2018 OSCAR WINNERS – Who Took Home The Big One?


So it’s finally here, one of the best days of the year and the night in which we get to celebrate all of the incredible films that released through 2017. There are a tonne of worthy winners in every category and we will probably be in for a few surprises as the night progresses. So without further ado lets get into the categories and who is leaving the Dolby Theatre with an Oscar in hand.

My prediction will be highlighted in GREEN whereas the winner will be highlighted in RED. In the case that my prediction is not visible in green it’s because my prediction is the winner.

Best Picture


Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour


Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Well I got what I wanted and that was The Shape of Water coming out on top. Guillermo Del Toro‘s gothic romance masterpiece blew me away with the performances, score, cinematography, writing, and directing so it’s only fitting that it gets the biggest award.


Premiere Of Fox Searchlight Pictures' "The Shape Of Water" - Arrivals

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water

And there we go…. would not have wanted it any other way, The Shape of Water is one of my favourite movies of 2017 and Guillermo Del Toro did a phenomenal job and crafting this masterpiece. This is his first Oscar win and it’s very well deserved. I guess this gives The Shape of Water a better chance at winning Best Picture but we’ll soon find out.

Actress In A Leading Role


Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Meryl Streep, The Post

Well I hoped Sally Hawkins would take this award home because she was mesmerising in The Shape of Water but all signs were pointing towards Frances McDormand. She was committed and bought so much to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri that she absolutely deserved this award.

Actor In A Leading Role


Timothée 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.

Another completely unsurprising win right here as Gary Oldman was a lock almost from day one. He completely transformed into Winston Churchill and disappeared into the role and this win has been a long time coming for this incredible actor.

Actress In A Supporting Role


Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

This may have been a lock from before the show started but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s great Allison Janney has received her first Oscar for her standout role in I, Tonya. She was a scene stealer on multiple occasions so very well deserved.

Actor In A Supporting Role


Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All The Money in the World

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Starting the show off with a no-brainer here as Sam Rockwell claims his first Oscar and very well deserved for his incredible performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Original Screenplay


The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

WOW! So glad to see Get Out win this award and have Jordan Peele be recognised and have a horror/comedy/drama be recognised at this level. This result gives Get Out an added boost going into Best Picture and it may actually have a better shot now at taking home the award. It’s a phenomenal film with great replayability thanks to an incredible screenplay. To have enough of a following to stay in the conversation for so long since its release over a year ago is an incredible accomplishment and well deserved.

Adapted Screenplay


Call Me by Your Name

The Disaster Artist


Molly’s Game


This is another award result I’m not at all surprised by, it’s an incredible, beautiful film with a great screenplay and Call Me by Your Name absolutely deserved this win.

Animated Feature


The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner



Loving Vincent

The annual Disney award has arrived and of course it goes to Coco. It’s a fantastic animated film and deserves the win above the other nominees.

Original Score



Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Alexandre Desplat‘s soundtrack in The Shape of Water is truly mesmerising and beautiful and entirely sucks you into the film in every scene. Totally well deserved and that’s another award for The Shape of Water that hopefully isn’t the last.

Original Song


“Mighty River”, Mudbound

“Mystery of Love”, Call Me by Your Name

“Remember Me”, Coco

“Stand Up for Something”, Marshall

“This Is Me”, The Greatest Showman

Well that’s the biggest upset of the award ceremony so far by a mile! I wasn’t a big fan of “Remember Me” from Coco but I guess a lot of people were so well done I guess. From the musical performances tonight alone “This Is Me” was electrifying and I along with many am surprised it didn’t run away with the win.

Sound Editing


Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049


The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Well there we have it, I thought Baby Driver would be able to pull a win in either Sound Editing or Sound Mixing but alas Dunkirk is the winner here. Definitely well deserved as the sound is crucial in the effectiveness of this film. And with this award comes my first prediction miss of the night.

Sound Mixing


Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049


The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

As with Sound Editing, the award going to Dunkirk is well deserved and absolutely no complaints or surprises here as this is where I thought it would go.



Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour



The Shape of Water

Finally legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins has his first cinematography Oscar and absolutely well deserved because the cinematography Blade Runner 2049 is hands down some of the best and most beautiful work in the history of film.

Film Editing


Baby Driver


I, Tonya

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

To be completely honest, when Dunkirk won in both Sound Editing and Sound Mixing I thought maybe, just maybe Baby Driver would get this award but it has gone to Dunkirk and it couldn’t be more deserved. Looks like Dunkirk is collecting most of the technical awards which is expected as it’s a technical masterpiece.

Visual Effects


Blade Runner 2049

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Kong: Skull Island

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War for the Planet of the Apes

Of course I am very happy to see my favourite movie of 2017 win this award as the visual effects are truly phenomenal but I really would’ve loved to see War for the Planet of the Apes be recognised for some of the best visuals ever seen.

Winners In Additional Categories

Documentary Feature

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Faces Places


Last Men in Aleppo

Strong Island

Foreign-Language Film

A Fantastic Woman

The Insult


On Body and Soul

The Square

Makeup And Hairstyling

Darkest Hour

Victoria and Abdul


Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast

Darkest Hour

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Victoria and Abdul

Production Design

Beauty and the Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour


The Shape of Water

Documentary Short Subject


Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405


Knife Skills

Traffic Stop

Live Action Short Film

DeKalb Elementary

The Eleven O’Clock

My Nephew Emmett

The Silent Child

Watu Wote: All of Us

Animated Short Film

Dear Basketball

Garden Party


Negative Space

Revolting Rhymes