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This weekend, the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles will play host to the 91st Academy Awards, where the best films of 2018 will be honoured and in many cases, be celebrated with Oscars. Ahead of the event, we've decided to take a look at some of the biggest categories and make some bold predictions to see if we can pick out exactly who'll be going home with the gongs on the night.

7. Regina King to take home the Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated in three separate categories, we think that If Beale Street Could Talk's best chance of picking up a prize is thanks to Regina King's brilliant work in the movie. She plays Tish's (KiKi Layne) mother Sharon Rivers in the flick, and has been said to steal the spotlight in any scene she's been a part of by those who have enjoyed the film. We'd love to see an acceptance speech from Regina, so let's hope she can take this one!

6. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Shallow to be named Best Song

Though it's tied (with Vice) for the second most nominations of the night with eight, we think that A Star Is Born will actually be hampered due to being one of the earliest favourites of the competition. What we know for sure Gaga and Cooper will be able to get in the bag however is the prize for Best Song. Shallow has remained on top of the charts ever since the film's release, so it would be an utter travesty if it wasn't awarded appropriately here.

5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to beat out Disney for Best Animated Feature

Perhaps not the most shocking of our predictions, but Spider-Man:Into the Spider-Verse is actually facing some stiff competition from Disney's Ralph Breaks The Internet and The Incredibles 2. Fortunately for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's collaboration with Marvel, this will likely continue to impress across awards season and pick up this major gong.

4. The Favourite to take home the award for Best Original Screenplay

The Favourite is up for the most awards (tied with Roma) at this year's Academy Awards, and we think one of the categories that it'll be coming out on top of for sure is that of Best Original Screenplay. The film has often been praised for being so unique and witty despite the content, nd so seeing all of that celebrated here would be brilliant.

3. Rami Malek will continue his Best Actor winning streak

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

Following his win for Best Actor at the Satellite Awards, the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society, the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Golden Globes and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, we think Rami Malek's streak of winning will continue at arguably the biggest event of all; the Academy Awards 2019. He's an incredible talent and somebody whose performance as Freddie Mercury is sure to go down in history. Those reviewing the film may not have liked Bohemian Rhapsody, but that didn't stop fans from going to see the picture and Malek's performance from making huge waves.

2. Glenn Close to pip Lady Gaga to the post for Best Actress

Lady Gaga gave an incredible performance as Ally in A Star Is Born, but the very fact that she is first and foremost a musician and was playing a musician in the film could see her miss out on picking up an Oscar for Best Actress. Her closest competition comes from Glenn Close for her role in The Wife, and we think the star will finally be picking up the award that she's missed out on so many times in the past. If Close doesn't, then she'll become the most nominated actress to never win in the category of all time.

1. Roma will become the first foreign language film to win Best Picture

Photo Credit: Carlos Somonte/Netflix
Photo Credit: Carlos Somonte/Netflix

Netflix original film Roma wouldn't only become the streaming service's first win in the Best Picture category, but it would also become the first foreign language movie to pick up the gong. We don't think those working behind-the-scenes as judges at the Academy Awards would pass up the opportunity to make such big headlines, and let's face it, Roma is brilliant enough to pick up the award regardless. We'd also be stunned if Alfonso Cuarón didn't win the Oscar for Best Director, following Bradley Cooper's shock snub from the category!


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