90th Academy Awards: Big B’s Predictions

the shape of water
Best Picture
Honorable Mention: All Best Picture nominees, especially Call Me By Your Name and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This is an impressive list of films. (To see my ranking of all nine Best Picture nominees, click here.)
Should have been nominated: Logan  
Best Actress
Frances McDormandThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actor
Will win: Gary OldmanDarkest Hour
Should win: Daniel Day-LewisPhantom Thread
Best Supporting Actress
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Honorable Mention: Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Best Supporting Actor
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Director
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049
Best Costume Design
Phantom Thread
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Darkest Hour
Best Film Editing
Honorable MentionThe Shape of Water
Honorable MentionBaby Driver
Best Original Score
Honorable Mention: Phantom Thread
Best Original Song
“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman
Best Sound Editing
Blade Runner 2049
Best Sound Mixing
Will winDunkirk
Should winBaby Driver
Best Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049
Best Screenplay – Original
Get Out
Honorable MentionThe Shape of Water
Should have been nominatedCoco
Should have been nominatedThe Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Best Screenplay – Adapted
Call Me By Your Name
Honorable MentionLogan
Best Documentary
Faces Places
~Big B

The 87th Academy Awards: Big B’s Oscar Predictions


Best ActressEmma Stone

Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Honorable Mention: Emma Stone, “Birdman”

Should not have been nominated: Keira Knightly, “The Imitation Game”

Should have been nominated: Tilda Swinton, “Snowpiercer”

Best ActorBirdman

Michael Keaton, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Should have been nominated: Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Supporting Actor

J. K. Simmons, “Whiplash” Continue reading

The 85th Academy Awards: Big B’s Oscar Predictions

Oscar PosterBest Actress

Should win: Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”

Will win: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Supporting Actress

Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Best Supporting Actor

Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Honorable Mention: Robert Di Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Picture

Should win: “Zero Dark Thirty”Zero Dark Thirty

Will win: “Argo”

Honorable Mention:Les Misérables”

Best Director

Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

Best Animated Feature FilmWreck-It Ralph

Should win: “Wreck-It Ralph”

Will win: “Brave”

Best Production Design Continue reading