Hello hello! Just in time for Oscars predictions and my favorites. All 90th Academy Awards nominees here. The ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, this Sunday, March 4th. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host for a second consecutive year. Last year he did a great job and I'm sure he will do it again!
Past year was a bit sad when it comes to quality of the movies but it is what it is. Most of them deserve to be here and they are worth watching for sure. I also support #MeToo and Time's Up movements. It's about time to speak up!
Before I trust you with my picks I will mention some SNUBS.
- Wonder Woman should be nominated for best movie
- Jessica Chastain for best actress in Molly's game
- The Post for original screenplay
- Jane for documentary
- In the Fade for best foreign language film
Here are my favorites and The Academy predictions for the main categories.
Call Me by Your Name
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
I liked all the movies this year but in most I am missing that 'waw' factor. For me Dunkirk was the best (I've seen it twice), meanwhile I think The Academy will pick Billboards.
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest HourDenzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Gary for the win (my fav and prediction)! Not only he looked totally different, he was Winston Churchill. Despite visual transformation I usually figure out who's voice it is but this time I wouldn't guess. And can we just say Timothée was extraordinary and my second chice. Did you also notice that Daniel and Denzel are Academy's favorites for years now.
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
I'm sure I mentioned I'm Saoirse's fan so I would love her to win. I think she deserves it too! But I think Academy will vote Frances.
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
I love Richard in almost everything but the Oscar will probably go to Sam. Haven't seen Willem and Christopher yet.
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Allison Janney. Allison Janney. Allison Janney. She blows me away! I think Academy agrees on this one.
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan
Get Out, Jordan Peele
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro
Nolan is one of my favorite directors so my vote goes to him, but Academy will pick Guillermo I think.
The Boss Baby, Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito
The Breadwinner, Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo
Coco, Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
Ferdinand, Carlos Saldanha
Loving Vincent, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman
Coco was outstanding and I think Academy also agrees on this one.
Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory
The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
Logan, Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green
Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound, Virgil Williams and Dee Rees
Didn't seen The Disaster Artist and Mudbound yet but other three were amazing. My pick would be Molly's game or CMBYN. I think Academy will vote CMBYN.
The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Get Out, Jordan Peele
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh
Thought category! Personally would go for Lady Bird or The Big sick but Billboards will win I guess.
Baby Driver, Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
Dunkirk, Lee Smith
I, Tonya, Tatiana S. Riegel
The Shape of Water, Sidney Wolinsky
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jon Gregory
Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Williams
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Carter Burwell
Love Hans's work so my vote would be for Dunkirk. I also liked score from Phantom Thread and The Shape of Water. However I think Oscar will go for The Shape of Water.
Mighty River from Mudbound, Mary J. Blige
Mystery of Love from Call Me by Your Name, Sufjan Stevens
Remember Me from Coco, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Stand Up for Something from Marshall, Diane Warren, Common
This Is Me from The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
This is Me for me, but I guess front runner is Remember Me (also fine by that).
I hope for surprise or two when it comes to winners! :) What are your favorites and predictions? Let's hope for a great show! Enjoy!