Early October Oscar Predictions

Now that it is October, autumn is here and thus the beginning of the minor film festivals, which have the final say on who will be nominated for an Oscar. Within the next month or so, the Academy will be releasing the individual submission lists for various categories such as Foreign Language Film, Best Original Song and Animated Feature Film. Once these lists are out, we’ll have a better idea about who will actually eligible in every category. It was at this point last year when Kubo and the Two Strings was included on the list of eligible films for for Best Visual Effects, which led to it being one of 5 nominees in that category. 

Best Picture

  1. Dunkirk
  2. The Shape of Water
  3. The Post
  4. Darkest Hour
  5. Call Me By Your Name
  6. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  7. Get Out
  8. Lady Bird
  9. The Florida Project
  10. The Big Sick

 

Best Director

  1. Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
  2. Guillermo Del Toro – The Shape of Water
  3. Steven Spielberg – The Post
  4. Luca Guadagnino – Call Me By Your Name
  5. Joe Wright – Darkest Hour

 

Best Actor in a Lead Role

  1. Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
  2. Daniel Day Lewis – Phantom Thread
  3. Timothee Chalamet – Call me By Your Name
  4. Tom Hanks – The Post
  5. Jake Gyllenhaal – Stronger

 

Best Actress in a Lead Role

  • Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
  • Francis McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Meryl Streep – The Post
  • Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
  • Kate Winslet – Wonder Wheel

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
  • Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me By Your Name
  • Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name
  • Mark Rylance – Dunkirk

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Allison Janney – I, Tonya
  • Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
  • Holly Hunter – The Big Sick
  • Melissa Leo – Novitiate
  • Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Mudbound
  • Molly’s Game
  • Last Flag Flaying
  • The Disaster Artist

 

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Shape of Water
  • Get Out
  • The Post
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Lady Bird

 

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Coco
  • The Breadwinner
  • Ferdinand
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • The Boss Baby

 

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Square – Sweden
  • In the Fade – Germany
  • 120 Beats Per Minute – France
  • A Fantastic Woman – Chile
  • Happy End – Austria

 

Best Cinematography

  • Dunkirk
  • Blade Runner 20149
  • The Shape of Water
  • Darkest Hour
  • Wonderstruck

 

Best Costume Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Darkest Hour
  • Wonderstruck
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Greatest Showman

 

Best Film Editing

  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Get Out
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour

 

Best Makeup and Hair

  • Darkest Hour
  • The Shape of Water
  • Beauty and the Beast

 

Best Production Design

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Shape of Water
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Greatest Showman

Best Sound Editing

  • Dunkirk
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Baby Driver
  • Coco

 

Best Sound Mixing

  • Dunkirk
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • The Shape of Water
  • The Greatest Showman

 

Best Visual Effects

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

 

Best Original Score

  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • The Post
  • Darkest Hour
  • Wonderstruck

 

Best Original Song

  • “Evermore” – Beauty and the Beast
  • “Come Alive” – The Greatest Showman
  • “Remember Me” – Coco
  • “Truth to Power” – An Inconvenient Sequel
  • “Stand Up for Something” – Marshall

 

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Early October Oscar Predictions

90th Academy Awards, Early AUGUST

It is now August, which means we’re closer to the Oscars now than we were two weeks ago. But surprisingly, these past two weeks have been buzzing with changes. Now contenders are fighting to become nominees, which formally established nominees, Dunkirk and Detroit, are fighting to stay in the lead.Through it all, Gary Oldman remains the hard lock for Best Lead Actor as Winston Churchill, and Annette Benning began her campaign to newest campaign to finally win her Oscar.Find out who’s on top, who’s broken in, and who’s falling away from their front runner status. (This just became Game of Thrones, the Oscars Nominees edition).

BEST PICTURE

  1. Dunkirk (My pick)
  2. Darkest Hour
  3. The Papers
  4. Call Me By Your Name
  5. Last Flag Flying
  6. The Shape of Water
  7. Wonderstruck
  8. Phantom Thread
  9. Detroit
  10. Blade Runner 2049
  11. Downsizing
  12. Get Out
  13. Mudbound
  14. Mother!
  15. Battle of the Sexes

BEST DIRECTOR:

  1. Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk (my pick)
  2. Steven Spielberg – The Papers
  3. Joe Wright – Darkest Hour
  4. Kathryn Bigelow – Detroit
  5. Luca Guadagnino – Call Me By Your Name
  6. Dee Rees – Mudbound
  7. Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread
  8. Jordan Peele – Get Out
  9. Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water
  10. Alexander Payne – Downsizing

BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE

  1. Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour (My Pick – Gary Oldman’s Churchill seems to be the strongest potential of any role this year. All other nominees are obsolete (Yes, even Daniel Day Lewis))
  2. Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
  3. Daniel Day Lewis – Phantom Thread
  4. Tom Hanks – The Papers
  5. Bryan Cranston – Last Flag Flying
  6. Matt Damon – Downsizing
  7. Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here
  8. Jake Gyllenhaal – Stronger
  9. Denzel Washington – Roman Israel Esq
  10. Chadwick Bozeman – Marshall

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE

  1. Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water (who I have pegged as #1. I think her acting without speaking will be a plus for her, think Holly Hunter/The Piano/1993.)
  2. Annette Bening – Film Starts Don’t Die in Liverpool (She’s begun her latest campaign to finally win her Oscars).
  3. Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes (Her consistent ranking in the Top 10 could be good for her to move up later in the season. The Academy might think she’s likable enough to niminate back to back with her first win.)
  4. Meryl Streep – The Papers (She’s Meryl Fucking Streep)
  5. Judi Dench – Victoria and Abdud (Judi Dench + Stephen Frears = Oscar for Judi. Think Philomena/2013.)
  6. Jennifer Lawrence – mother! (She’s the new Meryl Streep, she’s be the next person to receive 20 nominations for acting. If not this year, than next year.)
  7. Kate Winslet – Wonder Wheel (Woody Allen might be at it again, but not as strong as with Blue Jasmine or Midnight in Paris.)
  8. Francis McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Support seems to be waning.)
  9. Claire Foy – Breathe (She’s Emmy nominated for The Crown, but still a fresh face. Think Felicity Jones/The Theory of Everything/2014)
  10. Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game (Not much info about this movie, even now. Jessica Chastain seems to be the new low rent Anne Hathaway, the actress trying too hard to appeal to the most people as possible. Not her year.)

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  1. Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me By Your Name
  2. Jason Mitchell – Mudbound
  3. Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
  4. Mary Rylance – Dunkirk (The darling of Broadway theater over the last decade and the London West End veteran offers most of the dialogue in DUNKIRK itself. His performance essentially proves that there was a script written for the film at all. (That is meant to be a compliment to how the film worked without constant dialogue.)))
  5. Steve Carell – Battle of the Sexes (My Pick – Like Foxcatcher/2014, Steve Carell is truly showing he has some real acting chops aside from comedy. He has a strong year, with the third Despicable Me film and Last Flag Flying, he’s strong performance in this film across Emma Stone could be Oscar Gold for Steve.)
  6. Armie Hammer – Call My By Your Name (Might be pushed Lead, though might get pushed Supporting because it lead performances in Supporting categories always seem to win Oscars –> Christoph Waltz/Django Unchaines/2012, Alicia Vikander/The Danish Girl/2015.
  7. Laurence Fishburne – Last Flag Flying (Along with Bryan Cranston and Steve Carell, Last Flag Flying is looking like a real ensemble project. With Carell getting good reviews for Battle of the Sexes, Fishburne might be pushed more than Carell for this film.)
  8. Oscar Isaac – Suburbicon (A big ensemble cast for this film. Oscar Isaac is one of those actors who has yes to be nominated, so this might be his Oscar breakthrough.)
  9. Ben Mendelsohn – Darkest Hour (This film might end up being a Oscar vehicle for Gary Oldman, so other roles in the film might pale in comparison.)
  10. Michael Shannon – The Shape of Water (Support for Shannon seems to be slip between The Shape of Water and The Current War. Shape of Water is picking up more steam since the first trailer was released, so this might become his third nomination in the coming weeks.)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  1. Melissa Leo – Novitaite (Winning in 2010 after heavily campaigning for herself (not so much the movie) Leo might be back for a redemption nomination with her role as a border line evil nun. Her strong and meaty role could get her pushed to Lead.)
  2. Kristin Scott Thomas – Darkest Hour (My Pick – Not sure if the film is all about Gary Oldman, or if Scott Thomas will hold her own against his powerhouse performance.)
  3. Michelle Pfeiffer – mother! (The former Hollywood darling, she hasn’t been nominated since 1992. With her Emmy Nominated performance in The Wizard of Lies, she’s walking back into the spotlight at the perfect time, and could end up nominated for her fourth Oscar.)
  4. Holly Hunter – The Big Sick  (She seems to be getting most of the praise for the film. She’s a past winner and nominee and might be a familiar face for the Academy to vote for.)
  5. Julianne Moore – Wonderstruck (Another familiar face for the Academy, Julianne Moore seems to be getting most of the critical attention for this film. I could see one of the younger actor getting nominated. Todd Haynes also has a good track record of getting his actress nominated for Oscars.)
  6. Mary J Blige – Mudbound (To be honest, this intrigues me. Mary J Blige does not often come to might when I think about music to movie cross overs. After awkwardly singing in Hilary Clinton’s face about American safety, I’m shocked that she’ll even show her face at all.)
  7. Hong Chau – Downsizing (Alexander Payne’s newest project. Chau could be in the running because she’s a minority face in a mostly white cast.)
  8. Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water (Octavia Spencer seems to be another of the Academy’s new darlings, after landing her second nomination last year with Hidden Figures and winning for The Help.)
  9. Margot Robbie – Goodbye Christopher Robin (She seems to be a star on the rise. Giving a strong performance in Suicide Squad drawing parallels to Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. Unfortunately, Suicide Squad wasn’t as strong and dragged her down.
  10. Michelle Williams – The Greatest Showman (Not sure if this is going to be a Hugh Jackman show or if she’ll have a chance to shine.
  11. Leslie Manville – Phantom Thread

Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. Call Me By Your Name
  2. Mudbound
  3. Wonderstruck
  4. Last Flag Flying
  5. The Death of Stalin
  6. Victoria and Abdul
  7. Molly’s Game
  8. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
  9. Lean on Pete
  10. Blade Runner 2049

Best Original Screenplay

  1. The Shape of Water
  2. Darkest Hour
  3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  4. Get Out
  5. Downsizing
  6. Phantom Thread
  7. The Papers (There seems to be a debate over there this film is Original or Adapted. Otherwise, this would be much higher.)
  8. Suburbicon
  9. Detroit
  10. Novitaite

Best Animated Feature Film

  1. Coco
  2. The Breadwinner
  3. Ferdinand
  4. The Boss Baby
  5. The LEGO Batman Movie
  6. Despicable Me 3
  7. The LEGO Ninjago Movie
  8. Mary and the Witch’s Flower
  9. Cars 3
  10. In this Corner of the World

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  1. Happy End – Austria
  2. Loveless – Russia
  3. Thelma – Norway
  4. Where Life is Born – Mexico
  5. The Square – Sweden
  6. 120 Beats Per minute – France
  7. A Fantastic Woman – Chile
  8. Ishmael’s Ghosts – France
  9. Wild Mouse – Austria
  10. I Am Not Madame Bovary – China

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  1. An Inconvenient Sequel
  2. Last Men in Aleppo
  3. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  4. Aida’s Secret
  5. Untold Tales of Armisted Maupin
  6. Obit
  7. Casing Coral
  8. Strong Island
  9. Icarus
  10. Kedi

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  1. Blade Runner 2049
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Darkest Hour
  4. Wonderstruck
  5. The Shape of Water
  6. mother!
  7. The Greatest Showman
  8. Detroit
  9. Call Me By Your Name
  10. The Lost City of  Z

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  1. Victoria and Abdul
  2. Darkest Hour
  3. Wonderstruck
  4. Phantom Thread
  5. The Greatest Showman
  6. Murder on the Orient Express
  7. The Beguiled
  8. Beauty and the Beast
  9. The Current War
  10. Blade Runner 2049

BEST FILM EDITING

  1. Dunkirk
  2. Detroit
  3. Blade Runner 2049
  4. The Papers
  5. The Shape of Water
  6. Wonderstruck
  7. Get Out
  8. Darkest Hour
  9. Phantom Thread
  10. Mudbound

Best Makeup/Hair

  1. Darkest Hour
  2. Logan
  3. The Greatest Showman
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy
  5. The Shape of Water
  6. Murder on the Orient Express

Best Production Design

  1. Blade Runner 2049
  2. The Greatest Showman
  3. Darkest Hour
  4. Wnderstruck
  5. The Shape of Water
  6. Dunkirk
  7. Beauty and the Beast
  8. Murder on the Orient Express
  9. Phantom Thread
  10. The Current War

BEST SOUND EDITING

  1. Dunkirk
  2. Blade Runner 2049
  3. Detroit
  4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  5. The Shape of Water
  6. Wonder Woman
  7. The Greatest Showman
  8. War for the Planet of the Apes
  9. Darkest Hour
  10. Baby Driver

BEST SOUND MIXING

  1. Dunkirk
  2. Blade Runner 2049
  3. The Greatest Showman
  4. Detroit
  5. The Shape of Water
  6. Star Wars
  7. Get Out
  8. Baby Driver
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. Coco

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  1. War for the Planet of the Apes
  2. Blade Runner 2049
  3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2
  5. Kong: Skull Island
  6. Spider Man Homecoming
  7. Dunkirk
  8. The Shape of Water
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Have no Chest , or some shit like that

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  1. The Shape of Water
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Darkest Hour
  4. The Papers
  5. Wonderstruck
  6. Blade Runner 2049
  7. Murder on the Orient Express
  8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  9. Coco
  10. The Greatest Showman

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BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  1. “How Does a Moment Last Forever” – Beauty and the Beast
  2. “This is Me” – The Greatest Showman
  3. “Come Alive” – The Greatest Showman
  4. “Remember Me” – Coco
  5. “Evermore” – Beauty and the Beast
  6. “Tell Me How Long” – Chasing Coral
  7. “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” – Fifty Shades Darker
  8. “Chase Me” – Baby Driver
  9. “Friends are Family” – The LEGO Batman Movie
  10. “It Ain’t Fair” – Detroit

 

 

 

90th Academy Awards, Early AUGUST

Early June Oscar Prediction

It’s June now, and that means more Oscar predictions are coming. Next month, the first of the contenders for Best Picture, Dunkirk will be released, putting this season into a bit of a premature start. For now, this season is looking a lot like 2015, with Star Wars’s next chapter being a hot contender, and a squeal of a 1980’s Sci-Fi film, Blade Runner 2049, possibly getting in the Best Picture race, like Mad Max: Fury Road. And now, here are the predicted nominees for the 90th Academy Awards:

 

Best Picture

  1. Darkest Hour
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Mudbound
  4. The Post
  5. Detroit
  6. Blade Runner 2049
  7. Call Me By Your Name
  8. Wonderstruck
  9. The Greatest Showman
  10. Phantom Thread
  11. Get Out
  12. Downsizing
  13. Suburbicon
  14. The Current War
  15. The Glass Castle

 

Best Director

  1. Joe Wright – Darkest Hour
  2. Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
  3. Kathryn Bigelow – Detroit
  4. Dee Rees – Mudbound
  5. Steven Spielberg – The Post
  6. Todd Haynes – Wonderstruck
  7. Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread
  8. Luca Guadagnino – Call Me By Your Name
  9. Denis Villeneuve – Blade Runner 2049
  10. Reginald Hudlin – Marshall

 

Best Actor in a Lead Role

  1. Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
  2. Daniel Day Lewis – Phantom Thread
  3. Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
  4. Chadwick Boseman – Marshall
  5. Tom Hanks – The Post
  6. Benedict Cumberbatch – The Current War
  7. Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here
  8. Andrew Garfield – Breathe
  9. Bryan Cranston – Last Flag Flying
  10. Matt Damon – Downsizing

 

Best Actress in a Lead Role

  1. Judi Dench – Victoria and Abdul
  2. Francis McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  3. Meryl Streep – The Post
  4. Brie Larson – The Glass Castle
  5. Rooney Mara – Mary Magdalene
  6. Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes
  7. Jennifer Lawrence – Mother!
  8. Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
  9. Claire Foy – Breathe
  10. Kate Winslet – Wonder Wheel

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  1. Jason Mitchell – Mudboune
  2. Michael Shannon – The Current War
  3. Woody Harrelson – The Glass Castle
  4. Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me By Your Name
  5. Sterling K. Brown – Marshall
  6. Steve Carell – Battle of the Sexes
  7. Steve Buscemi – Lean on Pete
  8. Javier Bardem – Mother!
  9. Ben Mendelsohn – Darkest Hour
  10. Idris Elba – Molly’s Game

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  1. Kristin Scott Thomas – Darkest Hour
  2. Michelle Pfeiffer – Mother!
  3. Nicole Kidman – The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  4. Melissa Leo – The Novitiate
  5. Julianne Moore – Wonderstruck
  6. Michelle Williams – The Greatest Showman
  7. Naomi Watts – The Glass Castle
  8. Margot Robbie – Goodbye Christopher Robin
  9. Mary J Blige – Mudbound
  10. Allison Janney – I, Tonya

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. Mudbound
  2. Call Me By Your Name
  3. Wonderstruck
  4. Molly’s Game
  5. The Glass Castle
  6. Victoria and Abdul
  7. Lean on Pete
  8. The Beguiled
  9. Last Flag Flying
  10. The Death of Stalin

 

Best Original Screenplay

  1. Darkest Hour
  2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  3. Detroit
  4. Phantom THread
  5. The Killing of a Scared Deer
  6. Downsizing
  7. Get Out
  8. The Post
  9. Dunkirk
  10. Suburbicon

 

Best Animated Feature Film

  1. Coco
  2. The Breadwinner
  3. Despicable Me 3
  4. Cars 3
  5. The LEGO Batman Movie
  6. Ferdinand
  7. Loving Vincent
  8. The Boss Baby
  9. Animal Crackers
  10. The Star

 

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. 120 Beats Per Second – France
  2. A Fantastic Lady – Chile
  3. The Square – Sweden
  4. Loveless – Russia
  5. The Day After – South Korea
  6. I Am Not Madame Bovary – China
  7. Wild Mouse – Austria
  8. Ana, Mon Amor – Romania
  9. On Body and Soul – Hungary
  10. Zama – Spain

 

Best Cinematography

  1. Blade Runner 2049
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Darkest Hour
  4. Wonderstruck
  5. Detroit
  6. Mother!
  7. The Current War
  8. Mudbound
  9. Call Me By Your Name
  10. The Mountain Between Us

 

Best Costume Design

  1. The Greatest Showman
  2. Phantom Thread
  3. Victoria and Abdul
  4. Darkest Hour
  5. Wonderstruck
  6. Murder on the Orient Express
  7. The Current War
  8. The Beguiled
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. Mudbound

 

Best Film Editing

  1. Dunkirk
  2. Darkest Hour
  3. Blade Runner 2049
  4. Detroit
  5. Phantom Thread
  6. Wonderstruck
  7. The Post
  8. Get Out
  9. Downsizing
  10. Suburbicon

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  1. Darkest Hour
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  3. Loga
  4. The Greatest Showman
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  6. Murder on the Orient Express

 

Best Production Design

  1. The Current War
  2. Darkest Hour
  3. The Greatest Showman
  4. Blade Runner 2049
  5. Wonderstruck
  6. Beauty and the Beast
  7. Murder on the Orient Express
  8. Dunkirk
  9. Phantom Thread
  10. The Beguiled

 

Best Sound Editing

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  2. Blade Runner 2049
  3. Dunkirk
  4. Detroit
  5. The Greatest Showman
  6. Alien: Covenant
  7. War for the Planet of the Apes
  8. Annihilation
  9. Transformers: The Last Knight
  10. Beauty and the Beast

 

Best Sound Mixing

  1. The Greatest Showman
  2. Blade Runner 2049
  3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  4. Dunkirk
  5. Detroit
  6. Beauty and the Beast
  7. Transformers: The Last Knight
  8. War for the Planet of the Apes
  9. The Current War
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

 

Best Visual Effects

  1. War for the Planet of the Apes
  2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol.
  4. Blade Runner 2049
  5. Spiderman: Homecoming
  6. Dunkirk
  7. Transformers: The Last Knight
  8. Wonder Woman
  9. Kong: Skull Island
  10. Alien: Covenant

 

Best Original Score

  1. Darkest Hour
  2. Dunkirk
  3. The Shape of Water
  4. Wonderstruck
  5. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  6. Blade Runner 2049
  7. Murder on the Orient Express
  8. Phantom Thread
  9. The Greatest Showman
  10. Suburbicon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early June Oscar Prediction

90th Academy Awards Predictions

Sunday night’s extravaganza was something that won’t soon be forgotten. With La La Land expected to win Best picture then having it given to given to Moonlight during their acceptance speeches is something that will never been forgotten. But Moonlight’s victory for Best Picture highlights the change within the Academy. It is not as easy to predict the top honor since it is the only category that requires voters to rank all the nominees instead of casting a vote for just one nominee (a process I feel they should apply to all categories). So now instead of predicting which nominee will receive the most votes, we’re predicting which nominee will be the first to abstain an absolute majority among all, meaning front runners now have more of chance of missing the top honor since they may night have enough second and third place votes.

But now that the 2017 Oscars are behind us, it is now time to loo forward to 2018, so as of right now, these are the films that I foresee being nominated for nominated for the 90th Academy Awards on March 4, 2018.

Best Picture

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Current War
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Glass Castle
  • Mother
  • Mudbound
  • Rebel in the Rye
  • Victoria and Abdul

Best Director:

  • Darren Aronofsky – Mother
  • Alfonso Gomez-Rejon – The Current War
  • Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
  • Dee Rees – Mudbound
  • Joe Wright – Darkest Hour

Best Actor in a Lead Role

  • Sterling K. Brown – Marshall
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Current War
  • Garrett Hedlund – Mudbound
  • Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
  • Michael Shannon – The Current War

Best Actress in a Lead Role

  • Judi Dench – Victoria and Abdul
  • Brie Larson – The Glass Castle
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Mother
  • Carrie Mulligan – Mudbound
  • Charlize Theron – The Coldest City

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name
  • Tom Hardy – Dunkirk
  • Ben Mendelsohn – Darkest Hour
  • Kevin Spacey – Rebel in the Rye
  • Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me By Your Name

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Laura Linney – The Dinner
  • Sarah Paulson – Rebel in the Rye
  • Michelle Pfeiffer – Mother
  • Kristin Scott Thomas – Darkest Hour
  • Naomi Watts – The Glass Castle

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Current War
  • Darkest Hour
  • Downsizing
  • Dunkirk
  • Mother

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Glass Castle
  • Mudbound
  • Rebel in the Rye
  • Victoria and Abdul

Best Animated Feature Film

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Cars 3
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand

Best Foreign Language Film

  • A Fantastic Woman – Chile
  • Loveless – Russia
  • The Other Side of Hope – Finland
  • On Body and Soul – Hungary
  • Bright Nights – Germany

Best Cinematography

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Current War
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk

Best Costume Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Current War
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties
  • Victoria and Abdul

Best Film Editing

  • The Current War
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Mudbound
  • Star Wars The Last Jedi

Best Makeup and Hair

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Darkest Hour
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Best Production Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Current War
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Sound Editing

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Sound Mixing

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Coco
  • Dunkirk
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Visual Effects

  • Alien: Covenant
  • Dunkirk
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Original Score

  • Coco
  • Dunkirk
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Victoria and Abdul

 

90th Academy Awards Predictions

3rd Annual Awards15 Film Awards

As with every organization or blogger, critic and fan of film is doing at this time of year, I have put together my list of nominees for most of the categories found at the Oscars, plus some extra categories. I have always said (since at least 2012) that if you don’t like the nominees at the Oscars, make your own awards, and here are mine. I will be selecting and announcing the winners at some point in mid February, before the Oscars. And the nominees are…

 

Best Picture:

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

Best Animated Feature Film:

  • Finding Dory
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • The Little Prince
  • Zootopia

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Elle – France
  • The Handmaiden – South Korea
  • The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki – Finland
  • It’s Only the End of the World – Canada
  • A Man Called Ove – Sweden
  • Neruda – Chile
  • The Salesman – Iran
  • Toni Erdmann – Germany

Best Short Film:

  • Borrowed Time
  • Nocturne in Black
  • Pearl
  • Piper
  • Time Code

Best Director:

  • Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  • Garth Davis – Lion
  • Berry Jenkins – Moonlight
  • Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  • Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

  • Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  • Joel Edgerton – Loving
  • Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

  • Amy Adams – Arrival
  • Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
  • Taraji P Henson – Hidden Figures
  • Natalie Portman – Jackie
  • Emma Stone – La La Land

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  • Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
  • Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
  • Dev Patel – Lion

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • Viola Davis – Fences
  • Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  • Felicity Jones – A Monster Calls
  • Nicole Kidman – Lion
  • Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures

Best Ensemble Performance

  • 20th Century Women
  • Fences
  • Hidden Figures
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

Best Breakthrough Performance

  • Joe Alwyn – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
  • Sunny Pawar – Lion
  • Ashton Sanders – Moonlight
  • Ferdia Walsh-Peelo – Sing Street

Best Voice Over Performance

  • Ellen DeGeneres – Finding Dory
  • Taron Ederton – Sing
  • Ginnifer Goodwin – Zootopia
  • Dwayne Johnson – Moana
  • Charlize Theron – Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Original Screenplay:

  • 20th Century Women
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • La La Land
  • The Lobster
  • Manchester by the Sea

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hidden Figures
  • Lion
  • Moonlight

Best Cinematography

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Silence

Best Costume Design

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jackie
  • La La Land
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Best Film Editing

  • Arrival
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight

Best Makeup and Hair

  • Deadpool
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jackie
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Suicide Squad

Best Production Design

  • Doctor Strange
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • La La Land
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Silence

Best Sound

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • The Jungle Book
  • Rogue One

Best Visual Effects

  • Doctor Strange
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • The Jungle Book
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Rogue One

Best Original Song:

  • “Audition” – La La Land
  • “Drive It Like You Stole It” – Sing Street
  • “Heathens” – Suicide Squad
  • “How Far I’ll Go” – Moana
  • “Try Everything” – Zootopia

Best Original Score:

  • Arrival
  • Finding Dory
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Lion
3rd Annual Awards15 Film Awards

Late October Oscar Predictions

It’s hard to believe that October is nearly over, but November is next week. There’s a lot of moving and shaking going on in this Oscar race, most recently with Viola Davis switching from Lead to Supporting, which now makes the the Supporting Actress category into an actual race. And just about each category now has a front runner. So, with confidence, I can say that half of these predictions will be nominated in January. *Updated 10/29 because I uploaded late week’s predictions.*

 

Best Picture:

  1. La La Land
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. Silence
  4. Moonlight
  5. Fences
  6. Lion
  7. Arrival
  8. Loving

Best Director:

  1. Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  2. Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  3. Berry Jenkins – Moonlight
  4. Martin Scorsese – Silence
  5. Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

  1. Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  2. Denzel Washington – Fences
  3. Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  4. Joel Edgerton – Loving
  5. Jake Gyllenhaal – Nocturnal Animals

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

  1. Emma Stone – La La Land
  2. Natalie Portman – Jackie
  3. Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
  4. Ruth Negga – Loving
  5. Amy Adams – Arrival

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Dev Patel – Lion
  2. Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  3. Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
  4. Liam Neeson – Silence
  5. Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Viola Davis – Fences
  2. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  3. Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  4. Felicity Jones – A Monster Calls
  5. Nicole Kidman – Lion

Best Original Screenplay:

  1. La La Land
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. Loving
  4. Moonlight
  5. Jackie

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Fences
  2. Silence
  3. Lion
  4. Arrival
  5. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Best Animated Feature Film:

  1. Moana
  2. Zootopia
  3. Finding Dory
  4. Kubo and the Two Strings
  5. The Red Turtle

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. Toni Erdmann – Germany
  2. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki – Finland
  3. The Salesman – Iran
  4. Neruda – Chile
  5. Elle – France

Best Cinematography

  1. La La Land
  2. Silence
  3. Arrival
  4. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  5. Lion

Best Costume Design

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Jackie
  3. Silence
  4. La La Land
  5. Love and Friendship

Best Film Editing

  1. La La Land
  2. Arrival
  3. Lion
  4. Moonlight
  5. Jackie

Best Makeup and Hair

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Jackie
  3. Star Trek Beyond

Best Production Design

  1. Silence
  2. Love and Friendship
  3. Florence Foster Jenkins
  4. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Sound Editing

  1. Rogue One
  2. La La Land
  3. Arrival
  4. The Jungle Book
  5. Hacksaw Ridge

Best Sound Mixing

  1. La La Land
  2. Rogue One
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Passengers
  5. The Jungle Book

Best Visual Effects

  1. The Jungle Book
  2. Rogue One
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Doctor Strange
  5. A Monster Calls

Best Original Score

  1. Arrival
  2. Finding Dory
  3. Rogue One
  4. Hidden Figures
  5. Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Original Song:

  1. “Audition” – La La Land
  2. “How Far I’ll Go” – Moana
  3. “Letters to the Free” – 13th
  4. “City of Star” – La La Land
  5. “Victory” – Hidden Figures
Late October Oscar Predictions

Late September Oscar Preidctions

Now that the Toronto International Film Festival has selected it’s Audience Choice Winner, La La Land has shot to the top of most charts and is looking like out first official front runner for Best Picture. Among the other categories, changes are being made. The Foreign Language category is beginning to take shape, with Germany looking to take it’s third win in the category. Predictions in all categories are listed below. Be sure to let me know what you think

Best Picture:

  1. La La Land
  2. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. Fences
  4. Loving
  5. Manchester by the Sea
  6. Silence
  7. The Birth of a Nation
  8. Moonlight
  9. Arrival
  10. Nocturnal Animals

Best Director:

  1. Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  2. Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  3. Jeff Nichols – Loving
  4. Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  5. Martin Scorsese – Silence

Best Actor in a Lead Role:

  1. Denzel Washington – Fences
  2. Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  3. Joel Edgerton – Loving
  4. Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  5. Jake Gyllenhaal – Nocturnal Animals

Best Actress in a Lead Role:

  1. Emma Stone – La La Land
  2. Viola Davis – Fences
  3. Ruth Negga – Loving
  4. Natalie Portman – Jackie
  5. Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals
  2. Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  3. Steve Martin – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
  5. Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  2. Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  3. Kristen Stewart – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Felicity Jones – A Monster Calls
  5. Margo Martindale – The Hollers

Best Original Screenplay:

  1. Loving
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. La La Land
  4. 20th Century Women
  5. The Birth of a Nation

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. Fences
  3. Arrival
  4. Silence
  5. Nocturnal Animals

Best Animated Feature Film:

  1. Zootopia
  2. Moana
  3. Finding Dory
  4. Kubo and the Two Strings
  5. The Red Turtle

Best Foreign Language Film

  1. Toni Erdmann – Germany
  2. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki – Finland
  3. Neruda – Chile
  4. Elle – France
  5. Death in Sarajevo – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Best Cinematography

  1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. Arrival
  3. La La Land
  4. Silence
  5. Nocturnal Animals

Best Costume Design

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Love and Friendship
  3. Fences
  4. Silence
  5. Alice Through the Looking Glass

Best Film Editing

  1. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  2. La La Land
  3. Arrival
  4. Silence
  5. Fences

Best Makeup and Hair

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins
  2. Star Trek Beyond
  3. Silence

Best Production Design

  1. Silence
  2. Love and Friendship
  3. Florence Foster Jenkins
  4. The Birth of a Nation
  5. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Best Sound Editing

  1. La La Land
  2. Arrival
  3. Rogue One
  4. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  5. The Jungle Book

Best Sound Mixing

  1. La La Land
  2. Rogue One
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Passengers
  5. The Jungle Book

Best Visual Effects

  1. Rogue One
  2. The Jungle Book
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Doctor Strange
  5. Star Trek Beyond

Best Original Score

  1. Arrival
  2. Finding Dory
  3. The Light Between Oceans
  4. Rogue One
  5. Hidden Figures

Best Original Song:

  1. “We Know the Way” – Moana
  2. “City of Stars” – La La Land
  3. “Audition” – La La Land
  4. “Victory” – Hidden Figures
  5. “Back to Life” – Queen of Katwe

 

Late September Oscar Preidctions