Bede’s 2018 Oscar Predictions

Oh, yeah! I can’t believe that one of my personal favourite film related times of the year is almost upon us once again. In a couple of days the Academy Awards will finally be announced. This year’s Oscar race has been quite an interesting one to say the least. One thing for sure is that this is definitely one of the most unique and diverse Best Picture line-ups that we’ve had in quite a while. We’ve period historic dramas (PHANTOM THREAD, THE POST, DARKEST HOUR), a coming-of-age teen comedy (LADY BIRD), a war film (DUNKIRK), a LGBT love story (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME), a relevant dark comedy/drama  (THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI), a racially and socially charged horror/thriller (GET OUT) and romantic monster film (THE SHAPE OF WATER). Seriously, if you told me a year ago that a monster movie would be one of the this year’s Best Picture front-runner and the most nominated film of this year, I probably would not have believed you. But is it possible that some of other films might cause an upset in any of the categories it’s nominated for? Perhaps. Although while both THE SHAPE OF WATER and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI are the ones to beat at the moment, I have a hunch that we have a Best Picture winner waiting in the wings this year. After last year’s crazy one where MOONLIGHT beat out the front-runner LA LA LAND, anything is possible. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. So without further ado, here’s my write-up are who I predict will win at this year’s Oscars. Enjoy!

Here are my predictions (the winners are in bold):

BEST MOTION PICTURE

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
DARKEST HOUR
DUNKIRK
GET OUT
LADY BIRD
PHANTOM THREAD
THE POST
THE SHAPE OF WATER
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

BEST DIRECTOR

Paul Thomas Anderson – PHANTOM THREAD
Greta Gerwig – LADY BIRD
Christopher Nolan – DUNKIRK
Jordan Peele – GET OUT
Guillermo del Toro – THE SHAPE OF WATER

BEST ACTOR

Timothee Chalamet – CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Daniel Day-Lewis – PHANTOM THREAD
Daniel Kaluuya – GET OUT
Gary Oldman – DARKEST HOUR
Denzel Washington – ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.

BEST ACTRESS

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Willem Dafoe – THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Woody Harrelson – THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Richard Jenkins – THE SHAPE OF WATER
Christopher Plummer – ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD
Sam Rockwell – THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mary J. Blige – MUDBOUND
Allison Janney – I, TONYA
Lesley Manville- PHANTOM THREAD
Laurie Metcalf – LADY BIRD
Octavia Spencer- THE SHAPE OF WATER

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

THE BIG SICK
GET OUT
LADY BIRD
THE SHAPE OF WATER
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME 
THE DISASTER ARTIST
LOGAN
MOLLY’S GAME
MUDBOUND

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

THE BOSS BABY
THE BREADWINNER
COCO 
FERDINAND
LOVING VINCENT

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
BLADE RUNNER 2049
THE DARKEST HOUR
DUNKIRK
THE SHAPE OF WATER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BLADE RUNNER 2049 
THE DARKEST HOUR
DUNKIRK
MUDBOUND
THE SHAPE OF WATER

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
THE DARKEST HOUR
PHANTOM THREAD
THE SHAPE OF WATER
VICTORIA AND ABDUL

BEST FILM EDITING

BABY DRIVER
DUNKIRK
I, TONYA
THE SHAPE OF WATER
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE, EBBING MISSOURI

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

DARKEST HOUR 
VICTORIA AND ABDUL
WONDER

BEST SOUND MIXING

BABY DRIVER
BLADE RUNNER 2049
DUNKIRK 
THE SHAPE OF WATER
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

BEST SOUND EDITING

BABY DRIVER
BLADE RUNNER 2049
DUNKIRK 
THE SHAPE OF WATER
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

BLADE RUNNER 2049 
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

DUNKIRK
PHANTOM THREAD
THE SHAPE OF WATER
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Mystery Of Love” – CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
“Remember Me” – COCO
“This Is Me” – THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
“Stand Up For Something” – MARSHALL
“Mighty River” – MUDBOUND

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

FACES PLACES 
ICARUS
LAST MEN IN ALEPPO
STRONG ISLAND
ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A FANTASTIC WOMAN (Chile)
THE INSULT (Lebanon)
LOVELESS (Russia)
ON BODY AND SOUL (Hungary)
THE SQUARE (Sweden)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

EDITH+EDDIE
HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405
HEROIN(E)
KNIFE SKILLS
TRAFFIC STOP

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

DEAR BASKETBALL 
GARDEN PARTY
LOU
NEGATIVE SPACE
REVOLTING RHYMES

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

DEKALB ELEMENTARY
THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK
MY NEPHEW EMMET
THE SILENT CHILD
WATU WOTE/ALL OF US

– Bede Jermyn

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