As I mentioned in my write-up of the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, for the past four years, the winner of Best Feature at the Spirit Awards has gone on to win the prestigious Best Picture at the Oscars. This trend began with 12 Years a Slave in 2014 and continued with Birdman, Spotlight, and Moonlight in subsequent years.
With Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out winning Best Feature at the Spirit Awards yesterday, it should certainly be interesting to see whether or not the film continues this trend tonight at the Oscars, despite many industry experts predicting that Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri or The Shape of Water will pick up Best Picture.
Ahead of what is inarguably the biggest night in Hollywood, below are my final predictions (and who I think should win) for all of the major categories. We’ll find out how accurate these picks are when the 90th Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.
Will win: Get Out
Should win: Call Me by Your Name
Will win: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water
Should win: Jordan Peele for Get Out
Will win: Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour
Should win: Timothée Chalamet for Call Me by Your Name
Will win: Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Should win: Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird
Best Supporting Actor
Will win: Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Should win: Richard Jenkins for The Shape of Water
Best Supporting Actress
Will win: Allison Janney for I, Tonya
Should win: Laurie Metcalf for Lady Bird
Best Original Screenplay
Will win: Jordan Peele for Get Out
Should win: Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird
Best Adapted Screenplay
Will win: James Ivory for Call Me by Your Name
Should win: James Ivory for Call Me by Your Name
Best Animated Feature Film
Will win: Coco
Should win: Loving Vincent
Best Foreign Language Film
Will win: A Fantastic Woman
Should win: A Fantastic Woman
Best Documentary Feature
Will win: Icarus
Should win: Faces Places
Will win: Roger Deakins for Blade Runner 2049
Should win: Roger Deakins for Blade Runner 2049
Best Costume Design
Will win: Mark Bridges for Phantom Thread
Should win: Mark Bridges for Phantom Thread
Best Film Editing
Will win: Tatiana S. Riegel for I, Tonya
Should win: Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos for Baby Driver
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Will win: Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, and Lucy Sibbick for Darkest Hour
Should win: Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, and Lucy Sibbick for Darkest Hour
Best Original Score
Will win: Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water
Should win: Jonny Greenwood for Phantom Thread
Best Original Song
Will win: “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman – Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Should win: “Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name – Music and Lyrics by Sufjan Stevens
Best Production Design
Will win: Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer for Blade Runner 2049
Should win: Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer for Blade Runner 2049
Best Sound Editing
Will win: Richard King and Alex Gibson for Dunkirk
Should win: Richard King and Alex Gibson for Dunkirk
Best Sound Mixing
Will win: Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, and Gary A. Rizzo for Dunkirk
Should win: Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin, and Mary H. Ellis for Baby Driver
Best Visual Effects
Will win: Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon, and Joel Whist for War for the Planet of the Apes
Should win: John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert, and Richard R. Hoover for Blade Runner 2049
‘The Call of the Wild’ trailer finds Harrison Ford, his dog embarking on an epic adventure
20th Century Fox has released the trailer for The Call of the Wild, the first live-action effort from Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon director Chris Sanders starring Harrison Ford.
Based on the novel by Jack London, The Call of the Wild chronicles the story of Buck, a dog whose life is turned upside down when he’s uprooted from his California home and taken to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon where he meets John Thornton (Ford), a seasoned gold prospector, during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s.
Michael Green scripted the film, which is produced by Erwin Stoff, with Diana Pokorny serving as executive producer and Ryan Stafford co-producing.
The Call of the Wild hits theaters February 1.
Contest: Enter to win ‘Angel Has Fallen’ on Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Angel Has Fallen on Blu-ray/DVD on November 26 and it’s giving Silver Screen Beat readers a chance to win a Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital) of the film.
Our readers can click this link right now to enter to win an Angel Has Fallen combo pack, which includes several behind the scenes featurettes and a 3-part audio commentary with director Ric Roman Waugh.
The contest is currently ongoing and will end Sunday, November 24, at which point winners will be selected and notified. Below is the official trailer for Angel Has Fallen as well as some additional details about the film.
Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh
Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Alan Siegel, Matt O’Toole, John Thompson, Les Weldon, Yariv Lerner, and Mike Touzard
Rating: R for violence and language throughout
4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
- “Even Angels Fall: The Story” Featurette
- “Someone to Watch Over Me: New Blood” Featurette
- “Calling All Angels: Casting” Featurette
- “True Faith: Authenticity” Featurette
- “Fight for You: Stunts and Action” Featurette
- “Earth Angel: Recreating DC” Featurette
- “Angel Declassified” 3-Part Audio Commentary with Director Ric Roman Waugh
Paramount taps ‘Fargo’ creator Noah Hawley to write, direct next installment in ‘Star Trek’ series
Fresh off the release of his feature directorial debut Lucy in the Sky last month, Noah Hawley has been set to write and direct the upcoming next installment in the Star Trek franchise, according to Deadline.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and the rest of the principal cast are all expected to return for Star Trek 4, which Hawley will also produce for his 26 Keys banner along with JJ Abrams and Bad Robot.
The film is not in any way related to the R-rated spinoff Abrams and Quentin Tarantino have been developing with writer Mark L. Smith and will serve as a direct sequel to 2016’s Star Trek Beyond.
S.J. Clarkson had been attached to direct Star Trek 4 as recently as last year and was poised to become the first woman to helm a film in the sci-fi series but reportedly parted ways with the project after development stalled in mid-2018.
Hawley — perhaps best known for his work on FX series such as Fargo and Legion — recently made his directorial debut with the Natalie Portman-led drama Lucy in the Sky, which tanked at the domestic box office amid harsh reviews from critics.
Production on Star Trek 4 is expected to get underway in 2020.