Oscars 2018: Nomination Predictions and Hopes

Ryan Flynn and Josh Herron contributed to this article

Nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards are released tomorrow morning, so in preparation for the Academy’s choices, Ryan, Josh, and I decided to make our own choices for who we believe SHOULD be chosen in each of the main categories, as well as who we predict actually will be nominated. We picked these categories as a group, choosing strictly on our own opinions, as well as who we think the Academy is leaning towards.

Best Adapted Screenplay


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Prediction

James Ivory, “Call Me by Your Name”

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, “The Disaster Artist”

Aaron Sorkin, “Molly’s Game”

Virgil Williams and Dee Rees, “Mudbound”

James Mangold, Scott Frank, and Michael Green, “Logan”

Our Picks

James Ivory, “Call Me by Your Name”

Anthony McCarten, “Darkest Hour”

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, “The Disaster Artist”

Virgil Williams and Dee Rees, “Mudbound”

Rian Johnson, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

 

Best Original Screenplay


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Prediction

Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, “The Big Sick”

Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”

Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, “The Shape of Water”

Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Our Picks

Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, “The Big Sick”

Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

Steven Rogers, “I, Tonya”

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”

Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

Best Original Score


Phantom Thread

Prediction

Hans Zimmer, “Dunkirk”

Jonny Greenwood, “Phantom Thread”

John Williams, “The Post”

Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water”

Carter Burwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Our Picks

Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer, “Blade Runner 2049”

Hans Zimmer, “Dunkirk”

Jonny Greenwood, “Phantom Thread”

Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water”

Carter Burwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

Best Cinematography


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Prediction

Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049”

Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, “Call Me by Your Name”

Hoyte van Hoytema, “Dunkirk”

Rachel Morrison, “Mudbound”

Dan Laustsen, “The Shape of Water”

Our Picks

Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049”

Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, “Call Me by Your Name”

Hoyte van Hoytema, “Dunkirk”

Alexis Zabe, “The Florida Project”

Dan Laustsen, “The Shape of Water”

 

Best Supporting Actor


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Prediction

Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”

Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Our Picks

Ray Romano, “The Big Sick”

Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

Best Supporting Actress


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Prediction

Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”

Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Our Picks

Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”

Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

 

Best Actor


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Prediction and Our Picks

Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”

Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”

 

Best Actress


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Prediction and Our Picks

Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

Best Director


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Prediction

Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”

Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”

Guillermo Del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Our Picks

Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me by Your Name”

Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”

Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

Guillermo Del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

Best Picture


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Prediction

“Call Me by Your Name”

“Dunkirk”

“Get Out”

“Lady Bird”

“The Post”

“The Shape of Water”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Our Picks

“The Big Sick”

“Blade Runner 2049”

“Call Me by Your Name”

“Dunkirk”

“Get Out”

“I, Tonya”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

“Wind River”

Who would your Best Picture winner be? Comment below with your thoughts.

 


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