Welcome to Oscar weekend! As we get ready for the Academy Awards on Sunday night, let me share my picks and predictions. First, let’s pretend it’s the old days where only 5 films were nominated for Best Picture. My picks would narrow the running down to:
Three Billboards Get Out Lady Bird The Shape of Water Dunkirk
Animated Feature: Coco, no doubt.
Production Design: The Shape of Water
Original Score: While I’m always rooting for John Williams, I think this comes down to The Shape of Water and Phantom Thread. Coin toss: Phantom Thread
Original Song: I have so much love for Coco, and I’m hoping Gael García Bernal performs Remember Me and it wins.
Makeup and Hairstyling: After Suicide Squad won last year, no one cares about this category. I’d go with Darkest Hour.
Visual Effects: All these effects are so deserving, why not Star Wars?
Sound Editing: Dunkirk
Sound Mixing: Dunkirk
Film Editing: I’ve yet to see Baby Driver or I, Tonya so this is a shot in the dark: Dunkirk
Costume Design: Phantom Thread
Cinematography: I think this comes down to Dunkirk or The Shape of Water. Coin toss: Shape of Water
Adapted Screenplay: How have I only seen 2 of these? I have no confidence in this pick, Call Me By Your Name
Original Screenplay: It’s hard for me to pick, they’re all so great. Get Out
Director: While I’m rooting for Gretta Gerwig, I think this is going to be Guillermo del Toro’s year.
Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf from Lady Bird
Supporting Actor: Woody Harrelson in Three Billboards
Actress: Frances McDormand in Three Billboards
Actor: Will the Academy award Day-Lewis in his final role or finally aknowldege Oldman? I say it’s Gary Oldman’s time
Best Picture: This category has been so unpredictable in the past few years. Sometimes it awards what is culturally relevant, which doesn’t narrow it down very well here. With Hollywood’s involvement in the MeToo movement, I think it will be Three Billboards to take it all.
Thank you for joining me for another Oscar race and wonderful year of film. Have a fantastic Oscar night!