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Oscar Betting Tip: Let’s Talk About Some of My Oscar Favorites


It’s Oscars time. Well, in fact there’s plenty of time until February 24th and the actual Oscar ceremony. However, if you’re an Oscar nut like me, you’re prepping for the big event a bit early.

Well, me and Oscar Betting Tip know a thing or two about the Oscar race, but let me tell you about my favorites in the top categories. Trust me, the 2019 Oscars will be very diverse and probably one of the most predictable award shows ever, but let me start with the main category.

Best Picture

Could A Star Is Born make a splash at the 2019 Oscar ceremony? Or the Academy will go with a safe bet, like a great biopic? Yes, there’s plenty of those for sure, as First Man and Adam McKay’s Vice are real contenders. But can some of this year’s underdogs get in the lineup too? Barry Jenkins’s If Beale Street Could Talk is getting high praise, and so is Steve McQueen Widows. However, is there a room for the biggest surprise ever? Like…. Marvel’s Black Panther? Time will tell.

Best Director

There are fairly respectable and well known directors in this group. Damien Chazelle is back with another stunner – First Man, and so is Adam McKay. His latest movie, Vice just had its limited release and went at the top of the list, but I’m more interested in the very few surprises that the Academy might pull. A surprise like giving a rookie director like Bradley Cooper an Oscar nomination, and giving a Marvel darling, Ryan Coogler a nod for his Black Panther.

Best Actor in a leading role

It’s basically rounding up the usual suspects here, but just because there’s plenty of familiar faces, doesn’t mean that it’s not an interesting category. Christian Bale is always a good choice for any movie, and knowing his dedication to the role of Dick Chaney in Vice, he’s once gain favorite for the Oscar nomination. Ryan Gosling did a fine job playing Neil Armstrong and don’t forget about Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody. But can the Hollywood veteran Robert Redford pull one last magic trick and get himself nominated once more? He was wonderful in The Old Man And The Gun, but we’ll just have to wait.

Best Actress In a leading role

Oh how I’d love to see Glenn Close finally winning an Oscar. She’s a shoo-in for the Oscar nomination, bud I’d like for he to be awarded with a golden statue for her role in The Wife. But she’s not the only front-runner for the 2019 Oscars. Can’t forget about the lovely and talented Olivia Colman who dazzled us with her performance in The Favourite and certainly can’t forget about the performance that Nicole Kidman had in Destroyer. But when I’m thinking outside the box, I’m pretty sure that I have to include the marvelous Melissa McCarthy in this group since her performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Blew me away.

Best Actor in supporting role

Can Sam Rockwell pull an ace from his sleeve and win 2 Oscars back to back? I sure hope so, because he’s getting all the hoopla for his portrayal of George W. Bush, and Timothee Chalamet is looking at second consecutive nomination for his portrayal of a drug addicted youngster in Beautiful Boy. Speaking of consecutive streak, Daniel Kaluuya stunned us once again, but this time in the amazing Widows. Oh and don’t forget about Sam Elliot too. The old fox is always amazing, and his performance in A Star Is Born just showed it.

Best Actress in supporting role

There’s always something comforting in Amy Adams performances. Despite what the movie is, despite what the role is, you just know that you’re going to get your money’s worth. And trust me, she’s been amazing in Vice, so don’t be surprised if she gets her 6th Oscar nomination. Nicole Kidman is a favorite in this category too, as she was brilliant in the biopic Boy Erased, and so was Margot Robbie in Mary, Queen Of Scots.


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