Oscars 2019 predictions: From Roma to Rami Malek, here are the most likely winners in six major categories

Oscars 2019 predictions: From Roma to Rami Malek, here are the most likely winners in six major categories

Oscars 2019: From Roma to Rami Malek, here’s predicting the winners in six major categories.

This year’s Oscars race is possibly the most open in years. Not only are the 91st Academy Awards shaping up to be one of the dullest ceremonies in the Oscars’ recent history – there’s no host, and nothing to really root for – come February 25, they might even be the most controversial.

All the guild awards leading up to the Oscars — historically considered great predictors for where the industry is leaning — haven’t been able to indicate a clear front-runner. Nor have they been able to pit two films against each other, like previous years.

Alfonso Cuaron’s intimate yet majestic Netflix film, Roma, was named best picture at the recent BAFTAs and the Critics Choice Awards. Cuaron also won the Directors Guild’s top prize, cementing him, at least, as the one to beat at the Oscars. The Writers Guild picked debutant Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade and Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me – both films largely ignored by the Oscars – as its biggest winners.

Meanwhile, the Screen Actors Guild awarded Marvel’s Black Panther its highest honour – Best Cast. But perhaps the most concerning possibility is the eventual crowning of either Green Book or Bohemian Rhapsody as Best Picture at the Oscars – they were awarded the highest prizes at the Golden Globes.

Controversies trail both films. In the recent writer’s roundtable, hosted by the Hollywood Reporter, Green Book director Peter Farrelly refused to answer a political question, while the rest of his co-panelists, excluding the always non-controversial John Krasinski, did not hold back. Asked how they’d write a film about US president Donald Trump, writers such as the great Eric Roth (A Star is Born) and Paul Schrader (First Reformed) and even Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade), made no attempt to hide their contempt for Trump. Farrelly, however, declined to comment, citing his film’s polarising nature. This isn’t controversial in itself, but emblematic of the manner in which Green Book goes about tackling its thorny themes of racism.

Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic starring Rami Malek, has been directed by Bryan Singer – a man who has been accused multiple times over the years of sexually assaulting minors. The most recent wave of accusations came just last month. While Singer was fired during production on Bohemian Rhapsody – although for an entirely different reason – he remains the film’s sole credited director, thanks to Directors Guild rules. He wasn’t acknowledged by the team in their acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, and his name was removed from the list of nominees at the BAFTAs.

These were the facts. And however inconclusive, they’re perhaps your best bet at figuring out what the Academy is up to. So here’s a prediction of the winners in the six major categories, based on a combination of stats and instinct.

Best Supporting Actress

This image released by Annapurna Pictures shows Regina King in a scene from If Beale Street Could Talk. ( AP )

On paper, the Best Supporting Actor race looks like it’s between Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) and Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk). Weisz won the Bafta, while King won at the Globes and the Critics Choice Awards. Meanwhile, Emily Blunt’s sneaky submission in this category at the SAG awards (she was, objectively speaking, the lead in A Quiet Place), scored her a surprise win. But in the end, as uncomfortable as it may be to point out, King’s nationality might be the key factor in her win. That and the many years of goodwill she has earned through her TV roles.

Best Supporting Actor

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Mahershala Ali in a scene from Green Book. ( AP )

The Best Supporting Actor category has historically been the easiest to predict. Consider some of the recent winners: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), Christian Bale (The Fighter) and JK Simmons (Whiplash). A Mahershala Ali win for Green Book is looking like a certainty. This will be his second Academy Award in three years, following his win in 2017 for Moonlight.

Best Actress

The biggest hurdle in Glenn Close’s way isn’t Olivia Colman’s performance in The Favourite, but that her film (The Wife) has gone relatively under-the-radar. But while Colman had to jostle for screen time with Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz – both also nominated, by the way – Close carried her movie on her shoulders. A win for her will also serve as recognition for her singular career. Lady Gaga, by this time, has virtually erased her chances.

Best Actor

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Rami Malek in a scene from Bohemian Rhapsody. ( AP )

It’s a two-horse race between Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Christian Bale (Vice). Both actors are united in the fact that their performances have been universally more acclaimed than the films they’re in. But while Bohemian Rhapsody steamrolled over mixed reviews and a difficult production to post a mind boggling $850 million world-wide box office haul, Vice hasn’t yet been able to recoup its $60 million budget. And that might be the key to predicting the Best Actor Oscar.

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron of Mexico, director of the film Roma, heads to the stage to accept the Best International Film award at the Independent Spirit Awards. ( REUTERS )

Only two films in history have ever won Best Picture without a nomination at the Directors Guild Awards, which are accepted as the most accurate predictor for the Oscars. Since 1948, only seven DGA winners have not also won the Oscar for Best Director. In addition to these statistics, Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma is the most personal film of the lot – a semi-autobiographical, black and white drama featuring a first-time actor in the lead, that Cuaron also wrote, shot and edited. This will be his second Oscar. He won his first in 2013 for Gravity – the first time a Mexican filmmaker had won the Best Director Academy Award. Since then, both his compatriots – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Guillermo del Toro have won. In fact, a Cuaron win will mean that five out of the last six Best Director Oscars have gone to Mexicans. Don’t tell Trump.

Best Picture

This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio, centre, in a scene from the film Roma, by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. ( AP )

Which brings us back to square one, without a clear favourite for the big prize. There is palpable concern online as to what message a Green Book or a Bohemian Rhapsody win might send. And considering the Academy’s spotty track record, specifically when they’re collectively confronted by the challenge to pick a Best Picture, Peter Farrelly, producer of Movie 43 (often listed among the worst films ever made) and director of Dumber and Dumber and (don’t forget) Dumber and Dumber To could become an Academy Award winner. With that ghastly thought in mind, let’s just agree that Roma should win.

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TCL Communication unveils its patented DragonHinge technology

TCL Communication unveils its patented DragonHinge technology

TCL Communication’s newest innovations are making their global debut at Mobile World Congress 2019 with the showcase of the company’s flexible display product portfolio in addition to announcing its all-new DragonHinge technology. With the support of the company’s patented DragonHinge technology, TCL Communication is able to showcase for the first time a preview of the company’s complete lineup of flexible panel mobile devices.

Using custom flexible AMOLED displays from TCL sister company, CSOT, these foldable mobile devices are supported by TCL Communication’s proprietary DragonHinge technology which creates a mechanical housing for these devices, allowing them to fold and bend in support of a variety of use cases. This provides effortless and seamless movement, enabling the development of further flexible device designs which will make more advanced user experiences possible.

“Together with the support of our sister company, CSOT, we’re showing that TCL can be an innovator and leader in the mobile device market of the future,” said Peter Lee, General Manager, Global Sales, and Marketing at TCL Communication. “When we look at the potential of our flexible device portfolio, we’re obviously very excited about what we’ll be bringing to market down the road. However, we’re not in a race to be the first because we feel it is more responsible to take a patient, thoughtful approach to not only solve hardware challenges but also work with our partners on software solutions to ensure we deliver a meaningful user experience.”

“When we look at the practical application of flexible display and foldable mobile devices, there are really three challenges that need to be overcome: the flexible AMOLED display itself, a durable mechanical housing, and of course the software that can seamlessly adapt to these new form factors,” said Shane Lee, General Manager, Global Product Center at TCL Communication. “Through TCL’s vertical integration with CSOT, we have conquered many of the challenges that come with flexible displays; and now with the announcement of DragonHinge, we’re able to show the world how we’ll overcome the mechanical housing challenges that must be solved in order to support these new foldable form factors. We now have a hardware solution to build from, freeing us up to tackle the unique software experiences this new technology enables, and how it all ties in to the larger connected ecosystem as we prepare to launch our first foldable device next year.”

TCL Communication will showcase the first DragonHinge concept products this week at Mobile World Congress 2019, with the first consumer-ready devices expected to arrive in 2020.

India’s First Customised Mahindra Marazzo Is Here And It Looks Enthralling

India’s First Customised Mahindra Marazzo Is Here And It Looks Enthralling

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The changes on the customised Mahindra Marazzo gives a sporty look for the MPV and mechanicals are carried over from the stock model

Modified MPVs are rare to spot in India as most people opt for either hatchback or SUV for customising. Mahindra introduced the Marazzo last year and the images of India’s first modified Marazzo has hit the internet. The modified Marazzo spotted is registered in Adoor, Trivandrum and the customisation gives a sporty look for the MPV.

From the images, it looks like the middle variant of Marazzo as it misses out projector headlamps and integrated LED DRLs. The changes start with a new front body kit and a new design for fog lamps with LED DRLs integrated into it. The chrome on the front grille has been removed and now it is finished in black colour, which goes well with the white colour of the Marazzo.

The side gets new skirts and a new multi-spoke aftermarket alloy wheels with a slightly wider tyre. At the rear, the modified Marazzo gets a big spoiler along with new body kit and it has LED strips at both ends on top of the reflector. The interior of modified Marazzo is not yet revealed and we could expect some minor changes like leather seats etc. The total cost of modification is not yet revealed.

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The Marazzo is powered by a newly developed 1.5 L diesel engine and it produces 123 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque. The power is sent to front wheels via 6-speed manual gearbox and it comes with two power modes – Economy and Power, which changes engine performance. The claimed mileage of the MPV is 17.6 Km/l.

The company has focused a lot on comfort and refinement as the engine gets crank-offset technology, which will reduce vibrations and it is also the quietest cabin in its class. The Marazzo come with aircraft inspired roof mounted AC vents, which cools the cabin quickly and the company offer different seating configurations also. 

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The MPV is loaded with features like touch screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, voice commands, driver information system, multi-function steering wheel, reverse camera, disc brakes on all four wheels, dual airbags, passenger airbag off switch, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mount and more. 

9 Ways To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Romantic Relationship

Remember the first time you met your partner? It was such a beautiful feeling, right?

Well, usually after some time, life happens. One gets busy and forgets what a beautiful ‘feeling’ love is.
Here are some ways to find that spark/feeling again.

1. Don’t take your partner for granted

9 Ways To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Romantic Relationship

After the honeymoon phase, we tend to take our partners for granted. Some people believe thank you and sorry have no place in their relationship. We suggest these three very powerful feelings

a) Thank You (Gratitude)

b) Sorry (Realization)

c) I Love You (Love itself)

2. Focus on the positives

Since the other person cannot be exactly as you want them to be, we suggest you cut them some slack and stop molding them and accept them as they are instead. Yes, along with their imperfections. No one is perfect, remember?

3. Date Nights

At least once a week, go out!
Enjoy yourselves, talk to each other, share your feelings, communicate, have awesome food and connect and re-connect with each other on regular basis.

4. Avoid taking your work home

Even if it’s absolutely necessary and you have to bring it home, limit it to a certain time after coming back. Make sure you give your partner enough time. No phones, Laptops etc. before sleeping. Pillow fights and pillow talk are a must (wink, wink)

5. Try new things together

Sexually. Experiment, explore and implore. Spice things up a bit (or a lot).

6. Surprise each other

Flowers or gifts, it’s your call. The effort counts.

7. Take up a hobby

Be adventurous, be crazy. Think out of the box and live your dream. Do things you enjoy doing together.

8. Hold hands

Don’t be scared of expressing your love by holding hands. It makes the bond stronger. There is something real about holding hands. Some kind of complex simplicity, saying so much by doing so little.

9. Travel

Last but definitely not the least, Travel together. Explore new places and while you are at it explore each other as well. Travelling takes your mind off work and maybe you should focus on your partner and fall in love, all over again.

7 Hilarious Times People Had Too Much Fun Posing With Statues

How did you feel after seeing these pictures please tell me by commenting below.

There are also such people living in this world who are busy taking pleasure in others people. These people morning and evening goes out to have fun. They do not know about their own lives.

There are some people who do not leave statues to enjoy. Today we are going to show you some similar pictures in which some people had too much fun posing with statues.

1. Wow, he has changed the meaning of this statue.

7 Hilarious Times People Had Too Much Fun Posing With Statues

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2. Looks like it is harming in real. Trying to show the real.

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3. Try to fake the real. Now what to say about them.

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4. It’s showing that like it is very powerful. This is not a brave work.

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5. Big pigeon above and thicker down. Looks like it is happening in real.

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6. Bro this is a statue, No matter how much you try, she will not agree with you.

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7. One more good excuse to justify tardiness. whatever she has done a good acting.

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13 Hilarious Memes That Will Keep You Laughing For Hours

Let’s check out some of the funniest memes of all time. These most funny internet memes make you laugh hard every time you see them.

1. Haha…so save tress…!

13 Hilarious Memes That Will Keep You Laughing For Hours

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2. Haha…

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3. Everyone can do this in their school life!!!

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4. Umm!!!

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5. Men will be men!!!

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6. Engineers will be engineers!!!

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7. Don’t addict to social media…

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8. Generation…

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9. Hehehe…

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10. Choactic situation…

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11. Oops!!!Resolution failed…!!!

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12. Oops!!!

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13. Tell me your favourite – G (ji)

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Your little appreciation and wishes made me write even more. I’m really inspired if you Like and i’am able to improve myself more…

Most funny memes of Football that can make anybody laugh

Sports is a very important and a necessary part of our life. There are many sports that are played all over the world. Football is among the most popular as well as successful sports which is known all over the world. There are millions of fans of this sports all over the world. This sports is followed in many countries.

Most funny memes of Football that can make anybody laugh

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Craze of the fans for the sports has been increasing day by day among the audience. The popularity of this sports has crossed all limits. It will not be wrong to say that it is the most popular and most successful sports all over the world. The players of this sports are extremely popular and they are not less than any film star.

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Messi, Ronaldo are some of the most popular and successful players of Football. They are very much dedicated to their job. They have given their contribution in making this sports among the most famous sports in the world. The world of Football has also seen advancement in past few years.

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If You Have Stress In Life, Then Read These Memes !

We all want to live a happy life and we all want to keep smiling all the time. But we all know that this does not happen all the time. We remain stressed most of the time. But don’t worry here I will make you happy. I have so awesome memes that will relieve you from stress and you will love these memes.

1. These babies are so cute

If You Have Stress In Life, Then Read These   Memes !

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2. This is so true

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3. This is my situation

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4. This dog is really a dog

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5. This happens many times

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6. Does this happen with you also

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7. When mom starts playing

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6 Funny Memes That Are Made To Improve Your Mood

Once again we have come up with some Funny Memes.I bet, you won’t be able to stop laughing after seeing them. Let’s see those ..

1. That moment..

6 Funny Memes That Are Made To Improve Your Mood

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2. Still not able to close her ZIP.

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3. So this is how my valentine day gone..

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4. Girls be like..

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5. Salute this kid.

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6. Follow your dreams.

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Please tell us how was this article for you. Also give your valuable opinion and other suggestions in the comment box.

17 Hilarious Comics That Will Totally Roast The Foodie in You

Are you in a relationship with food and are totally committed to food all life long. Do you belong to people loving and eating food is like an obsession, passion, relaxation or stress reliever. If yes, you can perfectly relate to this web comics.

I have complied a list of several genuine comics from the internet that every foodie can relate to.

01. Miracle! A life is saved

17 Hilarious Comics That Will Totally Roast The Foodie in You

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02. Let the hunger game begin

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03. Me Vs. Me after 30 minutes

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04. Healthy eating

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05. Ofcourse she will be the happiest woman

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06. This is what I call passion

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07. That’s still one spoonful

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08. That will teach you not to steal

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09. Every foodie but jobless child can relate to it

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10. Of course you deserve it, every accomplishment is a reason to celebrate

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11. When you consider body as a temple, chips are the offering to the temple

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12. When food does not have calories

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13. That is pretty smart idea, You know!

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14. But chips weigh nothing so you can’t gain any weight, right?

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15. Why won’t somebody come and save me from this, make it end?

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16. When food is the one and only companion for you

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17. A romantic gesture from foodie

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Are you a foodie? Tell me. Which is the most funniest comic?.