Predicting The 2018 Oscar Nominations

On Tuesday morning, this year’s Academy Award nominations will be announced and so will begin several weeks of quabbling over what films/performances/craftspeople should and will win. I’m saving my predictions for the actual awards for next month, but for now I’m going to try and guess what’ll be featured on those shortlists once they’re announced this week.

Best Picture

  1. Lady Bird
  2. Get Out
  3. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  4. The Post
  5. Dunkirk
  6. Call Me By Your Name
  7. The Shape of Water
  8. The Florida Project
  9. I, Tonya or The Big Sick

Best Director

  1. Guillermo del Toro
  2. Martin McDonagh
  3. Greta Gerwig
  4. Christopher Nolan
  5. Jordan Peele or Sean Baker or Steven Spielberg

Best Actress

  1. Frances McDormand
  2. Saoirse Ronan
  3. Meryl Streep
  4. Sally Hawkins
  5. Margot Robbie

Potential surprise that would make me happy: Jessica Chastain

Best Actor

  1. Gary Oldman
  2. Timothée Chalamet
  3. Tom Hanks
  4. Daniel Day-Lewis
  5. James Franco or Daniel Kaluuya

Potential surprise that would make me happy: Hugh Jackman

Best Supporting Actress

  1. Laurie Metcalf
  2. Allison Janney
  3. Holly Hunter
  4. Mary J. Blige
  5. Octavia Spencer

Best Supporting Actor

  1. Sam Rockwell
  2. Willem Dafoe
  3. Richard Jenkins
  4. Christopher Plummer
  5. Armie Hammer or Michael Stuhlbarg

Potential surprise that would make me happy: Adam Sandler

Best Original Screenplay

  1. Get Out
  2. Lady Bird
  3. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  4. The Shape of Water
  5. The Big Sick

Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. Call Me By Your Name
  2. Mudbound
  3. Molly’s Game
  4. The Disaster Artist
  5. Wonder Woman or Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

Potential surprise that would make me happy: Our Souls At Night

Best Animated Feature

  1. Coco
  2. The Breadwinner
  3. Loving Vincent
  4. The Boss Baby (FUCK YEAH)
  5. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

I’ll share my predictions for who should/could/will win in EVERY CATEGORY in a few weeks’ time. For now, you can read my thoughts on most of the nominated films across this site — just browse around a bit.