TGATP Picks For 2019 Oscars

First Man Was Robbed For Oscars 2019

This was a banner year for movies. In several categories, I would be okay with a tie. For example, Black Panther, VICE AND Green Book for Best Picture. In the Best Actor category, I would love to see Bradley Cooper, Rami Malek AND Christian Bale win in the first-ever triple tie. Also though I feel Regina King has a slight edge, I also loved Amy Adams for Best Supporting Actress. There are, as usual, a couple of major gaffes and disappointments in nominations. Bradley Copper DEFINITELY should have been up for Best Director for the most amazing “Star Is Born” possibly ever over Spike Lee. “The Black Klansmen” was good, but not better, than “A Star Is Born”, direction wise. “The Hate You Give” also should have received a nod for Best Adapted Screenplay. And finally,

“First Man” was robbed in every category. It should have been up for Best Picture, Best Actor for Gosling, Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Supporting Actress for Claire Foy! Films don’t have award nomination worthy production design and sound editing without a great director at the helm!

“If Beale Street Could Talk” Was Also Robbed For Oscars 2019

“If Beale Street Could Talk” was also robbed in multiple categories including Best Picture and Best Director for Barry Jenkins. The greatest black love story ever brought to the screen, it was far superior to “Moonlight” and also far superior to “Black KKKlansmen.”

Here’s the full list of 2019 Oscar nominees with my picks bolded:

Best Picture

Black Panther


Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favorite

Green Book


A Star Is Born


Best Actor

Christian Bale, “Vice”

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”

Willem DaFoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”

Glenn Close, “The Wife”

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”

Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”

Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”

Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, “Vice”

Marina de Tavira, “Roma”

Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Emma Stone, “The Favourite”

Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Best Director

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”

Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”

Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”

Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Adam McKay, “Vice” – Although this really should have been Bradley Cooper or Barry Jenkins!

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”


“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

“A Star Is Born”

Best Original Screenplay

“The Favourite”

“First Reformed”

“Green Book”



Best Animated Feature Film

“Incredibles 2”

“Isle of Dogs”


“Ralph Breaks the Internet”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Cinematography

“Cold War”

“The Favourite”


“Never Look Away”

“A Star Is Born”

Best Documentary Feature

“Free Solo

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

“Of Fathers and Sons”

“Minding the Gap”


Best Documentary Short Subject

”Black Sheep”

”End Game”

“Life Boat”

“A Night at the Garden”

“Period. End of Sentence.”

Best Original Score

“Black Panther”


“If Beale Street Could Talk”

“Isle of Dogs”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

Best Original Song

“All The Stars,” “Black Panther”

“I’ll Fight,” “RBG”

“The Place Where Lost Things Go,” “Mary Poppins Returns”

“Shallow,” “A Star Is Born”

“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings,” “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

Best Foreign Language Film


“Cold War”

“Never Look Away”



Best Animated Short Film


“Animal Behavior”

“Late Afternoon”

“One Small Step”


Best Live Action Short Film






Best Costume Design

“Black Panther”

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

“Mary Queen of Scot”

“The Favourite”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling


“Mary Queen of Scots”


Best Sound Editing

“Black Panther”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“First Man”

“A Quiet Place”


Best Sound Mixing

“Black Panther”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“First Man”


“A Star Is Born”

Best Film Editing

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“The Favourite”

“Green Book”



Best Production Design

“Black Panther”

“The Favourite”

“First Man”

“Mary Poppins Returns”


Best Visual Effects

“Avengers: Infinity War”

“Christopher Robin”

“First Man”

“Ready Player One”

“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

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