Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 YEAR-END BALLOT

Past ballots at The Wandering Image:
 1980198119821983198419851986198719881989, 1990

1991199219931994199519961997199819992000 2001,
 20022003200420052006, 200720082009201020112012, 
 2013201420152016
2017

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Note: As usual, Oscar winner predictions will be added towards the end of January next to my *top pick in each category.


**Actual AMPAS nominees added 1/22/2019**
**Oscar winner predictions added 1/26/2019 below actual AMPAS nominees** 

**Actual AMPAS winners added 2/24/2019**














*FIRST REFORMED
ANNIHILATION
SWEET COUNTRY
BLACKkKLANSMAN
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND
CLAIRE'S CAMERA
SUPPORT THE GIRLS
MANDY
PADDINGTON 2
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

actual oscar nominees:
BLACK PANTHER

BLACKKKLANSMAN
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
THE FAVOURITE
GREEN BOOK (won)
ROMA
A STAR IS BORN
VICE

prediction:
ROMA















*BURNING
SHOPLIFTERS
ROMA
ZAMA
THE WOLF HOUSE
LET THE SUNSHINE IN
WESTERN
GOOD MANNERS
HAVE A NICE DAY
THE NIGHT COMES FOR US

actual oscar nominees:
CAPERNAUM

COLD WAR
NEVER LOOK AWAY
ROMA (won)
SHOPLIFTERS

prediction:
COLD WAR















*Chang-dong Lee for BURNING
Paul Schrader for FIRST REFORMED
Hirokazu Koreeda for SHOPLIFTERS
Lucrecia Martel for ZAMA
Alfonso Cuaron for ROMA

actual oscar nominees:
Spike Lee for BLACKKKLANSMAN

Pawel Pawlikowski for COLD WAR
Yorgos Lanthimos for THE FAVOURITE
Alfonso Curaon for ROMA (won)
Adam McKay for VICE

prediction:
Alfonso Cuaron for ROMA















*Regina Hall in
                    SUPPORT THE GIRLS
Olivia Coleman in THE FAVOURITE
Lady Gaga in A STAR IS BORN
Juliette Binoche in LET THE SUNSHINE IN
Claire Foy in UNSANE
Thomasin Mckenzie in LEAVE NO TRACE

actual oscar nominees:
Yalitza Aparicio in ROMA

Glenn Close in THE WIFE
Olivia Coleman in THE FAVOURITE (won)
Lady Gaga in A STAR IS BORN
Melissa McCarthy in CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

prediction:
Glenn Close in THE WIFE














*Ethan Hawke in
                         FIRST REFORMED
Jim Cummings in THUNDER ROAD
Nicolas Cage in MANDY
Willem Dafoe in AT ETERNITY'S GATE
Christian Bale in VICE
Stephan James in IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

actual oscar nominees:
Christian Bale in VICE

Bradley Cooper in A STAR IS BORN
Willem Dafoe in AT ETERNITY'S GATE
Rami Malek in BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (won)
Viggo Mortensen in GREEN BOOK

prediction:
Viggo Mortensen in GREEN BOOK

















*Regina King in
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Jong-seo Jun in BURNING
Sissy Spacek in THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN
Michelle Yeoh in CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Margot Robbie in MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

actual oscar nominees:
Amy Adams in VICE

Marina de Tavira in ROMA
Regina King in IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (won)
Emma Stone in THE FAVOURITE
Rachel Weisz in THE FAVOURITE

prediction:
Regina King in IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK















*Steven Yeun in BURNING
Daniel Kaluuya in WIDOWS
Richard E. Grant in CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Jesse Plemons in GAME NIGHT
Sam Elliot in A STAR IS BORN

actual oscar nominees:
Mahershala Ali in GREEN BOOK (won)

Adam Driver in BLACKKKLANSMAN
Sam Elliot in A STAR IS BORN
Richard E. Grant in CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Sam Rockwell in VICE

prediction:
Richard E. Grant in CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?















*FIRST REFORMED - Paul Schrader
WESTERN - Valeska Grisebach
SUPPORT THE GIRLS - Andrew Bujalski
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU - Boots Riley
PRIVATE LIFE - Tamara Jenkins

actual oscar nominees:
THE FAVOURITE

FIRST REFORMED
GREEN BOOK (won)
ROMA
VICE

prediction:
THE FAVOURITE















*BLACKkKLANSMAN - Spike Lee, 
David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Charlie Wachtel
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - Barry Jenkins
BURNING - Jung-mi Oh, Chang-dong Lee
LEAVE NO TRACE - Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini
THE ENDLESS - Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson
ANNIHILATION - Alex Garland

actual oscar nominees:
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

BLACKKKLANSMAN (won)
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
A STAR IS BORN

prediction:
BLACKKKLANSMAN














*PROTOTYPE - Blake Williams
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING
BISBEE '17
MINDING THE GAP
SHIRKERS
GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI
MOUNTAIN
DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
THE ZEN DIARIES OF GARRY SHANDLING

actual oscar nominees:
FREE SOLO (won)

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING THIS EVENING
MINDING THE GAP
OF FATHERS AND SONS
R.B.G.

prediction:
R.B.G.















*THE WOLF HOUSE
HAVE A NICE DAY
INCREDIBLES 2
MIRAI
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
EARLY MAN
ISLE OF DOGS
TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES
MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER
TENACIOUS D: POST-APOCALYPTO

actual oscar nominees:
INCREDIBLES 2

ISLE OF DOGS
MIRAI
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (won)

prediction:
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
















*ROMA - Alfonso Cuaron, AMC
MANDY - Benjamin Loeb, ASC, FNF
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS - Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC
AT ETERNITY'S GATE - Benoît Delhomme, AFC, BSC
THE FAVOURITE - Robbie Ryan, ASC, ISC

actual oscar nominees:
COLD WAR

THE FAVOURITE
NEVER LOOK AWAY
ROMA (won)
A STAR IS BORN

prediction:
ROMA














*MANDY - Brett W. Bachman
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE - Joe Beni
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders
PROTOTYPE - Blake Williams
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS - Roderick Jaynes
LET THE CORPSES TAN - Cattet/Forzani
FIRST REFORMED - Benjamin Rodriguez Jr.
BLACKKKLANSMAN - Barry Alexander Brown
UPGRADE - Andy Canny

actual oscar nominees:
BLACKKKLANSMAN

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (won)
THE FAVOURITE
GREEN BOOK
VICE

prediction:
BLACKKKLANSMAN















*FIRST MAN - Justin Hurwitz >
SUSPIRIA - Thom Yorke >
ANNIHILATION - Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury >
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - Nicholas Brittel >
MANDY - Jóhann Jóhannsson >
ISLE OF DOGS - Alexandre Desplat >
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS - Max Richter >
APOSTLE - Aria Prayogi, Fajar Yuskemal >
BLACK PANTHER - Ludwig Göransson >

actual oscar nominees:
BLACK PANTHER (won)

BLACKKKLANSMAN
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
ISLE OF DOGS
MARY POPPINS RETURNS

prediction:
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
















*THE FAVOURITE - Fiona Crombie
BLACK PANTHER - Hannah Beachler, Alan Hook
PADDINGTON 2 - Gary Williamson, Patrick Rolfe
ANNIHILATION - Mark Digby, Denis Schnegg
ROMA - Eugenio Caballero
MUTE - Gavin Bocquet, David Scheunemann

actual oscar nominees:
BLACK PANTHER (won)

THE FAVOURITE
FIRST MAN
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
ROMA

prediction:
THE FAVOURITE
















*THE FAVOURITE - Sandy Powell
BLACK PANTHER - Ruth Carter
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS - Alexandra Byrne
THE BALLAD OF BUSTERS SCRUGGS - Mary Zophres
AQUAMAN - Kym Barrett
BLACKkKLANSMAN - Marci Rodgers
AT ETERNITY'S GATE - Karen Muller Serreau
DETECTIVE DEE: FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS - Bruce Yu

actual oscar nominees:
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

BLACK PANTHER (won)
THE FAVOURITE
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

prediction:
THE FAVOURITE

















*BLACK PANTHER
THE FAVOURITE
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
SUSPIRIA
STAN & OLLIE
OVERLORD
VICE
BORDER
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

actual oscar nominees:
BORDER
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
VICE (won)

prediction:
VICE
















*A QUIET PLACE
ANNIHILATION
FIRST MAN
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
AQUAMAN
INCREDIBLES 2

actual oscar nominees:
BLACK PANTHER
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (won)
FIRST MAN
A QUIET PLACE
ROMA


prediction:
A QUIET PLACE


















*FIRST MAN
A QUIET PLACE
AQUAMAN
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
UPGRADE
READY PLAYER ONE
MOM AND DAD
A STAR IS BORN

actual oscar nominees:
BLACK PANTHER
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (won)
FIRST MAN
ROMA
A STAR IS BORN

prediction:
FIRST MAN
















*SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
ANNIHILATION
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
FIRST MAN
THE RITUAL
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT

actual oscar nominees:
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
FIRST MAN (won)
READY PLAYER ONE
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

prediction:
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
















*NORMAN NORMAN
THE GAL WHO GOT RATTLED (BUSTER SCRUGGS segment)
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: OH BABY
FAUVE by Jérémy Comte
ALL GOLD CANYON (BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS segment)
ANDERSON .PAAK: TIL IT'S OVER (Apple HomePod "Welcome Home")
VINCE STAPLES: FUN!
MARGUERITE
BLACK SHEEP


actual oscar live action short nominees:
DETAINMENT

FAUVE
MARGUERITE
MOTHER
SKIN (won)

prediction:
SKIN


actual oscar documentary short nominees:
BLACK SHEEP

END GAME
LIFEBOAT
A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. (won)

prediction:
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE.
















*BLOEISTRAAT 11
WEEKENDS by Trevor Jimenez
LA CHUTE by Boris Labbé
SOLAR WALK by Réka Bucsi
LATE AFTERNOON
BIRD KARMA
BAO

actual oscar nominees:
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

BAO (won)
LATE AFTERNOON
ONE SMALL STEP
WEEKENDS

prediction:
BAO


















muriel awards categories:








*1) The Lighthouse. Final 22 other-worldly minutes of ANNIHILATION
2) Hae-mi's jazz dance at sunset - BURNING
3) Nobuyo's tearful confession - SHOPLIFTERS
4) "Too Late to Turn Back Now" - BLACKkKLANSMAN
5) Jack Jack VS Raccoon - INCREDIBLES 2
6) Kiere finally finds his Father's grave - MINDING THE GAP
7) Visions during transcendental meditation - FIRST REFORMED
8) The beach drowning - ROMA
9) Helicopter pursuit climax - MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT
10) Daniel's monologue about his jail time - BEALE STREET
11) Mandy's bad "wasp acid" trip. Maniacal laughing, etc. - MANDY
12) Casino fight & street chase in Busan S.Korea - BLACK PANTHER
13) Going into labor at the worst possible moment - A QUIET PLACE
-tie- 13) The mutant bear - ANNIHILATION
14) Final 40 mins wall-to-wall violence THE NIGHT COMES FOR US
15) The painful "voodoo doll" dance sequence - SUSPIRIA
16) Kubrick's "The Shining" - READY PLAYER ONE
17) The stillness of the Moon. Crater visit, etc. - FIRST MAN
18) Spaniards are ambushed by stealthy natives - ZAMA
19) Ally singing "La Vie En Rose" at night club - A STAR IS BORN
20) Vandor-1 Train robbery sequence - SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

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*BLACKkKLANSMAN
ANNIHILATION
BLACK PANTHER
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
PADDINGTON 2
THE DEATH OF STALIN
THE PARTY
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
THE FAVOURITE














*1) Hong Sang-soo for CLAIRE'S CAMERA and THE DAY AFTER
2) Nicolas Cage in MANDY, MOM AND DAD, TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES, and SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
3) Peter Dinklage in MY DINNER WITH HERVE, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, and I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW
4) Claire Foy in UNSANE, FIRST MAN, and GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB
5) Saoirse Ronan in MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, ON CHESIL BEACH, and THE SEAGULL
6) Rosamund Pike in A PRIVATE WAR, BEIRUT, and 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE
7) Joaquin Phoenix in THE BROTHERS SISTERS and YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
8) Cynthia Erivo in WIDOWS and BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE
9) Lucas Hedges in MID90s, BOY ERASED, and BEN IS BACK
10) Olivia Cooke in THOROUGHBREDS and READY PLAYER ONE















*1) Rungano Nyoni for
                        I AM NOT A WITCH
2) Blake Williams for PROTOTYPE 3D
3) Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña for LA CASA LOBO
4) RaMell Ross for HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING THIS EVENING
5) Bing Liu for MINDING THE GAP
6) Sandi Tan for SHIRKERS
7) Matthew Holness for POSSUM
8) Coralie Fargeat for REVENGE
9) Jim Cummings for THUNDER ROAD
10) Yolanda Ramke for CARGO
11) Boots Riley for SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
12) John Krasinski for A QUIET PLACE
13) Augustine Frizzell for NEVER GOIN' BACK
14) Robert Mockler for LIKE ME
15) Paul Dano for WILDLIFE
16) Bridey Elliot for CLARA'S GHOST
17) Gustav Moller for THE GUILTY
















*1) Jeon Jong-seo in BURNING
2) Jim Cummings in THUNDER ROAD
3) Lady Gaga in A STAR IS BORN
4) Cynthia Erivo in WIDOWS and BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE
5) Thomasin Mckenzie in LEAVE NO TRACE
6) Letitia Wright in BLACK PANTHER
7) Helena Howard in MADELINE'S MADELINE
8) Hannah John-Kamen in READY PLAYER ONE, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, and TOMB RAIDER
9) Joe Cole in A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN
10) Zoey Deutch in FLOWER
11) Yalitza Aparicio in ROMA
12) Shree Crooks in STEPHANIE














10TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE

*1) HUNGER
2) REVANCHE
3) LET THE RIGHT ONE
4) WENDY AND LUCY
5) THE UNFORESEEN
6) RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
7) HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
8) WALL*E
9) STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
10) WALTZ WITH BASHIR








25TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE



*1) THE PIANO
2) SHORT CUTS
3) NAKED
4) THREE COLORS: BLUE
5) AGE OF INNOCENCE
6) DAZED AND CONFUSED
7) HARD BOILED
8) A PERFECT WORLD
9) BARAKA
10) MATINEE








50TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE



*1) 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
2) NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
3) WEEKEND
4) ROSEMARY'S BABY
5) BELLE DE JOUR
6) FACES
7) VALLEY OF THE BEES
8) HIGH SCHOOL
9) KILL BABY KILL!
10) PLANET OF THE APES







Other year-end ballots posted at The Wandering Image:   198019811982198319841985198619871988, 198919901991,1992,
 19931994199519961997199819992000200120022003,
 20042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
20152016,
 2017,