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Oscars 2018: What we think will win and what should win at the 90th Academy Awards tonight

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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.

Get Out

Best Picture

Will win: Get Out

Should win: Call Me by Your Name

Guillermo del Toro directing Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer in "The Shape of Water."

Best Director

Will win: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water

Should win: Jordan Peele for Get Out

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Best Actor

Will win: Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour

Should win: Timothée Chalamet for Call Me by Your Name

Best Actress

Will win: Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Should win: Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird

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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

Jordan Peele

Best Original Screenplay

Will win: Jordan Peele for Get Out

Should win: Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird

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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

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Best Cinematography

Will win: Roger Deakins for Blade Runner 2049

Should win: Roger Deakins for Blade Runner 2049

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Best Costume Design

Will win: Mark Bridges for Phantom Thread

Should win: Mark Bridges for Phantom Thread

Margot Robbie in I, Tonya.

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

The Shape of Water Oscars

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

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

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‘The Call of the Wild’ trailer finds Harrison Ford, his dog embarking on an epic adventure

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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.

In addition to Ford, the film’s cast ensemble cast also includes the likes of Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Omar Sy, Bradley Whitford, Colin Woodell, Scott MacDonald, and Cara Gee.

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.

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Contest: Enter to win ‘Angel Has Fallen’ on Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment

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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

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Paramount taps ‘Fargo’ creator Noah Hawley to write, direct next installment in ‘Star Trek’ series

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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.

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