Road to the 2019 Oscars: January - Golden Globes, Oscar nominations, predictions

Writer Jordan Peele attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Writer Jordan Peele attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
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The Golden Globe Awards ceremony takes place on January 6, and the Academy unveils its Oscar nominations on January 22. Alongside those, expect Oscar predictions to heat up, and increase in accuracy, following awards ceremonies from four key guilds representing film producers, actors, editors, and reviewers.

Golden Globe Awards, 76th January 6, 2019

Hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and a prestigious combined film and TV event. For Oscar watchers, the Globes' leading actor, actress, and supporting actor awards for film dramas tend to line up with Academy Award winners. Biopics "Vice," "The Favourite," "Green Book" and popstar drama "A Star Is Born" lead film nominations; " The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" is a nose ahead on the TV side.

Critics' Choice Awards January 13, 2019

With a membership larger than that of the Globes' HFPA, the Broadcast Film Critics Association has this year put forward regal loyalty drama "The Favourite" in 14 wide-ranging categories and "Black Panther" in 12. Both are part of a ten-film set put forward for Best Picture. Despite the apparently distinct voter base, the CCAs have proven particularly adept at predicting the Oscars' best director, actor, supporting actress and best film awards, in that order.

Producers Guild of America Awards January 19, 2019

A very strong predictor of the Academy Awards' Best Picture Oscar (which is awarded to a film's team of producers). Only the Directors Guild of America has a better track record. Nominees are announced on January 4.

Academy Awards, 91st - nominations January 22, 2019

It was too soon for the Best Popular Film, a new category proposed and then withdrawn in August and September of 2018; still, talk is that Marvel's "Black Panther" is being pushed for nods in prestige non-technical categories. The ceremony itself takes place on February 24, 2019.

Screen Actors Guild Awards January 27, 2019

Rivalling the Oscars for glitz and glamour as top-flight actors and actresses gather. This year, "A Star is Born" is in the running for actor, actress, supporting actor and ensemble awards, while "The Favourite" and "BlacKkKlansman" have three nominations each. TV shows "Ozark" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" are among those expected to win small-screen SAGs.

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