90th Academy Awards Predictions

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90th Academy Awards Predictions

Riley James, Staff Writer

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The Academy Awards have been around since 1929, grading some of the greatest movies of all-time. 2017 had some great movies, and I am here to predict which ones will take home an Oscar. Here are the main nominations, along with my predictions:

Best Picture: “Call Me by Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

My Prediction, Ladybird. This was a tough decision between Ladybird, Dunkirk and Get Out. I eventually went with Ladybird because it was a very relatable coming-of-age teen film that I very much enjoyed.

Lead Actor: Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name” Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread” Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out” Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

My Prediction, Gary Oldman. For me, this was an obvious choice, Gary Oldman is one of the greatest character-actors of all time. He emmerces himself into a role he takes. He was fiannominal as Winston Churchill.

Lead Actress: Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water” Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya” Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird” Meryl Streep, “The Post”

My prediction, Saoirse Ronan. Ladybird made a lesser-known actress into a superstar. Saoirse Ronan’s performance as Ladybird was just hilarious and her acting was beautiful.

Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project” Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water” Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World” Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

My Prediction, Willem Dafoe. Simply because he is one of my favorite actors.

Supporting Actress: Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound” Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread” Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird” Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

My Prediction, Laurie Metcalf. She’s come along way from Roseanne, the sitcom, to being nominated for an Oscar. Metcalf gave a great performance as Ladybird’s cautious mother and I think she deserves this award.  

Director: “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan, Get Out,” Jordan Peele “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig,  “Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro

My Prediction, Christopher Nolan. This was the hardest decision for me mainly because I want to be a director when I grow up and I am very inspired by directors. I am going to have to go with Christopher Nolan, because Dunkirk was filmed beautifully and felt like the most real war movie.

The 90th Academy Awards premiere this Sunday at 5:00 pm, be sure to tune in.

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