Cinema 35’s 2018 Oscar Predictions

This Sunday,  March 4, there will be no more guessing or predicting. The 90th Academy Awards will reveal who wins the 24 Oscars. With so many of the technical and acting categories so locked up, never has there been a Best Picture race quite like this. Usually if there’s a question about it, it’s between two films, but this year there’s nearly FIVE contenders (Lady BirdDunkirkThe Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouriand Get Outwith three looking most likely (The Shape of WaterThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouriand Get Out). 

Be sure to check out our predictions and watch the Oscars Sunday night to find out how we did? See any that you agree or disagree with? Let us know in the comment or on Facebook & Twitter!

 

Best  Picture

The Nominees:

– The Post

Lady Bird

Get Out

– Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Darkest Hour

Call Me By Your Name

Phantom Thread

Who Will Win: The Shape of Water

Who Should Win: Get Out

Who Should’ve Been Here: War for the Planet of the Apes


Best Director

The Nominees:

– Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

– Jordan Peele, Get Out

– Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

– Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

– Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Who Will Win: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Who Should Win: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Who Should’ve Been Here: TIE – Matt Reeves, War for the Planet of the Apes & Edgar Wright, Baby Driver


Best Actress

The Nominees:

 – Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

– Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 – Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

– Meryl Streep, The Post

– Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Who Will Win: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Who Should Win: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Who Should’ve Been Here: Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game


Best Actor

The Nominees:

– Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

– Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

– Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

– Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

– Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Who Will Win: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Who Should Win: Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Who Should’ve Been Here: TIE – Jake Gyllenhaal, Stronger & Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

The Nominees:

– Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

– Leslie Mansfield, Phantom Thread

– Allison Janney, I, Tonya

– Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

– Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Who Will Win: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Who Should Win: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Who Should’ve Been Here: Holly Hunter, The Big Sick


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The Nominees:

– Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

– Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

– Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

– Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

– Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Who Will Win:

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Who Should Win: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Who Should’ve Been Here: TIE – Patrick Stewart, Logan & Idris Elba, Molly’s Game


Best Orignal Screenplay

The Nominees:

– Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick

– Jordan Peele, Get Out

– Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

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

– Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Who Will Win: Jordan Peele, Get Out

Who Should Win: Jordan Peele, Get Out

Who Should’ve Been Here: Richard Linklater, Last Flag Flying


Best Adapted Screenplay

The Nominees:

– Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, The Disaster Artist

– James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name

– Scott Frank, James Mangold & Michael Green; Story by James Mangold, Logan

– Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

– Virgil Williams & Dee Rees, Mudbound

Who Will Win: James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name

Who Should Win: Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

Who Should’ve Been Here: Matt Reeves & Mark Bomback, War for the Planet of the Apes


Best Cinematography

The Nominees:

– Bruno Delbonnel, Darkest Hour

– Roger A. Deakins, Blade Runner 2049

Hoyte van HoytemaDunkirk

– Rachel Morrison, Mudbound

– Dan Lausten, The Shape of Water

Who Will Win: Roger A. Deakins, Blade Runner 2049

Who Should Win: Roger A. Deakins, Blade Runner 2049

Who Should’ve Been Here: TIE – Andrew Droz Palermo, A Ghost Story & Chung-hoon Chung, It 


Best Original Score

The Nominees:

Hanz ZimmerDunkirk

– Johnny Greenwood, Phantom Thread

– Alexandre DesplatThe Shape of Water

John Williams, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Carter BurwellThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Who Will Win: Alexandre DesplatThe Shape of Water

Who Should Win: Hanz Zimmer, Dunkirk

Who Should’ve Been Here: Daniel PembertonKing Arthur: Legend of the Sword


Best Song

The Nominees:

– Mighty River, Mudbound

– Mystery of Love, Call Me By Your Name

– Remember Me, Coco

– Stand Up for Something, Marshall

– This is Me, The Greatest Showman

Who Will Win: Remember Me, Coco

Who Should Win: Remember Me, Coco

Who Should’ve Been Here: N/A, though I’m still upset about Furious 7‘s snub of See You Again from 3 years ago!


Best Film Editing

The Nominees:

– Baby Driver

– Dunkirk

I, Tonya

The Shape of Water

– Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Who Will Win: Dunkirk

Who Should Win: Baby Driver

Who Should’ve Been Here: War for the Planet of the Apes


Best Animated Feature

The Nominees:

– The Boss Baby

– Loving Vincent

– The Breadwinner

Coco

Ferdinand

Who Will Win: Coco

Who Should Win: Coco

Who Should’ve Been Here: The Lego Batman Movie


Best Documentary Feature

The Nominees:

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Faces Places

Icarus

Last Men in Aleppo

Strong Island

Who Will Win: Faces Places

Who Should Win: Icarus

Who Should’ve Been Here: Human Flow


Best Foreign Language Film

The Nominees:

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

The Insult (Lebanon)

Loveless (Russia)

On Body and Soul (Hungary)

The Square (Sweden)

Who Will Win: The Square

Who Should Win: The Square

Who Should’ve Been Here: Raw


Best Costume Design

The Nominees:

– Beauty and the Beast 

– Darkest Hour

Phantom Thread

– The Shape of Water

– Victoria & Abdul

Who Will Win: Phantom Thread

Who Should Win: Phantom Thread

Who Should’ve Been Here: Murder on the Orient Express


Best Makeup & Hairstyling

The Nominees:

Darkest Hour

– Victoria & Abdul

Wonder

Who Will Win: Darkest Hour

Who Should Win: Darkest Hour

Who Should’ve Been Here: Star Wars: The Last Jedi


Best Production Design

The Nominees:

– Beauty and the Beast 

– Blade Runner 2049

– Darkest Hour

– Dunkirk

– The Shape of Water

Who Will Win: The Shape of Water

Who Should Win: Blade Runner 2049

Who Should’ve Been Here: Thor: Ragnarok


Best Sound Editing

The Nominees:

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

– Dunkirk

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Shape of Water

Who Will Win: Dunkirk

Who Should Win: Baby Driver

Who Should’ve Been Here: War for the Planet of the Apes


Best Sound Mixing

The Nominees:

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

– Dunkirk

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Shape of Water

Who Will Win: Dunkirk

Who Should Win: Dunkirk

Who Should’ve Been Here: War for the Planet of the Apes


Best Visual Effects

The Nominees:

Blade Runner 2049

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Kong: Skull Island

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War for the Planet of the Apes

Who Will Win: War for the Planet of the Apes

Who Should Win: War for the Planet of the Apes

Who Should’ve Been Here: Beauty and the Beast 


Best Documentary Short

The Nominees:

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Edith + Eddie

Heroin(E)

Knife Skills

Traffic Stop

Who Will Win: Edith + Eddie

Who Should Win: Edith + Eddie

Who Should’ve Been Here: N/A


Best Live Action Short

The Nominees:

– Dekalb Elementary

The Eleven O’clock

My Nephew Emmett

The Silent Child

Watu Wote/All of US

Who Will Win: Dekalb Elementary

Who Should Win: Dekalb Elementary

Who Should’ve Been Here: N/A


Best Animated Short

The Nominees:

Dear Basketball

Garden Party

Lou

Negative Space

Revolting Rhymes

Who Will Win: Dear Basketball

Who Should Win: Dear Basketball

Who Should’ve Been Here: N/A

 

Photo by: ScreenRant

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Mark A. Silba

Mark is the founder and editor-in-chief at Cinema 35. He currently has his BA in Film and Media studies from Arizona State University. He currently lives in Gilbert, AZ where he spends most of his time seeing the latest theatrical releases.

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