No one at The Ringer holds an Oscar vote, but we hold lots of opinions. Every day ahead of the 91st Academy Awards on February 24, one of us will share those opinions about who or what ought to win a little golden man. And since we so rarely get what we want at the Oscars, let our “Make the Case” series stand as the official record on the matter.
Feb 11, 2019, 6:00am EST
February 21, 2019
Make the Case: ‘Hale County This Morning, This Evening’ Should Win Best Documentary
Best Documentary is a stacked category featuring faves like ‘Free Solo,’ ‘RBG,’ and ‘Minding the Gap.’ But RaMell Ross’s breathtaking, impressionistic portrait of an Alabama community deserves recognition.
February 19, 2019
Make the Case: The Greatest Transformation of the Year Belongs to Bradley Cooper
In ‘A Star Is Born,’ the writer-director-actor became Jackson Maine—making him most deserving of the Oscars’ Best Actor award
February 18, 2019
Make the Case: ‘First Man’ Deserves a Visual Effects Oscar
(And some more respect, while we’re at it)
February 15, 2019
Make the Case: There’s No ‘The Favourite’ Without Emma Stone
Her performance as Abigail is unconventional, slapstick, surprisingly modern—and the true definition of a Supporting Actress
February 14, 2019
Make the Case: Why “When a Cowboy …” Should Win the Oscar for Best Original Song
The Old West ode from the Coen brothers’ Netflix movie is a perfect circle
February 13, 2019
Make the Case: ‘Black Panther’ Isn’t Just the Best Popular Film—It’s the Best Picture
The Academy seemed set to give the film a pandering pat on the back with an ultimately abandoned new category. But the Marvel movie deserves the industry’s highest throne.
February 12, 2019
Make the Case: Forget ‘The Wife,’ Lady Gaga Should Win Best Actress
Glenn Close has had an amazing career. But Ally Maine was the woman who mattered most on screen in 2018.
February 11, 2019
Make the Case: Richard E. Grant for Best Supporting Actor in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’
For the erstwhile Withnail, it’s time