Oscar Predictions

February 28, 2018

The 2018 Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4. It has been a wonderful year for film and so many films are deserving of recognition. A good thing to keep in mind going into the ceremony is that the Oscars aren’t everything. A lot of it has to do with politics, and just because a film isn’t recognized by the Oscars doesn’t mean it’s not a quality movie. That said, we do have our own opinions regarding who should will in contrast with the predicted winners.

 

Best Picture

 

SHOULD win: Call Me By Your Name. Check out our film review here to read more about why we loved this movie.

WILL win: This will be an interesting toss-up, as most movies nominated we could see winning. But based off previous award shows, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri has a good chance of winning.

Call Me By Your Name (photo courtesy of Sony Classics)

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

 

SHOULD win: Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) was outstanding, and undoubtedly deserves the Oscar.

WILL win: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) will almost definitely win, unfortunately.

Timothée Chalamet (photo courtesy of E! Online)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

 

SHOULD win: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards). McDormand was fantastic in her role as a grieving and angry mother.

WILL win: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards)

Frances McDormand (photo courtesy of Refinery29)

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

 

SHOULD win: Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) We loved Dafoe in “The Florida Project” (an movie that the Oscars snubbed, by the way) and he definitely deserves the award.

WILL win: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards) Based on past award shows, it’s likely that Rockwell will win.

Willem Dafoe (photo courtesy of TV Guide)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

 

SHOULD win: Laurie Metcalf (Ladybird)

WILL win: Allison Janney (I, Tonya)

Laurie Metcalf (photo courtesy of E! Online)

Best Animated Feature Film

 

SHOULD win: Loving, Vincent

WILL win: Coco

Loving Vincent (photo courtesy of BreakThru Productions)

Best Cinematography

 

SHOULD win: Dunkirk

WILL win: Dunkirk or Blade Runner 2049

 

Dunkirk (photo courtesy of Warner Brother Pictures)

 

Best Costume Design

 

SHOULD win: Phantom Thread

WILL win: Phantom Thread

 

Alma (Vicky Krieps) in a House of Woodcock design (photo courtesy of Annapurna Pictures).

Best Directing

 

SHOULD win: Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) or Greta Gerwig (Ladybird). Guadagnino wasn’t even nominated, which is ridiculous, but he should win nonetheless.

WILL win: Guillermo del Toro will most likely win. He definitely deserves it, but we just felt like Guadagnino and Gerwig deserves it more.

Luca Guadagnino posing with Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet at the Toronto Film Festival (photo courtesy of Vulture)

 

Best Editing

 

SHOULD win: Baby Driver

WILL win: The Shape of Water

 

Cast of Baby Driver (Elgort, Foxx, Gonzalez, Hamm) (photo courtesy of Working Title Films).

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyle

 

SHOULD win: Darkest Hour

WILL win: Darkest Hour

 

Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas transformed into Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine (photo courtesy of Working Title Films).

 

Best Original Score

 

SHOULD win: Phantom Thread

WILL win: The Shape of Water

 

Alma (Vicky Krieps) and Reynolds (Daniel Day-Lewis) (photo courtesy of Annapurna Pictures).

 

Best Original Song

 

SHOULD win: “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens from Call Me By Your Name

WILL win: “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul from The Greatest Showman

Sufjan Stevens (photo courtesy of Jordi Vidal)

Production Design

 

SHOULD win: Dunkirk

WILL win: Dunkirk

Dunkirk (photo courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures)

Sound Editing

 

SHOULD win: Dunkirk

WILL win: Dunkirk

Dunkirk (photo courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures)

Sound Mixing

 

SHOULD win Baby Driver

WILL win: Baby Driver

Baby (Ansel Elgort) and Deborah (Lily James) (photo courtesy of Working Title Films).

Visual Effects

 

SHOULD win: Blade Runner 2049

WILL win: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 (photo courtesy of Scott Free Productions)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

 

SHOULD win: Call Me By Your Name by James Ivory

WILL win: Call Me By Your Name by James Ivory

James Ivory (photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Writing (Original Screenplay)

 

SHOULD win: Lady Bird by Greta Gerwig

WILL win: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh

Lovekin/BAFTA/REX/Shutterstock
Martin McDonagh (photo courtesy of Stephen Lovekin).
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One Response to “Oscar Predictions”

  1. emma martin on March 6th, 2018 10:01 am

    So interesting! You guys were right on. The Oscars are something relevant to everyone and I definitely enjoyed comparing the results to what you came up with. Call me by your name should have won more

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