2018 Oscar Predictions

For better or worse, here are my final predictions for this Sunday's 90th Academy Awards. Click here to read my full write-up in The Dispatch.

Best Picture

Prediction: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Preference: “Call Me By Your Name”

Best Director

Prediction: Guillermo Del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
Preference: Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”

Best Actor

Prediction: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Preference: Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name"

Best Actress

Prediction/Preference: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Supporting Actor

Prediction: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Preference: Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Best Supporting Actress

Prediction: Alison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Preference: Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Best Adapted Screenplay

Prediction/Preference: James Ivory, “Call Me By Your Name”

Best Original Screenplay

Prediction: Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Preference: Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”

Best Original Score

Prediction: Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water”
Preference: Hans Zimmer, “Dunkirk”

Best Original Song

Prediction/Preference: “Remember Me” from “Coco”

Best Cinematography

Prediction: “The Shape of Water”
Preference: “Blade Runner 2049”

Best Production Design

Prediction: “The Shape of Water”
Preference: “Blade Runner 2049”

Best Costume Design

Prediction/Preference: “Phantom Thread”

Best Makeup & Hair

Prediction: “Darkest Hour”
Preference: “Wonder”

Best Film Editing

Prediction/Preference: “Dunkirk”

Best Sound Mixing

Prediction/Preference: “Dunkirk”

Best Sound Editing

Prediction/Preference: “Dunkirk”

Best Visual Effects

Prediction/Preference: “War for the Planet of the Apes”

Best Animated Feature

Prediction/Preference: "Coco"

Best Foreign Language Film

Prediction: “A Fantastic Woman” (Chile)
Preference: “Loveless” (Russia)

Best Documentary

Prediction: “Last Men in Aleppo”
Preference: “Faces Places”

Best Live Action Short

Prediction: “Watu Wote (All of Us)”
Preference: “DeKalb Elementary”

Best Animated Short

Prediction: “Dear Basketball”
Preference: “Lou”

Best Documentary Short

Prediction/Preference: “Edith+Eddie”

The 90th Annual Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 4, on ABC. Check your local listings.


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