Predictions for Winners of the Oscars and Grammys

By, Ellen O’H. ’20

Dear Reader,

My predictions are not based on any sort of science or knowledge (I have not even seen or heard every nominated movie/song!), but rather a history of successful guessing. So, take them with a grain of salt, but I hope they are all fun to read! This year has been pretty eventful in terms of music and movies. We have seen colossal success from movies like A Star is Born and Black Panther, and singers like Ariana Grande and Travis Scott have taken over the radios and streaming services. Make sure to catch the Grammys on February 10 at 8:00 p.m. on CBS and the Oscars on February 24 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC to see whether I’m right!


The Oscars:

Best Picture: Black Panther

Best Lead Actor: Christian Bale, Vice

Best Lead Actress: Lady Gaga, A Star is Born OR Glenn Close, The Wife

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, Vice

Best Director: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Best Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Animated Short: Bao

Best Adapted Screenplay: If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Screenplay: Green Book

Best Cinematography: A Star Is Born

Best Documentary Feature: RBG

Best Documentary Short Subject: A Night at the Garden

Best Live Action Short Film: Skin

Best Foreign Language Film: Roma

Best Film Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Sound Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Sound Mixing: Black Panther

Best Production Design: Mary Poppins Returns

Best Original Score: Black Panther

Best Original Song: “Shallow” from A Star is Born

Best Makeup and Hair: Vice

Best Costume Design: Mary Queen of Scots

Best Visual Effect: Ready Player One


The Grammys:

Record of the Year: “This is America”
Album of the Year: Dirty Computer
Song of the Year: “God’s Plan”
Best New Artist: H.E.R.
Best pop solo performance: “God is a Woman”
Best Pop duo/group performance: “Shallow”
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!
Best Pop Vocal Album: Sweetener
Best R&B Performance: “Best Part”
Best R&B Song: “Come Through and Chill”
Best Urban Contemporary album: Everything is Love
Best R&B Album: Good Thing
Best Rap Performance: “Sicko Mode”
Best Rap/Sung Performance: “This is America”
Best Rap Song: “Sicko Mode”
Best Rap Album: Astroworld
Best Country solo performance: “Butterflies”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “Tequila”
Best Country Song: “Tequila”
Best Country Album: Girl Going Nowhere
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Call Me by Your Name
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual media: Coco
Best Song Written for Visual Media: “Shallow”
Best Non-classical Producer of the Year: Pharrell Williams
Best Music Video: “This is America”
Best Music Film: Whitney