Oscars 2018 Predictions

Oscars 2018 is finally here! I'm watching Real Housewives of NYC on my second screen, as I write, cuz I can't stop, won't stop this obsession, but I will get this post out if it kills me.

Without further ado, here are my selected Oscar predictions for selected categories.

Costume Design:

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“Beauty and the Beast,” Jacqueline Durran
“Darkest Hour,” Jacqueline Durran
“Phantom Thread,” Mark Bridges
“The Shape of Water,” Luis Sequeira
“Victoria and Abdul,” Consolata Boyle

What I want to win: 

“Phantom Thread,” Mark Bridges

What should win:

“Phantom Thread,” Mark Bridges

What will win:

“Phantom Thread,” Mark Bridges

Original Song:

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“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

What I want to win: 

“Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name,” Sufjan Stevens

What should win:

“Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name,” Sufjan Stevens

What will win:

Toss up between "Remember Me" and "This is Me"

Original Score:

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“Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer
“Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood
“The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” John Williams
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Carter Burwell

What I want to win: 

“Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood

What should win:

“Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood

What will win:

“The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat

Original Screenplay:

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“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

What I want to win: 

“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig

What should win:

Toss up between “Get Out" and "Lady Bird"

What will win:

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh

Adapted Screenplay:

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“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

What I want to win: 

“Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory

What should win:

“Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory

What will win:

“Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory

Animated Feature: 

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“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

What I want to win: 

“Coco,” Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson

What should win:

“Coco,” Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson

What will win:

“Coco,” Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson

Director:

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“Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro

Who I want to win: 

“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig

Who should win:

“Get Out,” Jordan Peele

Who will win:

“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro

Supporting Actress:

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Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Who I want to win: 

Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”

Who should win:

Toss up between Lesley Manville and Laurie Metcalf

Who will win:

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Supporting Actor:

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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”

Who I want to win: 

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Who should win:

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Who will win:

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Lead Actress:

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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”

Who I want to win: 

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Who should win:

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Who will win:

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Lead Actor:

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Timothée 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.”

Who I want to win: 

Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”

Who should win:

Toss up between Daniel Day-Lewis and Daniel Kaluuya.

Who will win:

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Best Picture:

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“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”

What I want to win: 

“Call Me by Your Name”

What should win:

“Phantom Thread”

What will win:

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

I'm Back

I seem to have a resurgence in wanting to write every so often. It comes in waves. I get very excited about all the things I want to write about, how I'm going to write every day and then... nothing happens. And I've written about that too. *insert GIF of Peyton Sawyer literally breaking a record*

Anyhoo, I've set up a bunch of posts from today up until March 4, which is when the 2018 Oscars will air. I'm going to a live screening of the Oscars at Hot Docs, something I am DEEPLY looking forward to, for many reasons, but a predominant one is that it is free to attend. My plan for the next few weeks leading up until then is to take in as many Oscar nominated films as I can (right now, I have 3 Best Picture nominees still yet to watch, many documentaries and almost all the foreign films... we'll see how well I do).

My plan today was to watch "The Post" and "The Darkest Hour", however I believe my computer shut off before the files successfully transferred into my Dropbox so I may be SOL. I am contemplating checking out "Last Men in Aleppo" because it's on Netflix. Seems like good morning fodder. (WRITER'S NOTE: I tried to watch it, got about 10 minutes in, and couldn't take it. It was too upsetting. Don't know if I'll be able to go back to it.)

Thursday I will go to TIFF and see the Live Action Shorts that are nominated. I'm not sure sure if I'll have time to see the other shorts, but I will attempt to see Animated and Documentary if possible. 

I want to re-watch "Lady Bird" and "Phantom Thread". I've seen "Call Me By Your Name" four times already (and will be seeing it a fifth next month, with the screenwriter James Ivory in attendance), have already written a post about "Get Out" last year when it came out, and have just seen "Dunkirk" and "Icarus" yesterday (I am actually in SHOCK at how much I enjoyed "Dunkirk" to the point where I am seriously contemplating buying the Little White Lies issue that is dedicated to it... probably one of the most beautiful films I've seen in a long time... and I've seen "Call Me By Your Name" FOUR DAMN TIMES).

I did enjoy "The Shape of Water" but the further I go from it, the less I care. I have yet to see "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and am both excited and terrified to watch it, due to the myriad of reviews I've received from friends and the online film community. I've seen "A Fantastic Woman", a film I'm still thinking about days later - the one word that comes to mind when thinking about it is "striking". I haven't seen any of the animated features, which is not on brand for me at all, but I do plan on watching at least "Coco" and "Loving Vincent". I will watch "The Florida Project" as I have heard it was snubbed for Best Picture and I will watch a movie where Willem Dafoe is not a villain. I also desperately want to see "Faces Places" but do not know if I'll be able to catch it in time for the awards ceremony.

We'll see where this journey will take me. After all this planning, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to follow through...

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See you tomorrow!