PREDICTIONS: Academy Awards (Oscars) 2018

This is the official place to see the latest Oscar Predictions for the given year.  All predictions are written and recorded by Editor-in-Chief and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com, Clayton Davis.  All predictions are made based on film pedigree, reviews, “Oscar buzz,” and reactions from critics, pundits, and actual Oscar voters.

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2018 OSCAR PREDICTIONS

Updated: September 21, 2017

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  • Casey Chapman

    Okay here are my early predictions! In order of how likely I think they will win:

    BEST PICTURE
    The Shape of Water
    The Darkest Hour
    LadyBird
    The Post
    Dunkirk
    Mudbound
    Call Me By Your Name
    The Greatest Showman
    The Battle of the Sexes
    3 Billboards Outside of ….

    BEST DIRECTOR
    Guillermo Del Toro – The Shape of Water
    Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
    Joe Wright – The Darkest Hour
    Luca Guadagnino – Call Me By Your Name
    Steven Spielberg – The Post

    ACTRESS
    Kate Winslet – Wonder Wheel
    Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
    Saoirse Ronan – LadyBird
    Frances McDormand – 3 Billboards
    Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes

    ACTOR
    Gary Oldman – The Darkest Hour
    Daniel Day Lewis – Phantom Thread
    Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
    Jake Gylenhaal – Stronger
    James Franco – The Disaster Artist

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Melissa Leo – Novitiate
    Allison Janey – I, Tonya
    Laurie Metcalf – LadyBird
    Kristin Scott Thomas – The Darkest Hour
    Michelle Pfieffer – Mother!

    SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Willam Dafoe – The Florida Project
    Ben Mendelsohn – The Darkest Hour
    Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name
    Sam Rockwell – 3 Billboards Outside Of…
    Jason Mitchell – Mudbound

    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    Call Me By Your Name
    Mudbound
    Molly’s Game
    The Disaster Artist
    You Were Never Really Here

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    LadyBird
    The Big Sick
    The Shape of Water
    Wonder Wheel
    Get Out

    • Robby Poffenberger

      Mine look pretty damn close to this, except I have Mudbound getting shut out for now. Even if it’s great, I’m not comfortable putting it anywhere until we see evidence that the Academy is ready to embrace it. The general temperature around Hollywood feels like they aren’t.