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    • January 21, 2018 4:56 PM EST
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      My 2017 Oscar Nominee Predictions

      Yes, the nominations for the Academy Awards will be announced 5am PST on Tuesday. Fans of this site wonder if I’ve made my predictions already? The answer is yes. It's a tradition here! Here are my predictions for this year’s Academy Award nominees.

      Once again, I make my picks for who I think will be nominated, the dark horses for upsetting, plus maybe a for-your-consideration pick for one without a chance, but deserves it.


      BEST PICTURE
      Call Me By Your Name
      Darkest Hour
      Dunkirk
      Get Out
      I, Tonya
      Lady Bird
      The Post
      The Shape Of Water
      Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
      Wonder Woman


      DH1: The Big Sick
      DH2: The Florida Project
      FYC: Phantom Thread


      I don’t think there will be ten nominees for Best Picture. I think ten will be the maximum. However I predicted the ten most likely to get nominated.


      BEST DIRECTOR
      GUILLERMO DEL TORO/The Shape Of Water
      GRETA GERWIG/Lady Bird
      MARTIN McDONAGH/Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
      CHRISTOPHER NOLAN/Dunkirk
      JORDAN PEELE/Get Out


      DH1: LUCA GUADAGNINO/Call Me By Your Name
      DH2: STEVEN SPIELBERG/The Post
      FYC: DENIS VILLENEUVE/Blade Runner 2049


      BEST ACTOR
      TIMOTHEE CHALAMET/Call Me By Your Name
      DANIEL DAY-LEWIS/Phantom Thread
      JAMES FRANCO/The Disaster Artist
      DANIEL KALUUYA/Get Out
      GARY OLDMAN/Darkest Hour


      DH1: TOM HANKS/The Post
      DH2: DNEZEL WASHINGTON/ Romeo J. Israel Esq.
      FYC: HARRY DEAN STANTON/Lucky


      To think back when I first came to this site, back in the fall of 2000 (Yes, I’m that old!), we all anticipated Tom Hanks would be the first actor to win Best Actor three times. It eventually became Daniel Day-Lewis. Hard to believe Tom’s last nomination happened around that time, for Cast Away. Maybe he can do it again.


      NOTE: Some of you may be wondering why I picked James Franco after the recent allegations. The allegations first surfaced in the media on January 11th. Voting for nominations closed January 12th. I don’t think it will hurt Franco’s chances.


      BEST 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


      DH1: JESSICA CHASTAIN/Molly’s Game
      DH2: JUDI DENCH/Victoria And Abdul
      FYC: EMMA STONE/Battle Of The Sexes


      Usually the Best Actress category is subject to whether it was a strong year for leading female roles or a weak year for leading females. You’ll know it when you see the list. This was one year where there were a lot of strong leading actress performances.


      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
      SAM ROCKWELL/Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


      DH1: ARMIE HAMMER/Call Me By Your Name
      DH2: STEVE CARRELL/Battle Of The Sexes
      FYC: PATRICK STEWART/Logan


      Admit it. We all would like to see one or two Oscar nominations for popcorn movies in the bigger categories instead of all their Oscar acclaim being relegated to the technical categories.


      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
      MARY J. BLIGE/Mudbound
      HOLLY HUNTER/The Big Sick
      ALLISON JANNEY/I, Tonya
      LAURIE METCALF/Lady Bird
      OCTAVIA SPENCER/The Shape Of Water


      DH1: HONG CHAU/Downsizing
      DH2: TIFFANY HADDISH/Girl Trip


      Those who know the Oscar race will know this is the hardest category to predict. The most certain of certains may not make the cut in favor of one from nowhere.


      BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
      EMILY GORDON & KUMAIL NANJIANI/The Big Sick
      JORDAN PEELE/Get Out
      GRETA GERWIG/Lady Bird
      GUILLERMO DEL TORO & VANESSA TAYLOR/The Shape Of Water
      MARTIN McDONAGH/Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


      DH1: STEVEN ROGERS/I, Tonya
      DH2: LIZ HANNAH & JOSH SINGER/The Post
      FYC: CHRISTOPHER NOLAN/Dunkirk


      One year, it’s adapted screenplays that have the most muscle come Oscar time. Another year, it’s the original screenplays. This year is the muscle of the original screenplays.


      BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
      JAMES IVORY/Call Me By Your Name
      SCOTT NEUSTADTER & MICHAEL WEBER/The Disaster Artist
      AARON SORKIN/Molly’s Game
      DEE REES & VIRGIL WILLIAMS/Mudbound
      JASON FUCHS & ALAN HEINBERG/Wonder Woman


      DH1: JACK THORNE, STEVE CONRAD & STEPHEN CHBODSKY/Wonder
      DH2: SCOTT FRANK, JAMES MANGOLD & MICHAEL GREEN/Logan


      BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
      The Breadwinner
      Coco
      Ferdinand
      Loving Vincent
      Napping Princess


      DH1: Boss Baby
      DH2: Despicable Me 3


      2016 was a stellar year for animated movies. 2017 was pretty lackluster. Hey, any year where Boss Baby has a chance of getting nominated here has to be a dud year. And don’t even get me started on the mere existence of The Emoji Movie! Coco and Ferdinand were definitely the top wide-release fare of the year, but I think the rest of the berths will go to independent features.


      BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
      ROGER DEAKINS/Blade Runner 2049
      BRUNO DELBONNEL/Darkest Hour
      DAN LAUTSEN/The Shape Of Water
      SAYONBHU MUKDEPROM/Call Me By Your Name
      HOYTE VAN HOYTEMA/Dunkirk


      DH: RACHEL MORRISON/Mudbound


      BEST COSTUME DESIGN
      RENEE APRIL/ Blade Runner 2049
      MARK BRIDGES/Phantom Thread
      JACQUELINE DURRAN/Beauty And The Beast
      LINDY HEMMING/Wonder Woman
      LUIS SEQUEIRA/The Shape Of Water


      DH: JENNIFER JOHNSON/I, Tonya


      BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
      Chasing Coral
      City Of Ghosts
      Ex Libris
      Faces Places
      Jane


      BEST FILM EDITING
      JON GREGORY/Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
      PAUL MACHLISS & JONATHAN AMOS/Baby Driver
      LEE SMITH/Dunkirk
      JOE WALKER/Blade Runner 2049
      SIDNEY WOLINSKY/The Shape Of Water


      DH1: WALTER FASANO/Call Me By Your Name
      DH2: GREGORY PLOTKIN/Get Out


      BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
      A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
      Foxtrot (Israel)
      In The Fade (Germany)
      Loveless (Russia)
      The Square (Sweden)


      DH1: On Body And Soul (Hungary)
      DH2: Felicite (Senegal)


      BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
      Darkest Hour
      I, Tonya
      Wonder


      DH1: Beauty And The Beast
      DH2: The Shape Of Water


      BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
      ALEXANDRE DESPLAT/The Shape Of Water
      JOHNNY GREENWOOD/Phantom Thread
      RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS/Wonder Woman
      JOHN WILLIAMS/The Post
      HANS ZIMMER/Dunkirk


      DH1: CARTER BURWELL/Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
      DH2: BENJAMIN WALFISCH & HANS ZIMMER/Blade Runner 2049


      Let’s face it. A nomination for John Williams in this category is a foregone conclusion.


      BEST ORIGINAL SONG
      “Evermore” – Beauty And The Beast
      “Mighty River” - Mudbound
      “Mystery Of Love” – Call Me By Your Name
      “Remember Me” – Coco
      “This Is Me” – The Greatest Showman


      DH1: “Home” – Ferdinand
      DH2: “Mighty River” – Mudbound


      BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
      Beauty And The Beast
      Blade Runner 2049
      Dunkirk
      Phantom Thread
      The Shape Of Water


      DH1: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
      DH2: Murder On The Orient Express


      BEST SOUND MIXING
      Baby Driver
      Blade Runner 2049
      Dunkirk
      Star Wars: The Last Jedi
      Wonder Woman


      DH1: The Shape Of Water
      DH2: Coco


      BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
      Blade Runner 2049
      Dunkirk
      Star Wars: The Last Jedi
      War For The Planet Of The Apes
      Wonder Woman


      DH1: Kong: Skull Island
      DH2: Thor: Ragnarok
      FYC: It


      I hate to break it to It fans, but this looks to be It’s best chances for a nomination.


      And there you have it. My predictions for the 2017 Academy Award nominations. You may be crazy enough like me to wake up bright and early to see them live, or you’ll save your excitement until you wake up normally. However don’t be surprised by the surprises Tuesday morning!

      This post was edited by OmahaTrevor85 at February 16, 2018 10:39 PM EST
    • January 21, 2018 8:15 PM EST
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      I like your list of best pic for noms.

    • January 24, 2018 9:27 PM EST
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      WTH? Wonder Woman??? HELLO

      I was expecting it to be Nominated.

      This post was edited by Techno Kid at January 24, 2018 9:27 PM EST
    • January 25, 2018 1:21 AM EST
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      A tradition for how long now Trev, 15 years plus? look forward to your winner picks.

      Us originals have been around a timer, a few days ago even JP dropped in, those were great days back on that Delphi board wit the likes of the maniacal Star Girly and Justinbluvr, I LOL when I think of those days at times, who can forget Stargirly and Eoin's battles. lol

    • January 27, 2018 4:20 PM EST
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      Yes, I still remember those days. Back when I had all my hair and I was either in high school or college. What's kept me over here has been the fans of my writing over the years. Also still keeping in contact with old-timers like Doc, Jeffrey007 and you keep me coming back. In fact I often feel my Top 10 film lists or prediction lists lack validity until I get your word for it.
      JeffJones said:

      A tradition for how long now Trev, 15 years plus? look forward to your winner picks.

      Us originals have been around a timer, a few days ago even JP dropped in, those were great days back on that Delphi board wit the likes of the maniacal Star Girly and Justinbluvr, I LOL when I think of those days at times, who can forget Stargirly and Eoin's battles. lol

       

      This post was edited by OmahaTrevor85 at February 9, 2018 8:29 PM EST
    • January 31, 2018 1:04 PM EST
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      Always good to see your stuff up mate, I look forward for your winner picks. Your stuff is much better than the utter rubbish from other so called bloggers all over this web.

      Cheers

    • February 1, 2018 12:12 AM EST
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      Trevor has been doing this a long time for this website.

       

      Jon_Brit said:

      Always good to see your stuff up mate, I look forward for your winner picks. Your stuff is much better than the utter rubbish from other so called bloggers all over this web.

      Cheers

       

    • February 4, 2018 10:27 AM EST
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      Now it is official and nothing for the very creepy and good It?

    • February 5, 2018 10:43 AM EST
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      My best cartoon movie is Ferdinand. :)

    • February 5, 2018 5:36 PM EST
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      Ferdinand and Coco were both awesome, now The Emoji Movie stunk.

    • February 5, 2018 10:44 PM EST
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      I agree, but Ferdinand was my fav animated movie.
      FelixA_Fan said:

      Ferdinand and Coco were both awesome, now The Emoji Movie stunk.

       

    • February 6, 2018 2:57 PM EST
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      Yes same with me I liked Ferdinand.
      Ben10 said:
      I agree, but Ferdinand was my fav animated movie.
       

       

    • February 6, 2018 9:04 PM EST
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      Ferdinand and Coco were both great but no doubt on this site Ferdinand is fav almost 2 to 1.

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      Ferdinand is my animated film of the year, it was robbed at GG.

    • February 8, 2018 12:12 AM EST
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      Coco was an awesome movie and so was Ferdinand, Ican't pick one over the other I liked them both.

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      I liked Ferdiand cause it had the most laughs, more comical.

    • February 9, 2018 8:27 PM EST
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      It's interesting how on two of my prediction posts, there's the big debate: Coco or Ferdinand! Not complaining. Just surprised.
      I have to say Ferdinand was funnier, but Coco was more magical. I usually like that when an animated movie takes you to another world. That probably explains why I prefered Kubo over Zootopia last year.
      TheProtector said:

      Ferdinand and Coco were both great but no doubt on this site Ferdinand is fav almost 2 to 1.

       

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      Yet according to the voting here there is no way Ferdinand is twice as good as Coco, well I guess it just means it has lots of fans here.

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      Well I liked Coco, that was my fav but Ferdinand was funny.

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      For me the cartoon movie of Ferdinand was best.

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      Oh so it is about either "Ferdinand" or "Coco"? I love them both but I would say Ferdinand was my fav of the two. :)

      This post was edited by Admin at February 17, 2018 12:40 PM EST
    • February 17, 2018 7:59 PM EST
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      Thank you. Always glad to hear what you have to say. But I'm too lazy to predict the BAFTAs for you.
      Jon_Brit said:

      Always good to see your stuff up mate, I look forward for your winner picks. Your stuff is much better than the utter rubbish from other so called bloggers all over this web.

      Cheers

       

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