The Popcorn Diet’s WAY TOO EARLY Oscar Prognostication

We take a look at awards season nearly 6 months ahead of time, and you think Halloween decorations show up too early.

Let’s get this Oscar fuse LIT!

The summer is coming to a close, leading to one of the least-popular seasons to go to the movie theater. Instead of forcing ourselves to see the bottom-of-the-barrel releases that studios are dumping, The Popcorn Diet is taking its first swing at predicting how the award season is going to shape up, WAY WAY TOO EARLY. David and Rick offer their predictions for some of the major categories based only on the talent involved and the bare minimum of reactions that have come out from the festival scene. Below you’ll find the top 6 categories and our potential picks as of September 6th, 2017!

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Best Supporting Actress

Rick’s Way Too Early Picks
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Margot Robbie, Goodbye, Christopher Robin
Tilda Swinton, Okja
Nicole Kidman, The Killing of a Sacred Dear
Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project

David’s Way Too Early Picks
Mary J Blige, Mudbound
Hung Chou, Downsizing
Michelle Pfiffer, mother!
Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actor

Rick’s Way Too Early Picks
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Mark Rylance, Dunkirk
Will Poulter, Detroit
Idris Elba, Molly’s Game
Patrick Stewart, Logan

David’s Way Too Early Picks
Idris Elba, Molly’s Game
Laurence Fishburne, Last Flag Flying
Harrison Ford, Blade Runner 2049
Armie Hammer, Call Me By My Name
Christoph Waltz, Downsizing

Best Actress

Rick’s Way Too Early Picks
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
Meryl Streep, The Post
Jennifer Lawrence, mother!
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game

David’s Way Too Early Picks
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
Meryl Streep, The Post
Jennifer Lawrence, mother!
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game

Best Actor

Rick’s Way Too Early Picks
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Matt Damon, Downsizing
Tom Hanks, The Post
Mark Wahlberg, All the Money in the World

David’s Way Too Early Picks
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Tom Hanks, The Post
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Javier Bardem, mother!

Best Director

Rick’s Way Too Early Picks
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman
Steven Spielberg, The Post
Alexander Payne, Downsizing
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

David’s Way Too Early Picks
Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Steven Spielberg, The Post
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Picture

Rick’s Way Too Early Picks
Dunkirk
The Florida Project
Wonder Woman
The Post
Phantom Thread
The Current War
The Shape of Water
The Big Sick
Downsizing
Blade Runner 2049

David’s Way Too Early Picks
Wonder Woman
All the Money in the World
Dunkirk
Get Out
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
The Current War
Molly’s Game
(1oth spot reserved for indie darling)

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