This is the last 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 The Favourite and Roma.

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.

The Favourite has 10 nominations:

  • Best Picture (JH)
  • Best Director (JH)
  • Best Actress – Olivia Coleman (DH)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Rachel Weisz (JH)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Emma Stone (JH)
  • Best Cinematography (FR)
  • Best Film Editing (FR)
  • Best Original Screenplay (FR)
  • Best Production Design (FR)
  • Best Costume Design (FR)

*Editor’s note, The Favourite is not nominated for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing

The Favourite looks to snag about 4-5 wins for sure and could be in the running for 1 or 2 others.

Roma has 10 nominations:

  • Best Picture (FR)
  • Best Director – Alfonso Cuarón (FR)
  • Best Actress – Yalitza Aparicio (JH)
  • Best Supporting Actress – Marina de Tavira (JH)
  • Best Foreign Language Film (FR)
  • Best Original Screenplay (DH)
  • Best Cinematography (FR)
  • Best Production Design (JH)
  • Best Sound Editing (JH)
  • Best Sound Mixing (JH)

If you missed last week’s episode breaking down the odds for A Star is Born, Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody, listen to the show HERE.

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