My 90th Oscar Predictions

Here are my thoughts on what’s going to win at this year’s Oscars and what I want to win at this year’s Oscars.

Best Picture

Nominations: The Shape of Water, Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, The Post, Phantom Thread, Get Out, Dunkirk, Lady Bird, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Who Will Win: Three Billboards

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Who I Want to Win: The Florida Project (not nominated) or Lady Bird

Three Billboards is a worthy Best Picture contender and I wouldn’t mind seeing it win. But the only thing that really bothers me about the film is the tone – Three Billboards is a dark comedy, and while I do like dark comedies and appreciated their moments in the film, I think that in many instances in the film the drama would’ve stuck better. Lady Bird would be my choice to win out of the nominations because it’s such a strikingly real movie. Though I would rather have The Florida Project be nominated and win because of it’s impact on me – I can’t quite forget that film, it has still stuck with me since I’ve seen it.

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The Post (2017)

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The Post stars Meryl Streep as the owner of the Washington Post and Tom Hanks as the editor of the newspaper. It’s directed by Steven Spielberg and revolves around the conflict of the Pentagon papers about the war in Vietnam getting leaked by the New York Times and the conflict that lands on Katharine Graham (Streep) on whether or not her paper should continue to leak the rest of it and expose the government.

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