SURVEY SAYS: Best Picture Oscar Nominees 2019

The nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards have been announced.

Last week, I asked NewsDash readers, “Which, if any, of the Best Picture nominees have you seen, and which, if any, would you like to win the Oscar?”


The biggest percentage of responding readers (38.2%) indicated they have not seen any of the nominated films. Aside from that, Black Panther was seen by more respondents (36.8%) than any other move. A Star Is Born was seen by 27.9%, BlacKkKlansman was seen by 5.9%, Bohemian Rhapsody by 11.8%, The Favourite by 4.4%, Green Book by 10.3%, Roma by 2.9% and Vice by 7.3%.


More responding readers said they would like to see A Star Is Born win the Oscar (30.7%) than any other move. One-quarter said none of them should win. Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody were each selected by 12.5% of respondents, Green Book was selected by 10.7%, The Favourite by 5.4% and Roma by 5.6%.


It was obvious by the comments left by the few readers who chose to leave them that not only were many of the nominated films not seen, but many readers do not go to the movies in theaters. Some expressed distaste for the Academy Awards in general. Editor’s Choice goes to the reader who said: “The movie experience is so pricey now, I haven’t seen a movie in the theater since SkyFall. Save that money for my retirement plan and watch the movie 10 years from now on stream or TV… 🙂 I’ll catch up to the hype then!”


Thanks to all who participated in our survey!



I haven’t seen The Favourite, although my sister has and mentioned that she was not that impressed. I think that Bohemian Rhapsody was a great movie, however, I feel that Viggo Mortensen was outstanding in Green Book and that the movie overall had a much better story and acting that BR. The movie kept my attention during the entire screening, which is a bit unusual for me. I’m being biased, of course, because I did not see any of the others…

I love historical dramas & expect to see this one. So it’s my bias that this one will be good and should win.

If you are a Queen fan, Bohemian Rhapsody is a must see movie. Wonderfully done, don’t listen to the critics. The Live Aid concert part of the movie is awesome.

It did not romanticize the period as most films of that genre do. It had some well-placed dark humor.

I thought Mule should have been nominated.

I haven’t seen enough to be able to answer #2

I’m so tired of how the pop culture glorification of Hollywood is out of control and how full of themselves the “stars” are. I stopped watching the awards shows years ago.

Don’t care and have not seen any of them. I prefer to stick with Turner Classic Movies.

Since I’ve only seen one, and that was on DVD, I don’t have an opinion on the actual pictures. Based on my understanding of the story lines, I would vote for Green Book.

The movie experience is so pricey now, I haven’t seen a movie in the theater since SkyFall. Save that money for my retirement plan and watch the movie 10 years from now on stream or TV… 🙂 I’ll catch up to the hype then!

Back in the 90’s I used to watch the Oscars. The stars, the stories and great hosts made it a fun time despite how long it was. Now? Now I have far better things to do with four hours of my life.

Let’s all relax during the Oscars and keep politics OUT of the evening. Being an actor/actress does not make you knowledgeable regarding politics.

I only saw one of the nominees so it is hard to judge.

Who cares? Self-important people – mostly wealthy – pat themselves on the back. Why bother?

Who cares? Hollywood makes few movies that interest me; and the movies that do interest me are apparently not “artistic” enough to warrant a nod from the in-crowd.

Although I haven’t seen the movie yet, from the reviews I’ve read, it sounds like Green Book should be a top contender. Having seen ASIB, I liked it but wouldn’t put it in the top category of a movie that should win an Oscar.

The Oscars have turned into an evening of celebrities trying to out-do each other in their social commentaries. The nominations reflect that trend. I will be reading a book, not watching TV or movies.

I seem to go to less movies than ever. Not because of the movies themselves, but because of how people going to the movies act. And I LOVE movies on the big screen. Leave it to people to ruin a great thing

I haven’t seen any of them and know nothing about any of them, so I can’t pick a winner! May the best film win!

Hollywood disappoints me. They are running out of good movies to make.

Bradley Cooper went to Georgetown U as did both my daughters.

I know nothing about the movies, but I watch the award shows to see if there are any worth going to and also to see the dresses.

The Academy and I definitely are at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to what movies should be considered!

Gotta see more of them.



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