On this week’s For Your Consideration, Collider’s awards experts Scott Mantz, Perri Nemiroff and Jeff Sneider offer their final Oscar predictions in all 24 categories. Will Netflix take home its first Best Picture prize for Roma, or will Green Book or (gasp!) Bohemian Rhapsody pull off an upset? This year’s race is truly wide open, and the only film that feels like it has no shot at Best Picture is Vice, which could still go home with more Oscars than A Star Is Born, Black Panther and BlacKkKlansman. It’s a weird year like that, but hey, perhaps it will lead to some surprises come Sunday night.
By now, voting has closed and all the major guilds have weighed in, though they’ve spread the love all over this season. As much as Scott likes to point to history, Jeff feels that all the old stats are irrelevant now that the Academy has welcomed more than a thousand new members in the past two years — voters who are younger and more diverse. Will they finally bestow an Oscar upon Spike Lee or Glenn Close? Is the Academy ready to give Mahershala Ali his second Oscar in three years? Can Regina King win Best Supporting Actress without nominations from SAG or BAFTA? Is Lady Gaga‘s “Shallow” the shoo-in everyone thinks, or is Hollywood collectively sick of that song? Will voters embrace the vibrant costumes of Black Panther or will they honor tradition and celebrate a period piece like The Favourite or Mary Queen of Scots? Will the subtlety of the visual effects in First Man stand out over the eye-popping charms of Avengers: Infinity War? These are the questions that pundits are asking, and fortunately for you, the FYC gang has answers.
If only they had time to discuss the juicy rumor that Whoopi Goldberg will be introduced as the secret host of the show. It’s a tantalizing possibility, but alas, our dutiful hosts had to leave time for a fascinating interview with the directors of Free Solo, so be sure and watch the entire video to hear their stories about Alex Honnold.
Thank you for watching For Your Consideration this season and we hope you’ll join us on Oscar night as we follow the awards action live from Collider Studios. Follow the gang on Twitter and Instagram at @MovieMantz, @PNemiroff and @TheInSneider and hit up the comments section with your Oscar predictions. We’ll FYC-ya later!