It’s that time Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight the 90th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air on ABC at 8pm ET. We’ve posted numerous articles about various nominees and while we weren’t able to go through all of them we’ve seen 48 of the 59 films nominated. With that, we’re gonna take a look at what films and nominees will win this evening.
Animated Short: Dear Basketball The film has a lot of talk surrounding it. Between Kobe Bryant’s part in it and veteran Disney animator Glen Keane, it’s almost a guarantee. That being said, Revolting Rhymes or Garden Party could surprise. Live Action Short: DeKalb Elementary With the current discussion on guns and school shootings it’s hard to believe that DeKalb Elementary, a film about a potential school shooting, won’t take home the Oscar.Documentary Short: Edith + Eddie
This short about America’s oldest interracial newlyweds has had a lot of buzz surrounding it. And Cher as an Executive Producer has helped as well.
Visual Effects: War of the Planet of the Apes
This was a very hard category this year. And there’s a chance Blade Runner should best it. But we think Apes has the edge.
Film Editing: I, Tonya
While many are saying this category could go to Dunkirk or Baby Driver, the editing of I, Tonya makes the film. It’s cut like an Edgar Wright film. Which is ironic given that Wright’s film (Baby Driver) is one of its lead competitors. But you can’t deny the importance of this aspect that makes the film what it is.
Production Design: Blade Runner 2049
Every bit of Blade Runner is beautiful. The Camera work by Roger Deakins and the Production Design team are responsible for that. And they’ll take this home easily.
Cinematography: Blade Runner
This is another hard category. But we’re giving Blade Runner the edge as some of the Academy will want to (FINALLY) give Roger Deakins his overdue Oscar. After 14 nominations.
Costume Design: Phantom Thread
A film about making clothes. Easiest one.
Makeup and Hairstyling: Darkest Hour
The work done to turn Gark Oldman into Winston Churchill is phenomenal. And neither of the other nominees comes close.
Sound Mixing: Dunkirk
If it doesn’t win, Baby Driver will.
Sound Editing: Dunkirk
Again, if it doesn’t win, Baby Driver will. Or the Academy will split the two sound awards between them.
Original Song: RememberMe
Each song nominated this year is phenomenal. But Remember Me is one of those classic Disney songs that will be remembered (pun slightly intended) for many years to come.
No film uses score in the way this film does. If it wins anything besides Costume Design, this is probably it.
Foreign Language Film: A Fantastic Woman
Fantastic Woman is the clear winner here. It’s got an insane amount of buzz, has won tons already, and it’s protagonist is a transgender woman, played by a transgender woman.
Documentary Feature: Strong Island
An important, heart wrenching film that also would give the first transgender Director ever nominated an Oscar. This should win by a landslide.
Animated Feature: Loving Vincent
This comes down to Loving Vincent or Coco. A film made fully out of oil paintings or another Pixar film. We’re giving the lead to Vincent. But Coco may still stand a chance.
Adapted Screenplay: Call Me By Your Name
Michael Stuhlbarg’s monologue. Period.
Original Screenplay: Get Out
This film turned the idea of a horror film into something completely different. A cultural discussion. Lady Bird could pull an upset but I’d be shocked.
Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell
Rockwell’s work in 3 Billboards is phenomenal. The only way he doesn’t win is Dafoe beats him.
Supporting Actress: Allison Janet
Her work in I, Tonya is on a whole different level. You hate her. You love her. She stands out above everything.
Actor: Gary Oldman
Oldman will win. The only way he doesn’t is if the Academy somehow gives it to Daniel Day Lewis, which would be one of the biggest upsets of the night.
Actress: Frances McDormand
McDormand will win. She’s won almost every single award leading up to tonight and it’s hard to believe she won’t win this.
Director: Greta Gerwig
Most people are betting on Guillermo del Toro to take this home. But given the current climate in Hollywood and the beautiful work that is Lady Bird, Gerwig will take this home.
Best Picture: Three Billboards
This is difficult but Three Billboards will probably take this home. It’s won almost every award this year. And has been building up more buzz than anything else. But there’s still a chance that Shape of Water, Lady Bird or Get Out could pull an upset. Especially after Get Out won the Film Independent Spirit Award last night for Best Feature. Those awards have mirrored the Oscar Winner 5 of the past 6 years.
That’s all we’ve got. We’ll post the full list of winners and our thoughts tomorrow. But be sure to catch the Oscars tonight at 8pm ET on ABC.