Oscar Predictions 2018

In this post I will be sharing with you the nominees for each category who I think will win and who I would like to win. I hope you enjoy…

Best Picture:

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Lady Bird
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • The Shape of Water
  • The Post
  • Get Out
  • Dunkirk
  • Phantom Thread

My prediction- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

My preference- Call Me by Your Name

Directing:

  • Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)
  • Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
  • Jordan Peele (Get Out)
  • Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)

My prediction- Guillermo del Toro

My preference- Guillermo del Toro

Actor in a Leading Role:

  • Timotheé Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
  • Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
  • Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
  • Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq)

My prediction- Gary Oldman

My preference- Timotheé Chalamet

Actress in a Leading Role:

  • Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
  • Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)
  • Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
  • Meryl Streep (The Post)

My prediction- Frances McDormand

My preference- Frances McDormand

Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)
  • Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  • Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water)
  • Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World)

My prediction- Sam Rockwell

My preference- Sam Rockwell

Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
  • Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
  • Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)
  • Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread)
  • Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)

My prediction- Allison Janney

My preference- Allison Janney

Writing (Adapted Screenplay):

  • James Ivory (Call Me by Your Name)
  • Scott Neutstadter and Michael H. Weber (The Disaster Artist)
  • Scott Frank, Jame Mangold and Michael Green (Logan)
  • Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game)
  • Virgil Williams and Dee Rees (Mudbound)

My prediction- James Ivory (Call Me by Your Name)

My preference- James Ivory (Call Me by Your Name)

Writing (Original Screenplay):

  • Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick)
  • Jordan Peele (Get Out)
  • Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
  • Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water)
  • Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

My prediction- Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

My preference- Jordan Peele (Get Out)

Animated Feature Film:

  • Coco
  • Boss Baby (I hate this film with a passion. If it wins, which it won’t, I will break down in tears.)
  • The Breadwinner
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

My prediction- Coco

My preference- Coco

Cinematography:

  • Roger A. Deakins (Blade Runner 2049)
  • Bruno Delbonnel (Darkest Hour)
  • Hoyte van Hoytema (Dunkirk)
  • Rachel Morrison (Mudbound)
  • Dan Laustsen (The Shape of Water)

My prediction- Roger A. Deakins (Blade Runner 2049)

My preference- Roger A. Deakins (Blade Runner 2049)

Costume Design:

  • Jacqueline Durran (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Jacqueline Durran (Darkest Hour)
  • Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread)
  • Luis Sequeira (The Shape of Water)
  • Consolata Boyle (Victoria & Abdul)

My prediction- Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread)

My preference- Jacqueline Durran (Darkest Hour)

Documentary (Feature):

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Icarus
  • Faces Places
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Strong Island

My Prediction- Strong Island

My Preference- Icarus

Documentary (Short Subject):

  • Edith+Eddie
  • Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
  • Heroin(e)
  • Knife Skills
  • Traffic Stop

My prediction- Edith+Eddie

My preference- Heroin(e)

Film Editing:

  • Paul Machliss and Jonathon Amos (Baby Driver)
  • Lee Smith (Dunkirk)
  • Tatiana S. Riegel (I, Tonya)
  • Sidney Wolinsky (The Shape of Water)
  • Jon Gregory (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

My prediction- Paul Machliss and Jonathon Amos (Baby Driver)

My preference- Paul Machliss and Jonathon Amos (Baby Driver)

Foreign Language Film:

  • A Fantastic Woman
  • The Insult
  • Loveless
  • On Body and Soul
  • The Square

My prediction-On Body and Soul

My preference- Loveless

Makeup and Hairstyling:

  • Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick (Darkest Hour)
  • Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard (Victoria & Abdul)
  • Arjen Tuiten (Wonder)

My prediction- Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick (Darkest Hour)

My preference- Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick (Darkest Hour)

Music (Original Score):

  • Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk)
  • Johnny Greenwood (Phantom Thread)
  • Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water)
  • John Williams (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
  • Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

My prediction- Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water)

My preference- Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk)

Music (Original Song):

  • “Mighty River” by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Tara Stinson (Mudbound)
  • “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens (Call Me by Your Name)
  • “Remember Me” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Coco)
  • “Stand up for Something” by Diane Warren and Lonnie R. Lynn (Marshall)
  • “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman)

My prediction- “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman)

My preference- “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens (Call Me by Your Name)

Production Design:

  • Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Dennis Gassner and Alessandra Querzola (Blade Runner 2049)
  • Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer (Darkest Hour)
  • Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis (Dunkirk)
  • Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau and Jeffrey A. Melvin (The Shape of Water)

My prediction- Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau and Jeffrey A. Melvin (The Shape of Water)

My preference- Dennis Gassner and Alessandra Querzola (Blade Runner 2049)

Short Film (Animated):

  • Dear Basketball
  • Golden Party
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

My prediction- Dear Basketball

My preference- Negative Space

Short Film (Live Action):

  • DeKalb Elementary
  • The Eleven O’Clock
  • My Nephew Emmett
  • The Silent Child
  • Watu Wore/All of Us

My prediction- DeKalb Elementary

My preference- DeKalb Elementary

Sound Editing:

  • Julian Slater (Baby Driver)
  • Mark Mangini and Theo Green (Blade Runner 2049)
  • Richard King and Alex Gibson (Dunkirk)
  • Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira (The Shape of Water)
  • Mathew Wood and Red Kyle (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

My prediction- Julian Slater (Baby Driver)

My preference- Julian Slater (Baby Driver)

Sound Mixing:

  • Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis (Baby Driver)
  • Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill and Mac Ruth (Blade Runner 2049)
  • Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo and Mark Weingarten (Dunkirk)
  • Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier (The Shape of Water)
  • David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Stuart Wilson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

My prediction-Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis (Baby Driver)

My preference- Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis (Baby Driver)

Visual Effects:

  • John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover (Blade Runner 2049)
  • Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathon Fawkner and Dan Sudick (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2)
  • Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus (Kong: Skull Island)
  • Ben Morris, Mike Mullholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
  • Joe Letter, Daniel Barret, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist (War for the Planet of the Apes)

My prediction- John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover (Blade Runner 2049)

My preference- John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover (Blade Runner 2049)

All of my predictions on documentaries, short films and foreign language films are educated guesses based on what I have read and heard. I find it hard to judge on categories such as production design, sound mixing etc as I just don’t know enough about them to make a true informed judgement. I hope you enjoyed this post and to everybody involved in making these films, congratulations, just being nominated shows that you are at the very top of your game. For everything that wins, regardless of the category, I will try to seek it out over the coming months.

If you enjoyed reading please like and follow. I will be doing an Oscar Winners post early next week so stay updated for that. Finally, if you haven’t already check out my brother at http://www.ncg4.wordpress.com. Many thanks for reading,

Jude 😉

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