Awards season is finally coming to a close this weekend with the 90th Annual Academy Awards. The voting has now concluded and we’ll know in just a few short days the winners of Hollywood’s biggest prize. Figured this would be one last time to put in my predictions for what will end up winning this year as well as discuss what should win in each category. Some of these are fairly easy to predict, but a couple of the major awards are more difficult to narrow down including Best Picture. “The Shape of Water” is going into the show with the most nominations, but can it go all the way? Can a genre film like “Get Out” win the big award? Will the backlash against “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” hurt its chances in some pivotal categories? Let’s dig in!
The nominees for the 90th Annual Academy Awards were announced yesterday morning and while a lot of the expected favorites performed extremely well, there were a ton of genuine surprises. “The Shape of Water” got 13 nominations, the most of any film this year, while “Phantom Thread,” “Darkest Hour,” and “The Post” managed to get Best Picture nominations. I’ll be going over the entire list of nominees and discussing my thoughts on the top eight categories as well as list off my early predictions for what I think will win, what could win, what should win, and what got snubbed in each category with the exception of the ones that I haven’t seen enough to make a proper judgement. Let’s begin!
The 90th Annual Academy Award nominees are to be announced on Tuesday morning at 8:22am EST/5:22 am PST. Before the big day comes, I thought it would be fun for me to share my predictions for what will end up being nominated, the films and performances that could potentially surprise, and what should be considered but probably won’t stand much a chance. I’ll be providing my in-depth thoughts for the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Animated Feature. However, I’ll be listing my predictions for all 24 categories. So with that all out of the way, let’s begin!
2017 has come to a close and there’s been a ton of outstanding films throughout the year. The films have been so outstanding that it was tough to compile a best of the year list that didn’t include films like “A Fantastic Woman,” “The Incredible Jessica James,” “Logan Lucky,” “Split,” “Win It All,” “Wind River,” and “Wonder Woman.” That being said, this list of 24 films that did make the cut are all exciting, fresh, and truly special. So without further ado, here it is – my picks for the top 24 best films of 2017.
The month of October has come to a close and I thought it would be fun to share my first of a monthly series of ranking the films released each month. Keep in mind that I didn’t see every movie that was released in October, mainly missing out on “Happy Death Day,” “Only the Brave,” “BPM,” and “Novitiate.” That being said, I saw a good chunk of the films that did release this month, both good and bad, so let’s begin with my ranking of the 11 October releases I saw from worst to best!
Time to continue on with the NYFF reviews! Got to revisit a couple of my favorite films of the year with Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” and Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.” I’ll also be reviewing Todd Haynes’s “Wonderstruck” while also delving into this weekend’s new release from Denis Villeneuve, “Blade Runner 2049.” Ready to go!