Much Ado About Cinema’s Oscar Predictions

After months of a less than fruitful awards season, the beginning of the home stretch is finally upon us: Oscar nominations are announced tomorrow. With our varied taste at Much Ado, some of us have celebrated as their favourite films win big at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards and SAG Awards, while others have suffered as their favourites get paid dust. It’s been a tumultuous couple of months, but now it’s time to honour the grand old tradition of making predictions. Without further ado, we present our Oscar predictions, along with some films and performances that we think deserve more awards attention.

Best Picture

Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Molly’s Game
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

SHOULD WIN: Call Me By Your Name, The Shape of Water, Lady Bird
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Wonderstruck, A Quiet Passion, Okja, Nocturama, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Florida Project

Best Director

Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
Guillermo Del Toro – The Shape of Water
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Luca Guadagnino – Call Me By Your Name

SHOULD WIN: Greta Gerwig, Guillermo Del Toro, Luca Guadagnino
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Yorgos Lanthimos – The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Ruben Östlund – The Square, Dee Rees – Mudbound, Sean Baker – The Florida Project

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
James Franco – The Disaster Artist
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name

SHOULD WIN: Timothée Chalamet, Daniel Day-Lewis
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Robert Pattinson – Good Time, Hugh Jackman – Logan, Nahuel Perez Biscayart – 120 BPM, Harris Dickinson – Beach Rats

Best Actress

Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Meryl Streep – The Post
Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

SHOULD WIN: Saoirse Ronan, Sally Hawkins
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Haley Lu Richardson – Columbus, Cynthia Nixon – A Quiet Passion, Brooklynn Prince – The Florida Project, Daniela Vega – A Fantastic Woman, Florence Pugh – Lady Macbeth, Seo-hyun Ahn – Okja, Vicky Krieps – Phantom Thread, Kim Min-Hee – On the Beach at Night Alone

Best Supporting Actor

Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name
Christopher Plummer – All the Money in the World
Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me By Your Name
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project

SHOULD WIN: Michael Stuhlbarg, Willem Dafoe
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Barry Keoghan – The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Best Supporting Actress

Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Hong Chau – Downsizing
Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
Mary J. Blige – Mudbound

SHOULD WIN: Laurie Metcalf, Allison Janney
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Amira Casar – Call Me By Your Name, Nicole Kidman – The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Esther Garrel – Call Me By Your Name, Holly Hunter – The Big Sick, Michelle Pfeiffer – mother!

Best Original Screenplay

The Big Sick – Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon
Get Out – Jordan Peele
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh
The Shape of Water – Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

SHOULD WIN: Lady Bird, Get Out
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Okja – Bong Joon-ho, Jon Ronson, Nocturama – Bertrand Bonello, Western – Valeska Griesebach, The Square – Ruben Östlund

Best Adapted Screenplay

Call Me By Your Name – James Ivory
The Disaster Artist – Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Logan – Scott Frank, James Mangold
Molly’s Game – Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound – Virgil Williams, Dee Rees

SHOULD WIN: Call Me By Your Name
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: The Beguiled – Sofia Coppola

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