Oscar 2019 Music Predictions: Who Will Win?
The votes for the 91st Annual Academy Awards are already in. Now, it’s only a matter of a few days before we find out this year’s golden Oscar winners. It has been predicted that unlike the past, the results may come off as surprising and unanticipated. This is, of course, a pleasant change to look forward to. For the first time, the projects that deserve more recognition may actually receive it.
Moreover, the Academy’s membership ranks have slowly increased over time, with about 900 new voices every year. This means that the award categories may be relatively more competitive this year. There’s no telling for certain what the diverse group’s collective taste will be. Regardless, this means that the categories will probably be judged more fairly, which is obviously a progressive step ahead for the media industry.
That aside, let’s talk predictions, specifically for the music group. The Oscar music-related awards are basically categorized under four main titles: Original Song, Original Score, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Of course, the ‘best’ one out of the nominees for each category ends up winning the Oscar.
With that, below are Dankanator’s final predictions for this year’s music-based Oscar Awards.
Music (Best Original Score)
Nominees: ‘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)
Will win: ‘Shallow’ – A Star Is Born
This is possibly one of the most highly-anticipated wins of the season. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s beautiful duet has become one of the most iconic movie songs of all-time.
There’s really no other song in the category that exceeds the bars the way this one does. It both, captures the movie it’s featured in, and also fits perfectly with the narrative of the script. Written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt, ‘Shallow’ will undoubtedly end up an Oscar winner.
Music (Original Score)
Nominees: ‘Black Panther’ (Ludwig Goransson), ‘BlacKkKlansman’ (Terence Blanchard), ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ (Nicholas Britell), ‘Isle of Dogs’ (Alexandre Desplat), ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (Marc Shaiman)
Will win: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ – Nicholas Britell
After being nominated for his score in the Oscar-winning ‘Moonlight’, Nicholas Britell has been nominated again for Barry Jenkins’ follow-up. Like ‘Moonlight’, the ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ score is as empowering as it is moving. However, while Britell’s melancholy score probably stands the most solid chance, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘BlacKkKlansman’ can’t be completely ruled out either. So let’s see what happens!
Nominees: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘First Man’, ‘A Quiet Place’, ‘Roma’
Will win: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
The Sound Editing category is where things can sometimes get interesting, especially when musicals are in play. It all boils down to some best-picture-contending musical dramas and intricately-designed graphic movies. Our highest bet is on the best picture nominees, though. It’s no secret that they usually win this category too.
Besides, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ won the best sound editing award in the Brits Award Show, as well as in the MPSE awards. So, it may be safe to say that it’s probably in the lead.
Nominees: ‘Black Panther’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘First Man’, ‘Roma’, ‘A Star Is Born’
Will win: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ or ‘First Man’
Once again, it’s hard to rule out ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ when it comes to sound mixing. However, the unique ‘First Man’ might have a fair shot as well.
Now, all we can do is wait for the final results on Sunday. Don’t forget to tune in! May the deserving win the golden Oscars!