Wednesday, February 28, 2018

My 2018 Academy Award predictions

The Oscars are on Sunday!  I'm putting this out a little early because I'll be traveling to sunny New Zealand and am not sure when I'll get a chance to post this weekend.  My choices are sort of lame because almost everyone at this point will (or at least should) have the same predictions in the picture/director and acting categories.  I'll provide my guesses for winners as well as a potential spoiler. Sad to say, Meryl will not be coming anywhere near a win this year.

Best Picture
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

alt. The Shape of Water

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)

alt. Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)

Actress in a Leading Role
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

alt. Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)

Actor in a Leading Role
Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)

alt. Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Allison Janney (I, Tonya)

alt. Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

alt. Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)

To be honest, I'll be really surprised if any of the above six picks don't win.  For a race that seemed rather open only two months ago, this now seems like one of the most predictable seasons in recent memory.

Happy watching!


  1. My predictions are exactly the same as yours.

    Let's hope the ceremony to be a little bit more funny and exciting, otherwise, it will be hard to be awake all night long to watch a bunch of predictable awards.

    Hugo, from Portugal

    1. Couldn't agree more! Another year, another predictible winners, it's boring! Where are those times when I was getting nervous who will win - Meryl or Viola? Meryl or Sandra? Meryl or Kate? Meryl is always the only reason to be awake all night long...

    2. Meryl finishes 5th this year? Let's update our speculation on where she finished each year..

  2. When is Meryl going to win her 4th Oscar? What new projects will emerge for her in 2018?

  3. Not that I think it would happen for this role, but I still pine for The Good House. Nyad would be good bait. Gerwig vehicle?