Oscar Nominations (2018 films) and Prediction Results

Here are the Oscar nominations (complete list) for qualifying 2018 films with results of my predictions (got about 73% right for all categories).

The Favourite and Roma both got 10 nominations with A Star Is Born and Vice acquiring 8 total nods with Black Panther honored with 7. BlacKkKlansman received 6 while  Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book got 5. First Man and Mary Poppins Returns each got 4 nominations.

The annual Academy Award ceremony will be televised live on Sunday, February 24th beginning at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.  See www.oscars.org for more information.


Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
A Star Is Born

I picked If Beale Street Could Talk, but the ending list was eight. Would have loved to see Mary Poppins Returns get in. Black Panther becomes the first superhero film nominated in this category and Roman is the first streaming movie to be nominated.


Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Almost for my picks Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns and Rosamund Pike, A Private War. McCarthy and Aparicio make it. Lady Gage joins Mary J. Blige as artists nominated for Actress and Original Song in the same year.


Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

My pick John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman missed this cut – honorable mention Dafoe gets in instead.

Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Vice
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

I missed with Claire Foy, First Man as she gets implanted for de Tavira.

Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Glad to see Elliott in, but missed two. Confounded that Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy and Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther missed out. Mr. Driver and Mr. Rockwell get the nods instead.


Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Adam McKay, Vice

Ryan Coogler, Black Panther and Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born are out as Lanthimos and Pawlikowski secure a nod. Pawlikowski joins Cuarón (also nominated for cinematographer) as the first dual foreign language film director nominee.

Adapted Screenplay

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
BlacKkKlansman (Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
A Star Is Born (Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters)

Ballad instead of my pick First Man.

Original Screenplay

The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
Green Book (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly)
Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)
Vice (Adam McKay)

No Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade as First Reformed gets in.

Animated Feature

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


Foreign Language Film

Capernaum, Lebanon
Cold War
, Poland
Never Look Away, Germany
Roma, Mexico
Shoplifters, Japan

Birds of Passage, Colombia misses with Never taking its place.


Łukasz Żal, Cold War
Robbie Ryan, The Favourite
Caleb Deschanel, Never Look Away
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Matthew Libatique, A Star Is Born

No nods for my picks First Man and If Beale Street Could Talk as Cold and Never get in.


Roma BlacKkKlansman
First Man Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite

A Star Is Born Green Book

Production Design

Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns


Costume Design

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Mary Zophres, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Ruth Carter, Black Panther
Sandy Powell, The Favourite
Sandy Powell, Mary Poppins Returns
Alexandra Byrne, Mary Queen of Scots

Sound Editing

Black Panther
Ready Player One Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man

A Quiet Place

Sound Mixing

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
A Quiet Place Roma
A Star Is Born

Makeup and Hairstyling (3)

Black Panther Border (Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer)
Mary Queen of Scots (Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks)
Vice (Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney)

Visual Effects

Black Panther Avengers: Infinity War
Mary Poppins Returns Christopher Robin
First Man
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Original Score

Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther
First Man Terence Blanchard, BlacKkKlansman
Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

Original Song

“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings,” The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 
“All the Stars,” Black Panther
“We Won’t Move” from The Hate U Give “I’ll Fight,” RBG
“Trip A Little Light Fantastic”  “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” Mary Poppins Returns
“Shallow,” A Star Is Born

Documentary Feature

Free Solo
Minding the Gap

Three Identical Strangers Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Won’t You Be My Neighbor Of Fathers and Sons

Live Action Short Film

Caroline Fauve

Icare Mother

Animated Short Film

Animal Behaviour
Bilby Late Afternoon
Lost & Found One Small Step

Documentary Short Subject

Black Sheep
End Game
Women of the Gulag Lifeboat

Zion A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence.

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