2018 Oscar Predictions

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
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Actress in a Supporting Role: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
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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): â€śMystery of Love,” Call Me By Your Name
  • Animated Feature Film: Coco
  • Production Design: Beauty and the Beast
  • Cinematography: Mudbound
  • Costume Design: Phantom Thread