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2018 Academy Award Predictions

Feb 1, 2018

By: Matt Kahkonen

 

The 2018 Academy Awards Nominees have been announced, and it's time to make some bold (and some pretty obvious) predictions as to who will be taking home Oscars this year. While we'll go into more detail on our selections in our February 1st episode of the podcast, we wanted to get our picks put down in print as well. 

 

If you have any bold predictions of your own or just flat out disagree with us, let us know in the comments. If you end up being right we'll absolutely give you props in a future podcast episode, and we all know there's nothing more valuable than a random podcast host giving props to your anonymous internet self to the several dozen subscribers we have.

 

Anyways, here's the nominees. Our picks are the bolded titles:

 

Best Picture

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
  • The Shape of Water
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Phantom Thread
  • Darkest Hour
  • Ladybird
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • The Post

 

Lead Actor

  • Timothee Chalamet, "Call Me By Your Name"
  • Denzel Washington, "Roman J. Israel, Esq"
  • Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"
  • Daniel-Day Lewis, "Phantom Thread"
  • Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out"

Lead Actress

  • Saoirse Ronan, "Ladybird"
  • Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards"
  • Sally Hawkins, "The Shape of Water"
  • Margot Robbie, "I, Tonya"
  • Meryl Streep, "The Post"

 

Supporting Actor

  • Willem Dafoe, "The Florida Project"
  • Woody Harrelson, "Three Billboards"
  • Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards"
  • Christopher Plummer, "All the Money in the World"
  • Richard Jenkins, "The Shape of Water"

 

Supporting Actress

  • Octavia Spencer, "The Shape of Water"
  • Mary J. Blige, "Mudbound"
  • Allison Janney, "I, Tonya"
  • Laurie Metcalfe, "Ladybird"
  • Lesley Manville, "Phantom Thread"

 

Director

  • Guillermo Del Toro, "The Shape of Water"
  • Greta Gerwig, "Ladybird"
  • Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"
  • Jordan Peele, "Get Out"
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, "Phantom Thread"

 

Animated Feature

  • Ferdinand
  • Coco
  • Boss Baby
  • Loving Vincent
  • The Breadwinner

 

Animated Short

  • Dear Basketball
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Garden Party
  • Revolting Rhymes

 

Adapted Screenplay

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Logan
  • Molly's Game
  • Mudbound
  • The Disaster Artist

 

Original Screenplay

  • The Big Sick
  • Get Out
  • Ladybird
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

 

Cinematography

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Shape of Water
  • Mudbound
  • Dunkirk
  • Darkest Hour

 

Documentary Feature

  • Abacus
  • Icarus
  • Faces Places
  • Strong Island
  • Last Men in Aleppo

 

Documentary Short

  • Edith + Eddie
  • Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
  • Heroin(e)
  • Knife Skills
  • Traffic Stop

 

Live Action Short

  • DeKalb Elementary
  • The Eleven O'Clock
  • My Nephew Emmett
  • The Silent Child
  • Watu Wote

 

Foreign Language Film

  • A Fantastic Woman
  • The Insult
  • Loveless
  • The Square
  • On Body and Soul

 

Film Editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • I, Tonya
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

 

Sound Editing

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

 

Sound Mixing

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

 

Production Design

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

 

Original Score

  • Dunkirk
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
  • The Shape of Water
  • Phantom Thread
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Original Song

  • "Mighty River" - Mudbound
  • "Mystery of Love" - Call Me By Your Name
  • "Remember Me" - Coco
  • "Stand Up for Something" - Marshall
  • "This Is Me" - The Greatest Showman

 

Makeup & Hair

  • Darkest Hour
  • Victoria and Abdul
  • Wonder

 

Costume Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water
  • Darkest Hour
  • Victoria and Abdul

 

Visual Effects

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Kong: Skull Island

 

For those keeping count, here are the leading Oscar winners if by some miracle we're actually right on all of our picks.

 

4 - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

3 - The Shape of Water

2 - Darkest Hour, Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk

1 - All the other winners