This is the second 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 A Star is Born, Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody.

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.

A Star is Born has 8 nominations:

  • Best Picture (JH)
  • Best Actor – Bradley Cooper (JH)
  • Best Actress – Lady Gaga (FR)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Sam Elliott (DH)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (JH)
  • Best Cinematography (JH)
  • Best Original Song – “Shallow” (FR)
  • Best Sound Mixing (DH)

A Star is Born will for sure win one award with 1-2 others potentially going its way.

What is the difference between Sound Mixing and Sound Editing?

Black Panther has 6 nominations:

  • Best Picture (JH)
  • Best Original Score (FR)
  • Best Original Song – “All the Stars” (DH)
  • Best Costume Design (FR)
  • Best Production Design (FR)
  • Best Sound Editing (DH)
  • Best Sound Mixing (DH)

Black Panther looks to pick up 3 technical with 2 more if they sweep the Sound categories.

Variety’s breakdown of Black Panther costumes featuring designer Ruth Carter.

Bohemian Rhapsody has 5 nominations:

  • Best Picture (JH)
  • Best Actor – Rami Malek (FR)
  • Best Film Editing (JH)
  • Best Sound Editing (DH)
  • Best Sound Mixing (DH)

Bohemian Rhapsody most likely will walk away empty handed, but there is a slim chance it could win 1-3 awards.

If you missed last week’s episode breaking down the odds for Vice, BlacKkKlansman and Green Book, listen to the show HERE.

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