WASHINGTON — The Oscars are so close we can taste them, airing Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Unlike past years, there is no clear front-runner after a different winner at each award show.
So which movies might take home the gold?
Check out my predictions in the gallery below:
Nominees: Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”), Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”), Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Favourite”), Adam McKay (“Vice”), Pawel Pawlikowski (“Cold War’)
Leader: Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”) will likely win for his deeply personal “Roma,” which is filled with masterful long takes and gorgeous black-and-white cinematography.
Spoiler: Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” could win for mixing archival footage with present-day protests after countless snubs from “Do the Right Thing” to “Malcolm X.”
Deserving: Pawel Pawlikowski’s stunning Polish entry “Cold War” is every bit as deserving as “Roma,” but Cuaron has the marketing momentum of Netflix behind him.
Snubbed: Barry Jenkins (“Beale Street”), Damien Chazelle (“First Man”), Bradley Cooper (“A Star is Born”) and John Krasinski (“A Quiet Place”) deserved a nod over Adam McKay.
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