Now that the 90th Academy Awards are over, I will now tally up my predictions to see how well I did.

Correct predictions:

  • Best Picture: The Shape of Water

Happy to see my favorite of the nominees actually win. The movie was just that good.

  • Best Director: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)
  • Best Actor: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)

Oldman was the greatest thing about Darkest Hour, so this award was totally expected.

  • Best Actress: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards)

Even though the other nominees were good, McDormand knocked it out of the park with Three Billboards.

  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name

Even though I did not like the movie that much, I can appreciate the work done here.

  • Best Animated Feature Film: Coco

What can I say, it is basically the Pixar award. Was totally expected.

  • Best Documentary (Feature): Icarus
  • Best Original Song: “Remember Me” from Coco
  • Best Sound Editing: Dunkirk
  • Best Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Darkest Hour

Wrong predictions:

  • Best Supporting Actor: Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards) [Actual Winner: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards)]

Hey at least I got the movie right, that should count for half!

  • Best Supporting Actress: Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) [Actual Winner: Allison Janney (I, Tonya)]

This was a complete guess on my part, maybe I should have watched I, Tonya first!

  • Best Original Screenplay: The Shape of Water [Actual Winner: Get Out]

Not even mad with this one, I loved both movies. Get Out was a wonderfully written movie.

  • Best Foreign Language Film: Loveless [Actual Winner: A Fantastic Woman]

Another category I completely guessed in, as I had not seen any of the nominations. Now I should definitely give them a watch.

  • Best Documentary (Short Subject): Knife Skills [Actual Winner: Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405]
  • Best Live Action Short Film: Watu Wote/All of Us [Actual Winner: The Silent Child]
  • Best Animated Short Film: Lou [Actual Winner: Dear Basketball]

We live in a time where Kobe Bryant has more Oscars than Christopher Nolan. What a time to be alive.

  • Best Original Score: Phantom Thread [Actual Winner: The Shape of Water]

This was a bit upsetting, as I thought Phantom Thread’s score was miles better than The Shape of Water, but I do like both scores, so I cannot be too mad.

  • Best Sound Mixing: Star Wars: The Last Jedi [Actual Winner: Dunkirk]

Who knew that Dunkirk would take both sound categories! I should have known better.

  • Best Production Design: Dunkirk [Actual Winner: The Shape of Water]
  • Best Costume Design: Beauty and the Beast [Actual Winner: Phantom Thread]

I have no idea why I did not pick Phantom Thread for this category. Maybe I just saw Beauty and the Best and did not look further, but I would have definitely picked Phantom Thread if I had paid more attention to this category.

  • Best Film Editing: The Shape of Water [Actual Winner: Dunkirk]
  • Best Visual Effects: War for the Planet of the Apes [Actual Winner: Blade Runner 2049]

I got a total of 11 out of the 24 categories correct, roughly 45.8%. Good enough for a first try I think! Will do again next year, but this time I will most likely have seen even more of the nominees due to this handy Moviepass subscription I now have.

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