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Oscars 2019

24 February 2019; 91st awards

See also: AACTAs 2018.

Inclusive list of possibilities for Academy awards

22 July (Paul Greengrass, 2018) aka Norway; Thorbjørn Harr, Anders Danielsen Lie, Lars Arenz-Hansen; Brevik biopic; 2Nov18

Ad Astra (James Gray, 2019) Kimmy Shields, Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland; scifi; release 11Jan19

firstmanAnnihilation (Alex Garland, 2018) Natalie Portman, Jennifer Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny, Tessa Thompson; release 13Feb18

At Eternity's Gate (Julian Schnabel, 2018) Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac; Vincent van Gogh biopic; release 16Nov18

Bad Times at the El Royale (Drew Goddard, 2018) Chris Hemsworth, John Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Mick Offerman, Jeff Bridges; Oct18

Backseat (Adam McKay, 2018) Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Bill Pullman; Dick Cheney biopic ; release 21Dec18

Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, 2018) James Franco, Liam Neeson; western

Beautiful Boy (Felix Van Groeningen, 2018) Steve Carell, Timothéee Chalamet, Maura Tierney; addiction; 12 Oct18

Bird Box (Susanne Bier, 2018) Rosa Salazar, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, David Dastmalchian, Jacki Weaver; scifi

Black Panther (Ryan Coogler, 2018) Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o; release 29Jan18

BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018) Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin, Adam Driver; comedy; release 10Aug18

Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018) Joseph Mazzello, Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury), Mike Myers; Queen story; release 2Nov18

Boy Erased (Joel Edgerton, 2018) Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton; gay conversion; release; 2Nov18

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Marielle Heller, 2018) Melissa McCarthy, Julie Ann Emery, Christian Navarro, Richard E. Grant; release 19Oct18

Capharnaüm (Nadine Labaki, 2018) Kawthat Al Haddad, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Nadine Labaki; drama; released 20Sep18 Lebanon

Crazy Rich Asians (Jon M. Chu, 2018) Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh; romcom; released 30Aug18

Death and Life of John F. Donovan, The (Xavier Dolan) Natalie Portman, Bella Thorne, Thandie Newton; bio; release date unknown

Death of Stalin, The (Armando Iannucci, 2018) Olga Kurylenko, Tom Brooke, Paddy Considine; release 9Mar18

Destroyer (Karyn Kusama, 2018) Sebastian Stan, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Whitford; crime; release Xmas Day

Favourite, The (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018) Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Joe Alwyn; Queen Anne biopic; release 23Nov18

First Man (Damien Chazelle, 2018) wr. Josh Singer from book by James R. Hansen; prod. Marty Bowen, Damien Chazelle, Wyck Godfrey; Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Pablo Schreiber; Neil Armstrong biopic; release 12Oct18

First Reformed (Paul Schrader, 2017) Amanda Seyfried, Ethan Hawke, Cedric Kyles; release 18May18

Front Runner, The (Jason Reitman, 2018) Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, Molly Ephraim; Gary Hart biopic; release 7Nov18

Green Book (Peter Farrelly, 2018) Linda Cardellini, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali; drama

Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018) Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne, Toni Collette; horror; released 7Jun18

If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins, 2018) Ed Skrein, Pedro Pascal, Dave Franco; release 30Nov18

Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018) animation; lost dog in Japan; release 13Apr18

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik, 2018) Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard; release 29Jun18

Loro (Paolo Sorrentino, 2018) Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio; Silvio Berlusconi biopic; released 24Apr18 Italy

Little Stranger, The (Lenny Abrahamson, 2018) Ruth Wilson, Josh Dylan, Domhnall Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling; horror; released 30Aug18

Mary Poppins Returns (Rob Marshall, 2018) Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Emily Mortimer, Ben Whishaw, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke, Lin-Manuel Miranda, David Warner; family

Mary Queen of Scots (Josie Rourke, 2018) Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Chan, Joe Alwyn, Guy Pearce; biopic; release 7Dec18

Mid90s (Jonah Hill, 2018) Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith; comedy

Nightingale, The (Jennifer Kent, 2018) wr. Jennifer Kent, prod. Kristina Ceyton, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky; Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood; drama set Tasmania 1829; world premiere Venice 29Aug18

Old Man and the Gun, The (David Lowery, 2018) Elisabeth Moss, Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Keith Carradine; Forrest Tucker biopic (not this Forrest Tucker); release 28Sep18

On the Basis of Sex (Mimi Leder, 2018) Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Felicity Jones; Ruth Ginsburg biopic; release 25Dec18

Other Side of the Wind, The (Orson Welles, 2018) John Huston, Robert Random, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg; metafilm; released 2Nov18

Outlaw King (David Mackenzie, 2018) Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh; Robert the Bruce biopic

Peterloo (Mike Leigh, 2018) Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley; 1819 massacre; release 2Nov1819

Quiet Place, A (John Krasinki, 2018) Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds; 6Apr18

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018) Marina de Tavira, Daniela Demesa, Yalitza Aparicio; Mexican family; release date unknown

Sisters Brothers, The (Jacques Audiard, 2018) Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carol Kane, John C. Reilly, Rutger Hauer; western; 21Sep18

Star is Born, A (Bradley Cooper, 2018) Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott; 5Oct18

Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino, 2018) wr. Dario Argento ...; Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth; fantasy; 2Nov18. The original supernatural horror film Suspiria was wr. dir. Dario Argento, 1977; the original star Jessica Harper is in this one too.

Untitled Pippa Bianco Project aka Share (Pippa Bianco, 2019) Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, Nicolas Galitzine; soc prob drama

Velvet Buzzsaw (Dan Gilroy, 2019) Jake Gyllenhaal, Billy Magnussen, Natalia Dyer, Toni Collette, Rene Russo, John Malkovich; horror

Welcome to Marwen (Robert Zemeckis, 2018) Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger; biopic; release 21Nov18

Wendy (Benh Zeitlin, 2019) fantasy

Where Hands Touch (Amma Asante, 2018) Abbie Cornish, Amandla Stenberg, Christopher Eccleson; rite of passage

White Boy Rick (Yann Demange, 2018) Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley; Richard Wersh biopic; release 14Sep18

Widows (Steve McQueen, 2018) Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Jon Bernthal, Liam Neeson; release 16Nov18

Wife, The (Björn Runge, 2017) Glenn Close, Christian Slater, Max Irons; released 17Aug18

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2017) Joaquin Phoenix, Dante Pereira-Olson, Larry Canady; 6Apr18


Thanks to Indiewire, and to awards watch.

My tip (in July!) for Best Film: First Man (Damien Chazelle, 2018) with Ryan Gosling winning Best Actor (tho Joaquin Phoenix will have been a better actor).

Trivial prediction: Steve Carell will win an award - he appears in this list three times.

Future awards dates: 23 Feb 2020, 28 Feb 2021.


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