'Roma,' 'The Favourite' Lead The 2019 Oscar Race

In the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards, predictions about who will win are usually running full tilt. This year, the guesses are about the show itself. The Academy that produces the awards has gone back and forth on a host, what categories will be presented during the live broadcast and whether all the best song nominees will perform.

Beth Ward, the TV, film and book editor for ArtsATL, and Kalena Boller, host of the GPB podcast "The Credits," both joined "On Second Thought" to share their predictions on which films will take home a golden statue this weekend. They also shared their ideas on performances they wish had been nominated, like Emily Blunt's role in the horror film, "A Quiet Place."

"Roma" and "The Favourite" tied for the most nominations with ten apiece. "Roma" is the first Oscar-nominated film for Netflix, which Ward said is her choice for best picture. Boller said she is rooting for "Black Panther" and "BlacKkKlansman." "BlacKkKlansman" is nominated for best picture and best director for Spike Lee, almost 30 years after his best screenplay win for "Do the Right Thing."

 

GPB also will host a live taping of "The Credits" podcast on Saturday, Feb. 23. Boller and her guests will discuss diversity and inclusivity in the industry.

 

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