2018 Oscar Predictions

Tonight at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT is the 90th annual Academy Awards, honoring this year’s best in the film industry. Jimmy Kimmel, for the second year in a row, will host the ceremony, which should be full of surprises.

Each year, I make my picks of who I believe will win in each category––and for this year, I have decided to share them. Categories are divided up by who I believe will win, could win, and who I think should win. I left out categories that I could not precisely comment on. So without further ado, here are my picks for the 2018 Academy Awards.

Picture Credits: Vulture

Best Picture:

“Call Me by Your Name”

“Darkest Hour”

“Dunkirk”

“Get Out”

“Lady Bird”

“Phantom Thread”

“The Post”

“The Shape of Water”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Will Win: “The Shape of Water”

Could Win: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Should Win: “The Shape of Water” or “Dunkirk”

Directing:

Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”

Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”

Will Win: Guillermo del Toro

Could Win: Christopher Nolan

Should Win: Any of them, but del Toro or Nolan

Actor in a Leading Role:

Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”

Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Will Win: Gary Oldman

Could Win: Daniel Day-Lewis

Should Win: Daniel Day-Lewis

Picture Credit: MaraMovies

Actress in a Leading Role:

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”

Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”

Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Will Win: Frances McDormand

Could Win: Sally Hawkins

Should Win: Frances McDormand​

Actor in a Supporting Role:

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”

Will Win: Sam Rockwell

Could Win: Willem Dafoe

Should Win: Willem Dafoe​

Actress in a Supporting Role:

Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”

Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”

Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Will Win: Allison Janney

Could Win: Laurie Metcalf

Should Win: Allison Janney

Picture Credit: New York Times

Animated Feature Film:

“The Boss Baby”

“The Breadwinner”

“Coco”

“Ferdinand”

“Loving Vincent”

Will Win: “Coco”

Could Win: “Loving Vincent”

Should Win: “Coco”

Writing (Adapted Screenplay):

“Call Me by Your Name”

“Logan”

“Mudbound”

“The Disaster Artist”

“Molly’s Game”

Will Win: “Call Me by Your Name”

Could Win: “Mudbound”

Should Win: “Logan”

Writing (Original Screenplay):

“The Big Sick”

“Lady Bird”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

“Get Out”

“The Shape of Water”

Will Win: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Could Win: “Get Out”

Should Win: “Get Out” or “Lady Bird” ––really anything besides “Three Billboards”

Picture Credit: Los Angeles Times

Cinematography:

“Blade Runner 2049”

“Dunkirk”

“The Shape of Water”

“Darkest Hour”

“Mudbound”

Will Win: “Blade Runner 2049”

Could Win: “Dunkirk”

Should Win: “Blade Runner 2049” or “Dunkirk”

Film Editing:

“Baby Driver”

“I, Tonya”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

“Dunkirk”

“The Shape of Water”

Will Win: “Dunkirk”

Could Win: “Baby Driver”

Should Win: “Dunkirk” or “Baby Driver”

Music (Original Score):

“Dunkirk”

“The Shape of Water”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

“Phantom Thread”

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Will Win: “The Shape of Water”

Could Win: “Phantom Thread”

Should Win: “Phantom Thread”

Picture Credit: The Stranger

Music (Original Song):

“Mighty River from Mudbound

“Remember Me” from Coco

“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman

“Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name

“Stand Up For Something” from Marshall

Will Win: “Remember Me”

Could Win: “This Is Me”

Should Win: “Mystery of Love”

Sound Editing:

“Baby Driver”

“Dunkirk”

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

“Blade Runner 2049”

“The Shape of Water”

Will Win: “Dunkirk”

Could Win: “Baby Driver”

Should Win: “Dunkirk”

Sound Mixing:

“Baby Driver”

“Dunkirk”

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

“Blade Runner 2049”

“The Shape of Water”

Will Win: “Dunkirk”

Could Win: “Baby Driver”

Should Win: “Dunkirk”

Picture Credit: Architectural Digest

Production Design:

“Beauty and the Beast”

“Darkest Hour”

“The Shape of Water”

“Blade Runner 2049”

“Dunkirk”

Will Win: “The Shape of Water”

Could Win: “Darkest Hour”

Should Win: “Shape of Water” or “Darkest Hour”

Costume Design:

“Beauty and the Beast”

“Phantom Thread”

“Victoria and Abdul”

“Darkest Hour”

“The Shape of Water”

Will Win: “Phantom Thread”

Could Win: “Beauty and the Beast”

Should Win: “Phantom Thread”

Makeup and Hairstyling:

“Darkest Hour”

“Wonder”

“Victoria and Abdul”

Will Win: “Darkest Hour”

Could Win: “Wonder”

Should Win: “Darkest Hour”

I hope this gives you a better idea of what to expect for this year’s Academy Awards. Make sure to tune in tonight at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT to see how it all goes down!

 

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