If you are as obsessed with the Oscars as I am, then you will know that today is the day of the 90th Academy Awards!
I have watched the Oscars every year for as long as I can remember. Although they are long and often seen as just a popularity contest, I can’t help but get excited when Oscar season rolls around. I think my love for this awards show stems from my own undying hope that I will get to attend the Academy Awards one day, maybe even give that acceptance speech that I’ve been planning since I was six years old. Or it could be that I just enjoy cheering for my favorite movies.
Whatever the case may be, I always try to predict who I think will win and who will go home empty handed. I am guilty every year of not seeing every movie nominated, but I still like to guess and vote to see if I’m right. Sometimes these guesses are based on reviews and box office trends, or based on my own opinion, and sometimes they are just random when I haven’t heard anything about the category. Below I’ve included my guesses for the top categories so we can compare and see if I’m right during the show tonight.
“Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
“Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan
“Coco,” Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
“Dear Basketball,” Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant
“Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Dunkirk,” Hoyte van Hoytema
Best Documentary Feature:
“Last Men in Aleppo,” Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Soren Steen Jepersen
Best Documentary Short Subject:
“Knife Skills,” Thomas Lennon
Best Live Action Short Film:
“The Silent Child,” Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton
Best Foreign Language Film:
“Baby Driver,” Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
“Blade Runner 2049,” Mark Mangini, Theo Green
“Blade Runner 2049,” Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill
“Blade Runner 2049,” Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
“Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer
“Remember Me” from “Coco,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Makeup and Hair:
“Darkest Hour,” Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick
“The Shape of Water,” Luis Sequeira
“Blade Runner 2049,” John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer
Do you have your own predictions? Leave your comments below and let me know who you think is going to win tonight!