It’s time for me to make my predictions for the 90th annual Academy Awards! There are many different directions for the Oscars to go this year and we’ll see how many of my predictions I get correct this year.
Best Picture: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
This year there doesn’t seem to be a clear front-runner for Best Picture and there are at least three films out of the nine that can feasibly win. I’m going with Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, since that seems like a safe pick to go with.
Directing: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
The writing is in the stars that this will be the year that Guillermo del Toro gets his Oscar.
Writing (Original Screenplay): Get Out
If Get Out wins any Oscars this year, it will probably be for the screenplay.
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Call Me By Your Name
Call Me By Your Name seems like the most likely of these to win here.
Actor in a Leading Role: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
It’s probably a cliche at this point that people who undergo physical changes get Oscars, but Gary Oldman is overdue for an Oscar.
Actor in a Supporting Role: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
The acting categories are probably the easiest to pick this year.
Actress in a Leading Role: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Actress in a Supporting Role: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
That wraps up my predictions in the major categories, here are the rest:
Short Film (Animated): Garden Party
Short Film (Live Action): My Nephew Emmett
Documentary Feature: Faces Places
Documentary Short Subject: Edith+Eddie
Film Editing: Dunkirk
Sound Editing: Dunkirk
Sound Mixing: Dunkirk
Foreign Language Film: Loveless
Makeup and Hairstyling: Darkest Hour
Visual Effects: War for the Planet of the Apes
Music (Original Score): The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat
Music (Original Song): “Mystery of Love,” Call Me By Your Name
Animated Feature Film: Coco
Production Design: Beauty and the Beast
Costume Design: Phantom Thread