2018 Oscars Nomination Predictions

So, the Academy Awards are finally upon us as Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the awards for a consecutive year. The most prestigious award in Hollywood and one of the most prestigious awards in the world of cinema are given out at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles every year. Last year’s Oscars were stained with controversy after an envelope misplacement led to the wrong Best Picture winner getting announced.

The nominations will be announced today, i.e. 23rd January, 2018 with the main ceremony taking place on 4th March. Here are The Projection Room’s predictions for some of the categories: Oscars


Best Picture

Call Me By Your Name


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Shape of Water

Lady Bird

Get Out

Phantom Thread

The Post

The Big Sick

Darkest Hour


Best Actor in a Lead Role

Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)

Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)

Daniel Day Lewis (Phantom Thread)

Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)

James Franco (The Disaster Artist)



Best Actress in a Lead Role

Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)

Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)

Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Meryl Streep (The Post)

Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)


Best Director 

Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)

Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water)

Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)

Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)

Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name)


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name)

Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)

Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name)

Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water)


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Allison Janney (I, Tonya)

Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)

Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project)

Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)

Mary J Bilge (Mudbound)


Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049)

Hoyte van Hoytema (Dunkirk)

Dan Laustsen (The Shape of Water)

Sayombhu Mukdeepom (Call Me By Your Name)

Darius Khondji (Okja)


Best Foreign Language Film 

The Square (Sweden)

Loveless (Russia)

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

On Body and Soul (Hungary)

In The Fade (Germany)


Best Editing


Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos (Baby Driver)

Alan Baumgarten, Elliott Graham, Josh Schaeffer (Molly’s Game)

Lee Smith (Dunkirk)

Michael Kahn (The Post)

Sidney Wolinsky (The Shape of Water) 


Best Adapted Screenplay


Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game)

James Ivory (Call Me By Your Name)

James Mangold, Scott Frank, Michael Green (Logan)

Virgil Williams, Dee Rees (Mudbound)

Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber (The Disaster Artist)


Best Original Screenplay


Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)

Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Guillermo Del Toro, Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water)

Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)

Liz Hannah, Josh Singer (The Post)

An aspiring programmer by passion, Tuhin is a serial procrastinator and is occupied with three M’s – Movies, Music and Manchester United. He is obsessed with the use of colour in films, something he pours out more often than not on his Facebook page.

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