4YE Oscars 2019 Winners Wishlist Roundtable: Who Will Take Home The Golden Guy?

Hollywood’s golden night is almost upon us.

The 2019 Oscars are almost here, much to the delight of film fans everywhere. There are a lot of first timers who are up for awards this year, and a lot of our faves here at 4 Your Excitement are also up for awards.

With the awards being this Sunday, we thought we would pick who we would like to see win one of the highly coveted Oscars up for grabs this year.

Without further ado, check out our Winners Wish list below!

Best Picture

Black Panther


Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book


A Star Is Born


Clare: This is a very strong category this year, but I think that Roma will continue its dominance in this category.

Shelby: I’m of the opinion that Black Panther could and should win this year in a bit of a runaway surprise win. However, Clare’s right. It’ll go to Roma.

Verena: We all want Black Panther to take this home, and it would deserve to. I feel like the Oscars will deviate from the BAFTA’s and this one will go to The Favourite.

Emmy: What should win is Black Panther as that film was receiving Oscar buzz the second it came out LAST YEAR and has managed to defy all the odds stacked against it as a comic book film. Roma most likely will walk away with this prize but either win will cause me to shed tears.

Best 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?

Clare: It hurts so much not to say Lady Gaga here, but this is who I think will win not my favourites and again I think we’ll see Glenn Close take this home.

Shelby: It’ll be a race between Olivia Colman and Glenn Close. Honestly, I’m seriously hoping that Colman will take it home.

Verena: Glenn Close got this. But I have to take a moment here and praise Melissa McCarthy, because Can You Ever Forgive Me was probably my favorite film this awards season and its is not getting enough attention. I love Lady Gaga, but A Star is Born was pure mediocrity.

Emmy: It’s an actual Sophie’s Choice situation for me here between Glenn Close and Olivia Colman. I think Glenn take it home and it’s about damn time.

Best 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

Clare: I have been wrong in earlier roundtables in thinking that having Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz nominated for The Favourite and thus splitting the vote. While both were superb in The Favourite, I think Rachel Weisz will get this.

Shelby: I am all for queen Regina winning this category. Let’s hope she has a speech ready because she deserves it.

Verena: Unpopular opinion, I think Beale Street doesn’t live up to the hype. King was great, but apart from one scene her performance does not warrant an award. I think this one will be Emma’s to take home.

Emmy: I’m hoping the Academy doesn’t go for the shock value in this category and give us a dark house winner. While I love me some Regina King, Rachel Weisz was absolutely delicious in her role in The Favourite.

Best Actor

Christian Bale, Vice

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Clare: This is really Rami Malek’s to lose. He was the best thing about Bohemian Rhapsody and did an absolutely amazing job as Freddie Mercury. I will be stunned if he doesn’t also add an Oscar to his awards collection.

Shelby: This will go to Rami Malek. Hands down. He has been the surprise favorite this year and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon. Plus, he deserves it.

Verena: I agree that most people will vote for Rami, so he’s the most likely winner. BUT this one should be Christian Bale’s award, without a doubt. The way he transformed himself for Vice was incredible. Another unpopular opinion: Bohemian Rhapsody’s saving grace was the musical performances and the soundtrack, and neither was original.

Emmy: If the Academy is going for a gutting performance, this will be Rami’s. That being said, HAVE YOU ALL SEEN VICE COS HOLY CRAP CHRISTIAN BALE?! I’m with Verena on this one; Bale’s taking this one home.

Best 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

Clare: There haven’t been that many surprises in the acting categories this season and I don’t think this will be the category you find it. Mahershala Ali better have another speech ready.

Shelby: I agree with Clare. Mahershala Ali will take it home this year. However, I would love to see Sam Elliott win because it’s Sam Elliott and he’s been killing it for years.

Verena: Sam Rockwell honestly wasn’t in Vice long enough to even get nominated, but I guess he’s still riding his 3 Billboards wave. This is Richard E. Grants award to take home. His performance was so so fun to watch until that final scene broke your heart.

Emmy: I want Sam Elliott to take this home because he broke me in A Star is Born. I honestly want anyone but Mahershala Ali to win it because let’s real for a moment, Green Book was GARBAGE.

Best Director

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Adam McKay, Vice

Clare: Some great movies and directors listed here, but this is Alfonso Cuarón’s year with Roma.

Shelby: Roma. It’ll definitely go to Roma. If it doesn’t, then something is seriously wrong with the Academy.

Verena: And the winner of this once again all-male category is Alfonso Cuaron.

Emmy: I want it to be Spike Lee’s year because he’s long overdue, and I truly enjoyed BlaKKKlansman but something tells me that my beloved Alfonso better get his speech ready for Roma.

Best Original Screenplay

The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)

First Reformed (Paul Schrader)

Green Book (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly)

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)

Vice (Adam McKay)

Clare: I could definitely see this going to either The Favourite or Roma, but I’ll go with my countryman and vote for The Favourite. At least one statute has to head down under this year.

Shelby: Can we all just acknowledge that Alfonso Cuaron is a jack of all trades and just give him all the statues this year? Please? Because he’s going to do it this year. I’m sure of it.

Verena: This one is definitely The Favourite’S. The script had me cackling. Absolutely brilliant.

Emmy: I’m siding with the majority; The Favourite please and thank you.

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)

BlacKkKlansman (Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and 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 and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters)

Clare: At the time of writing this, I’ve only seen one of these films and while I loved A Star Is Born, I think Barry Jenkins will get this for If Beale Street Could Talk.

Shelby: I’ll be honest, I’ve not seen any of this films. However, Barry Jenkins can do no wrong. I think it’ll go to If Beale Street Could Talk.

Verena: I’d like to see this go to BlackKklansman.

Emmy: Barry Jenkins should prep a speech because that man can write a screenplay.

Best Cinematography

Łukasz Żal, Cold War

Robbie Ryan, The Favourite

Caleb Deschanel, Never Look Away

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Matthew Libatique, A Star Is Born

Clare: Another one between The Favourite and Roma, but I think Roma will come out on top in this category.

Shelby: Alfonso Cuaron, again. Like I said, he’s a jack of all trades and he’ll sweep it this year.

Verena: Alfonso will make history with this one, by becoming the first director to win this award.

Emmy: This one is Alfonso’s to lose.

Best Production Design

Black Panther

The Favourite

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns


Clare: The Favourite just seems like the type of movie made to win this award.

Shelby: This is one of those weird technical categories that can go any which way, so I’m saying Black Panther.

Verena: I second Shelby! But think this could also go to Mary Poppins.

Emmy: Black Panther was such a beautiful production and did such a wonderful job taking us to Wakanda but we could be seeing a Roma sweep in these technical categories.

Best Costume Design

Mary Zophres, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Ruth Carter, Black Panther

Sandy Powell, The Favourite

Sandy Powell, Mary Poppins Returns

Alexandra Byrne, Mary Queen of Scots

Clare: This is likely to be between The Favourite and Mary Poppins Returns and I’d be happy for either to take it. While Mary Poppins is the sentimental favourite, I think The Favourite will get it.

Shelby: Ruth Carter for Black Panther. Those costumes are exquisite. Not only are they exquisite, but Carter took a lot of time to make sure they were just right and were created to give praise to African and other important cultures. So this would be a great and poignant win for the film and for her.

Verena: Sandy Powell is a legend. This one is hers. And most likely for The Favorite.

Emmy: I’m tying Mary Poppins and Black Panther for this one. Fight me.

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Border (Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer)

Mary Queen of Scots (Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks)

Vice (Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney)

Clare: Vice.

Shelby: I’m going with Mary Queen of Scots.

Verena: Why is there only three nominees? What a joke. But yeah, this one is going to Vice.

Emmy: Vice. Thank you, next.

Best Original Score

Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther

Terence Blanchard, BlacKkKlansman

Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk

Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs

Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

Clare: It’s just wrong if Marc Shaiman doesn’t get this. I think this will be Mary Poppins Returns only award.

Shelby: I’m with Clare. I think this’ll go to Mary Poppins Returns.

Verena: I’m going with Black Panther again!

Emmy: If you were SDCC the year they premiered and talked about the score of Black Panther, you would understand the hype and all the work that went into this score. It’s my choice.

Best Original Song

“All the Stars,” Black Panther

“I’ll Fight,” RBG

“The Place Where Lost Things Go,” Mary Poppins Returns

“Shallow,” A Star Is Born

“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings,” The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Clare: Is there seriously anyone not going for “Shallow”?

Shelby: This is “Shallow’s” to lose. Sorry everyone else.

Verena: Ugh, fine. “Shallow” wins.

Emmy: I think there will be a riot if anything but “Shallow” wins.

Best Film Editing


Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book


Clare: Bohemian Rhapsody purely for all the concert footage.

Shelby: This will easily go to BoRhap. No contest.

Verena: Agreed, Bohemian Rhapsody’s editing was great. But The Favourite is a close second.

Emmy: What everyone else said.

Best Sound Editing

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

A Quiet Place


Clare: Roma

Shelby: This statue really belongs to A Quiet Place.

Verena: I actually have to agree with Shelby, I think A Quiet Place will win this one.

Emmy: As much as I want to go with Roma, A Quiet Place will win.

Best Sound Mixing

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man


A Star Is Born

Clare: You would think this would come down between Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born. I predict Bohemian Rhapsody will triumph.

Shelby: I’m on the opposite side of the fence. I think A Star Is Born will win the fight.

Verena: I agree that A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody will be the ones to beat, but ultimately I’m going with BoRhap.

Emmy: I’m going against everyone on this one and giving it to Black Panther.

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Clare: This one is so hard for me. I so desperately want to go with Solo: A Star Wars Story, but think Avengers: Infinity War will take it home.

Shelby: So many good ones in this category. I’m going with Avengers. I have to. It’s like law at this point.

Verena: I might be the only person in the world who liked Ready Player One and I want to see it succeed in this one.

Emmy: I’m with Clare. I would love Solo  to win but Avengers should take this one.

Best Animated Feature Film

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Clare: It really can be none other than Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Shelby: If Spider-Man doesn’t take this home, the world will riot. Okay, maybe not, but it’ll come close.

Verena: Spider-Man, no contest. It was creative, inclusive, had a banger soundtrack, and was just so much fun to watch – for all ages.

Emmy: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was absolutely brilliant and spoke to my Puertorican soul by having a Latino superhero at the forefront of it all.

Best Foreign-Language Film


Cold War

Never Look Away



Clare: Roma could get this category too, but I’d love to see Capernaum win.

Shelby: Seriously? Easily Roma.

Verena: I’d like a win for Capernaum too, but yeah this is Roma.

Emmy: Roma for the win.

Best Documentary Feature

Free Solo

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Minding the Gap

Of Fathers and Sons


Clare: RBG could be a sentimental favourite but I think Free Solo will get it.

Shelby: I think this’ll go to RBG, for a number of reasons.

Verena: Full disclosure,  I’m working on the awards campaign for Free Solo, and I really want it to win, so a tad biased in this category. But I think RGB will take this home, as people will want to make a statement with their vote.

Emmy: As much as I want to go with RBG, it will go to Free Solo.

Best Documentary Short Subject

Black Sheep

End Game


A Night at the Garden

Period. End of Sentence.

Clare: Lifeboat

Shelby: I don’t know. A Night at the Garden.

Verena: Haven’t seen any of them, but I like Period. End of Sentence.

Emmy: Period. End of Sentence because I like the title.

Best Animated Short Film

Animal Behaviour


Late Afternoon

One Small Step


Clare: Late Afternoon

Shelby: Uh, Bao. Oh my goodness, how cute is that little dumpling? Come on.

Verena: Bao was adorable. I second Shelby.

Emmy: Bao was the cutest thing I have ever seen. It gets my vote.

Best Live-Action Short Film






Clare: Detainment

Shelby: Detainment.

Verena: Detainment. (Peer pressure).

Emmy: Marguerite because it looks like Margarita, which is what I’m currently drinking while I marinate on these choices.


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