The Academy Awards have fallen on hard times. Last year’s show attracted only 26.5 million viewers — an all-time low — and the Academy’s inability to find a replacement host following the removal of comedian Kevin Hart suggests that Hollywood’s top talent may not regard the awards show as the prestigious event it once was.
Despite its waning importance, the Academy Awards are still the most watched entertainment awards ceremony in the country. And this year’s nominations reflect a wide range of movies — from the Mexican drama “Roma” to the superhero blockbuster “Black Panther” — that are sure to deliver an exciting evening for those interested in the awards.
In anticipation of the 91st Annual Academy Awards, scheduled to air Feb. 24 on ABC, Bing Predicts has calculated the projected winners in 24 of the awards’ major categories.
“Roma,” directed by Alfonso Cuarón, is projected to be one of the night’s biggest winners. In addition to Best Picture, the film is expected to win the awards for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Director for Cuarón. “Roma” is the first Mexican film to ever be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Picture.
The Golden Globes, which took place this past January, are often a fairly good predictor of the Oscars. At the Golden Globes, Glenn Close won Best Actress for her performance in “The Wife,” and Rami Malek won Best Actor for his work in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Bing Predicts also favors these actors as winners in these categories at the Oscars.