Oscar Picks 2019

The 2019 Oscar winners are here. Rich and Russ went head to head once again to see how well that they could predict the winners. Below, we list our picks for who/what we think will win and who/what we think should win (in parentheses).

Best Picture

  • A Star is Born
  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • The Favourite
  • Vice

Rich: Roma  (A Star is Born should win)

Russ: Green Book  (Green Book should win)

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Christian Bale (Vice)
  • Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born)
  • Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)
  • Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
  • Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Rich: Rami Malek (Bradley Cooper should win)

Russ: Rami Malek (Christian Bale should win)

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
  • Glenn Close (The Wife)
  • Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
  • Lady Gaga (A Star is Born)
  • Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Rich: Glenn Close (Olivia Colman should win)

Russ: Glenn Close (Olivia Colman should win)

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
  • Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
  • Sam Elliott (A Star is Born)
  • Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
  • Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Rich: Mahershala Ali (Sam Elliott should win)

Russ: Mahershala Ali (Mahershala Ali should win)

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams (Vice)
  • Marina de Tavira (Roma)
  • Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
  • Emma Stone (The Favourite)
  • Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Rich: Regina King (Regina King should win)

Russ: Regina King (Regina King should win)

Animated Feature Film

  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Rich: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse should win)

Russ: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse should win)


  • A Star is Born
  • Cold War
  • Never Look Away
  • Roma
  • The Favourite

Rich: Roma (Never Look Away should win)

Russ: Roma (Roma should win)

Costume Design

  • Black Panther
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • The Favourite

Rich: The Favourite (The Favourite should win)

Russ: The Favourite (Mary Queen of Scots should win)


  • Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
  • Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
  • Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
  • Adam McKay (Vice )
  • Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Rich: Alfonso Cuarón (Adam McKay should win)

Russ: Alfonso Cuarón (Yorgos Lanthimos should win)

Documentary (Feature)

  • Free Solo
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding the Gap
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RBG

Rich: Free Solo (Free Solo should win)

Russ: Free Solo (Free Solo should win)

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • A Night at the Garden
  • Black Sheep
  • End Game
  • Lifeboat
  • Period. End of Sentence.

Rich: Black Sheep (Lifeboat should win)

Russ: Black Sheep (Lifeboat should win)

Film Editing

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Green Book
  • The Favourite
  • Vice

Rich: Vice (Vice should win)

Russ: Vice (Vice should win)

Foreign Language Film

  • Capernaum
  • Cold War
  • Never Look Away
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters

Rich: Roma (Never Look Away should win)

Russ: Roma (Capernaum should win)

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Vice

Rich: Vice (Vice should win)

Russ: Vice (Vice should win)

Music (Original Score)

  • Terence Blanchard (BlacKkKlansman)
  • Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk)
  • Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs)
  • Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther)
  • Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns)

Rich: Nicholas Britell (Nicholas Britell should win)

Russ: Nicholas Britell (Alexandre Desplat should win)

Music (Original Song)

  • “All the Stars” (Black Panther)
  • “I’ll Fight” (RBG)
  • “Shallow” (A Star is Born)
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns)
  • “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

Rich: “Shallow” (“Shallow” should win)

Russ: “Shallow” (“Shallow” should win)

Production Design

  • Black Panther
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma
  • The Favourite

Rich: The Favourite (The Favourite should win)

Russ: The Favourite (The Favourite should win)

Short Film (Animated)

  • Animal Behavior
  • Bao
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

Rich: Bao (Bao should win)

Russ: Bao (Bao should win)

Short Film (Live Action)

  • Detainment
  • Fauve
  • Marguerite
  • Mother
  • Skin

Rich: Marguerite (Marguerite should win)

Russ: Marguerite (Marguerite should win)

Sound Editing

  • A Quiet Place
  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • Roma

Rich: First Man (A Quiet Place should win)

Russ: First Man (A Quiet Place should win)

Sound Mixing

  • A Star is Born
  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • Roma

Rich: Bohemian Rhapsody (A Star is Born should win)

Russ: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bohemian Rhapsody should win)

Visual Effects

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

Rich: Avengers: Infinity War (Avengers: Infinity War should win)

Russ: Ready Player One (Ready Player One should win)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • A Star is Born
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Rich: BlacKkKlansman (A Star is Born should win)

Russ: BlacKkKlansman (If Beale Street Could Talk should win)

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • First Reformed
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • The Favourite
  • Vice

Rich: The Favourite (Vice should win)

Russ: Green Book (Green Book should win)

Rich and Russ chose terribly this year. Some upsets and unexpected awards for Black Panther threw off their results. Rich correctly predicted 13 of 24 (54%). Russ correctly predicted 15 of 24 (62.5%). Russ gets the gold this year by two categories. See you next year.