From Bradley Cooper’s outstanding remake of A Star is Born to Alfonso Cuarón’s brilliant Roma. These are some of the 91st Academy Awards predictions.
Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star is Born has received outstanding reviews from film critics, including the Guardian’s former critic Peter Bradshaw, who describes Gaga’s performance as “mesmerising”. Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman is also a solid contender. Starring John David Washington and Adam Driver, the film features a black police officer who infiltrates into the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a Jewish undercover. However, Timothée Chalamet’s and Steve Carell’s latest film Beautiful Boy, a touching drama on a young boy’s addiction to crystal meth, has also received phenomenal reviews, alongside with Alfonso Cuarón’s film Roma, which will be released on Netflix the 14th of December.
Ryan Gosling’s performance in First Man, where he plays the role of Neil Armstrong and portrays his lead up journey to the moon, is certainly one of Gosling’s most memorable performances. The veteran Christian Bale is also an obvious adversary to obtain the Oscar for his role in Vice, alongside with the irresistible Rami Malek for his unforgettable role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Gaga’s performance in A Star is Born has certainly made an impact amongst the critics and is one of the most likely frontrunners for her incredibly genuine and effortless portrayal of Ally. The talented Saoirse Ronan, who has already been nominated three times, is another strong contender to win this year’s Oscar for her role in Mary Queen of Scots. The British actress Olivia Colman, who stars in The Favourite alongside Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, is another likely winner for the 91st Academy Awards.
To gain a better insight, we decided to ask the film students at the University of Westminster on their predictions for best picture, best actor and best actress.
Words: Raquel Pacheco l Subbing: Nia Tyrell