Thimblerig’s Picks, Oscars 2018

Oscars 90th Academy Awards

Last year, my predictions were absymal, with only 25% of my picks being correct. Let’s see if 2018 is a better year for Thimblerig’s Ark!

UPDATE: It was much better this year, with over half of my picks being correct, including all of the “big” pics. Not bad for a writing teacher living in China!

My original pics are in red, and the winner get their own little statuette. oscars2018

BEST PICTURE
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
oscars2018The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ACTOR
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
oscars2018Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

BEST ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
oscars2018Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

BEST DIRECTOR
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan
Get Out, Jordan Peele
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson
oscars2018The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
oscars2018Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

BEST 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
oscars2018Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
oscars2018
Call Me By Your Name, James Ivory
The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Logan, Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green
Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound, Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
oscars2018Get Out, Jordan Peele
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
oscars2018The Shape of Water

CINEMATOGRAPHY
oscars2018Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Mudbound
The Shape of Water

COSTUME DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
oscars2018Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water
Victoria & Abdul

SOUND EDITING
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049

oscars2018Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

SOUND MIXING
Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049
oscars2018Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
oscars2018Dear Basketball

Garden Party
Lou
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
oscars2018The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us

ORIGINAL SCORE
Dunkirk

Phantom Thread
oscars2018The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

VISUAL EFFECTS
oscars2018Blade Runner 2049

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

FILM EDITING
Baby Driver
oscars2018Dunkirk
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
oscars2018
Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul

Wonder

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
oscars2018A Fantastic Woman, Chile
The Insult, Lebanon
Loveless, Russia
On Body and Soul, Hungary
The Square, Sweden

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Edith and Eddie
oscars2018Heaven Is A Traffic Jam on the 405
Heroin(e)
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces Places
oscars2018Icarus
Last Man in Aleppo
Strong Island

ORIGINAL SONG
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Mystery of Love,” Call Me By Your Name
oscars2018“Remember Me,” Coco
“Stand Up For Something,” Marshall
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner (Cartoon Saloon will finally win if there is any justice in the world…)
oscars2018Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

The 90th Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4.

2 thoughts on “Thimblerig’s Picks, Oscars 2018

  1. I don’t think there will be any justice in the world. The Academy doesn’t look very far past Pixar and Disney in the animated film category.

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