Oscar 2019 Predictions: 16 films (with many possibilities of taking the statuette). The 2019 Oscar race is underway. Who will win at the next Oscar 2019 ceremony on February 24? The field is completely open and both giant studio productions and others of independent character will compete for the consideration of the Academy.
Oscar 2019 Predictions
1. Green Book (2018)
Giving back to the formula of The driver and Mrs. Daisy, this nice road trip movie presents Mahershala Ali as a classical pianist and Viggo Mortensen as his scathing driver. Racial resentment surfaces as the couple travel south of Jim Crow in 1962 and what begins as a mutually beneficial arrangement ends up blossoming into an extraordinary friendship. Green Book – original title – emerged as the irresistible success of the awards season after winning the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Now, can you accelerate all the way to the glory of the Oscar 2019?
- In theaters on February 1, 2019
2. Wildlife (2018)
The directorial debut of Paul Dano received a wealth of praise after its premiere at Sundance. The script – which Dano co-wrote with his partner Zoe Kazan – adapts Richard Ford’s novel to create a moving domestic drama about a troubled marriage. She boasts of professional performance by Carey Mulligan, who plays Jeanette Brinson, a diligent housewife from the sixties whose world is shattered when her husband leaves to fight a forest fire that spreads to rural Montana. With impeccable production and costume design, it also emerges as one of the most elegant films of the year 2018.
- Now in theaters.
3. Vice (2018)
How did a Washington bureaucrat climb the hierarchy to become the most powerful vice president of the United States? The film Adam McKay , which follows the big bet – dipped in recent history to present the career of Dick Cheney, almost unrecognizable played by Christian Bale. Amy Adams is his wife – policy expert Lynne Cheney – Steve Carell is Donald Rumsfeld and Sam Rockwell He plays an easy-going George W. Bush. Reviewing the trial of the campaign until the arrival at the White House, the biographical film analyzes Cheney’s impact on the army, the energy industry and foreign policy, to discover how he laid the foundations for the current political crisis in the country.
- In theaters on January 11, 2019.
Growing up in London, Steve McQueen was hooked on Lynda La Plante’s television miniseries -Widows, 1983- which told the story of four women who attempted a daring robbery to pay off the debt left by their dead husbands. The moving new version features Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Carrie Coon, with the prominent supporting roles of Daniel Kaluuya and Colin Farrell. A change of tone to the artistic work of the British author that turns it into a bustling thriller with many twists in the plot. Written by McQueen and Gillian Flynn – Writer of Lost -.
- Now in theaters.
5. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Recently awarded the Oscar for Best Film by Moonlight in 2017, Barry Jenkins returns with this dreamy adaptation of the James Baldwin novel of 1974. It is an exuberant love story ruined by tragedy and set in the relentless streets of Harlem in the seventies. The childhood friends Tish and Fonny are newly engaged, but their future is threatened when the latter is falsely accused of a crime. Regina King – three times Emmy winner – lends her support as Sharon’s direct mother, while KiKi Layne and Stephan James they shine in the leading roles. Add to this an enthralling music and an evocative direction of photography and you will have a moving analysis of race, romance, and injustice in the United States of modern times.
- In theaters on January 29, 2019.
6. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
The incredible real story of the American author Lee Israel is the theme of Melissa McCarthy’s last dramatic vehicle. Journalist and celebrity biographer, Israel resorted to literary counterfeiting after bankruptcy. He wrote letters attributed to prolific writers, from Dorothy Parker to Noël Coward, and sold more than 400 documents to merchants of memorabilia across the nation. McCarthy – who was nominated for an Oscar in 2012 for Ladies at War – offers a complex leading role as the moody counterfeiter next to Richard E. Grant – starring – in the role of his friend and accomplice.
- In theaters on February 22, 2019.
7. The Favourite (2018)
When Yorgos Lanthimos, director of Fangs, the lobster and the sacrifice of the sacred deer, decided to frolic in the eighteenth century by reimagining the mandate of Queen Anne, you must leave your preconceptions at the door. The result is a very dark comedy starring Olivia Colman as the monarch and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in the role of courtesans who fight for their affections. Expect extravagant costumes, duck races, outrageous board games, and a brilliantly risque script. This is the period drama redefined.
- In theaters on January 4, 2019
8. The Candidate (2018)
Senator Gary Hart’s attempt to become president of the United States in 1988 ended when rumors of his infidelity surfaced. This fueled the night watch, the onslaught of the cameramen and the speculation of the tabloids that – eventually – ended their career. The representation of the scandal that makes Jason Reitman is carried out by Hugh Jackman in the paper of Hart and is an adaptation of the book All the Truth Is Out, of the political journalist Matt Bai. The former Reitman collaborator, JK Simmons, appears as Hart’s campaign manager while Vera Farmiga plays the role of the betrayed wife. Jackman – a favorite of the Academy who hosted the Oscars in 2009 and was nominated in 2013 by Los Miserables – could be in charge of giving the surprise this year.
- In theaters on February 22, 2019.
9. Roma (2018)
Alfonso Cuarón took the Golden Lion in Venice with this letter of love to Mexico City from his youth. Seen through the eyes of a young woman and the family she works for, she captures the political turbulence of the 1970s in immaculate black and white. At the center of the story is Yalitza Aparicio, who makes her acting debut as the Stoic maid Cleo, whose personal life is slowly deciphered. Selected as the Mexican film nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, it is unlikely that she will go home empty-handed. Although the distributor -Netflix- goes in search of the maximum award.
- Now on Netflix.
10. First Man (20018)
Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong in the highly anticipated film by Damien Chazelle. Oscar-winning director recreated with the painstaking precision lunar landing of 1969, following visual cues from classic space race as Apollo 13 in Ron Howard. Claire Foy acquires a formidable attitude as Janet Armstrong, while Gosling is solemn and reserved. Under his command, the titular astronaut is no longer the mystified idol who uttered those immortal words, but a man who still regrets the loss of his young daughter Karen and who is unable to get rid of his memory, even when lost in space.
- Now in theaters
11. A Star is Born (2018)
With his soundtrack full of emotions and his eternal love story condemned by fame, a star is born is the giant of the awards season. The only question is, how many figurines will he take home the night of the Oscars? It is likely that Lady Gaga will leave with the award for Best Original Song for the moving and powerful Shallow ballad and will face Olivia Colman and Melissa McCarthy -among others- in the category of Best Actress for her debut on the big screen. Bradley Cooper will fight for the awards for Best Actor and Best Director, while Sam Elliot leads a packed field for Best Supporting Actor.
- Now in theaters.
12. Beautiful Boy (2018)
Do not underestimate Timothée Chalamet. His successful roles in Call Me by Your Name and Lady Bird last year earned him the youngest actor to be nominated for Best Actor in nearly 80 years. The latest show of his talent is this family drama about a young man facing his addiction to methamphetamines. Based on two autobiographical sales successes of father and son – David and Nic Sheff – it shows the long road to recovery while navigating relapse and repentance. Steve Carell – in charge of playing the tormented father – does his best acting from Foxcatcher .
- In theaters on February 1, 2019.
13. Boy Erased (2018)
After last year’s strong spins in two of the Best Picture nominees ( Lady Bird and Three Crime Announcements ), rising star Lucas Hedges takes center stage with her sensitive portrayal of Joel Edgerton, an Arkansas teenager who is forced to attend a conversion therapy camp for homosexuals. Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe play their devout Christian parents who struggle to accept their son’s sexuality. A drama worthy of coming of age that deals with a cruel practice that is still legal in 36 states of the United States.
- In theaters on January 11, 2019
14. 22 July (2018)
In 2011, Norway experienced its deadliest terrorist attack to date when far-right radical Anders Breivik killed 77 people in two coordinated attacks. The date of that atrocity has become synonymous with an indescribable tragedy and gives the name to the acute dramatization of the events made by Paul Greengrass. This follows Breivik as he travels from the site of his car bomb – in Oslo – to the island of Utøya, where he intends to kill the children who attend the annual summer camp for youth of the Labor Party. The film portrays the horror of the story in a heartbreaking way, which makes it a difficult but necessary film.
- Now on Netflix
15. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
The masterpiece of Spike Lee about a black police officer who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan won him the Grand Prixin Cannes. The fact of being set in the seventies does not prevent it from feeling disturbing and timely. Cries of “First United States!” Have been timidly scattered and news of the recordings of the 2017 Charlottesville rally are woven with images of Gone with the Wind and The Birth of a Nation The final product is a ruthless accusation of Trump era white supremacy that requires recognition It is very likely that next February the voters of the academy will correct that Lee has never won an Oscar of competition.
- Now in theaters
16. At Eternity’s Gate (2018)
The life of Vincent Van Gogh has provided an indelible theme for many filmmakers: Vincente Minelli in Thirst for life, Robert Altman in Vincent & Theo or Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman in last year’s Oscar-nominated animation, Letters by Van Gogh. The new representation of the artist by Julian Schnabel has a poetic visual style that warmly evokes the best-known works of the impressionist and revolves around a fascinating performance by Willem Dafoe.
- In cinemas at the beginning of 2019.