I do love the glitz and glamour of the Oscars. I love the gossip, the chat surrounding it and the build up. When I was at school I even did a talk in English on The Oscars.
Random Fact – The only Oscar to win an Oscar was Oscar Hammerstein III. (I am the best at useless pub quiz knowledge)
I have an Odeon Limitless card and so for the first time in forever I have seen most of the top-billed films and so feel this year I can truly comment on who should win the Oscars. I have added in links to my individual film reviews (red BOLD) on the films and films in bold are ones, I’ve seen. Would love to hear your thoughts too in the comments.
“Call Me by Your Name”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
I have seen The Post, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards from this list. Okay maybe I haven’t seen as many films as I thought. Out of these three I really enjoyed Three Billboards the most. But The Shape of Water was beautiful, you can read my review of it. So I wouldn’t be sad if it won. The Post was good but nothing breathtaking or outstanding.
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.”
Okay, I thought I’d seen more films than I have. This is the story of my life, but rather than blag it I’m gonna be honest. This may not be the most informative post. I have seen none of these films. But based on the trailers alone, Daniel Kaluuya’s performance looks like the most exciting trailer.
I have seen all the films but Ladybird on this list. So this is a fairer overview. Sally Hawkins was amazing in Shape of Water considering there is very little dialogue so I wouldn’t be surprised if she won. Frances McDormand was my winner as I loved her no-nonsense attitude in Three Billboards. You really felt for the character. That was until I saw I, Tonya. Margot Robbie is phenomenal. She is my winner. Meryl Streep is good, as she always is but it’s not her best 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”
I am torn on this one. I love Woody Harrelson in Three Billboards. He’s the perfect level of the villain but actually turns out to be alright and your sad when he’s gone in the film. Sam Rockwell also plays an amazing villain too and arguably has better one-liners in the film. It’s weird saying that in a film about rape, but it is warped funny. Richard Jenkins is again a great performer but I think Sam Rockwell should take home the prize.
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”
Well, this is embarrassing. I have only seen two of these films too. Yet I’ve committed to this blog post. Allison Janney wins the Oscar hands down though. She gives zero fucks and is the perfect character you should hate but totally love her! Octavia Spencer was good but nothing too exciting. Sorry!
“Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro
So… The Shape of Water is a beautiful film. I agree give them the Oscar!
Okay so, in conclusion, I think you may have to wait a while to see me present on Film 2018. I may need to go watch a few more films first… but it’s better than previous years! What about you, what are your predictions for the Oscars? Are you going to stay up and watch them on March 4th?