Oscar 2018 Early Predictions
With “Festival de Cannes” and “Sundance Film Festival” behind us, there’s a chance to predict the nominations and, perhaps, the winners of the Oscar race 2018. Wait a moment! Wasn’t it a few days ago that the “La La Land” troupe handed their Best Picture trophy to the “Moonlight” crew? Well, show must go on and as soon as the lights dim on one season, the other starts! Furthermore, we had Toronto, Venice and Telluride film festivals to take a sneak peak of this year’s favorites! Although anything can happen, let’s try to predict which movie will win the Best Picture award! Here are my 4 top predictions!
“Dunkirk” – Christopher Nolan, famous for his previous works such as The Dark Knight and Inception, received critical acclaim for his last movie “Dunkirk”. Although nothing’s 100% sure, critics praised Dunkirk for its direction, screenplay, acting, cinematography, as well as musical score. Is it Nolan’s masterpiece (so far)? War movies are well-worn genre, but it seems like Nolan has succeeded in making a fresh and exciting war movie, though.
“Call Me By Your Name” – Mind all the controversies, a movie directed by Luca Guadagnino “Call Me By Your Name” is a mesmerizing love story, beautifully told and incredibly portrayed by great actors Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet. Well, at least critics who have seen it think! If the 2018 Best Picture Oscar goes to a love story, this should be the right one!
“The Shape of Water” – Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance movie, “The Shape of Water” seems to bring out the best of both genres; it’s a visually stunning and emotional story. Sally Hawkins acclaimed praise for her performance too. In my opinion, this romantic fantasy has all what it needs to get the award, so it will, at least, be nominated for the Best Picture Award.
“Darkest Hour” – There’s no critical consensus yet, but this is a promising historical drama directed by Joe Wright. Well, it’s more of a political thriller following Winston Churchill during WWII. I hope for the nomination and, this time, an Oscar should go to Gary Oldman’s hands for his tremendous performance of Britain’s famous Prime Minister.
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