I love movies and I try to see at least one movie a week. Seeing movies is probably my favorite pastime, and is not something I do out of boredom: I look forward to my movie time. So with that in mind, I present my Oscar choices. If I am picking a category it means that I have seen all the nominees. Let me also clarify: these are my favorites, not necessarily what I think is going to win- there are so many other factors involved in that.
Best Picture- Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri
Best Actress: Margot Robbie
Best Actor: Gary Oldman
‘Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me By Your Name
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell
Best Director: Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney
Best Original Song: This is Me (The Greatest Showman)
Best Original Score: Dunkirk
Best Animated Feature: Coco
Best original Screenplay: The Big Sick
Best Cinematography: Dunkirk
Best Live Action Short: The Silent Child
Best Film Editing: Dunkirk
Best Costume Design: Phantom Thread
Best Sound Mixing: Star Wars
Best Production Design: Dunkirk
Best Make Up: Darkest Hour
Best sound Editing: Star Wars
Best Documentary Short: Heroin(e)
If you couldn’t tell, I did not like The Shape of Water. I thought it was a movie trying to accomplish a whole of things and actually accomplishes nothing. If (when) it wins a bunch of awards, I feel it will go the way of Birdman (which I did not like either) and no one will ever talk about it again.
Would love to hear about what other people love!