporting Actor
Richard E. Grant, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" (S)
Mahershala Ali, "Green Book" (B)

Supporting Actress
Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk" (S)
Marina de Tavira, "Roma" (B)

Animated Feature
Isle of Dogs (S)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (B)

Cinematography
Roma (S)
Never Look Away (B)

Costume Design
The Favourite (S)
Mary Poppins Returns (B)

Directing
Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma" (S)
Pawel Pawlikowski, "Cold War" (B)

Documentary (Feature)
Minding the Gap (S)
RBG (B)

Documentary (Short Subject)
Period. End of Sentence. (S)
Lifeboat (B)

Film Editing
The Favourite (S)
BlacKkKlansman (B)

Foreign Language Film
Roma / Mexico (S)
Cold War / Poland (B)

Makeup and Hairstyling
Mary Queen of Scots (S)
Vice (B)

Music (Original Score)
Mary Poppins Returns (S)
If Beale Street Could Talk (B)

Music (Original Song)
"All the Stars" / Black Panther (S)
"Shallow" / A Star is Born (B)

Production Design
Black Panther (S)
The Favourite (B)

Short Film (Animated)
Bao (S)
One Small Step (B)

Short Film (Live Action)
Detainment (S)
Marguerite (B)

Sound Editing
A Quiet Place (S)
Bohemian Rhapsody (B)

Sound Mixing
Bohemian Rhapsody (S)
Roma (B)

Visual Effects
Christopher Robin (S)
Avengers: Infinity War (B)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (S)
BlacKkKlansman (B)

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Vice (S)
Roma (B)


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