Oscars 2019: Lucien Picks and Predicts The Nominees

On Tuesday morning (when I’ll be in Budapest), the Academy will announce the nominees for the 91st Oscars, in a bizarre year filled with odd and controversial frontrunners. But who will make the list in every major category? And who are my personal choices? Read on to find out…

Note: I have seen all the year’s major contenders with the exception of Can You Ever Forgive Me? and At Eternity’s Gate.

Best Picture

My personal picks

Mission: Impossible — Fallout

Widows

Incredibles 2

If Beale Street Could Talk

The Old Man And The Gun

A Star Is Born

Roma

Mary Poppins Returns

BlackKklansman

My predictions

Roma

A Star is Born

Green Book

The Favourite

Black Panther

BlackKklansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

Vice

If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Director

My personal picks

Christopher McQuarrie Mission: Impossible — Fallout

David Lowery The Old Man and the Gun

Steve McQueen Widows

Bradley Cooper A Star is Born

Barry Jenkins If Beale Street Could Talk

My predictions

Alfonso Cuaron Roma

Adam McKay Vice

Yorgos Lanthimos The Favourite

Bradley Cooper A Star is Born

Spike Lee BlackKklansman

Lead Actor

My personal picks

Robert Redford The Old Man and the Gun

Bradley Cooper A Star is Born

Jim Cummings Thunder Road

Christian Bale Vice

Tom Hardy Venom

My predictions

Christian Bale Vice

Rami Malek Bohemian Rhapsody

Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born

Viggo Mortensen Green Book

Ryan Gosling First Man

Lead Actress

My personal picks

Regina Hall Support The Girls

Lady Gaga A Star is Born

KiKi Layne If Beale Street Could Talk

Olivia Cooke Thoroughbreds

Elsie Fisher Eighth Grade

My predictions

Olivia Colman The Favourite

Lady Gaga A Star is Born

Glenn Close The Wife

Melissa McCarthy Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Nicole Kidman Destroyer

Supporting Actor

My personal picks

Daniel Kaluuya Widows

Bryan Tyree Henry If Beale Street Could Talk

Casey Affleck The Old Man and the Gun

Henry Cavill Mission: Impossible — Fallout

Dick Van Dyke Mary Poppins Returns

My predictions

Richard E Grant Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Mahershala Ali Green Book

Timothée Chalamet Beautiful Boy

Adam Driver BlackKklansman

Sam Rockwell Vice

Supporting Actress

My personal picks

Elizabeth Debicki Widows

Michelle Monaghan Mission: Impossible — Fallout

Sissy Spacek The Old Man and the Gun

Emma Stone The Favourite

Thomasin McKenzie Leave No Trace

My predictions

Emma Stone The Favourite

Rachel Weisz The Favourite

Amy Adams Vice

Regina King If Beale Street Could Talk

Thomasin McKenzie Leave No Trace

Adapted Screenplay

My personal picks

The Old Man and the Gun

Christopher Robin

Widows

Mission: Impossible — Fallout

Incredibles 2

Original Screenplay

My personal picks

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Thunder Road

Mid90s

Support The Girls

Eighth Grade

Cinematography

My personal picks

If Beale Street Could Talk

Mission: Impossible — Fallout

First Man

The Old Man and the Gun

Cold War

Editing

My personal picks

Mission: Impossible — Fallout

A Star is Born

Widows

The Old Man and the Gun

BlackKklansman

Original Score

My personal picks

Lorne Balfe Mission: Impossible — Fallout

Daniel Hart The Old Man and the Gun

Mark Shaiman Mary Poppins Returns

Nicholas Britell Vice

Nicholas Britell If Beale Street Could Talk

Animated Feature

My personal picks

Incredibles 2

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

Isle of Dogs


Stay tuned to the site over the next few weeks as I unleash an array of Oscar coverage including category breakdowns and — of course — my final predictions for who will win on the night.