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92nd Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2019 (for the 2020 Ceremony) - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

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Original Score - Predictions

 

Star Wars: Episode IX
John Williams
(51 nominations, 5 wins)
Dec 20th

They've only EXTREMELY rarely ignored Williams when he was eligible and 5 of his 51 nominations have been for Star Wars pictures. He's now 87 years old, too, and hasn't won in 25 years.

The Good Liar
Carter Burwell
(2 nominations)
Nov 15th

It took Oscar so long to honor him but now he's on their radar and working a lot so a win may be only a matter of time. Will this be a contender outside of acting? We shall see.

Harriet
Terence Blanchard
(1 nomination)
Release TBA

Once Oscar's most insular branch finally recognizes you, it's much easier to be honored a second time. This should be a fine showcase for him.

Pain & Glory
Alberto Iglesias
(3 nominations)
Release TBA

It's not easy to get nominated for foreign films, but Oscar already knows him and he does do wondrous work for Almodóvar on the regular

Ford v Ferrarri
Marco Beltrami (2 nominations)
Nov 15th

He was probably close to a nomination last year for A Quiet Place and with 5 pictures this year and 1 buzzy TV series, and one festival honor already lined up, it could be a big year for him.

 
Tier 2 - Or maybe these... 

Gemini Man
Marco Beltrami
(2 nominations)
Oct 4th

He's scoring 5 movies this year so it's tough to say which will be the one to get him attention. Were going with Ford v Ferrari but it could be this instead

 

Ad Astra
Max Richter
(never nominated)
May 24th (?)

Will The Social Network stay a fluke for him or will Oscar honor him again (the Globes have nominated him thrice already)

The Woman in the Window
Trent Reznor
(1 nom / 1 win)
Oct 4th

Will The Social Network stay a fluke for him or will Oscar honor him again (the Globes have nominated him thrice already)

 

Avengers Endgame
Alan Silvestri
(2 nominations)
April 26th

We were surprised to see Infinity War on the finalist list last year so perhaps they'll want to celebrate the finale (of sorts) of 11 years of MCU movies?

The Personal History of David Copperfield
Christopher Willis (never nominated)
Release TBA

He made the finals last year despite little buzz for Death of Stalin so he has fans in the Academy

 
Tier 3 - Other Possibilities of Interest

Since composers are sometimes the last to be hired / or replaced this category is hard to do very early. But here are some other possibilities, much could change

ANNOUNCED AFTER WE MADE THE CHART SO THE NEXT UPDATES WILL HAVE CONSIDERABL MOVEMENT!

 

  • Alexandre Desplat (10 noms / 2 wins) - Little Women 
  • Michael Giacchino (2 noms / 1 win) - JoJo Rabbit 

 

PREVIOUS NOMINEES...

  • Marco Beltrami (2 nominations) - Underwater, Longshot
  • Carter Burwell (2 nominations) - Missing Link
  • Alexander Desplat (10 noms, 2 wins) - J'Accuse
  • Danny Elfman (4 nominations) - Dumbo, Men in Black International
  • Michael Giacchino (2 noms/1 win) - Spider-Man Far From Home
  • Mica Levy (1 nomination) - Monos
  • Thomas Newman (14 nominations) - Tolkien
  • Randy Newman (20 noms, 2 wins) - Toy Story 4
  • John Powell (1 nomination) - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Call of the Wild
  • Hans Zimmer (11 noms, 1 win) - The Lion King... He won the Oscar for the original and we dont know if they'll consider his return (presumably with some of the same themes again) eligible or not. They've ruled both ways in the past.

NEW AND/OR NEVER-NOMINATED COMPOSERS

  • Michael Abels - Us
  • Alfonso G Aguilar - Klaus
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir - Joker
  • Trevor Gureckis - The Goldfinch
  • Nate Heller - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Philip Klein - Wish Dragon
  • Daniel Pemberton - Yesterday
  • Jeff Russo - Lucy in the Sky
  • Theodore Shapiro - Last Christmas, Spies in Disguise, Untitled Roger Aisles Project
  • Tamar-Kali - The Last Thing He Wanted
  • Pinar Toprak - Captain Marvel
  • David Wingo - The Report

NO COMPOSER YET ANNOUNCED...

  • The Irishman
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • Motherless Brooklyn
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Queen & Slim
  • Torrance
  • Untitled Todd Haynes Project
 

 

Original Song - Predictions

As per usual we just have to take a wild stab at it because we don't yet know which pictures will have original songs so this current prediction list is all the musical remakes (which usually get 1 new song).

Aladdin Cats Frozen 2 The Lion King Missing Link
Tier 2 - Other Possibilities of Interest

Do share if you've heard of any.

ACTUALLY CONFIRMED ORIGINAL SONGS IN 2019 MOVIES:

  • Aladdin - (Two new songs. Titles unknown)
  • The Lego Movie 2- "Catchy Song"
  • Missing Link - "Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like You)"
 

 

 

Sound Mixing - Predictions

Star Wars: Episode IX

Ad Astra

1917

Ford v Ferrarri

Rocketman

 
Tier 2 - Or maybe these... 

The Woman in the Window

Cats

The Lion King

Avengers Endgame

The Irishman

 
Tier 3 - Other Possibilities...

THE TYPE OF MOVIE THAT IS SOMETIMES OF ACADEMY "SOUND" INTEREST EVEN WITHOUT BEST PICTURE HEAT (i.e. musicals, action pics, craft-oriented epics, etcetera) 


The Aeronauts, Aladdin, Bolden, Captain Marvel, Gemini Man, Godzilla King of Monsters, Judy, Lucy in the Sky, Midway, Missing Link, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Spider-Man Far From Home, Terminator Dark Fate, Toy Story 4, and Us.

THE TYPE OF MOVIE THAT ONLY TENDS TO GET "SOUND" ATTENTION IF IT ALSO HAS BEST PICTURE HEAT (i.e. dramas, dramedies, period pieces that aren't epic, etcetera)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, The Good Liar, The Goldfinch, Harriet, The Irishman, JoJo Rabbit, Little Women, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Queen & Slim, and The Report

 

 

 

Sound Editing - Predictions

Star Wars: Episode IX

Ad Astra

1917

Ford v Ferrarri

The Lion King

 
Tier 2 - Or maybe these... 

 

The Woman in the Window

Cats

Toy Story 4

Avengers Endgame

Rocketman

 
Tier 3 - Other Possibilities of Interest

THE TYPE OF MOVIE THAT IS SOMETIMES OF ACADEMY "SOUND" INTEREST EVEN WITHOUT BEST PICTURE HEAT (i.e. musicals, action pics, craft-oriented epics, etcetera) 


Aladdin, The Aeronauts, Bolden, Captain Marvel, Gemini Man, Godzilla King of Monsters, The Irishman, Judy, Lucy in the Sky, Midway, Missing Link, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Spider-Man Far From Home, Terminator Dark Fate, and Us.

THE TYPE OF MOVIE THAT ONLY TENDS TO GET "SOUND" ATTENTION IF IT ALSO HAS BEST PICTURE HEAT (i.e. dramas, dramedies, period pieces that aren't epic, etcetera)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, The Good Liar, The Goldfinch, Harriet, The Irishman, JoJo Rabbit, Little Women, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Queen & Slim, and The Report.