CREDIT: Paramount Pictures/Skydance

If I were in charge of unilaterally selecting the Oscars, here is who would be selected. Nominees are listed alphabetically, winners in bold.

Best Picture
The Endless
First Reformed
Sorry to Bother You

Best Director
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, The Endless
Alex Garland, Annihilation
Steve McQueen, Widows
Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You
Paul Schrader, First Reformed

Lead Actor
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Tom Hardy, Venom
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Lakeith Stanfield, Sorry to Bother You
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Lead Actress
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Olivia Cooke, Thoroughbreds
Claire Foy, Unsane
Joanna Kulig, Cold War
Blake Lively, A Simple Favor

Supporting Actress
Keira Knightley, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Tilda Swinton, Suspiria
Tessa Thompson, Annihilation
Tessa Thompson, Sorry to Bother You
Michelle Williams, I Feel Pretty

Supporting Actor
Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Russell Hornsby, The Hate U Give
Daniel Kaluuya, Widows
Tim Blake Nelson, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Original Screenplay
Drew Goddard, Bad Times at the El Royale
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
Justin Benson, The Endless
Paul Schrader, First Reformed
Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You

Adapted Screenplay
Alex Garland, Annihilation
Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Paul King and Simon Farnaby, Paddington 2
Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Gillian Flynn, Widows

Original Score
Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow, Annihilation
Ian Hultquist, Assassination Nation
Terence Blanchard, BlacKkKlansman
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
Alexandre Desplat, The Sisters Brothers

Original Song
“All the Stars,” written by Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Spears, Al Shuckburgh, Solána Rowe, and Anthony Tiffith, Black Panther
“OYAHYTT,” written by Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You
“Shallow,” written by Lady Gaga, Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando, and Mark Ronson, A Star is Born
“Suspirium,” written by Thom Yorke, Suspiria
“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings,” written by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Rob Hardy, Annihilation
Łukasz Żal, Cold War
Robbie Ryan, The Favourite
James Laxton, If Beale Street Could Talk
Steven Soderbergh, Unsane

Animated Feature
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Costume Design
Mary Zophres, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Ruth E. Carter, Black Panther
Sandy Powell, The Favourite
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus, A Simple Favor
Deirdra Elizabeth Govan, Sorry to Bother You

Film Editing
Barney Pilling, Annihilation
Barry Alexander Brown, BlacKkKlansman
Anne McCabe, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Jennifer Lilly, Eighth Grade
Terel Gibson, Sorry to Bother You

Makeup and Hairstyling
Sorry to Bother You

Production Design
Bad Times at the El Royale
Black Panther
Paddington 2
Sorry to Bother You

Sound Editing
First Man
A Quiet Place
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Sound Mixing
Eighth Grade
First Man
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
A Star is Born

Visual Effects
Avengers: Infinity War
Christopher Robin

Free Solo
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
Three Identical Strangers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Foreign Language Film
Cold War

Animated Short

Live Action Short

Documentary Short Subject
A Night at the Garden