The Kenblog: Oscar Predictions: 2018 Edition!

 

Howdy Folks!  It’s The Kendog with my yearly predictions for the Academy Awards!

The Academy Awards Air This Sunday, March 4th

 

 

In the interest of full transparency, I generally suck at this despite my knowledge and love of the movies.  It’s probably because there’s a political element at play here that has very little to do with the actual quality of a film.  That doesn’t stop it from being any less fun to try and figure out what the hell the Academy is going to do when it comes to Oscar night.  So without further ado let’s jump right in to the deep end of the pool and figure out the big winners from this coming Sunday’s biggest awards show!

Category:  Actor In A Leading Role

Nominees –

Timothee 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.”

 

Although this one seems like Oldman’s to lose for his powerhouse portrayal of Winston Churchill, let’s not forget about the Academy’s love for Daniel-Day Lewis, who in playing the “retirement” card might get another golden statue for his show biz golden parachute.  If the love for “Get Out” continues, Kaluuya may be the big surprise, but he may end up splitting the up-and-coming actor vote with Chalamet.  Washington’s already got two statues and although he gives a towering performance, the movie was only a few steps above mediocre.

Who Wins:  Gary Oldman

Who Should Win: Denzel Washington

 

Category – Actor In A Supporting Role

Nominees –

William Defoe – “The Florida Project”

Woody Harrelson – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Richard Jenkins – “The Shape O