If I Picked the Oscars…Predictions & My Own Noms and Winners

If I Picked the Oscars…Predictions & My Own Noms and Winners

Well, an #OscarRun wouldn’t be complete without predictions, but if I’m going to see all of these movies, I’m taking the Run one step farther. Not that you asked me, but… here are my predictions for the winners in what I consider the six core Oscar categories (Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director and Picture).  Each year, as my hubs and I sit home and celebrate the big celebration of film, we make three calls —- (X) who we think will win, (*) who we are rooting for the win and (L) who has no chance in hell to win as in L-oser!

After my picks, take a look at my own nominations and winner, if I were running things. And I should…don’t you think?  Thanks for reading! And enjoy tonight’s festivities if you’re watching, too. ~ Chris K.

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe (L) The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson  (*) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO
Richard Jenkins The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell (X) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO

But if I were in charge… my Best Supporting Actor noms would be…

Armie Hammer, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Woody Harrelson, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MO
Sam Rockwell, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MO
Michael Shannon, THE SHAPE OF WATER
Patrick Stewart, LOGAN

And my winner would be…  Michael Shannon, THE SHAPE OF WATER

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mary J Blige Mudbound
Allison Janney (X) I, Tonya
Lesley Mannville  (L) Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer (*) The Shape of Water

But if I were in charge… my Best Supporting Actress noms would be…

Hong Chau, DOWNSIZING
Holly Hunter, THE BIG SICK
Catherine Keener, GET OUT
Brooklynn Prince, THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Robin Wright, WONDER WOMAN

And my winner would be…  Robin Wright, WONDER WOMAN

 

 

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BEST LEAD ACTOR
Timothee Chalamet Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya  (L) Get Out
Gary Oldman  (X)  (*) Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington Roman J Israel, Esq.

But if I were in charge… my Best Actor noms would be…

Timothee Chalamet, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Matt Damon, DOWNSIZING
Hugh Jackman, LOGAN
Gary Oldman, DARKEST HOUR
Denzel Washington, ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.

And my winner would be…  Gary Oldman, DARKEST HOUR

 

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BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins  (*) The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand  (X) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO
Margot Robbie I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan Lady Bird
Meryl Streep   (L) The Post

But if I were in charge… my Best Actress noms would be…

Sally Hawkins, THE SHAPE OF WATER
Frances McDormand, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MO
Carey Mulligan, MUDBOUND
Daisey Ridley, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
Margot Robbie, I, TONYA

And my winner would be…  Sally Hawkins, THE SHAPE OF WATER

 

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BEST DIRECTOR
Christopher Nolan Dunkirk
Jordan Peele Get Out
Greta Gerwig Lady Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson   (L) Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro  (X)  (*) The Shape of Water

But if I were in charge… my Best Director noms would be…

Alexander Payne, DOWNSIZING
Jordan Peele, GET OUT
Joe Mangold, LOGAN
Guillermo del Toro, THE SHAPE OF WATER
Patty Jenkins, WONDER WOMAN

And my winner would be…  Guillermo del Toro, THE SHAPE OF WATER

 

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BEST PICTURE

Call Me By Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post   (L)

The Shape of Water  (X)   (*)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

And finally, if I were in charge…and keeping it to the traditional FIVE Best Picture noms, my nominees would be…

 

DOWNSIZING
GET OUT
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
THE SHAPE OF WATER
WONDER WOMAN

 

And my winner would be…  WONDER WOMAN

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