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2018 Award Season Predictions (Directing, Acting and Picture)

Its the most wonderful time of the year – awards season! The Golden Globe nominations are soon to be upon us, as well as the Oscars, Critics Choice and many others! As the worldwide community of cinephiles prepares to be outraged and validated as their favorite movies are picked and snubbed, we should take a moment to realize that there is one thing that brings all fans of film together – we’re all very confident in our opinions. Now it’s time for the big categories, the ones that are reserved for the end of the night, when people put down the champagne and pay a bit more attention. Here are our official predictions for the directing, acting, and best picture categories of the 2018 award season.

*Golden Globes specific predictions

Best Director

Who Will Get Nominated

– Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born (A Star Is Born is a stunningly directed film that cannot be ignored, and it will be very unlikely that the Academy will chose to ignore this impressive debut)

– Ryan Coogler – Black Panther (Black Panther was a passion project, it shines in that regard, and the passion is obviously focused from Coogler. Based on this, he has a very good chance at a nomination)

– Damien Chazelle – First Man (Another stunning outing from Chazelle, proving he’s not a one trick pony. Basically a lock)

– Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Can Talk (Things are shaping up to be a follow up to the 2016 showdown of Chazelle and Jenkins, as the latter yet again created a cinematic marvel with his newest outing, and will surely be recognized for his efforts)

– Alfonso Cuaron – Roma (The man’s won two Oscars already and with Roma looking as promising as it does, he’ll likely be in contention for another one)

Who Could Get Nominated

– Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite (If anything, The Favourite seems very specifically directed. If it clicks with voters, this could earn Lanthimos a nomination)

– Steve McQueen – Widows (After directing a Best Picture winning film, best director doesn’t seem like that far of a stretch)

Who Should Get Nominated

– Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade (Throughout these lists, Eighth Grade has been a special case. Although it may not get much attention, it has something important to say and the more awards exposure it gets, the more seriously people will take it, and its messages. Burnham had the guts to put this out there, and created an authentic feeling and excellently executed film and for that, he should be nominated.)


Supporting Actress

Who Will Get Nominated

– Elizabeth Debicki – Widows

– Nicole Kidman – Boy Erased

– Claire Foy – First Man

– Emma Stone – The Favourite

– Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Who Could Get Nominated

– Amy Adams – Vice

– Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Who Should Get Nominated

– Emily Blunt – A Quiet Place


Supporting Actor

Who Will Get Nominated

– Mahershala Ali – Green Book

– Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy

– Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

– Sam Elliott – A Star Is Born

– Daniel Kaluuya – Widows

Who Could Get Nominated

– Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther

– Adam Driver – BlackkKlansman

Who Should Get Nominated

– Casey Affleck – The Old Man and the Gun


Best Actress (Musical/Comedy*)

Who Will Get Nominated

– Olivia Colman – The Favourite

– Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns

– Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade

– Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians

– Kathryn Hahn – Private Life

Who Could Get Nominated

– Charlize Theron – Tully

– Sandra Bullock – Ocean’s 8

Who Should Get Nominated

– Lily James – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again


Best Actor (Musical/Comedy*)

Who Will Get Nominated

– Vigo Mortensen – Green Book

– Robert Redford – The Old Man and the Gun

– Lin-Manuel Miranda – Mary Poppins Returns

– Christian Bale – Vice

– Steve Carell – Welcome to Marwen

Who Could Get Nominated

– Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool 2

– Nick Robinson – Love, Simon

Who Should Get Nominated

– Ewan McGregor – Disney’s Christopher Robin


Best Actress (Drama*)

Who Will Get Nominated

– Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born

– Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

– Viola Davis – Widows

– Kiki Layne – If Beale Street Could Talk

– Saoirse Ronan – Mary Queen Of Scots

Who Could Get Nominated

– Yalitza Aparicio – Roma

– Nicole Kidman – Destroyer

Who Should Get Nominated

– Toni Collette – Hereditary


Best Actor (Drama*)

Who Will Get Nominated

– Steve Carell – Beautiful Boy

– Ryan Gosling – First Man

– Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

– Ethan Hawke – First Reformed

– Lucas Hedges – Boy Erased

Who Could Get Nominated

– Hugh Jackman – The Front Runner

– Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate

Who Should Get Nominated

– Jim Cummings – Thunder Road


Best Actress

Who Will Get Nominated

– Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born

– Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

– Saoirse Ronan – Mary Queen of Scots

– Viola Davis – Widows

– Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns

Who Could Get Nominated

– Toni Collette – Hereditary

– Julia Roberts – Ben Is Back

Who Should Get Nominated

– Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade


Best Actor

Who Will Get Nominated

– Christian Bale – Vice

– Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

– Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

– Ethan Hawke – First Reformed

– Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate

Who Could Get Nominated

– Ryan Gosling – First Man

– Clint Eastwood – The Mule

Who Should Get Nominated

– John David Washington – BlackkKlansman

– Robert Redford – The Old Man and the Gun


Best Picture (Musical/Comedy*)

Who Will Get Nominated

– The Favourite

Green Book

– Mary Poppins Returns

Eighth Grade

– Vice

Who Could Get Nominated

The Old Man and the Gun

Crazy Rich Asians

Who Should Get Nominated

Disney’s Christopher Robin


Best Picture (Drama*)

Who Will Get Nominated

A Star Is Born

First Man

If Beale Street Could Talk

Black Panther

Widows

Who Could Get Nominated

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Boy Erased

Who Should Get Nominated

A Quiet Place


Best Picture

Who Will Get Nominated

A Star Is Born

Widows

Green Book

First Man

If Beale Street Could Talk

Black Panther

– Vice

– The Favourite

Roma

Who Could Get Nominated

First Reformed

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Who Should Get Nominated

Eighth Grade

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