This is the first Oscar Primer podcast for Contra Zoom of the year, continuing the series of Oscar Primer’s Dakota does every year, normally just as written articles. He is flying solo this episode as he talks about Vice, BlacKkKlansman and Green Book.

I categorize all nominations as either Frontrunner’s (FR) meaning they most likely to be the winners, Dark Horse (DH) candidates could pull off an upset if momentum swings their way, and Just Happy (JH) to be nominated as they stand no real chance this year. There can be multiples front-runners to each category. 

Vice has eight nominations:

Best Picture (JH)

Best Actor – Christian Bale (FR)

Best Supporting Actress – Amy Adams (FR)

Best Supporting Actor – Sam Rockwell (JH)

Best Director – Adam McKay (JH)

Best Original Screenplay (JH)

Best Film Editing (DH)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling (FR)

Vice looks to walk away with anywhere from 1 maybe 2 awards with a couple others being long shots.

BlacKkKlansman has six nominations:

Best Picture (DH)

Best Supporting Actor – Adam Driver (DH)

Best Director – Spike Lee (DH)

Best Adapted Screenplay (FR)

Best Film Editing (FR)

BlacKkKlansman looks to walk away with anywhere from 1-2 awards with the additional 3 being contenders if Roma doesn’t sweep.

Green Book has five nominations:

Best Picture (DH)

Best Actor – Viggo Mortensen (JH)

Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali (FR)

Best Original Screenplay (DH)

Best Film Editing (JH)

Green Book looks to walk away with 1 award with a strong possibility of 1 or 2 others if the tide goes its way.

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