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2019 Oscar Predictions – Best Foreign Language Film

Poor Shoplifters. Such a great film, yet such a slim chance of winning an Oscar. Even in a year without Roma, I don’t know if the Academy would give Kore-eda’s film its due.

Also, Burning.

But no use crying over spilled milk. The nominees are what they are. And it is clear where the conversation goes from here.

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The Nominees:

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2019 Oscar Predictions – Best Cinematography

Four of the five Oscar nominees for Best Cinematography have received nominations before. Alfonso Cuaron has won two, albeit not for cinematography. Caleb Deschanel has been nominated a whopping six times. The only outlier here is Robbie Ryan, who makes a convincing case for himself in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite.

It is a category stacked to the gills with talent. Somehow, though, I believe it is not that close of a race.

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The Nominees:

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2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions – Best Foreign Language Film

Best Foreign Language is a tough category in 2019. There are a lot of strong candidates. Pretty much every one of the nine shortlisted films have a good case for why they should be in the top five. Of course, in a year where Roma is on the shortlist, it will be hard for any other film to win. But anything could happen.

Let’s take a look at the shortlist.

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The Nominees:

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