With the two sound categories—Sound Mixing and Sound Editing—holding the same five nominees, it is tempting to give the win for both awards to the same film. While usually I would warn against this notion, this year the possibility for that happening is certainly there.
As opposed to the Best Original Screenplay category, the Oscar race for Best Adapted Screenplay is fairly narrow. There are some interesting picks, but the winners and losers are clear cut. For the most part.
This year, Best Original Screenplay is a category stacked with talent. All five of the scripts here are sharp, personal, and powerful when they need to be.
Only one can win, of course, so let’s talk about it,
Oscar nominations have been announced. As such, it is time to begin CineFiles’ annual slog/tradition of futile guessing as to who/what will win in each of the 24 Academy categories.
Let’s get into it!
It’s the big one. The Oscar for Best Picture, 2018. Nine films, one statue. Yadda yadda, movie yadda.
This field is pretty open. Award season has started narrowing in on one or two front-runners, but, by and large, this crop of films is strong. I could foresee a number of quality upsets.
The 2018 Best Director category is not entirely unexpected. There is a surprise or two (mainly just one, though), but mainly this race remains the same as it was before the nominations were announced. The only hurdle left for the current front-runner to jump is the DGAs. Let’s talk about that.
Not unlike his Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri co-star Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell seems to have this award locked up. But there are no sure things in this world.