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West Wind Predicts The Oscars

Feb 23, 2019

The Oscars have finally arrived and will look a little different this year. For the 2nd time in history, the show will go on without a host and will instead feature segments from various A-list celebrities.


While we don’t know exactly what to expect, what we do know is who we think will win in each category. To kick off the Oscars, we asked the GMs at our West Wind locations to make their predictions.

Last year was an incredible year for movies, which makes the biggest award an arms race. Our General Managers were spread across the board on Best Picture. Black Panther received the most votes with 3, but A Star Is Born and Roma have a huge shot at winning as well.

Rami Malek and Christian Bale, nominated for Best Lead Actor, have split victories in SAG and Golden Globe awards, so it will be interesting to see how the Academy voted. Rami Malek was an overwhelming favorite among our GMs, with Bradley Cooper securing one vote.

Our votes for Best Lead Actress were much more spread across the board. Yalitza Aparicio and Lady Gaga were both fantastic in their first starring roles, but will it be enough to take on Glenn Close and Melissa McCarthy? If Lady Gaga doesn’t win this award, she still has a chance for Best Original Song.

Our team voted similarly for Best Supporting Actor and Actress. Mahershala Ali was the overwhelming favorite actor, with the supporting actress race being a little more spread out.

Regardless of how they turn out, we had an amazing time putting our list together. Take a look at our predictions and let us know what you think.


Best Picture

Roma (Capitol)

Black Panther (El Rancho, Glendale, Sacramento)

A Star Is Born (Las Vegas)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Solano)


Lead Actor

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody (Capitol, El Rancho, Glendale, Sacramento, Solano)

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born (Las Vegas)


Lead Actress

Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born (Capitol)

Yalitza Aparicio, Roma (El Rancho)

Glenn Close, The Wife (Glendale, Sacramento, Solano)

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Las Vegas)


Supporting Actor

Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Capitol)

Mahershala Ali, Green Book (El Rancho, Glendale, Las Vegas, Sacramento)

Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born (Solano)


Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Vice (Capitol)

Emma Stone, The Favourite (El Rancho, Las Vegas)

Marina de Tavira, Roma (Glendale)

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite (Sacramento)

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk (Solano)


Animated Feature Film

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Capitol, Las Vegas, Sacramento)

Incredibles 2 (El Rancho, Glendale, Solano)


Film Editing

Vice, Hank Corwin (Capitol)

Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman (El Rancho)

BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown (Glendale, Solano)

Green Book, Patrick J. Don Vito (Las Vegas, Sacramento)


Visual Effects

First Man (Capitol)

Ready Player One (El Rancho, Glendale)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Las Vegas)

Avengers: Infinity War (Sacramento, Solano)



Roma, Alfonso Cuarón (Capitol, El Rancho)

The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos (Glendale)

BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee (Las Vegas, Sacramento, Solano)


Music (Original Score)

If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell (Capitol, Glendale)

Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson (El Rancho, Sacramento, Solano)

Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman (Las Vegas)

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