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Oscar Nominations and Predictions 2018: Who made the cut?

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On March 4th, we will find out who will take home an Oscar, but for now, let’s dive into the nominees for this year’s 90th Academy Awards.

Leading the way this year is The Shape of Water with 13 nominations, followed by Dunkirk with 8 and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with 7. Take a look at each category below, which includes our predictions as well.

You know, it simply is just a matter of time when Netflix becomes dominant in all categories. For those of you who don’t know, Mudbound is a Netflix film, so there’s no excuse not to watch it, especially when you most likely have seen the other films. I thoroughly enjoyed the cinematography of Blade Runner 2049 and this might be its only win of the night.

Now this is a tough one to pick, but I think The Shape of Water stands out just a little bit more than the rest.

I’ll be straight with all of you – I haven’t seen Victoria & Abdul or Phantom Thread, so it’s hard to rule them out of this category. However, based on doing my research on the 2 films, I feel like Victoria & Abdul will win this category.

A lot of you probably ask the same question every year – what’s the difference between sound editing and sound mixing? Well, let’s use Baby Driver as the example here, since I think they are going to pull out the win here. Sound editing is the screech of tires when drifting, the engine revving or gunshots, whereas sound mixing is the final product, where it gets decided what the audience hears – is it silence in a really moving scene or when does the music begin, when does it end. I think Baby Driver could take that category too, but it’s pretty difficult to beat out a war film when it comes to the final product.

Dunkirk. Has to be. If you look back at previous years, war films tend to win this category.

Haven’t seen any of these, but I think it’s pretty cool that Kobe Bryant has something nominated. I’m going with Dear Basketball.

Again, I haven’t seen any of these. After doing some research, it might be a toss up between The Eleven O’Clock and The Silent Child, but based on how successful The Silent Child has been, I’m going with it.

It’s so hard to go against Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk), who is the GOAT (greatest of all time) when it comes to scores, so I won’t.

All amazing visual effects. Seriously, how can you pick one? And who would’ve thought there would be 2 ape films in one category? Well, it’s easy to rule out Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 because those type of films don’t tend to win this category and you can’t pick one ape over the other (the last planet of the apes film didn’t win either), so I’m going with Blade Runner 2049. So, I guess they will get 2 wins on the night.

My gut is telling me to go with one of the films on the left hand side… I really, really enjoyed Baby Driver and it honestly got me excited about film editing again, so I’m going with Baby Driver, but I can see Dunkirk or I, Tonya win it as well.

Did you see what they did to Jacob Tremblay’s face in Wonder? Can that simply take the win in this category? I don’t think so – I’m going with Victoria & Abdul.

All amazing, talented women, but I simply love the work of Allison Janney.

Sam Rockwell is my boy! He deserves this.

Not going to lie here – never seen these films.

I also haven’t seen these films…

Strike 3, you’re out? Haven’t seen any of these as well.

Seriously, who cried watching Coco? Even shed a tiny tear? I didn’t… I almost did. Remember Me has my heart, but This Is Me has been trending lately.

4 letters. You guessed it. Coco.

This one can be tricky just like sound editing and sound mixing, but it’s pretty clear when you think about it. So, for clarification, an adapted screenplay would be based on a book, a magazine article or even sequels whereas original screenplay is exactly what it is – original, a new, fresh idea. So, as much as I loved Logan and as much as I want The Disaster Artist to win, I think this one has to go to Aaron Sorkin and the gang of Molly’s Game.

I really enjoyed The Big Sick and I would love it to win here, but it’s definitely the weakest of the group. My goodness, what a lineup. I think this has to be where Get Out wins.

I love Gary Oldman and he won it at the Golden Globes, so I’m going with him again.

Toss up between Saoirse Ronan and Frances McDormand, but I’m going with Frances McDormand.

It’s got to go to Dunkirk or The Shape of Water, but my guess is The Shape of Water.

The main event everyone. I would say leading the pack would be The Shape of Water and that is going to have to be my pick. It was such a great film. Not to say these other films were not, but The Shape of Water really stands out this year.

Do you agree with any of the picks? Who do you want to win? Comment below.

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