Oscars 2018 – Predictions

by Colby Sanchez

2017 was a fantastic year for movies. Like most years, the Academy left out many Oscar worthy contenders. For example, I personally thought The Florida Project was snubbed for a Best Picture nomination, along with a few other categories. Brigsby Bear, A Ghost Story, Good Time, Killing of a Sacred Deer, and It are few others to name that were completely robbed.

Thankfully films like Mad Max: Fury Road and Moonlight have changed the way Academy has done things in the past, allowing Jordan Peele’s psychological horror debut, Get Out, to receive the recognition it deserves. Another fresh face behind the camera is Greta Gerwig. For the last decade she has been paving her way through the independent world of cinema, charming critics with her quick wit and unique sense of humor on the big screen, as well as on script. Lady Bird finally gave Gerwig the chance to adequately use her voice and show us what she’s fully capable of, and she certainly succeeded.

My personal favorite film of 2017 was Phantom Thread. Paul Thomas Anderson’s twisted romantic tale of a highly successful dressmaker, Reynolds Woodcock, played by Daniel Day Lewis in his last role in film, ever. I don’t expect Phantom Thread to do as well its other contenders, but as we’ve seen in recent years, anything can happen at the Oscars.

 

Best Picture

Who will win: The Shape of Water

Who could win: Get Out

 

Best Director

Who will win: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Who could win: Jordan Peele, Get Out

 

Best Actress

Who will win: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Who could win: Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

 

Best Actor

Who will win: Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread

Who could win: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

 

Best Supporting Actress

Who will win: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Who could win: Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

 

Best Supporting Actor

Who will win: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Who could win: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

 

Best Original Screenplay

Who will win: Jordan Peele, Get Out

Who could win: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Who will win: James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name

Who could win: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, The Disaster Artist

 

Best Animated Film

Who will win: Coco

Who could win: The Boss Baby

 

Best Cinematography

Who will win: The Shape of Water

Who could win: Blade Runner 2049

 

Best Editing

Who will win: Baby Driver

Who could win: Dunkirk

 

Best Score

Who will win: Alexander Desplat, The Shape of Water

Who could win: Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread

 

Best Original Song

Who will win: “Mystery of Love,” by Sufjan Stevens, Call Me by Your Name

Who could win: “Remember Me,” from Coco

 

Best Production Design

Who will win: The Shape of Water

Who could win: Dunkirk

 

Best Costume Design

Who will win: Phantom Thread

Who could win: The Shape of Water

 

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

Who will win: Darkest Hour

Who could win: Wonder

 

Best Visual Effects

Who will win: Blade Runner 2049

Who could win: War For the Planet of the Apes

 

Best Sound Editing

Who will win: Baby Driver

Who could win: Dunkirk

 

Best Sound Mixing

Who will win: Baby Driver

Who could win: Dunkirk

 

Best Foreign Language Film

Who will win: A Fantastic Woman

Who could win: The Insult

 

Best Documentary Feature

Who will win: Icarus

Who could win: Faces Places

 

Best Documentary Short

Who will win: Heroin(e)

Who could win: Edith + Eddie

 

Best Animated Short Film

Who will win: Dear Basketball

Who could win: Lou

 

Best Live Action Short Film

Who will win: DeKalb Elementary

Who could win: The Eleven O’Clock

 

The 2018 Oscars are taking place tonight beginning at 5pm PT/ 8pm ET.

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