The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will be held March 4th, but now that we know the list of 2018 Oscar nominees, there’s plenty of time to speculate about who will win, who should win, and who is (maybe) mistakenly left out.
- “Call Me by Your Name”
Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Marco Morbito
Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan
- “The Florida Project”
Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou
- “Get Out”
Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm, Jordan Peele
- “Lady Bird”
Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott Rudin
- “The Post”
Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger
- “The Shape of Water”
J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro
- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh
- “Dunkirk” Christopher Nolan
- “The Florida Project” Sean Baker
- “Lady Bird” Greta Gerwig
- “The Shape of Water” Guillermo del Toro
- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Martin McDonagh
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
- Timothée Chalamet “Call Me by Your Name”
- Daniel Day-Lewis “Phantom Thread”
- James Franco “The Disaster Artist”
- Daniel Kaluuya “Get Out”
- Gary Oldman “Darkest Hour”
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”
Take your pundit seat, please!
When it comes to the Oscars predictions, everyone’s a pundit — and we’re no exception. And seems to be that everyone is biased, whether they like to admit it or not. So, let’s dive into the sea of guesses about the likely winners in the major categories, as well as some pre-emptive decisions on who should win in its category.
In many opinions, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has swept just about every category it’s been nominated for. At this point, its only competition is The Shape of Water, besides Dunkirk, a war drama by a well-known movie wizard, Christopher Nolan. The Shape of Water has a sort of disadvantage of being a merman-romance fantasy film — not a particularly popular genre for Academy voters.
Albeit, the Academy traditionally appreciates romantic comedies almost as much as fantasy films, The Big Sick is something completely different. It is drawn from the real-life romance of star Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily Gordon, exploring the racism and culture clash of the immigrant experience, momentary a big thing in America right now.
And, the winner is..
But – the vested interest is still on Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan. Just for the record, he is a five-time nominee who’s never taken home an Oscar. Nolan is an uncompromising filmmaker without compromising about the art of making movies. It is about time to take home an Oscar, don`t you think?
Gary Oldman presented a classic portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, and is almost certain he would get his well-deserved recognition of that performance. Also, he`s another one that’s been nominated multiple times without a win. So, Oldman just might be the most certain winner of this year’s nominees.
Almost the same situation, or much clearer is with the Best Actress category. Frances McDormand will almost certainly win this one. While the performances of Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) are both memorable in their own ways, neither actress reached that level of raw, raging, dramatic extremes McDormand seemed to reach so effortlessly in Three Billboards.
Join us on 4th of March, for another glittery and sleepless night!
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