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
Frame this terrible new ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ poster and hang it up on my wall immediately
I don’t know what the hell is going on over at the Sony Pictures marketing department, but some graphic designer who is probably severely underpaid keeps making these god-awful movie posters and for whatever reason the studio is always just like, “Yeah, that looks good enough. Send it out.”
I mean, just take a gander at this new one-sheet they put out for Spider-Man: Far From Home earlier today:
Now, I love the Spider-Man franchise as much as the next guy and I love Tom Holland as Spider-Man and I hate to clown on things I love, but holy shit that poster is hilariously bad and I want it framed and put on the wall in front of my desk immediately so I can look up and laugh at it whenever I want.
All jokes aside, though, a poster is not indicative of a movie’s quality and I’m sure Far From Home is going to be just fine. Remember that very unfortunate international poster Sony released for Spider-Man: Homecoming back in 2017? Yeah, sorry I had to bring that up.
But, the point is, that poster looked like complete and utter shit and yet the movie turned out to be great and was critically acclaimed and went on to make a ton of money at the box office, and I’m sure that will also be the case for Far From Home when it hit theaters on July 2.
A bunch of new details about Christopher Nolan’s new movie ‘Tenet’ have just emerged
All aboard the hype train: Warner Bros. announced today that production is officially underway on Christopher Nolan’s new movie Tenet, which really isn’t a particularly exciting title, but, hey, we’ll take it. I’m just looking forward to seeing what Nolan has in store for us following the masterpiece that was Dunkirk in 2017.
According to a press release, Tenet is “an action epic evolving around the world of international espionage” that is being shot on location across seven different countries. A Christopher Nolan spy movie? That’s all I needed to know. I’m in, baby.
In addition to John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki, the cast also now includes the likes of Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Kenneth Branagh, and, of course, with this being a Nolan movie and all, Michael Caine.
Behind the scenes, Nolan is reteaming with DP Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer Nathan Crowley, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland, and VFX supervisor Andrew Jackson, while working with editor Jennifer Lame and Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson for the first time.
Nolan has obviously assembled some of Hollywood’s best both in front of and behind the camera for his latest project and, as you could probably imagine, I’m hype as fuck and can’t wait to see how this thing turns out when it hits theaters next year on July 17.
Phoenix: Here’s your chance to see ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ early and for free
Dying to see some monster on monster action? Then you’ll be pleased to learn that Warner Bros. is giving several of our very lucky Silver Screen Beat readers in Phoenix a chance to attend a free advance screening of Godzilla: King of the Monsters next week.
All you have to do is click on this link to enter to win passes (good for you and one guest) to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters at Harkins Arizona Mills in big, beautiful IMAX on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m.
The sweepstakes are currently underway and winners will be selected and notified via email by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 27, so good luck! Below is the official trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters as well as some additional details about the film.
Directed by: Mike Dougherty
Cast: Millie Bobbie Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sally Hawkins, and Ken Watanabe
Opens: Friday, May 31
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of monster action violence and destruction, and for some language
Synopsis: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.