Who Should (and Will) Win at the Oscars This Weekend?

The Oscars are this Sunday, and since the overzealous movie nut at work will strong-arm you into some sort of Oscar pool, even though you haven’t seen most of these movies, this should help.  “The Hollywood Reporter” put out this list of who SHOULD and WILL win in each of the 24 categories:


1.  Best Picture

Should Win:  “Call Me By Your Name”

Will Win:  “The Shape of Water”


2.  Best Director

Should Win:  “Dunkirk” director Christopher Nolan

Will Win:  “The Shape of Water” director Guillermo del Toro


3.  Best Actor

Should Win:  Timothée Chalamet“Call Me By Your Name”

Will Win:  Gary Oldman“Darkest Hour”


4.  Best Actress

Should Win:  Saoirse Ronan“Lady Bird”

Will Win:  Frances McDormand“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”


5.  Best Supporting Actor

Sam Rockwell ‘should’ and ‘will’ win for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”


6.  Best Supporting Actress

Should Win:  Laurie Metcalf“Lady Bird”

Will Win:  Allison Janney“I, Tonya”


7.  Best Adapted Screenplay

“Call Me By Your Name” ‘should’ and ‘will’ win.


8.  Best Original Screenplay

Should Win:  “Lady Bird”

Will Win:  “Get Out”


9.  Best Animated Feature

“Coco” ‘should’ and ‘will’ win.


10.  Best Documentary Feature

Should Win:  “Faces Places”

Will Win:  “Icarus”


11.  Best Foreign Language Film

The Lebanese movie “The Insult” ‘should’ and ‘will’ win.


For the technical and minor categories, they only listed who or what ‘WILL’ win.

12.  Best Cinematography:  “Blade Runner 2049”

13.  Best Costume Design:  “Phantom Thread”

14.  Best Film Editing:  “Dunkirk”

15.  Best Makeup and Hairstyling:  “Darkest Hour”

16.  Best Original Score:  “The Shape of Water”

17.  Best Original Song:  “Remember Me” from “Coco”

18.  Best Production Design:  “Blade Runner 2049”

19.  Best Sound Editing:  “Dunkirk”

20.  Best Sound Mixing:  “Dunkirk”

21.  Best Visual Effects:  “Blade Runner 2049”

22.  Best Animated Short:  “Dear Basketball”

23.  Best Documentary Short:  “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”

24.  Best Live Action Short:  “The Eleven O’Clock”