Here Are Our Final Predictions about The Oscars 2018

We still remember that back then in mid-January, folks have been speculated with the predictions of the 2018 nominations. While some Gal Gadot’s fans were pretty disappointed that turned out the movie was not indicted, the others were going with the predictable groove.

The accolades of the nominees have been accumulating since December. Now the date is getting near. With the around the corner event date, many fans are witnessing their favorites marching all the way to the finish line at the Oscars 2018.

Oscars 2018 Predictions

Best Picture

Lady Bird
The Post
The Shape of Water
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Florida Project
Get Out
I, Tonya
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Call Me by Your Name

It will be the first time since 2011 that Oscars has 10 nominees in the Best Picture Category. As you can see in the list above, you may agree that they are indeed great movies in the picture term. The remaining selections are replaced, as mentioned above, Wonder Woman, The Big Sick, as well as Mudbound. We can’t stress enough that the list could be changed. Well, it is the magic of the Oscars. Uncertainty is the fun.

Best Actress

When it comes to the best actress, the opinions can be different from one critic to another. There are 5 nominees that can be checked. Sally Hawkins in the Shape of Water. Margot Robbie in me, Tonya. Then we have Frances McDormand in the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing as the current favorite to win the category. There is also Saoirse Ronan from Lady Bird and Meryl Streep from The Post. Our favorite is Frances McDormand who played a grieving mother who wants to find her daughter’s killer. Many experts also agree that McDormand should win the Oscars this year.

Best Actor
There are also 5 nominees for this category. Let’s see the list here:

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Since the indictment back then, Many have been supportive of Gary Oldman. Well, for those who have been for a while watching this guy on screen, everybody will agree that he deserves the best in the Oscars. Regardless the controversies, he is still in the safe position to be the front-runner. James Franco, on the other side, has a long road to the winning. Then don’t forget about the good picks, Timothee Chalamet. A surprising one comes from getting Out film in which Daniel Kaluuya is listed. He earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations as well. With these nominees, Tom Hanks is excluded.

Best Supporting Actress

There are 5 nominees:
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Many consider this is the battle between the TV titans. The winner of the Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe, Allison Janney can be the leading front-runner. But this competes with Laurie Metcalf because she is the general critical favorite. The other three join with them in the best-supporting-actress category.

Best Supporting Actor

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

In this category, many agree that Rockwell and Dafoe have a better chance as the front-runners. But the other three have also been considered to swing. Jenkins has been steady on the nominee’s list. Hammer has less prospect since the press tour because it is not clear whether he gets enough voters or not. This is currently five. There will be change, who knows.

Best Director

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Like many other oscars categories in 2018, the highly competitive rate has been procuring speculative theories amongst the film fans and enthusiasts. This can be a bit tricky to give a nod to only one best director. It is so tightly competitive. Call Me By Your Name by Luca Guadagnino was left out, for instance. Really, del Toro film is a game changer. The five will tightly compete for winning the oscars.

Best Original Screenplay

Here is the list of the best original screenplay prediction:
The Post
The Shape of Water
Get Out
Lady Bird
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

When the other categories don’t work, most nominees will have the big chance to get the other category. Despite the fact that some films can dominate the Oscars, ones can see the difference in the Best Original Screenplay. It is about the script, the root of the film. So, with the best script to win.

Best Adapted Screenplay

May the best script win! Here is the adapted list:

Molly’s Game
The Disaster Artist
Wonder
Call Me by Your Name
Mudbound

We strongly favored Call Me By Your Name. It has been a feasible film which can hold the title. Meanwhile, Wonder has an impressive performance by grossing over $230 million worldwide. That is ten times of its budget. The adapted screenplay of the film is amazing. These 5 will tightly compete.

Best Film Editing

The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
Get Out

Editing is an art, although there are many technical terms involved. Great editing is the key to bring the ambiance to make the viewers thrilled with the film. That’s why the films above really nailed it. Many are disappointed because Blade Runner 2049 lost its slots, anyway.

Best Production Design

Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour

The production design can be counted as the technical category in the Oscars event. The Shape of Water has mild competition from Dunkirk. Darkest Hour has been favored by many people. The less prospective are Blade Runner and Beauty and the Beast.

Best Costume Design

The list of the Best Costume Design
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
The Greatest Showman
Beauty and the Beast
Murder on the Orient Express

The fantasies and classy dramas are still the prominent genres to showcase the costumes from finest designers around the world. The Shape of the Water is in a great position. The other nominees, however, compete for each other.

Best Makeup And Hair Styling

Darkest Hour
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Wonder

The films mentioned above are Oscar-worthy in term of the mentioned categories. The final slot can be I, Tonya which has such impressive styles despite its low budget. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, meanwhile, simply have a lot of makeups and hairstyles, considering the nature of the character adaptations.

Best Cinematography

Dunkirk
Blade Runner 2049
Call Me by Your Name
The Shape of Water
Mudbound

The cinematography has been filled with the well-deserved movies. Mudbound showcases the first female cinematographer ever, Rachel Morrison. With only 10 million budget, the beautiful movie makes other cinematographers trembled.

Best Visual effect

Blade Runner 2049
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

Visual effect has different prestige than others. Our favorite is Star Wars: the Last Jedi.

Best Documentary Feature

Icarus
Jane
City of Ghosts
Faces Places
Last Men in Aleppo

The topical documentary category is a prestigious one for most folks. One of our favorites is the City of Ghosts which is presented by Amazon and acquired in $2 million deals.

Best Original Song
“Remember Me,” Coco
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman
“Evermore,” Beauty and the Beast
“The Star,” The Star
“Mystery of Love,” Call Me by Your Name
Our personal favorite song is “This is Me’, the Greatest Showman. Mariah Carey with “The Star” is also considerable one.

Best Original Score
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
Coco
The Shape of Water

These five is the result of the strong competition that has been built from the last year.

Best Animated Feature
The Lego Batman Movie
Coco
Loving Vincent
The Breadwinner
The Boss Baby

Gone are the days when this category was odd in the Oscars ecosystem. The five will mostly be featured in the event.

Best Sound Editing

Baby Driver
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk

Our choice will go to Baby Driver. But, who knows, the voters have different waves of opinions.

Best Sound Mixing

Baby Driver
Dunkirk
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Greatest Showman
The Shape of Water

The sound mix has been pretty competitive. Between the Baby Driver and Star Wars, voters strongly suggest them to be winner. But the other three can possibly turn the table.

Best Foreign Language Film

Foxtrot
In the Fade
A Fantastic Woman
Loveless
The Square

You may have not watched some of these movies. Believe us, they are awesome.

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