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MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Picking the best of the rest for Oscars

There are just two weeks until Hollywood's big night at the Academy Awards ceremony and every week in February I'm giving my picks who will take home an Oscar.

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There are just two weeks until Hollywood's big night at the Academy Awards ceremony and every week in February I'm giving my picks who will take home an Oscar.

So far, I've covered directing, editing, cinematography and the acting categories. However, there are still quite a few to go through. So this week, to play a little catch up, I'll make my picks for all of the other categories except for Best Picture and the screenplay awards.

Animated Feature

The Nominees:

• "Incredibles 2."

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• "Isle of Dogs."

• "Mirai."

• "Ralph Breaks the Internet."

• "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse."

Who will win: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse."

Who Should win: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse."

Foreign Language

The nominees:

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• "Capernaum."

• "Cold War."

• "Never Look Away."

• "Roma."

• "Shoplifters."

Who will win: "Cold War."

Documentary Feature

The nominees:

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• "Free Solo."

• "Hale County This Morning, This Evening."

• "Minding the Gap."

• "Of Fathers and Sons."

• "RBG."

Who will win: "Free Solo."

Who should win: "Free Solo" or "RBG."

Snubbed: "Won't You Be My Neighbor."

Documentary Short

The nominees:

• "Black Sheep."

• "End Game."

• "Lifeboat."

• "A Night at the Garden."

• "Period. End of Sentence."

Who will win: Black Sheep.

Live Action Short

The nominees:

• "Detainment."

• "Fauve."

• "Marguerite."

• "Mother."

• "Skin."

Who will win: "Marguerite."

Animated Short

The nominees:

• "Animal Behaviour."

• "Bao."

• "Late Afternoon."

• "One Small Step."

• "Weekends."

Who will win: "Bao."

Original Score

The nominees:

• "Black Panther" by Ludwig Goransson.

• "BlackKklansman" by Terence Blanchard.

• "If Beale Street Could Talk" by Nicholas Britell.

• "Isle of Dogs" by Alexandre Desplat.

• "Mary Poppins Returns" by Marc Shaiman.

Who will win: "If Beale Street Could Talk."

Original Song

The nominees:

• "All the Stars" from "Black Panther" by Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Tiffith and Mark Spears.

• "I'll Fight" from "RBG" by Diane Warren.

• "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from "Mary Poppins Returns" by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

• "Shallow" from "A Star is Born" by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.

• "When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings" from "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch.

Who will win: "Shallow."

Sound Editing

The nominees:

• "Black Panther."

• "Bohemian Rhapsody."

• "First Man."

• "A Quiet Place."

• "Roma."

Who will win: "First Man."

Sound Mixing

The nominees:

• "Black Panther."

• "Bohemian Rhapsody."

• "First Man."

• "Roma."

• "A Star is Born."

Who will win: "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Production Design

The nominees:

• "Black Panther."

• "The Favourite."

• "First Man."

• "Mary Poppins Returns."

• "Roma."

Who will win: "The Favourite."

Makeup and Hairstyling

The nominees:

• "Border"

• "Mary Queen of Scots."

• "Vice."

Who will win: "Vice."

Costume Design

The nominees:

• "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs."

• "Black Panther."

• "The Favourite."

• "Mary Poppins Returns"

• "Mary Queen of Scots."

Who will win: "Black Panther."

Visual Effects

The nominees:

• "Avengers: Infinity War."

• "Christopher Robin."

• "First Man."

• "Ready Player One."

• "Solo: A Star Wars Story."

Who will win: "Avengers: Infinity War."

Matthew Liedke is a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer. He is originally from International Falls and now resides in Bemidji. He's a 2009 graduate of Rainy River Community College and a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. At the Pioneer, he covers government, politics, health and economic development. He can be reached at (218) 333-9791 or by email at mliedke@bemidjipioneer.com.
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