91st Academy Awards Predictions

by 99Tfl | created - 6 months ago | updated - 4 days ago | Public

My predictions for the nominees at the 91st Academy Awards, honouring the films of 2018.

The Favourite-10 nominations First Man-10 nominations A Star Is Born-8 nominations Black Panther-8 nominations If Beale Street Could Talk-6 nominations BlacKkKlansman-6 nominations Mary Poppins Returns-5 nominations Green Book-5 nominations Vice-5 nominations Ready Player One-4 nominations Roma-4 nominations Widows-3 nominations Incredibles 2-3 nominations Avengers: Infinity War-3 nominations Isle of Dogs-3 nominations Mission: Impossible-Fallout-2 nominations Can You Ever Forgive Me?-2 nominations Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald-1 nomination Solo: A Star Wars Story-1 nomination Beautiful Boy-1 nomination Early Man-1 nomination Ralph Breaks the Internet-1 nomination Bohemian Rhapsody-1 nomination Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse-1 nomination The Ballad of Buster Scruggs-1 nomination A Quiet Place-1 nomination Mary Queen of Scots-1 nomination Cold War-1 nomination Shoplifters-1 nomination Never Look Away-1 nomination The Guilty-1 nomination

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1. The Favourite (2018)

12 | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 28,929 | Gross: $23.17M

Best Picture Best Director-Yorgos Lanthimos Best Original Screenplay-Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara Best Actress-Olivia Colman Best Supporting Actress-Emma Stone Best Supporting Actress-Rachel Weisz Best Cinematography-Robbie Ryan Best Production Design-Fiona Crombie Best Costume Design-Sandy Powell Best Makeup & Hairstyling

2. First Man (2018)

6 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

84 Metascore

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 82,755 | Gross: $44.94M

Best Picture Best Actor-Ryan Gosling Best Supporting Actress-Claire Foy Best Original Score-Justin Hurwitz Best Cinematography-Linus Sandgren Best Production Design-Nathan Crowley Best Film Editing-Tom Cross Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing Best Visual Effects

(Multiple nominations do not equal multiple wins)

3. A Star Is Born (2018)

12 | 136 min | Drama, Music, Romance

88 Metascore

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Director: Bradley Cooper | Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Greg Grunberg

Votes: 146,812 | Gross: $204.90M

Best Picture Best Director-Bradley Cooper Best Adapted Screenplay-Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth Best Actor-Bradley Cooper Best Actress-Lady Gaga Best Supporting Actor-Sam Elliott Best Original Song Best Cinematography-Matthew Libatique

(Looks to be the front-runner for both nominations and wins)

4. Black Panther (2018)

12 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 448,035 | Gross: $700.06M

Best Picture Best Original Score-Ludwig Goransson Best Original Song Best Cinematography-Rachel Morrison Best Production Design-Hannah Beachler Best Costume Design-Ruth E. Carter Best Sound Editing Best Makeup & Hairstyling

5. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

12 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo

Votes: 5,733 | Gross: $11.15M

Best Picture Best Director-Barry Jenkins Best Adapted Screenplay-Barry Jenkins Best Actress-Kiki Layne Best Supporting Actress-Regina King Best Original Score-Nicholas Britell

6. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

12 | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 88,054 | Gross: $48.27M

Best Picture Best Director-Spike Lee Best Adapted Screenplay-Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott Best Supporting Actor-Adam Driver Best Film Editing-Barry Alexander Brown Best Costume Design-Marci Rodgers

7. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

6 | 130 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 29,763 | Gross: $161.20M

Best Original Song Best Cinematography-Dion Beebe Best Production Design-John Myhre Best Costume Design-Sandy Powell Best Visual Effects

8. Green Book (2018)

12 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco

Votes: 28,978 | Gross: $42.90M

Best Picture Best Director-Peter Farrelly Best Original Screenplay-Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly Best Actor-Viggo Mortensen Best Supporting Actor-Mahershala Ali

9. Vice (I) (2018)

16 | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 18,336 | Gross: $39.84M

Best Picture Best Original Screenplay-Adam McKay Best Actor-Christian Bale Best Supporting Actor-Sam Rockwell Best Supporting Actress-Amy Adams

10. Ready Player One (2018)

12 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe

Votes: 269,466 | Gross: $137.69M

Best Film Editing-Michael Kahn and Sarah Broshar Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing Best Visual Effects

11. Roma (2018)

16 | 135 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta

Votes: 55,411

Best Picture Best Foreign Language Film Best Original Screenplay-Alfonso Cuaron Best Production Design-Eugenia Caballero

12. Widows (2018)

16 | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 27,303 | Gross: $42.33M

Best Adapted Screenplay-Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn Best Actress-Viola Davis Best Film Editing-Joe Walker

13. Incredibles 2 (2018)

6 | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

80 Metascore

The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

Votes: 167,205 | Gross: $608.58M

Best Animated Feature Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing

14. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

12 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

68 Metascore

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Votes: 572,768 | Gross: $678.82M

Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing Best Visual Effects

15. Isle of Dogs (2018)

6 | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

82 Metascore

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 91,600 | Gross: $32.02M

Best Original Screenplay-Wes Anderson (screenplay and story), Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Kunichi Nomura (story) Best Animated Feature Best Original Score-Alexandre Desplat

16. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

12 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

86 Metascore

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg

Votes: 208,006 | Gross: $220.16M

Best Film Editing-Eddie Hamilton Best Sound Mixing

17. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

6 | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

87 Metascore

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone

Votes: 3,884 | Gross: $7.78M

Best Adapted Screenplay-Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty Best Actress-Melissa McCarthy

18. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

9 | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

52 Metascore

The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp

Votes: 111,597 | Gross: $158.96M

Best Costume Design-Colleen Atwood

19. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

12 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

62 Metascore

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

Votes: 196,464 | Gross: $213.77M

Best Visual Effects

20. Beautiful Boy (2018)

16 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Christian Convery

Votes: 16,205 | Gross: $7.63M

Best Supporting Actor-Timothee Chalamet

21. Early Man (2018)

AL | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

68 Metascore

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall

Votes: 14,337 | Gross: $8.27M

Best Animated Feature

22. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

6 | 112 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 39,804 | Gross: $194.56M

Best Animated Feature

23. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

12 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

49 Metascore

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Votes: 197,427 | Gross: $202.82M

Best Actor-Rami Malek

(I have a feeling the taint from the various controversies could damage his chances of landing a nomination)

24. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

6 | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

87 Metascore

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman | Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 84,588 | Gross: $161.92M

Best Animated Feature

25. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

16 | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

79 Metascore

Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy

Votes: 61,900

Best Original Song

26. A Quiet Place (2018)

16 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

82 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Votes: 263,258 | Gross: $188.02M

Best Original Score-Marco Beltrami

27. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

16 | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Director: Josie Rourke | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn

Votes: 5,759 | Gross: $16.18M

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

28. Zimna wojna (2018)

12 | 89 min | Drama, Music, Romance

90 Metascore

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold ... See full summary »

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 17,071 | Gross: $0.77M

Best Foreign Language Film

29. Manbiki kazoku (2018)

12 | 121 min | Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi

Votes: 11,580 | Gross: $2.25M

Best Foreign Language Film

30. Werk ohne Autor (2018)

12 | 188 min | Drama, History, Thriller

68 Metascore

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl

Votes: 1,020

Best Foreign Language Film

31. Den skyldige (2018)

AL | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.

Director: Gustav Möller | Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen

Votes: 15,185 | Gross: $0.21M

Best Foreign Language Film

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