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BEST PICTURE

Call Me By...

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post

Shape of Water

Three Billboards

predictions: 7/9 missed Phantom Thread and Darkest Hour having predicted I Tonya and The Big Sick

BEST DIRECTOR 

Anderson
Phantom Thread

Del Toro
Shape Of

Gerwig
Lady Bird

Nolan
Dunkirk 

Peele
Get Out

predictions: 4/5
missed Anderson (my alternate) having predicted McDonagh

BEST ACTOR

Chalamet
Call Me By...

Day-Lewis
Phantom Thread

Kaluuya
Get Out

Oldman
Darkest Hour

Washington
Roman J Israel

predictions: 4/5 missed Washington having predicted Franco

 

BEST ACTRESS

Hawkins
Shape of

McDormand
Three Billboards...

Robbie
I Tonya

Ronan
Lady Bird

Streep
The Post

predictions: 5/5

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Dafoe
Florida Project

Harrelson
Three Billboards...

Jenkins
Shape of Water

Plummer
All the Money

Rockwell
Three Billboards...

predictions: 4/5 having predicted Stuhlbarg as a surprise but it was Plummer

SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Blige
Mudbound

Janney
I Tonya

Manville
Phantom Thread

Metcalf
Lady Bird

Spencer
Shape of Water

predictions: 4/5 Got Manville (the surprise) correct but went for Chau instead of Hong Spencer. Was wrong.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Big Sick

 
Get Out

Lady Bird

Shape of Water

Three Billboards

predictions: 4/5 Funny that Phantom Thread which overperformed, didn't show up here and this is where I predicted it to overperform. Teehee

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

 Call Me By Your Name

Disaster Artist

Logan

Molly's Game

Mudbound

predictions: 5/5

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk
• 
Mudbound

Shape of Water

predictions: 5/5

COSTUME DESIGN 

 Beauty & Beast

Darkest Hour

Phantom Thread

Shape of Water

Victoria & Abdul

predictions: 2/5. Ouch. My fav tech category and I always overthink it.

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Beauty & Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk


Shape of Water

predictions: 4/5 missed Darkest Hour. Thought it would be The Post insteadin the battle of crowd pleasing Oscar bait dramas

FILM EDITING

Baby Driver

Dunkirk


I Tonya

Shape of Water

Three Billboards

predictions: 4/5 missed I Tonya while (wishful) thinking that Get Out would make it.

VISUAL EFFECTS

Blade Runner 2049

Guardians of Vol 2

Kong: Skull Island

Star Wars: Last Jedi

War of Planet of the Apes

predictions: 4/5
correctly predicted no Shape of Water but I didn't see Kong Skull Island coming assuming the practical effects of Dunkirk would excite them

MAKEUP & HAIR

Darkest Hour

Victoria & Abdul

Wonder

predictions: 2/3

FOREIGN FILM

Chile
A Fantastic Woman

Hungary
On Body and Soul

Lebanon
The Insult

Russia
Loveless

Sweden
The Square

predictions: 3/5 missed On Body and Soul (which I love!) and A Fantastic Woman opting for In the Fade & Foxtrot

ORIGINAL SONG

"Mystery of Love"
Call Me By...

"Remember Me"
Coco

"This is Me"
Greatest Showman

"Stand Up For Something"
Marshall

"Mighty River"
Mudbound

predictions: 4/5 Went with Film Stars Don't Die instead of Marshall

ORIGINAL SCORE

Dunkirk
Zimmer

The Last Jedi
Williams

Phantom Thread
Greenwood

Shape of Water
Desplat

Three Billboards
Burwell

predictions: 3/5. I went wrong here predicting Williams for wrong film, and assuming Marianelli for Darkest Hour

SOUND MIXING

Baby Driver

Bladerunner 2049

Dunkirk

The Last Jedi

Shape of Water

predictions: 4/5 missed Baby Driver assuming Wonder Woman would get at least 1 nomination

SOUND EDITING

Baby Driver

 Bladerunner 2049

Dunkirk

The Last Jedi 

Shape of Water

predictions: 5/5
Guessed Baby Driver correctly but didn't think it would make both categories.

ANIMATED FILM

Boss Baby

Breadwinner
• 
Coco

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

predictions: 4/5 missed Ferdinand for Despicable Me 3

 

DOCUMENTARY

Abacus

Faces Places

Icarus

Last Man in Aleppo


Strong Island

predictions: 3/5 missed Strong Island and Faces Places but am still shocked that Jane didn't make it.

SHORTS, DOCUMENTARY

Edith + Eddie

Heaven is a Traffic Jam

Heroin(e)

Knife Skills

Traffic Stop

predictions: 2/5 Very disappointed that Ten Meter Tower didn't make it!

SHORTS, LIVE ACTION

DeKalb Elementary

Eleven O'Clock

My Nephew Emmett

Silent Child

Watu Wrote

predictions: 3/5 missed DeKalb and My Nephew

SHORTS, ANIMATED

Dear Basketball

Garden Party

Lou

Negative Space

Revolting Rhymes

predictions: 2/5
Really biffed here. I'm heartbroken that In a Heartbeat didn't make it.

 

 

sound off on the Oscar race

 13 nominations
SHAPE OF WATER 

8 nominations
DUNKIRK

7 nominations
THREE BILLBOARDS

6 nominations
DARKEST HOUR
PHANTOM THREAD

5 nominations
BLADE RUNNER 2049 (most without BP nod)
LADY BIRD

4 nominations
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
GET OUT
MUDBOUND

3 nominations
BABY DRIVER
I TONYA

THE LAST JEDI

2 nominations
BEAUTY & THE BEAST
COCO
THE POST
(least nominations for a BP)
VICTORIA & ABDUL

1 nomination
THE BIG SICK
THE BOSS BABY
THE BREADWINNER
THE FLORIDA PROJECT
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
KONG SKULL ISLAND
LOVING VINCENT
MARSHALL
WAR FOR PLANET OF APES
WONDER

SHUT OUT COMPLETELY
DOWNSIZING
WONDER WOMAN

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