There are plenty of well-shot movies that come out every year. 2017 was no different, which makes narrowing down just five movies for Best Cinematography an arduous task. But I’m going to do it anyway!
With the Golden Globes behind us and Academy voting officially underway, it is time to discuss the Oscars. Who is going to get nominated? Where are there going to snubs and surprises?
Note: these articles are predictions for what films will get nominated in each category, not who will win in each category. If you are looking for predictions of who will win, click here.
The Academy Award for Best Editing. Are you bored yet? Well, you shouldn’t be! Best Editing is the most exciting category at the Oscars!
Don’t believe me. Well, let’s talk about it.
What makes predicting the Best Foreign Language category easy is that much of the work has already been done for me! The category has already been narrowed down to just nine films, of which there are already clear favorites.
That said, there is still upset potential. In the Fade just won the Golden Globe, after all, to the surprise of even the winners themselves.
The Academy generally does a good job of reserving at least one spot in their Best Animated Feature category for an international picture. This year, there is potential for a number of international films to break the top five. However, there are also a lot of Hollywood pictures that the Academy may want to boast.
Yes this category has its obligatory Pixar nominee. But what of the other four slots? I’ll tell you this much: there are many movies to pick from.
Unlike the Best Original Screenplay contenders, the 2018 Best Adapted Screenplay crop runs thin. There are five slots to fill, and the number of sure-things is only about three deep. This leaves a couple of contested spots that could seemingly be filled by any number of movies.
Having the screenplay category split in two generally makes predicting the nominees and winners fairly easy. At this stage in the 2018 awards season, though, there are plenty of outliers who could sneak into the mix. Even scripts that seem like obvious choices could become victim to an upset.
The Oscars Best Supporting Actor category is one that has yet to be narrowed down. There are a couple of sure-things. There is also plenty of upset potential. The well of actors in the category runs deep. Let’s try to figure it out!
The Best Supporting Actress race is setting out to be a battleground. It’s a battleground with two major players, sure, but the upset potential is reading pretty high.
But let’s not put the cart before the proverbial horse. Before we talk about the battle, we have to determine who’s in the fight.
2018. Oscars. Best Actor. We’re all thinking the same thing: Will the Academy give James Franco the award just to see what happens when he brings Tommy Wiseau on stage?