My Official Oscar Predictions!


Emma Coons, Journalist

With the Oscars coming up THIS SUNDAY (I absolutely cannot wait), here are my OFFICIAL predictions with I’m sure you’ve been dying to hear. I will preface, I am not making official predictions for the categories of: Documentary (Feature), Documentary (Short Subject), Foreign Language Film, Short Film (Animated), and Short Film (Live Action), because I really just don’t have a dog in those fights. (Guess I’m just not artsy enough)…Anyways! Without further ado, comin’ atcha live, here are THE Emma Caroline Coons predictions:

***ALSO*** Some of these I can’t in my right mind make a totally solid prediction on, so all have a top prediction, but some have a backup prediction (which I fully understand does not count as a correct guess if chosen by the Academy) in parentheses.

Actor in a Leading Role: Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour

Actor in a Supporting Role: Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards…

Actress in a Leading Role: Frances McDormand for Three Billboards…

Actress in a Supporting Role: Allison Janney for I, Tonya

Animated Feature Film: Coco

Cinematography: Roger A. Deakins for Blade Runner 2049

Costume Design: Mark Bridges for Phantom Thread

Directing: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water

Film Editing: Lee Smith for Dunkirk

Makeup and Hairstyling: Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, and Lucy Sibbick for Darkest Hour

Music (Original Score): Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water

Music (Original Song): “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman: Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Production Design: The Shape of Water: Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeffrey A. Melvin

Sound Editing: Dunkirk: Richard King and Alex Gibson

Sound Mixing: Baby Driver: Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin, and Mary H. Ellis

Visual Effects: War for the Planet of the Apes: Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon, and Joel Whist

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Call Me By Your Name: James Ivory

Writing (Original Screenplay): Three Billboards…: Martin McDonagh (***possibly: Get Out: Jordan Peele)

Best Picture: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri: Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, and Martin McDonagh, Producers (***possibly The Shape of Water: Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers)