As we get ready to celebrate The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science 90th Oscars Awards it’s impossible not to catch the movie fever that year after year invades critics and film lovers from all over the world. A tough selection among numerous Nominees but we were able to select the best predictions for this Oscars 2018! What are your bets?
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Fionn Whitehead, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles.
Due to win: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Soundtrack.
The most recent work of the acclaimed Christopher Nolan. He gave us a majestic narrative from three differents angles about one of the less known chapters of the Second World War. This film conquered both critics and filmmakers alike. One more Oscar for Christopher could be the cherry on the cake.
The Shape of Water
Director: Guillermo del Toro.
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon.
Due to win: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
Although at first glance it seems like a magical mixture between the Labyrinth of Faun and Beauty and the Beast, we know how the great Guillermo del Toro works, this fable will take roads never seen before to become one of those small great relics of the seventh art. He has already won several festivals, such as Critic’s Choice, where he won four awards.
The great performance of Sally Hawkins playing a mute woman who literally speaks through her eyes, is given as a favorite to earn the statuette as Best Actress.
Call Me by Your Name
Director: Lucas Guadagnino.
Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg.
Due to win: Best Picture, Best Lead Actor.
The love story between 17-year-old Elio and Oliver, a 24-year-old student who arrives as a guest at the teenager’s house in a town in Italy, has captivated the audience who has come to see it. This could be the best Guadagnino film so far. Supporting LGBT rights on this film can make the difference to take the Oscar for Best Movie, many have called it as the new Brokeback Mountain.
On the other hand, Timothée Chalamet, who gave life to Elio, was nominated for Best Actor in the Golden Globes, could be a great surprise on the night of the Oscar Awards.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Alison Brie.
Due to win: Best Movie, Best Director, Best Lead Actress.
Controversies and crises in the media are one of the most favorite topics of the Academy. The plot revolves around the stance taken by different U. S. newspapers to confront freedom of expression, as a woman struggled to become the first publisher of a newspaper in the U. S. nation. To top it off, add the names of Spielberg, Streep and Hanks, pure dynamite for the academics.
Three Billboard outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Director: Martin McDonagh.
Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell.
Due to win: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor.
After her daughter’s death, Mildred Hayes decides to place three advertisements at the entrance of a town in Missouri to press the authorities to solve the murder.
This is a powerful melodrama with bits of comedy, where the greatest attraction is Frances McDormand outstanding performance, who by the way, has very high odds to take the Oscar. The film is like a snowball, every day becomes a bigger and stronger candidate to win more than one academy award.
The Florida Project
Director: Sean Baker.
Cast: Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe.
Due to win: Best Supporting Actor.
Orlando, Florida, one of the world’s most visited capitals. It is precisely there that this endearing and cruel story unfolds about a little girl who must be content to admire and see from afar this “magical realm”. Sean Baker’s film has been received with very good comments from the specialized critics, however, the one who has the best chance of taking away the Oscar of “best supporting actor” is Willem Dafoe.
Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn.
Due to win: Best Lead Actor.
With a powerful transformation (of those that the Academy loves so much), Gary Oldman brings to life the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, during the early days of World War II and in whose hands lies the future of all of Europe. With films such as Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007) and Anna Karenina (2012) supporting him, it’s almost a fact that Joe Wright will take this film based on real-life facts. From now on we can predict that Oldman not only has the nomination on the bag, but it is very likely that we will finally see him climbing onto the stage for his first Oscar.
Director: Jordan Peele.
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener.
Due to win: Best Picture, Best Lead Actor.
One of the biggest surprises of the year. Praised by critics and film enthusiasts from around the world, Jordan Peele’s film not only won the Gotham Awards, but also strongly following nominations for the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards. In 2016, the winner in the Gotham was Moonlight; in 2015 the prize went to Spotlight and in 2014 to Birdman. Anything else to say?
Last but not least, Daniel Kaluuya, with his spectacular performance, has attracted the attention of all film critics and has the opportunity to win the Oscar “Best Lead Actor”.
The 90th Oscars®, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
For full list of nominees visit The 90th Oscars®