How Did My Random Die Rolls Do When Predicting Oscar Winners (2019)? Read On To Find Out!

I absolutely LOATHE awards shows of any kind. The last time I watched an awards show on purpose was when Seth MacFarlane hosted the Oscars in 2013 – and even then – I asked my folks to record the show on their DVR so I was able to skip through all of the “nonsense.” And I was not even offended by his infamous “We Saw Your Boobs” musical number! Nor was I offended when he “pretended” to hit on Sally Field backstage. I have some strange…sensibilities!

I don’t know why I have such a distaste for awards shows. But it MIGHT have something to do with the overblown musical numbers, a very disastrous one of which occurred at the  1989 Oscars, which you can read more about here:

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Eileen Bowman at the 1989 Oscars with Rob Lowe. Apparently this musical number – masterminded by EGOT owner Marvin Hamlisch – ruined her budding career. This song and dance number went on for an agonizing…15 minutes. Actor Martin Landau told The Hollywood Reporter that “She had a look on her face, if I remember correctly, of pain.”

Just because I don’t like awards shows doesn’t mean I don’t care about who WINS the awards! One of the things I’ve managed to do  – because of my “trivial pursuits” is be able to name every single movie which has won best picture since 1927. Some of the “major” ones before 1960 (such as Casablanca, It Happened One Night, Rebecca, Gone With the Wind, Bridge on the River Kwai, Hamlet) I can place with a year, and after that, I can name them in order with their release years.

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The dice I rolled to randomly “pick” the 2019 Oscar winners.

When the Oscar nominees were announced in January, I rolled two different multi-sided dice to randomly “pick” the 2019 Oscar winners. I rolled the d10 to pick the best picture winners – and rolled a d6 (aka a standard die you would find in any board game) to pick the other winners – re-rolling and adding one in the cases of rolling a 6 (there were five nominees in each category).

The “bones” knew what they were doing this year! Five of the winners randomly picked by the bones were also picked as the “actual” winners! Actual winners will be in red, and the winners randomly picked by the “bones” will be in blue. Categories in which the “bones” picked the winners will be denoted with a triple asterisk ***.

BEST PICTURE – 

Green Book (WINNER)

The Favourite (random die roll pick)

Nominees:
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
Roma
A Star is Born
Vice

BEST ACTOR –

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody (WINNER)

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book (random die roll pick)

Nominees:
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

***BEST ACTRESS –

Olivia Colman, The Favourite (WINNER)

Olivia Colman, The Favourite (die roll pick)

Nominees:
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Glenn Close, The Wife
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

***BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –

Mahershala Ali, Green Book (WINNER)

Mahershala Ali, Green Book (random die roll pick)

Nominees:
Adam Driver, BlackKKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me
Sam Rockwell, Vice

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS –

Emma Stone, The Favourite  (random die roll pick)

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk (WINNER)

Nominees:
Amy Adams, Vice
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

***BEST DIRECTOR –

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma (WINNER)

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma (random die roll pick)

Nominees:
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Adam McKay, Vice

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE –

Black Panther (WINNER)

If Beale Street Could Talk (random die roll pick)

Nominees:
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM –

Roma (WINNER)

Shoplifters

Nominees:
Capernaum
Cold War
Never Look Away

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – 

Shallow – A Star Is Born (WINNER)

The Place Where Lost Things Go, Mary Poppins Returns (random die roll pick)

Nominees:
All The Stars – Black Panther
I’ll Fight – RBG
When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

***BEST ANIMATED FEATURE –

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (WINNER)

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Nominees:
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY –

Roma (WINNER)

Lukasz Zal, Cold War (random die roll pick)

Nominees:
Cold War
The Favourite
Never Look Away
A Star Is Born

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY –

Roma (random die roll pick)

Green Book (WINNER)

Nominees:
First Reformed
Roma
The Favourite
Vice

***BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY –

BlacKkKlansman (WINNER)

BlacKkKlansman (random die roll pick)

Nominees:
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM –

Bao, (Winner)

One Small Step

Nominees:
Animal Behaviour
Late Afternoon
One Small Step
Weekends

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – 

Free Solo (WINNER)

Minding The Gap

Nominees:
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons
RBG

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