2018 Academy Award Predictions

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With the Oscars airing this Sunday, March 4th, Jonathan and I like to have a little friendly competition over who can correctly guess the most amount of winners. While I tend to be competitive about everything, Jonathan only gets competitive about movie events such as these. So, while we will be filling out personal ballots for all 24 categories before the big event on Sunday night, we’ll be sharing our guesses for only thirteen of the categories. Admittedly, some of our guesses will be the same, but that was bound to happen at some point. 

Jonathan’s choices are depicted with a star while my choices are in bold. So, without further ado, here are some of mine and Jonathan’s predictions for the 90th Oscars: 

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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

 

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Actor in a Leading Role:

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

**Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

 

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Actress in a Leading Role:

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

**Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Meryl Streep, The Post

 

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Actor in a Supporting Role:

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

**Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

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Actress in a Supporting Role:

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

**Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Leslie Manville, Phantom Thread

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

 

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Animated Feature Film:

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

**Coco

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

 

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Directing:

Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan

Get Out, Jordan Peele

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig

Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson

**The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro 

 

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Cinematography:

**Blade Runner 2049, Roger A. Deakins

Darkest Hour, Bruno Delbonnel

Dunkirk, Hoyte van Hoytema

Mudbound, Rachel Morrison

The Shape of Water, Dan Laustsen

 

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Visual Effects:

**Blade Runner 2049; John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover

Guardians of the Galaxy 2; Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick

Kong: Skull Island; Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus

Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould

War for the Planet of the Apes; Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist

 

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Writing (Adapted Screenplay):

**Call My By Your Name; screenplay byJames Ivory

The Disaster Artist; screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

Logan; screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold

Molly’s Game; written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin

Mudbound; screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

 

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Writing (Original Screenplay):

The Big Sick; written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani

**Get Out; written by Jordan Peele

Lady Bird; written by Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water; screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; written by Martin McDonagh

 

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Music (Original Score):

Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer

Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood

**The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Williams

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Carter Burwell 

 

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Music (Original Song):

“Mighty River” from Mudbound; music and lyric by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson

**“Mystery of Love” from Call Me By Your Name; music and lyric by Sufjan Stevens

“Remember Me” from Coco; music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“Stand Up For Something” from Marshall; music and lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn and Diane Warren

“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman; music and lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

 

So, what film do you think is going to take Best Picture? Have any different opinions than we've marked here? Just comment below and let us know! 

We'll be tuning in Sunday, March 4th during the big event, so stay up to date on our social media accounts for our reactions. 

 

Mollie is a film enthusiast, aspiring writer/screenwriter, and a lover of all things Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Doctor Who. She is the co-founder of The Digital Shore (@thedigitalshore) and Above The Line (@atl_movies). You can follow her many adventures through Twitter and Instagram at @mcbeach.

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