Top 10 Oscar Predictions for 2018

The Oscar nominees of 2018 have been announced. I took a look at them and spent some time thinking about them. So here are some predictions as to what’s possibly going to win in the categories.
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The Top Ten
1 Best Animated Feature - Coco

It's an amazing film and the academy loves to praise Disney movies. So it's no doubt that Coco will win the Oscar. And it honestly should. Because look at its competition. I cannot believe that the Boss Baby got nominated! Dreamworks has made bad things before. Shark Tale sucks, Shrek the Third sucks, that Netflix original cartoon called Trollhunters sucks, but Boss Baby is by far the worst thing they've created! It's a really bad movie! 2017 wasn't a strong year for animated films, but most of them were far better than Boss Baby! Why wasn't Lego Batman nominated? That was a much better film! Boss Baby wasn't even the best Dreamworks film to come out last year! What about Captain Underpants? I know not a lot of people went to see that, but it was still more deserving. Coco is gonna win. Boss Baby definitely won't. If everyone hates a specific film, does that automatically make it objectively bad? I personally think so.

2 Best Picture - The Shape of Water

I'm pretty sure I'm wrong, but this does seem like the kind of movie that would win Best Picture. I personally would go with Get Out, but I'd be lying if I said the Shape of Water didn't also deserve it. I really love this movie. It has beautiful visuals, a very strong story, the acting is brilliant. I honestly had low expectations for it. So I was very surprised. The relationship between Sally Hawkins and the amphibian creature felt very real. It actually looked like they had a real connection. It's especially perfect since neither of them can talk and have to communicate through sign language. Even the background music is really good. Everything about the movie is really great and it definitely deserves to win Best Picture. It probably will, but then again, it's really hard to tell. Most of the movies that got nominated deserve it. Except Dunkirk. As much as I love that movie. I feel like the two movies that have the highest chance are this and Three Billboards.

EDIT: Guess who was right!

3 Best Actor - Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, musician, and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style, Oldman is one of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film, and television. He has received a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award:... read more

Gary Oldman is obviously gonna win since he's won other awards. It shouldn't be a surprise at this point. I haven't seen Darkest Hour, but from the clips I've seen he definitely gives a great performance. If there was an actor who I'd say would give him some competition, it would be James Franco. But unfortunately, he didn't get nominated. That's a shame because I feel like he deserved to be. I know about the allegations, but he was still very great in the Disaster Artist. It won't surprise me if Gary Oldman gets the Oscar. And I'm pretty sure he will.

4 Best Actress - Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Not having seen this movie, I don't know if Frances McDormand is the actress who I think should get the Oscar. But she won a Golden Globe. So I'm pretty sure she'll win this one. Personally, if I were to choose, I'd go with Sally Hawkins. Just because she gave excellent emotion throughout the Shape of Water. She didn't have any spoken dialogue, but she didn't need any. We were able to see her emotions just from her expressions. We knew how she felt. I've only seen two movies that had Sally Hawkins in them. Shape of Water and Paddington. I haven't seen Paddington 2 yet by the way. She was great in both of those movies. Shape of Water was easily her best performance that I've seen. I'm sure Frances McDormand gave an excellent performance as well, but I don't know since I haven't seen the movie. It's pretty obvious that she's gonna win, though.

5 Best Original Song - Remember Me (Coco)

The academy is smart. They usually go for songs that have a great meaning behind them. Which is why City of Stars won last year. This year, I feel like Remember Me will win the Oscar and I think it should win. I listened to the other songs that were nominated. Not much of a fan. The best thing about the Greatest Showman was the soundtrack. I hated that movie, but I only hated one of the songs. And ironically, that song was the one that got nominated. This is Me has a great message, but it wasn't used well enough in the movie. Plus, it's sung by very underdeveloped characters. Which makes it less impactful. As for Remember Me, the message is much stronger because it played a large role in the movie it came from. It has a lot more emotion to it. I legit cried at the end because of this song. I find it funny that a lot of people want this to win. I thought you guys hated these songwriters. The only two songs that have a chance of winning in this category are Remember Me and This is Me. The other ones are very forgettable.

6 Best Visual Effects - War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes and Blade Runner 2049 are the only movies nominated in this category that actually deserve it. Obviously I want Blade Runner to win. But I feel like Planet of the Apes will actually be the one to win. Pretty much for the same reason why Jungle Book won last year. Realism. The characters and effects look very real. Of the movies nominated, this one does a better job at making things look real. It actually looks like real apes are roaming around. I have no idea why Kong: Skull Island was nominated. The visual effects in that movie were awful. As much as I want Blade Runner to win, Apes is more likely.

7 Best Director - Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)

Guillermo del Toro has done a lot of great things. And some not so great things. Trollhunters still sucks! The Shape of Water is definitely one of his great projects. He did an excellent job with it. The amazing performances from each of the actors shows how great he is at directing. This truly is an amazing film. It's brilliantly shot and really is one of the best films to come out last year. Since he won a Golden Globe, there's definitely a chance of him winning an Oscar. But if I'm being honest, I think the Oscar should go to Greta Gerwig. I'm not sure if that's just me being biased since my grandpa knows her personally and has worked with her in the past and he even got invited to the world premiere of Lady Bird. I'm not even joking. Still, Guillermo del Toro will most likely take home the Oscar.

8 Best Adapted Screenplay - Call Me by Your Name

I really think I should see this movie. I've heard so many great things about it. Looking at the other choices in this category, Call Me by Your Name seems to be the one that they're gonna go for. It wouldn't surprise me. I don't know exactly what the movie is about, but it seems like a winner. Which one do I think should win? Obviously Logan. That goes without saying. But since it's a comic book movie, I doubt that's gonna happen. It would be nice if it did though. Just seeing trailers for Call Me by Your Name makes it seem like a great choice for the Oscar. I'll probably try to see it before the Oscars happen so I could form more of an opinion. I really hope it's as good as people say it is.

9 Best Original Screenplay - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

I haven't actually seen this movie, but I've heard good things about it. From what I've seen, it looks like a really great movie with great writing. However, I personally think Lady Bird should win. I recently saw the movie and I thought that it had a really great story and it felt very relatable in a way. But again, I haven't seen Three Billboards. So I don't know if it actually deserves to win or not. But since everyone has been praising it non-stop, it has a pretty great chance.

10 Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)

I don't think he will. All the other actors in the category gave a more memorable performance.

The Contenders
11 Best Director - Jordan Peele (Get Out)
12 Best Cinematography - Blade Runner 2049

This one SHOULD win and probably WILL win! Or I could be completely wrong. I had a hard time deciding this category. All of these films had excellent cinematography, but Blade Runner's cinematography was absolutely phenomenal. This is some great movie making right here. Every shot looks perfect. It does a great job at putting the audience in this universe. Which is what a movie should do. I was invested the entire time. I think it should win best cinematography and I think it WILL win. Well this is just a guess. Dunkirk definitely has a chance as well. I honestly don't know.

13 Best Actress - Meryl Streep (The Post)

She is not going to win. Saoirse or Frances will.

Why isn't this number 1? Of course Meryl Streep will win another Oscar

I'm sorry but even Meryl Streep couldn't beat the incredible performance by Frances McDormand

14 Best Supporting Actor - Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
15 Best Visual Effects - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Although it has very mixed reviews I think everyone can agree that the visuals were amazing regardless if they actually liked the movie itself or not

16 Best Production Design - Dunkirk

Dunkirk had a crap ton of pratical effects including dozens of painted planes, boats, hundreds of extras, etc...

Yeah at least give the benefit of effort put in was great by Dunkirk.

17 Best Supporting Actress - Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)
18 Best Adapted Screenplay - The Disaster Artist

Totally should win, but since James Franco got caught up with sexual allegations, the chances are bleak.

19 Best Animated Feature - Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Did the person who submit this realize that Captain Underpants didn't get nominated for this category?

20 Best Visual Effects - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
21 Best Animated Feature - Cars 3

Again, this was not nominated for Best Animated Feature.

22 Best Editing - Baby Driver
23 Best Original Song - Stand Up for Something (Marshall)
24 Best Song - This is Me (The Greatest Showman)