Lars-Olav Beier

Best actress
Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” (German cinema release: 24.1.)
KiKi Layne, “If Beale Street Could Talk” (7.3.)
Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
comment:
a Lot of historical roles, Olivia Colman dominated as the ailing Queen Anne.

Best actor
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Stephan James, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book” (31.1.)
Robert Redford, “A crook & a Gentleman” (28.3.)
comment: A farewell Oscar for Redford? To me, Viggo Mortensen has brought the most joy.

Rachel Weisz (left) and Emma Stone in “The Favourite”

Best supporting actress
Linda Cardellini, “Green Book”
Regina King, “If Beale Could Talk”
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, “Leave No Trace”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz Stet, “The Favourite”
comment: Strong selection, Stone and Weisz earn a double-Oscar.

Best supporting actor
Mahershala Ali, “the Green Book”
Adam Driver, “BlackkKlansman”
Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
Michael B. Jordan, “Black Panther”
Brian Tyree Henry, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
comment: Hard decision. But the winner will not be white.

Best adapted screenplay
Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie quail, Kevin Willmott, “BlackkKlansman”
Peter Fellows, Armando Ianucci, Ian Martin, Fabien Nury, David Schneider, “The Death of Stalin”
Josh Singer, “the First Man”
Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Debra Granik, “Leave No Trace”
comment: Jenkins succeeds to a great James Baldwin adaptation. Yet Hollywood not ventured to the author properly.

Best original screenplay
Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, “The Green Book”
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara, “The Favourite”
Scott Beck, John Krasinski, Bryan Woods, “A Quiet Place”
Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman, “Spider-Man, Into the Spider-Verse”
comment: a Bad joke (“The Favourite”) or warm (“Green Book”)? That is the question.

“Black Panther”

Best cinematography
Rachel Morrison, “Black Panther”
Linus Sandgren, “First Man”
Sean Porter, “the Green Book”
Charlotte Bruus Christensen, “A Quiet Place”
Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
comment: is Your Chance Hollywood! Morrison and Christensen. In trade unions women are under-represented.

Best non-English language Film
“Birds of Passage” (spring 2019)
“Capernaum”
“Cold”
“Roma”
“Shoplifters”
comment: Large selection of excellent films, but all paths lead to “Rome”.

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
Peter Farrelly, “Green Book”
Debra Granik, “Leave No Trace”
Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
John Krasinski, “A Quiet Place”
comment: Hollywood Features Cuaron, though he went with Netflix?

“Roma”

Best Film
“BlackkKlansman”
“Black Panther”
“Cold”
“The Favourite”
“the Green Book”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Roma”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
“A Star Is Born”
“A Quiet Place”
comment: Great range and diversity, “Bohemian Rhapsody” will not win in the end anyway.

Hannah Pilarczyk

Best actress
Juliette Binoche, “My beautiful inner sun”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Elsie Fisher, “Eighth Grade” (still without the German cinema release)
Joanna Kulig, the “Cold war”
Zhao Tao, “Ash is pure White” (21.2.)
comment: Fishers unsafe in eighth grade I was moved most of all, Binoche, the most amused, the largest bandwidth but has proved Zhao Tao.

Best actor
Christian Bale, “Vice” (21.2.)
Ben Foster, “Leave No Trace”
Daniel Giménez Cacho, “Zama”
Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed” (still without the German cinema release)
Joacquin Phoenix, “A Beautiful Day”
comment: For the role of the doubting priest was born Hawke, this role, he has to live. A better time for an Oscar there could be for him.

Regina King in “Beale Street”

Best supporting actress
Sakura Ando, “Shoplifters”
Zoe Kazan, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, “Leave No Trace”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”
comment: As a mother, cannot protect the happiness of your child, it shows King as a true scene-stealer .

Best supporting actor
Daniel Kaluuya, “Widows”
Sam Rockwell, “Vice”
Alex Wolff, “Hereditary”
Steven Yeung, “Burning” (still without the German cinema release)
comment: A category full of great villains, of which Yeung his character gives the most dangerous charm.

Best adapted screenplay
Ali Abbasi, Isabella, Eklöf, John Ajvide Lindqvist, “Border” (11.4.)
Hu, Bo, “An Elephant Sitting Still”
Lee Chang-Dong, Oh, Jungmi, “Burning”
Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, “Leave No Trace”
Lucrezia Martel, “Zama”
comment: Masterfully Hu Bo interlocked his vignettes to a great story about today’s China and holds over four hours the voltage.

Best original screenplay
Maria Camila Arias, Cristina Gallego, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal, “Birds of Passage”
Bo Burnham, “Eighth Grade”
Janusz Glowacki, Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold war”
Alice Rohrwacher, “Happy as Lazzaro”
Paul Schrader, “First Reformed”
comment: in Both Rohrwacher as also Schrader, the fantastic elements are inserted perfectly in her deeply empathetic stories. Two on the height of their abilities.

Dakota Johnson in “Suspiria”

Best cinematography
James Laxton, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Hélène Louvart, “Happy as Lazzaro”
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, “Suspiria”
Robbie Ryan, “The Favourite”
Lukasz Zal, “Cold war”
comment: When Zal and Pawlikowski turn up of your life together Black-and-white films in the Academy format, I would not complain. Mukdeeproms Horror-Pastiche stands out, however, as a single performance – at a truly iconic template.

Best non-English language Film
“Burning”
“Cold”
“Happy as Lazzaro”
“Shoplifters”
“Zama”
comment: The official favorite “Roma” has me in its obviousness does not irritate. The feverish fascination of the “Zama” stops, however, suddenly.

Best Director
Debra Granik, “Leave No Trace”
Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Lynne Ramsay, “A Beautiful Day”
Alice Rohrwacher, “Happy as Lazzaro”
Paul Schrader, “First Reformed”
comment: Of incredible violence to bitterstem Humor white Lynne Ramsay to stretch your movie, and at the same time hold together.

Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried in “First Reformed”

Best Film
“A Beautiful Day”
“Burning”
“Cold”
“Eight Grade”
“First Reformed”
“Happy as Lazzaro”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Leave No Trace”
“Zama”
comment: Much of 2018, from US blockbusters such as “Black Panther” or “A Star Is Born was” the speech, to me, the Renaissance of the US appeared to be-Independent cinema to the greater artistic Triumph – and “First Reformed”, as the pioneering Film of the year.