Chasing Oscar

Every year, in celebration of the breakneck pace of the film awards season, I do my best to beat the clock and review of all of the leading contenders for the Academy Awards. My goal is to unpack what makes a film Oscar-caliber, and how it stakes against its competitors that season.

This page is home to my live rankings and predictions for the top categories at the Oscars, based on the films I have seen and reviewed for When Things Go Pop!, as well as general insight from industry experts. This is also where you can find all of my Chasing Oscar reviews from the previous seasons.

91st Academy Awards

Chasing Oscar Reviews:

Rankings and Predictions

Best Picture
A Star is Born
Roma (runner-up)

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born (runner up)

Best Actor
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born (runner up)
Christian Bale, Vice
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
John David Washington, BlackKKKlansman

Best Actress
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Glenn Close, The Wife (runner up)
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Yalitza Arapicio, Roma
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy (runner up
Sam Elliott, A Star is Born
Adam Driver, BlacKKKlansman
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Supporting Actress
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Amy Adams, Vice (runner up)
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Claire Foy, First Man

Best Original Screenplay
The Favourite

Best Adapted Screenplay
A Star is Born

Best Original Song
“Shallow”, A Star is Born