Sunday, 4 March 2018

Oscar predictions

David Niven gets a surprise while announcing the best picture of 1974
Every year I claim I couldn't give a shit about the Oscars and yet somehow every year still get caught up in the whole thing. "Why was that pile of muck nominated??" "Why wasn't that masterpiece nominated??" etc. Now I wouldn't go as far as actually watching the show ( watched it once cos I was in America at the time it was on and high on Dr Pepper ) because it's deathly boring but I always enjoy the buzz of the build up and hearing the results the next day. Doing well this year too as regards actually seeing the films. Of the 9 films nominated for best picture I've seen 8 of them. Haven't got to see Call My By Your Name yet because us lowly country plebs were denied a chance to see it in the cinema and it hasn't yet received a home release. 

I know the displays of wealth and sometimes hypocrisy shown at these awards puts a lot of people off but I just love the movie part of it and like seeing the right people acknowledged for doing a good job.

Anyway, here's what I think will win and what I hope will win. Not that anyone gives a damn. 

Underlined films are what I think will win.

Bold films are what I want to win

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

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Timothée 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.

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

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

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

BEST DIRECTOR

Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan

Get Out, Jordan Peele

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig

Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner* 

Coco

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A Fantastic Woman, Chile

The Insult, Lebanon

Loveless, Russia

On Body and Soul, Hungary

The Square, Sweden

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

Call Me by Your Name

The Disaster Artist

Logan

Molly's Game

Mudbound

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

ORIGINAL SONG

"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

PRODUCTION DESIGN


Beauty and the Beast

Blade Runner 2049

The Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Mudbound

The Shape of Water

COSTUME DESIGN

Beauty and the Beast

Darkest Hour

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Victoria & Abdul

SOUND EDITING

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Dunkirk

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

VISUAL EFFECTS


Blade Runner 2049

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Kong: Skull Island

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War for the Planet of the Apes

FILM EDITING

Baby Driver

Dunkirk

I, Tonya

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


If i get one of these right I'll be happy.

* I haven't seen this but it's Irish 

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