2017 Oscar Predictions: August Edition

Now we’re getting deeper into the Oscar race. More movies come out every week and some of them might get called out on Oscar Sunday. For the record, I saw “Detroit” yesterday, (review coming soon), and it will factor into my predictions.

BEST PICTURE

Detroit
Downsizing
Dunkirk
The Greatest Showman
Molly’s Game
Mudbound
The 
Papers
Phantom Thread

Wonderstruck

I replaced Victoria And Abdul with Phantom Thread. And yes, I know that’s not the official name for the movie, but it feels better than saying “Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson film.” As for the winner, I decided on The Papers. It seems to be the most timely, given the current political climate.

BEST DIRECTOR

Michael Gracey – The Greatest Showman
Todd Haynes – Wonderstruck
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
Dee Rees – Mudbound
Steven Spielberg – The Papers

No change. I somehow feel that Nolan can still make a play for the Oscar even if Dunkirk doesn’t win. Splits seem to be incredibly common nowadays.

BEST ACTOR

Matt Damon – Downsizing
Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Current War
Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

Replaced Boseman with Day-Lewis.

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
Judi Dench – Victoria And Abdul
Jennifer Lawrence – Mother!
Carey Mulligan – Mudbound
Meryl Streep – The Papers

Replaced Larson with Mulligan

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Zac Efron – The Greatest Showman
Idris Elba – Molly’s Game
Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name
Will Poulter – Detroit

Replaced Hardy, Harrelson, and Mitchell with Dafoe, Hammer, and Poulter.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Hong Chau – Downsizing
Julianne Moore – Wonderstruck
Michelle Pfieffer – Mother!
Kristin Scott Thomas – Darkest Hour
Michelle Williams – The Greatest Showman

Replaced Wiig with Thomas.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Downsizing
Detroit
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
The Papers

Replaced Dunkirk with Detroit. Made The Papers my winner.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Call Me By Your Name
Molly’s Game
Mudbound
Victoria And Abdul
Wonderstruck

Replaced The Glass Castle with Call Me By Your Name.

BEST FILM EDITING

Detroit
Dunkirk
The Greatest Showman
The Papers
Wonderstruck

Replaced Mudbound with The Papers.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Greatest Showman
The Papers
Wonderstruck

No change.

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Blade Runner 2047
Dunkirk
The Greatest Showman
The Papers
Wonderstruck

No change.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Beauty And The Beast
The Beguiled
Darkest Hour

The Greatest Showman
Wonderstruck

No change.

BEST MAKEUP & HARSTYLING

Darkest Hour
Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2
Logan

No change.

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Beauty And The Beast
Dunkirk
Downsizing
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War For The Planet Of The Apes

No change. But watch out for Apes to come out from behind and take this Oscar.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Dunkirk
Goodbye Christopher Robin
The Greatest Showman
The Papers
Wonderstruck

No change.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Come Alive” – The Greatest Showman
Evermore” – Beauty And The Beast
“Night Boat To Cairo” – Coco
“This Is Me” – The Greatest Showman
“???” – Unicorn Store

No change,

BEST SOUND EDITING

Blade Runner 2049
Detroit
Dunkirk
Logan
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

No change.

BEST SOUND MIXING

Blade Runner 2047
Detroit
Dunkirk
The Greatest Showman
Wonderstruck

Replaced Logan with Blade Runner.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Animal Crackers
The Breadwinner
Cars 3
Coco
My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea

Replaced Loving Vincent with Animal Crackers.

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