2018 Griff’s Picks Oscars

2017 was a great year for film & now it’s time to show you how I would have voted for some of the Oscar categories. I will go ahead & tell you that not all of the Oscar categories will be seen here. I will also introduce a “Just Missed” section for each category, that in a way is also a honorable mentions section. So lets begin…

DISCLAIMER: Film titles will be in italics, nominees will be listed in alphabetical order by film title or last name & winners will be in bold. 

Best Film Editing Film editing

  • Baby Driver – Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss
  • Blade Runner 2049 – Joe Walker
  • Dunkirk – Lee Smith
  • The Shape of Water – Sidney Wolinsky
  • Super Dark Times – Ed Yonaitis

Just Missed:

  • Get Out – Gregory Plotkin
  • The Post – Sarah Broshar & Michael Kahn

Best Visual Effects Visual-Effects

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Logan
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Just Missed:

  • Downsizing
  • Stronger

Best Production Design production design

  • Blade Runner 2049 – Dennis Gassner
  • Darkest Hour – Sarah Greenwood
  • Dunkirk – Nathan Crowley & Gary Fettis
  • Phantom Thread – Mark Tildesley
  • The Shape of Water – Paul D. Austerberry

Just Missed:

  • A Cure for Wellness – Eve Stewart
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Rick Heinrichs

Best Cinematography Cinematography

  • Blade Runner 2049 – Roger Deakins 
  • Call Me by Your Name – Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
  • Columbus – Elisha Christian
  • Dunkirk – Hoyte Van Hoytema
  • The Shape of Water – Dan Lausten

Just Missed:

  • Darkest Hour – Bruno Delbonnel
  • Lost City of Z – Darius Khondji
  • Mudbound – Rachel Morrison

Best Original Score Score

  • Blade Runner 2049 – Ben Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer
  • Columbus – Hammock
  • Dunkirk – Hans Zimmer
  • Phantom Thread – Jonny Greenwood
  • The Shape of Water – Alexandre Desplat

Just Missed:

  • Good Time – Oneohtrix Point Never
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams

Best Original Screenplay OG screenplay

    • Columbus – Kogonada
    • Get Out – Jordan Peele
    • Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
    • Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
    • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh

Just Missed:

  • Ingrid Goes West – David Branson & Matt Spicer
  • The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor
  • Wind River – Taylor Sheridan

Best Adapted Screenplay Adapted screenplay

  • Call Me by Your Name – James Ivory (Based on a novel of the same title by André Aciman)
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Flippou (Based on the play “Iphigenia in Aulis” by Euripides)
  • Logan – Frank James, James Mangold & Michael Green (Based on characters from the X-Men comics & theatrical motion pictures)
  • Molly’s Game – Aaron Sorkin (Based on the memior by Molly Bloom)
  • Mudbound – Dee Rees & Virgil Williams (Based on a novel of the same title by Hillary Jordan)

Just Missed:

  • The Disaster Artist – Scott Newstadter & Michael H. Weber (Based on the book of the same title by Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell)
  • Blade Runner 2049 – Hampton Fancher & Michael Green (Based on characters from the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick)

Best Supporting Actress Supporting Actress

  • Sylvia Hoeks – Blade Runner 2049
  • Allison Janney – I, Tonya
  • Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
  • Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

Just Missed:

  • Ana de Armas – Blade Runner 2049
  • Mary J. Blige – Mudbound 
  • Holly Hunter – The Big Sick

Best Supporting Actor Supporting-Actor

  • Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
  • Armie Hammer – Call Me by Your Name
  • Barry Keoghan – The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me by Your Name

Just Missed:

  • Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water
  • Michael Shannon – The Shape of Water

Best Actress Best actress

  • Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
  • Vicky Krieps – Phantom Thread
  • Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Just Missed:

  • Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
  • Garance Marillier – Raw
  • Haley Lu Richardson – Columbus

Best Actor Best Actor

  • Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – Stronger
  • Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
  • Robert Pattinson – Good Time

Just Missed:

  • Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
  • Hugh Jackman – Logan
  • James McAvoy – Split

Best Director Best director

  • Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread
  • Luca Guadagnino – Call Me by Your Name
  • Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
  • Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water
  • Denis Villeneuve – Blade Runner 2049

Just Missed:

  • Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
  • Kogonada – Columbus
  • Yorgos Lanthimos – The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Best Picture Best picture

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Columbus
  • Dunkirk
  • The Florida Project
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

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