91st Academy Awards Predictions

by 99Tfl | created - 3 months ago | updated - 6 days ago | Public

My predictions for the nominees at the 91st Academy Awards, honouring the films of 2018.

First Man-11 nominations Black Panther-8 nominations Mary Queen of Scots-8 nominations Vice-7 nominations A Star Is Born-6 nominations The Favourite-6 nominations Ready Player One-5 nominations Widows-5 nominations BlacKkKlansman-5 nominations If Beale Street Could Talk-5 nominations Mary Poppins Returns-3 nominations Incredibles 2-3 nominations Deadpool 2-3 nominations Avengers: Infinity War-3 nominations Isle of Dogs-3 nominations Boy Erased-3 nominations Roma-1 nomination Beautiful Boy-1 nomination Early Man-1 nomination Aquaman-1 nomination Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom-1 nomination Ralph Breaks the Internet-1 nomination Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald-1 nomination The Grinch-1 nomination Solo: A Star Wars Story-1 nomination A Quiet Place-1 nomination Mission: Impossible-Fallout-1 nomination The Front Runner-1 nomination Welcome to Marwen-1 nomination

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1. First Man (2018)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

84 Metascore

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 28,364 | Gross: $29.76M

Best Picture Best Director-Damien Chazelle Best Adapted Screenplay-Josh Singer Best Actor-Ryan Gosling Best Original Score-Justin Hurwitz Best Cinematography-Linus Sandgren Best Production Design-Nathan Crowley Best Film Editing-Tom Cross Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing Best Visual Effects

2. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 403,837 | Gross: $700.06M

Best Picture Best Original Score-Ludwig Goransson Best Original Song Best Cinematography-Rachel Morrison Best Production Design-Hannah Beachler Best Costume Design-Ruth E. Carter Best Sound Editing Best Makeup & Hairstyling

3. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Biography, Drama, History | Completed

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Director: Josie Rourke | Stars: Margot Robbie, David Tennant, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Chan

Best Picture Best Director-Josie Rourke Best Actress-Saoirse Ronan Best Supporting Actress-Margot Robbie Best Cinematography-John Mathieson Best Production Design-James Merifield Best Costume Design-Alexandra Byrne Best Makeup & Hairstyling

4. Vice (I) (2018)

R | Biography, Drama, History | Completed

VICE explores how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways still felt today.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Jesse Plemons

Best Picture Best Director-Adam McKay Best Original Screenplay-Adam McKay Best Actor-Christian Bale Best Supporting Actress-Amy Adams Best Supporting Actor-Steve Carell Best Supporting Actor-Sam Rockwell

5. A Star Is Born (2018)

R | 136 min | Drama, Music, Romance

88 Metascore

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Director: Bradley Cooper | Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Greg Grunberg

Votes: 62,688 | Gross: $126.13M

Best Picture Best Adapted Screenplay-Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth Best Actor-Bradley Cooper Best Actress-Lady Gaga Best Original Song Best Cinematography-Matthew Libatique

6. The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

91 Metascore

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Delves, Faye Daveney

Votes: 1,198

Best Picture Best Original Screenplay-Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara Best Actress-Olivia Colman Best Supporting Actress-Emma Stone Best Cinematography-Robbie Ryan Best Costume Design-Sandy Powell

7. Ready Player One (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe

Votes: 232,809 | Gross: $137.02M

Best Production Design-Adam Stockhausen Best Film Editing-Michael Kahn and Sarah Broshar Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing Best Visual Effects

8. Widows (2018)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

88 Metascore

Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 620

Best Picture Best Director-Steve McQueen Best Adapted Screenplay-Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn Best Actress-Viola Davis Best Film Editing-Joe Walker

9. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

83 Metascore

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 37,724 | Gross: $48.27M

Best Picture Best Adapted Screenplay-Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott Best Actor-John David Washington Best Supporting Actor-Adam Driver Best Film Editing-Barry Alexander Brown

10. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo

Votes: 513

Best Picture Best Director-Barry Jenkins Best Actress-Kiki Layne Best Supporting Actress-Regina King Best Original Score-Nicholas Britell

11. Deadpool 2 (2018)

R | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison

Votes: 286,863 | Gross: $318.49M

Best Original Score-Tyler Bates Best Original Song Best Makeup & Hairstyling

12. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

PG | Family, Fantasy, Musical | Completed

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Emily Blunt, Angela Lansbury, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw

Best Original Song Best Production Design-John Myhre Best Costume Design-Sandy Powell

13. Boy Erased (2018)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama

69 Metascore

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

Director: Joel Edgerton | Stars: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Russell Crowe

Votes: 428

Best Adapted Screenplay-Joel Edgerton Best Supporting Actor-Joel Edgerton Best Supporting Actress-Nicole Kidman

14. Incredibles 2 (2018)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

80 Metascore

Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

Votes: 107,387 | Gross: $607.71M

Best Animated Feature Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing

15. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

68 Metascore

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Votes: 508,323 | Gross: $678.82M

Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing Best Visual Effects

16. Isle of Dogs (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

82 Metascore

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 76,061 | Gross: $32.02M

Best Original Screenplay-Wes Anderson (screenplay and story), Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Kunichi Nomura (story) Best Animated Feature Best Original Score-Alexandre Desplat

17. Roma (2018)

135 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta

Votes: 1,094

Best Original Screenplay-Alfonso Cuaron

18. Beautiful Boy (2018)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

63 Metascore

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Director: Felix Van Groeningen | Stars: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Christian Convery

Votes: 1,254 | Gross: $0.70M

Best Supporting Actor-Timothee Chalamet

19. Early Man (2018)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

68 Metascore

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall

Votes: 12,230 | Gross: $8.27M

Best Animated Feature

20. Aquaman (2018)

PG-13 | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Completed

Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson

Best Visual Effects

21. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith

Votes: 163,070 | Gross: $416.77M

Best Visual Effects

22. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Completed

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph", Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore | Stars: Kristen Bell, Gal Gadot, Mandy Moore, Kelly Macdonald

Best Animated Feature

23. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Completed

The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol

Best Costume Design-Colleen Atwood

24. The Grinch (2018)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family | Completed

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson

Best Animated Feature

25. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

62 Metascore

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

Votes: 162,200 | Gross: $213.77M

Best Sound Mixing

26. A Quiet Place (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

82 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Votes: 221,029 | Gross: $188.02M

Best Original Screenplay-John Krasinski (screenplay), Bryan Woods and Scott Beck (screenplay and story)

27. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

86 Metascore

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg

Votes: 144,532 | Gross: $220.16M

Best Film Editing-Eddie Hamilton

28. Welcome to Marwen (2018)

PG-13 | Biography, Comedy, Drama | Completed

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Steve Carell, Diane Kruger, Eiza González, Leslie Mann

Best Actor-Steve Carell

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