2018 Oscar Nomination Predictions

Blade Runner 2049 Ryan Gosling

The visually stunning sci-fi epic Blade Runner 2049 is an Oscar dark horse

List compiled by Eddie on 22/01/2018

After what always seems like much anticipation and build-up, this week sees the announcement of the 2018 Academy Award nominees.

2018 looks set to deliver one of the most open-ended Oscar’s in sometimes with no genuine front-runner yet emerging in the Best Picture or Best Director’s race which should make for gripping and intriguing viewing.

There are a few near certainties such as Gary Oldman for Best Actor, Frances McDormand for Best Actress and Coco for Best Animated Film, but everything else is up for grabs.

The great awards mystery remains Blade Runner 2049, a well-reviewed and stunning sci-fi that looks set to either grab one of the largest shares of nominations on the night or head into the ceremony with a handful of technical nominations, either way this year’s Oscar’s is shaping up as one of the best in years.

Happy reading and happy watching!

Nomination Predication Tally:

Best Picture –

The Shape of Water is a genuine Best Picture chance

Get Out


Lady Bird

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Post

The Shape of Water

Blade Runner 2049

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour

Wonder Woman

Best Director –

Dunkirk could well be the film to deliver Christopher Nolan his first Oscar

Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk

Martin Mcdonagh – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Guillermo Del Toro – The Shape of Water

Steven Spielberg – The Post

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Best Actor –

The safest pick for the night is Gary Oldman winning for his turn in Darkest Hour

Daniel Day Lewis – Phantom Thread

James Franco – The Disaster Artist

Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

Timothee Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name

Best Actress –

Francis McDormand should collect her 2nd Oscar for her turn in Three Billboards

Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Margot Robbie – I, Tonya

Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water

Francis McDormand – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Meryl Streep – The Post

Best Supporting Actor –

Willem Dafoe was a scene stealer in the well-liked Florida Project

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project

Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Michael Shannon – The Shape of Water

Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me By Your Name

Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress –

Comedian Alison Janney is a scene stealer in I, Tonya

Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

Alison Janney – I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound

Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread

Best Original Screenplay –

Get Out film 2017 Jordan Peele

Get Out is a major contender in this category

Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Jordan Peele – Get Out

Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor – The Shape of Water

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon – The Big Sick

Best Adapted Screenplay –

The Disaster Artist was a faithful and memorable adaptation

James Ivory – Call Me By Your Name

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber – The Disaster Artist

Dee Rees – Mudbound

Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game

Hampton Fancher and Michael Green – Blade Runner 2049

Best Animated Film –

Coco should net Pixar and Disney yet another Animation Oscar


Loving Vincent

The Breadwinner

Lego Batman Movie

Mary and the Witches Flower

Technical Categories:

Best Cinematography –

Roger Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

Hoyte Van Hoytema – Dunkirk

Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread

Dan Laustsen – The Shape of Water

Bruno Delbonnel – Darkest Hour

Best Original Score –

Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk

Johnny Greenwood – Phantom Thread

Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer – Blade Runner 2049

Carter Burwell – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water

Best Editing –


Blade Runner 2049

The Shape of Water

Baby Driver

Get Out

Best Sound Editing –


Blade Runner 2049

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Baby Driver

Wonder Woman

Best Sound Mixing –


Blade Runner 2049

The Shape of Water

Wonder Woman

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Visual Effects –

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Shape of Water

Wonder Woman

War for the Planet of the Apes

Blade Runner 2049

Best Original Song –

This is Me – The Greatest Showman

The Mystery of Love – Call Me By Your Name

Remember Me – Coco

Evermore – Beauty and the Beast

You Shouldn’t Look at me That Way – Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Best Production Design –

Blade Runner 2049


The Greatest Showman

The Post

The Shape of Water

Best Costumes –

The Greatest Showman

The Shape of Water

Beauty and the Beast

Phantom Thread

Darkest Hour

Best Makeup and Hairstyling –

Darkest Hour


Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2

Best Foreign Language Film –

The Square


In the Fade

First They Killed My Father


How do these nomination predications stack up to your thoughts? Am I on the money or way off the boil? Let me know in the comments below!

7 responses to “2018 Oscar Nomination Predictions

  1. I predict Call Me By Your Name as the Best Adaptation – I read the book and loved it, and can honestly say the film dealt it proper justice.

  2. Solid predictions. It’s a testament to how crap 2017 was since 5 movies (The Shape of Water, The Post, Dunkirk, Call Me by Your Name, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) will dominate most of the major categories.

  3. Pingback: Lisa’s Week in Review — 1/15/18 — 1/21/18 | Through the Shattered Lens·

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