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Callum vs the Oscars The second Chapter

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Last year I tried to test my cinema prowess and predicting 10 categories after the Academy Award nominations were announced. This year, I have to admit, I have gone with my heart more than my head. This may sound like a cop out but this list is more about what I want rather than what my head says. This is largely because of the circumstances in certain categories. For example, we have the first female nominated for Cinematography, we have Jordan Peele's Get Out, which the director described as a 'documentary, not a horror' and also will it finally be the year that Gary Oldham takes home the Academy Award with his portrayal of Winston Churchill? Regardless of how many I score, it will be a fascinating celebration of a wonderful year in film. 

Best Picture

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Get Out (really want Get Out to win though)


  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out

Actress in a Leading Role

  • 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

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Actress in a Supporting Role

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

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Animated Feature Film

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Original Screenplay

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

Adapted Screenplay

  • Call Me by Your Name (James Ivory)
  • The Disaster Artist (Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber)
  • Logan (Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green)
  • Molly's Game (Aaron Sorkin)
  • Mudbound (Dee Rees & Virgil Williams)


  • Mudbound (Rachel Morrison)
  • Darkest Hour (Bruno Delbonnel)
  • Dunkirk (Hoyte van Hoytema)
  • Blade Runner 2049 (Roger Deakins)
  • The Shape of Water (Dan Laustsen)


Film Event

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