Every year during award season I get so excited for the Oscars. I plan on watching all the movies and getting involved in discussions and routing for my favourites to win. But so far I’ve always let it pass and not actually doing any of those things and then those movies get left not watched (still haven’t got around to Moonlight.)
But this year I have gotten well into the Oscars mood and have watched all of the movies nominated for Best Picture and then some. So, I thought I would share with you my thoughts on all of the nominated movies I’ve watched and what I think they could win.
At first I was going to try and predict the winners based on what I’ve seen and try and get into the minds of those making the decisions. But instead I’ve gone down the line of my own opinion. So these are my wins.
Also, I’m not mentioning every single award. Just the ones the movies I’ve seen deserve to win.
The Shape of Water
I went into this so hesitantly because the whole concept just seemed wacky. And it is. But it also makes a beautiful that definitely deserves the 13 Oscar nominations.
Best Original Score
This film freaked me out and I effing loved it. I really love how this movie explored racism and how it’s able to include comedy whilst such twisted things are happening. This movie shocked me to no end. I hope this movie actually wins the awards I think it deserves.
Best Actor (Danial Kaluuya)
(I also wouldn’t mind if this won Best Director.)
This was the movie I watched and was immediately like ‘I want this to win all the awards.’ I have watched so many war films but none have captivated me or hit me like this one did. I was invested, I was scared, I was feeling all the feels.
Best Picture (it won’t win but it’s my favourite.)
Sound Editing – weirdly one of my first thoughts about this movie was that the sounds were amazing.
At first I was dead set against watching this movie. I thought ‘why does Tonya get a movie when it was Nancy who was attacked?’ But I am really glad I saw it because it shows that Tonya was a victim too. I love how it told the story, I loved how it recreated the actual interviews, and I loved Margo Robbie in this movie.
Best Supporting Actress
(I wouldn’t mind if Margo won Best Actress.)
The Darkest Hour
This film I am at odds with. I definitely liked it but I also felt like it was all stuff I’d seen before. The most impressive thing about this is probably Gary Oldman’s makeup.
Make Up and Hair
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
I went into this thinking I knew what it was about and what to expect. But you really can’t predict where this movie is going to go and that’s one of my favourite things about it.
Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) (even though I hate his character) (so. much.)
I didn’t believe people when they said this film is incredible. I went into this with low expectations and left it sobbing but smiling because it really is an amazing movie.
This is definitely getting the Best Animated Feature award. No competition.
Beauty and the Beast
I was so happy to see this nominated for two Oscars because I do really love this movie. It’s such a beautiful movie and definitely deserves the recognition. It won’t win, but I want it to.
Production Design – It’s such a beautiful movie.
I was not amazed by this as I know some people are. It’s definitely a brilliantly written, directed and acted movie that’s extremely relatable. It’s entertaining but has important themes and is something I should love (and I did like it.) But honestly it’s all stuff I’d seen before and on more than one occasion I thought ‘this was in a Disney Channel movie’.
Unpopular opinion, but I don’t think this will win anything on the night. It does deserve the nominations though.
Blade Runner 2049
I think I went into this movie wrong because I didn’t think you had to have watched the first one to understand this one. But really, you do. I feel I missed a lot of the last quarter of the movie because I had no idea who those characters were. But overall, I still think this movie was just too long. And Ryan Gosling was just boring in this movie.
I can’t see it winning anything but I’m not sure. Maybe Visual Effects?
I know this is an important story about ground breaking journalism. But I just found this movie so boring. I don’t think this will win anything.
Let me know what your predictions for the Oscars are!
Thanks for reading,