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Well, how did I do? Oscars 2018 winners and losers

The Oscars were pretty predictable this year. I have an issue with Lady Bird — my favorite film of 2017 — taking home zero awards. Zero! How can the Academy justify that? But I digress…

There were some winners that made me go “hm,” but too often throughout the nearly-four hour show I found myself disengaged. Not many speeches stood out and, please, Jimmy Kimmel: stop trying to “surprise” audiences like you did with the moviegoers segment. It’s just fodder to fill time, it seems.

Below are how my predictions lined up with the actual winners. Let’s see how I did:

Best Picture

PREDICTION: The Shape of Water

WINNER: The Shape of Water

Best Actress

PREDICTION: Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

WINNER: Frances McDormand, Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor

PREDICTION: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

WINNER: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best Supporting Actor

PREDICTION: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

WINNER: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress

PREDICTION: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

WINNER: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Director

PREDICTION: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

WINNER: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Foreign Language Film


WINNER: A Fantastic Woman

Best Original Song

PREDICTION: Remember Me, Coco

WINNER: Remember Me, Coco

Best Original Music Score

PREDICTION: Phantom Thread

WINNER: The Shape of Water

Best Writing Adapted Screenplay

PREDICTION: Call Me by Your Name

WINNER: Call Me by Your Name

Best Original Screenplay



Best Cinematography

PREDICTION: Blade Runner 2049

WINNER: Blade Runner 2049

Best Animated Short Film

PREDICTION: Dear Basketball

WINNER: Dear Basketball

Best Animated Feature Film



Best Sound Mixing


WINNER: Dunkirk

Best Sound Editing


WINNER: Dunkirk

Best Costume Design

PREDICTION: Phantom Thread

WINNER: Phantom Thread

Best Documentary (Feature)

PREDICTION: Faces Places

WINNER: Icarus

Best Documentary (Short Subject)

PREDICTION: Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

WINNER: Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Best Film Editing

PREDICTION: The Shape of Water

WINNER: Dunkirk

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

PREDICTION: Darkest Hour

WINNER: Darkest Hour

Best Production Design

PREDICTION: The Shape of Water

WINNER: The Shape of Water

Best Live Action Short

PREDICTION: The Silent Child

WINNER: The Silent Child

Best Visual Effects

PREDICTION: War for the Planet of the Apes

WINNER: Blade Runner 2049

NOTES: I went 14 and 8… Incredibly peeved that Lady Bird didn’t win a single award… Surprisingly, Baby Driver didn’t win either sound category… Kobe Bryant has an Oscar… While I predicted Apes to win Best Visual Effects, I’m glad Blade Runner 2049 snagged the award… This was a predictable Oscars ceremony, eh?… The Shape of Water took home four awards, second place goes to Dunkirk with three…


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