2018 Oscar Picks

The 90th Academy Awards will be held on March 4, and you can bet we’ll be watching and keeping score. In the meantime, here are our picks for who we want to win, who we think will win, and who really deserves the famed golden statuette. Spoiler alert: we don’t always agree and 2018 feels like an Oscars toss up in a lot of categories.

BEST PICTURE
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Erin’s Pick: Call Me By Your Name
Sally’s Pick: Call Me By Your Name
Who Should Win: Call Me By Your Name 
Who Will Win: The Shape of Water

DIRECTING
Christopher Nolan — Dunkirk
Jordan Peele — Get Out
Greta Gerwig — Lady Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson — Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro — The Shape of Water
Erin’s Pick: Guillermo del Toro
Sally’s Pick: Christopher Nolan
Who Should Win: Jordan Peele
Who Will Win: Guillermo del Toro

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Timothée Chalamet — Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day Lewis — Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya — Get Out
Gary Oldman — Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington — Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Erin’s Pick: Timothée Chalamet
Sally’s Pick: Timothée Chalamet
Who Should Win: Timothée Chalamet
Who Will Win: Gary Oldman

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Sally Hawkins — The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie — I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan — Lady Bird
Meryl Streep — The Post
Erin’s Pick: Sally Hawkins
Sally’s Pick: Saoirse Ronan
Who Should Win: Sally Hawkins
Who Will Win: Frances McDormand

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Willem Dafoe — The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins — The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer — All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Erin’s Pick: Richard Jenkins
Sally’s Pick: Christopher Plummer
Who Should Win: Sam Rockwell
Who Will Win: Sam Rockwell

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mary J. Blige — Mudbound
Allison Janney — I, Tonya
Lesley Manville — Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf — Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer — The Shape of Water
Erin’s Pick: Allison Janney
Sally’s Pick: Laurie Metcalf
Who Should Win: Lesley Manville
Who Will Win: Allison Janney

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Big Sick — Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Get Out — Jordan Peele
Lady Bird — Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water — Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri — Martin McDonagh
Erin’s Pick: The Shape of Water
Sally’s Pick: Get Out
Who Should Win: The Shape of Water
Who Will Win: Get Out

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me By Your Name — James Ivory
The Disaster Artist — Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Logan — Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green
Molly’s Game — Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound — Virgil Williams, Dee Rees
Erin’s Pick: Call Me By Your Name
Sally’s Pick: Call Me By Your Name
Who Should Win: Call Me By Your Name
Who Will Win: Call Me By Your Name

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail — Steve James, Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman
Faces Places — Agnès Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda
Icarus — Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan
Last Men in Aleppo — Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Søren Steen Jespersen
Strong Island — Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes
Erin’s Pick: Icarus
Sally’s Pick: Last Men in Aleppo
Who Should Win: Last Men in Aleppo
Who Will Win: Icarus

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
The Boss Baby — Tom McGrath, Ramsey Naito
The Breadwinner — Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo
Coco — Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
Ferdinand — Carlos Saldanha
Loving Vincent — Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Ivan Mactaggart
Erin’s Pick: Coco
Sally’s Pick: Ferdinand
Who Should Win: Loving Vincent
Who Will Win: Coco

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