My Predictions for the 90th Academy Awards and Printable Oscar Ballot Sheet

Here’s the full list of the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards in 2018 and here’s our printable ballot sheet for you to download, print, and make your predictions before the winners are awarded on Sunday March 4th, hosted this year by Jimmy Kimmel.

Also here’s a really clear PDF watchlist of all the nominees and where you can stream or watch the films to check them off the list as you see them all.

I’ve not seen as many of these this year as I’d like to but it’s because I’ve been busy with other more important things. I have seen enough to get a good sense of what’s going to win, something that’s changed with each great film I’ve watched. The ones to watch out for are absolutely ‘Three Billboards’ and ‘The Shape of Water’.

Best Picture:

“Call Me by Your Name”
“Darkest Hour”
P. Dunkirk
Get Out
“Lady Bird”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
2. “The Shape of Water”
1. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Lead Actor:

Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
2. Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
P. Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out
1. Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Lead Actress:

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water” – I really like Hawkins, she’s excellent and in this wordless, but I don’t think that wins it for her, this is Frances McDormand’s with ease.
1P. Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
2. Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Supporting Actor:

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
2P. Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
1. Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actress:

Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
1. Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
2P. Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”


2P. Dunkirk” Christopher Nolan
Get Out” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird” Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread” Paul Thomas Anderson
1. “The Shape of Water” Guillermo del Toro

Animated Feature:

The Boss Baby
2. “The Breadwinner”
1. “Coco”
“Loving Vincent”

Live Action Short:

2. “DeKalb Elementary”
“The Eleven O’Clock”
“My Nephew Emmett”
1. “The Silent Child”
“Watu Wote/All of Us”

Adapted Screenplay:

1. “Call Me by Your Name” James Ivory
“The Disaster Artist” Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
P. “Logan” Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green
“Molly’s Game” Aaron Sorkin
2. “Mudbound” Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Original Screenplay:

The Big Sick” Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
2P. Get Out” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird” Greta Gerwig
“The Shape of Water” Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
1. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Martin McDonagh


1P. “Blade Runner 2049” Roger Deakins
“Darkest Hour” Bruno Delbonnel
2. Dunkirk” Hoyte van Hoytema
“Mudbound” Rachel Morrison
“The Shape of Water” Dan Laustsen

Best Documentary Feature:

Best Documentary Short Subject:

1. “Edith+Eddie”
“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405”
2. Heroin(e)
“Knife Skills”
“Traffic Stop”

Best Animated Short Film:

1. Dear Basketball
“Garden Party”
P. Lou
2. “Negative Space”
Revolting Rhymes

Best Foreign Language Film:

2. “A Fantastic Woman” (Chile)
“The Insult” (Lebanon)
“Loveless” (Russia)
“On Body and Soul (Hungary)
1. “The Square” (Sweden)

Film Editing:

1P. Baby Driver” Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
2. Dunkirk” Lee Smith
“I, Tonya” Tatiana S. Riegel
“The Shape of Water” Sidney Wolinsky
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Jon Gregory

Sound Editing:

P. Baby Driver” Julian Slater
“Blade Runner 2049” Mark Mangini, Theo Green
1. Dunkirk” Alex Gibson, Richard King
“The Shape of Water” Nathan Robitaille
2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood

Sound Mixing:

P. Baby Driver” Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin
“Blade Runner 2049” Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill
1. Dunkirk” Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo
“The Shape of Water” Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern
2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick

Production Design:

Beauty and the Beast
1P. “Blade Runner 2049″
“Darkest Hour”
Dunkirk” – This would be my third choice but it’s the same era as ‘Darkest Hour’ which may split some votes.
2. “The Shape of Water”

Original Score:

2P. Dunkirk” Hans Zimmer
“Phantom Thread” Jonny Greenwood
1. “The Shape of Water” Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi” John Williams
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Carter Burwell

Original Song:

“Mighty River” from “Mudbound” Mary J. Blige
“Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name” Sufjan Stevens
2. “Remember Me” from “Coco” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall” Diane Warren, Common
1. “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Makeup and Hair:

1. “Darkest Hour” – Gary Oldman is unrecognizable as Winston Churchill, plus era-specific hairdos. 
“Victoria and Abdul”
2P. Wonder

Costume Design:

2. Beauty and the Beast
“Darkest Hour”
1. “Phantom Thread” – It’s about the world of fashion so the costumes draw attention and stand out. 
“The Shape of Water”
“Victoria and Abdul”

Visual Effects:

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