2018 Oscar Predictions (Full List)

It’s been quite a few months of snubs and surprises, but it all comes down to tonight. Here are my final predictions for the 2018 Academy Awards.

BEST PICTURE

Will win: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Might/Should win: The Shape of Water

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Will win: Guillermo del Torro, The Shape of Water

Might/Should win: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Will Win: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Might/Should Win: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

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The Insult (Lebanon), Courtesy of Cohen Media

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Will win: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Should win: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Will win: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Should win: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Will win: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Should win: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Will win: Call Me By Your Name

Should win: Call Me By Your Name

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Woody Harrelson (left) and Frances McDormand (right) in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Will win: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Should win: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Will win: The Shape of Water

Might/Should win: Blade Runner 2049

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Will win: Blade Runner 2049

Should win: Blade Runner 2049

 

BEST COSTUME

Will win: Phantom Thread

Should win: Phantom Thread

 

SOUND EDITING

Will win: Baby Driver

Might/Should win: Dunkirk

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Sally Hawkins (left) and Octavia Spencer (right) in the film The Shape of Water. Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.

SOUND MIXING

Will win: Dunkirk

Should win: Dunkirk

 

VISUAL EFFECTS

Will win: War for the Planet of the Apes

Should win: War for the Planet of the Apes

 

FILM EDITING

Will win: Dunkirk

Might/Should win: Baby Driver

 

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

Will win: Darkest Hour

Should win: Darkest Hour

 

ORIGINAL SCORE

Will win: The Shape of Water

Might/Should win: Dunkirk

 

ORIGINAL SONG

Will win: “Remember Me” (Coco)

Might/Should win: “Mystery of Love” (Call Me By Your Name)

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Will win: Coco

Should win: Coco

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Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk, Courtesy of Warner Bros Studios

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Will win: Faces Places

Should win: Faces Places

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Will win: A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

Might/Should win: The Insult (Lebanon)

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Will win: Edith+Eddie

Should win: Edith+Eddie

 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Will win: Dear Basketball

Might/Should win: Lou

 

LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM

Will win: DeKalb Elementary

Should win: DeKalb Elementary

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