The Oscars – Who will win? Or lose?

The Oscars return this Sunday, March 24th for their 91st celebration of the best in film. It’s been a tumultuous year so far for the Oscars with a retracted announcement of a “Most Popular Film Category,” a hostless show, and a ceremony without all category announcements, all to much public criticism. Nevertheless, film fanatics have taken to Twitter to share thoughts a predictions before the ceremony, increasing the conversation surrounding The Academy Awards by 185% since February 10th.

We’ve put together educated predictions of the winners for our four favorite categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Actor.

Even with the ceremony in less than 24 hours, the Best Picture category looks to be a bit of a toss up. Of the 8 nominations, Bohemian Rhapsody leads the pack, generating 12.5% of the conversation on twitter. Despite its top position as a Best Picture conversation generator on Twitter, it definitely won’t be this SEE Suite intern’s top pick. Of this conversation, Bohemian Rhapsody’s conversation has been 72% negative, many criticizing the fact that Bohemian Rhapsody was nominated for an Oscar. With this in mind, my Best Picture guess goes to Black Panther, a film with the second most conversation for the Best Picture category at 7.5%.

As for more polarized categories, BlacKkKlansman’s Spike Lee takes the lead for Best Director with 24% of the conversation surrounding the director and film. Lady Gaga of A Star Is Born takes the lead with 19% of the conversation with Glenn Close of The Wife chasing her with 14%. Excluding retweets of an Oscar nomination announcement from the @starisbornmovie account, Rami Malek of Bohemian Rhapsody rules 25% of the conversation for Best Actor, without the criticism the film received for the Best Picture Nomination.  

These are our best bets on this year’s winners. Have you chosen yours?