Monday, September 10, 2018

First 2018 Oscar Predictions

A Star is Born is poised to get multiple noms.

The Oscar nominations are just a few months away, so here are my best guesses at the moment. I'm sure I've played it too safe in some places and gone out on too many limbs in others. But A Star is Born is probably winning anyways, right?

BEST PICTURE:
BlacKkKlansman
Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma
A Star is Born
Vice (Backseat)

BEST DIRECTOR:
Ryan Coogler, Black Panther
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Damien Chazelle, First Man
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

BEST ACTOR:
Christian Bale, Vice (Backseat)
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Ryan Gosling, First Man
Robert Redford, The Old Man and the Gun

BEST ACTRESS:
Glenn Close, The Wife
Viola Davis, Widows
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Emma Stone, The Favourite

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Russell Crowe, Boy Erased
Sam Elliott, A Star is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Daniel Kaluuya, Widows

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Amy Adams, Vice (Backseat)
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Claire Foy, First Man
Nicole Kidman, Boy Erased
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
BlacKkKlansman
Boy Erased
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star is Born

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Eighth Grade
The Favourite
First Reformed
Roma
Vice (Backseat)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Black Panther
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
The Favourite
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma
A Star is Born

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Black Panther
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots
Peterloo

BEST FILM EDITING:
Black Panther
First Man
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Roma
A Star is Born

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Ad Astra
First Man
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns
You Were Never Really Here

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
Black Panther
Boy Erased
Mary Poppins Returns
A Star is Born
A Star is Born

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:
Border
Mary Queen of Scots
Vice (Backseat)

BEST SOUND MIXING:
Black Panther
First Man
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Roma
A Star is Born

BEST SOUND EDITING:
Black Panther
First Man
Incredibles 2
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
A Quiet Place

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Annihilation
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
First Man
Ready Player One

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet

10 comments:

  1. I need Black Panther to win costume design, but Crazy Rich Asians is likely going to be at its heels.

    Infinity War should win visual effects too because LOOK AT THAT MOVIE. lol

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    1. I haven't seen Crazy Rich Asians yet, but that would be a cool nom. And Black Panther for the win would be an inspired pick. I wonder about one of the Mary films taking it though.

      I'm rooting for Annihilation in VFX, even if it's more of an underdog than Ex Machina was.

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  3. Nice predictions Josh! My interest in watching that line-up is pretty limited though I'll watch the oscars show. Hopefully If Beale Street Could Talk is another strong effort from Jenkins.

    Best Actress is STACKED, according to the buzz there are 10+ contenders! Do you think Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) (it looks like it has the potential to be a middle-school Lady Bird) and Carey Mulligan (Wildlife) stand a chance of noms?

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    1. Thanks Chris! I'm looking forward to most of these, especially The Favourite, First Man, and If Beale Street Could Talk.

      I don't see Fisher or Mulligan in the race, unfortunately. In fact, I'm skeptical on Eighth Grade's chances to get a screenplay nom. But I haven't seen it yet, so I might feel differently later.

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  4. Nice work! I HOPE Widows has a better showing, but we shall see. I'm interested to see how Black Panther fares. They're going to pump so much money into that film's Oscar campaign.

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    1. Thanks! Black Panther is my favorite MCU film, so I'm hoping it fares well. I think Widows could underperform, but I hope I'm wrong.

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