Oscars: Updated Predictions – March

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**This page ranks the Oscar contenders. 2018 Contenders are ranked from most likely to be nominated.

Fully updated predictions here

Picture
Untitled Detroit Project
Wonderstruck
Call Me by Your Name
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Dunkirk
Darkest Hour
Mother!
Downsizing
The Greatest Showman
The Current War

Alternates
Inner City
Blade Runner 2049
Coco
The Glass Castle
Happy End
Mary Magdalene
The Leisure Seeker
Annihilation

Dark Horses
Battle of the Sexes
Victoria and Abdul
Untitled A.A. Milne Project
Mudbound
The Snowman
Molly’s Game
Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Film

Director
Kathryn Bigelow – Untitled Detroit Project
Todd Haynes – Wonderstruck
Steven Spielberg – The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
Luca Guadagnino – Call Me by Your Name

Alternates
Joe Wright – Darkest Hour
Alexander Payne – Downsizing
Dan Gilroy – Inner City
Darren Aronofsky – Mother!
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon – The Current War
Denis Villeneuve – Blade Runner 2049

Dark Horses
Paul Thomas Anderson – Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Film
Tomas Alfredson – The Snowman
Alex Garland – Annihilation
Michael Haneke – Happy End
Michael Gracey – The Greatest Showman
James Marsh – The Mercy
Garth Davis – Mary Magdalene
Rian Johnson – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water

Lead Actor
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Current War
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis – Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Film
Matt Damon – Downsizing

Alternates
Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
Donald Sutherland – The Leisure Seeker
Denzel Washington – Inner City
Colin Firth – The Mercy
Domhnall Gleeson – Untitled A.A. Milne Project

Dark Horses
Chadwick Boseman – Marshall
Michael Fassbender – The Snowman
Christian Bale – Hostiles
Steve Carell – Battle of the Sexes
Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here
Tom Hardy – Fonzo
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Brad Pitt – War Machine
Bryan Cranston – Last Flag Flying
Louis Garrel – Redoubtable

Lead Actress
Judi Dench – Victoria and Abdul
Jennifer Lawrence – Mother!
Helen Mirren – The Leisure Seeker
Isabelle Huppert – Happy End
Brie Larson – The Glass Castle

Alternates
Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
Anette Bening – Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Rooney Mara – Mary Magdalene
Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes
Saoirse Ronan – On Chesil Beach

Dark Horses
Glenn Close – The Wife
Jessica Chastain – Woman Walks Ahead
Charlize Theron – Tully
Frances McDormand – 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Halle Berry – Kings
Elle Fanning – Mary Shelley
Kirsten Dunst – Wood Shock
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Kate Winslet – Wonder Wheel

Supporting Actor
Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me by Your Name
Ben Mendelsohn – Darkest Hour
Michael Shannon – The Current War
Colin Farrell – Inner City
Mark Rylance – The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Alternates
Woody Harrelson – The Glass Castle
Javier Bardem – Mother!
Idris Elba – Molly’s Game
Armie Hammer – Call Me by Your Name
Zac Efron – The Greatest Showman

Dark Horses
Jason Mitchell – Mudbound
Ben Foster – Hostiles
John Boyega – Untitled Detroit Project
Anthony Mackie – Untitled Detroit Project
Sterling K. Brown – Marshall
Joaquin Phoenix – Mary Magdalene
Tom Hardy – Dunkirk
Steve Buscemi – Lean on Pete
Mark Hamill – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Anton Yelchin – Thoroughbred

Supporting Actress
Julianne Moore – Wonderstruck
Michelle Pfeiffer – Mother!
Katherine Waterston – The Current War
Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Michelle Williams – The Greatest Showman

Alternates
Kristin Scott Thomas – Darkest Hour
Hong Chau – Downsizing
Naomi Watts – The Glass Castle
Allison Janney – I, Tonya

Dark Horses
Kristen Wiig – Downsizing
Stacy Martin – Redoubtable
Emily Watson – On Chesil Beach
Ekaterina Samsonov – You Were Never Really Here
Rachel McAdams – Disobedience
Olga Kurylenko – The Death of Stalin
Elisabeth Shue – Battle of the Sexes
Rebecca Ferguson – The Snowman
Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water
Jenny Slate – Landline
Catherine Keener – Get Out

Animated Feature
Coco
The Lego Batman Movie
The Breadwinner
The Star
Ancien and the Magic Tablet

Alternates
The Emoji Movie
Animal Crackers
Cars 3
Despicable Me 3
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
The Lego Ninjago Movie

Dark Horses
Paddington 2
Rock Dog
The Boss Baby
Ferdinand
My Little Pony: The Movie

Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049 – Roger Deakins
Darkest Hour – Bruno Delbonnel
Wonderstruck – Edward Lachman
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara – Janusz Kaminski
Dunkirk – Hoyte Van Hoytema

Alternates
Inner City – Robert Elswit
Untitled Detroit Project – Barry Ackroyd
Mary Magdalene – Greig Fraser
Mother! – Matthew Libatique
The Current War – Chung-hoon Chung
Murder on the Orient Express – Haris Zambarloukos

Dark Horses
Call Me By Your Name – Sayombhu Mukedeeprom
Annihilation – Ian Baker
Molly’s Game – Charlotte Bruus Christensen
The Lost City of Z – Darius Khondji
Beauty and the Beast – Linus Sandgren
The Greatest Showman – Seamus McGarvey
Suburbicon – Robert Elsewit
Song to Song – Emmanuel Lubezki

Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
The Greatest Showman
The Shape of Water
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Alternates
The Current War
Murder on the Orient Express
Wonderstruck
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Lost City of Z
The Glass Castle

Dark Horses
My Cousin Rachel
On Chesil Beach
Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Film
Victoria and Abdul
Wonder Wheel
The Dark Tower
Wonder Woman
Untitled A.A. Milne Project
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Documentary Feature (Coming Soon)

Film Editing
Untitled Detroit Project
Dunkirk
Inner City
The Snowman
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Alternates
Blade Runner 2049
Annihilation
Mother!
Darkest Hour
Logan Lucky
Wonderstruck

Dark Horses
The Mercy
Call Me by Your Name
The Greatest Showman
Molly’s Game
Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Film
The Shape of Water
Hostiles
A Ghost Story
War for the Planet of the Apes

Foreign Feature (Coming Soon)

Makeup and Hairstyling
Darkest Hour
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Death of Stalin

Alternates
Beauty and the Beast
Battle of the Sexes
The Shape of Water
Murder on the Orient Express
The Greatest Showman
Wonderstruck
The Current War
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Dark Horses
Victoria and Abdul
Stephen King’s It
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
On Chesil Beach
Blade Runner 2049
Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Film
Call Me by Your Name
Untitled A.A. Milne Project
The Lost City of Z

Music (Original Score)
Wonderstruck – Carter Burwell
Mother! – Johann Johannsson
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara – John Williams
Blade Runner 2049 – Johann Johannsson
Darkest Hour – Dario Marianelli

Alternates
Dunkirk – Hans Zimmer
The Mercy – Johann Johannsson
The Shape of Water – Alexandre Desplat
Murder on the Orient Express – Patrick Doyle
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams
Suburbicon – Alexandre Desplat

Dark Horses
The Lost City of Z – Christopher Spelman
The Glass Castle – Joel P. West
Mute – Clint Mansell
Under the Silver Lake – Rich Vreeland
Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets – Alexandre Desplat
Justice League – Junkie XL
A Ghost Story – Daniel Hart
The Greatest Showman – Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
War for the Planet of the Apes – Michael Giacchino

Music (Original Song) (Coming Soon)

Production Design
Darkest Hour
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Beauty and the Beast
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Shape of Water

Alternates
Blade Runner 2049
The Greatest Showman
The Current War
Wonderstruck
Murder on the Orient Express
Wonder Woman
The Lost City of Z

Dark Horses
The Glass Castle
The Dark Tower
Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets
Dunkirk
Happy End
Mute
The Zookeeper’s Wife
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Sound Editing
Dunkirk
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Blade Runner 2049
Untitled Detroit Project
Alien: Covenant

Alternates
Logan Lucky
Murder on the Orient Express
Mute
Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets
Hostiles
War for the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: The Last Knight

Dark Horses
The Greatest Showman
Annihilation
The Shape of Water
Justice League
The Dark Tower
Renegades
Wonder Woman
Kong: Skull Island

Sound Mixing
Dunkirk
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Blade Runner 2049
Untitled Detroit Project
The Mercy

Alternates
The Greatest Showman
Logan Lucky
Murder on the Orient Express
Darkest Hour
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Alien: Covenant
Annihilation

Dark Horses
Hostiles
Mute
The Snowman
Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets
War for the Planet of the Apes
Justice League
The Dark Tower
Kong: Skull Island

Visual Effects
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Blade Runner 2049
Kong: Skull Island
Annihilation
War for the Planet of the Apes

Alternates
Wonder Woman
Justice League
Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets
The Shape of Water
Beauty and the Beast
Logan
Transformers: The Last Knight
Spider-Man: Homecoming

Dark Horses
Alien: Covenant
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Thor: Ragnarok
Mute
The Dark Tower
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Ghost in the Shell

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Call Me by Your Name
The Glass Castle
Molly’s Game
The Death of Stalin
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Alternates
Victoria and Abdul
The Snowman
Mudbound
The Leisure Seeker
Mary Magdalene
You Were Never Really Here

Dark Horses
On Chesil Beach
Untitled A.A. Milne Project
Blade Runner 2049
Annihilation
Based on a True Story
Murder on the Orient Express
Wildlife
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
The Mountain Between Us

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Wonderstruck
Downsizing
Untitled Detroit Project
Darkest Hour
The Current War

Alternates
Inner City
Mother!
Coco
The Mercy
Battle of the Sexes
Lady Bird
The Greatest Showman
Happy End
Get Out

Dark Horses
Last Flag Flying
Yeh Din Ka Kissa
3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Suburbicon
Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Film
Marshall

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