My 2019 Oscar Predictions – Based Entirely On Die Rolls!

So the Academy Award nominations have been announced. What better way to make yourself aware of all of the movies you didn’t bother to watch in a calendar year? Of all of the movies on the list I perused, I’ve only seen a few that received any nominations – Black Panther (which I didn’t like), BlacKkKlansman (which I did like), The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (liked it), and A Quiet Place (meh…boring). What I would really go out to see – instead of Mary Poppins Returns – would be a movie called The Revenge of Mary Poppins. Mary comes back – she’s mad as Hell – and she’s not putting up with any crap from kids anymore! Sigh. They really don’t make movies for me, do they? I’ll file that “dream” alongside my dream of having an R-rated version of The Little Mermaid that includes a tentacle porn sequence. Or would that have to be NC-17?

Just like I did in a blog last year, I’m going to roll the dice to see which Oscar winners get picked by “the bones!”  I used a D10, which instead of using it to determine percentile – or damage inflicted by a two-handed sword – picked the best picture winner in this case – since there are 10 nominees! Which I think is too damned many – but what the Hell do I know? For the rest of the nominees, I used a D6. If I happened to roll a 6, I re-rolled and added one to the subsequent roll – otherwise stuck to the number on the die.

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Is it any surprise that my set of D&D dice are purple? The D10 is on the left – the D6 (aka a “standard” die) is on the right.

BEST PICTURE – The Favourite

BEST ACTOR – Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

BEST ACTRESS – Olivia Colman, The Favourite

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –Mahershala Ali, Green Book

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS –Emma Stone, The Favourite

BEST DIRECTOR –Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE – If Beale Street Could Talk

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – Shoplifters, Japan

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – The Place Where Lost Things Go, Mary Poppins Returns.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Lukasz Zal, Cold War

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY –Roma, Alfonso Cuaron

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Spike Lee

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM – One Small Step

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – Minding The Gap

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