The Oscars 2018 Part IV: The Other Nominees

For this final blog-post and due to the lack of time, I am simply going to list out what I believe are the most likely to win for each category. I will rank them the same way I did with the other Oscar nominees, but without the extensive commentary included. They are all ranked from most likely to least likely and are sorted that way too. So let’s start with the Best Cinematography:

Best Cinematography

  • Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049 – Most Likely
  • Hoyte van Hoytema, Dunkirk – Likely
  • Rachel Morrison, Mudbound – Likely (Wild Card)
  • Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water – Unlikely
  • Bruno Delbonnel, Darkest Hour – Least Likely

Best Film Editing

  • Lee Smith, Dunkirk – Most Likely
  • Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss, Baby Driver – Most Likely
  • Tatiana S. Riegel, I, Tonya – Unlikely (Wild Card)
  • Sidney Wolinsky, The Shape of Water – Least Likely
  • Jon Gregory, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Least Likely

Best Sound Editing

  • Julian Slater, Baby Driver – Most Likely
  • Mark Mangini and Theo Green, Blade Runner 2049 – Likely (Wild Card)
  • Alex Gibson and Richard King, Dunkirk – Likely
  • Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira, The Shape of Water – Not Likely
  • Ren Klyce and Matthew Wood, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Not Likely

Best Sound Mixing

  • Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater and Tim Cavagin, Baby Driver – Most Likely
  • Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett and Doug Hephill, Blade Runner 2049 – Likely (Wild Card)
  • Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo, Dunkirk – Likely
  • Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, and Brad Zoern, The Shape of Water – Not Likely
  • Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker and Michael Semanick, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Not Likely

Best Production Design

  • Dennis Gassner and Alessandra Querzola, Blade Runner 2049 – Most Likely
  • Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis, Dunkirk – Likely
  • Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, and Shane Vieau, The Shape of Water – Likely (Wild Card)
  • Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, Beauty and the Beast – Unlikely
  • Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, Darkest Hour – Unlikely

Best Original Score

  • Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water – Most Likely
  • Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk – Likely
  • Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread – Likely (Wild Card)
  • John Williams, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Least Likely
  • Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Not Likely

Best Original Song

  • Sufjan Stevens, “Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name – Most Likely
  • Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Remember Me” from Coco – Most Likely
  • Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman – Likely (Wild Card)
  • Mary J. Blige, “Mighty River” from Mudbound – Not Likely
  • Diane Warren and Common, “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall – Least Likely

Best Makeup and Hair

  • Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, and Lucy Sibbick, Darkest Hour – Most Likely
  • Arjen Tuiten, Wonder – Likely (Wild Card)
  • Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard, Victoria and Abdul – Least Likely

Best Costume Design

  • Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread – Most Likely
  • Jacqueline Durran, Darkest Hour – Likely
  • Luis Sequeira, The Shape of Water – Likely (Wild Card)
  • Jacqueline Durran, Beauty and the Beast – Unlikely
  • Consolata Boyle, Victoria and Abdul – Least Likely

Best Visual Effects

  • Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, and Joel Whist, War for the Planet of the Apes – Most Likely
  • John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, and Gerd Nefzer, Blade Runner 2049 – Most Likely
  • Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, and Dan Sudick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 – Unlikely (Wild Card)
  • Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, and Neal Scanlan, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Unlikely
  • Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza, and Mike Meinardus, Kong: Skull Island – Least Likely

Well, those are the rest of my predictions. Now let’s see in just a few hours who will win big at the 90th Oscars! With that, Godspeed and Jesus bless!

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