My 90th Oscar Predictions

Here are my thoughts on what’s going to win at this year’s Oscars and what I want to win at this year’s Oscars.

Best Picture

Nominations: The Shape of Water, Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, The Post, Phantom Thread, Get Out, Dunkirk, Lady Bird, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Who Will Win: Three Billboards

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Who I Want to Win: The Florida Project (not nominated) or Lady Bird

Three Billboards is a worthy Best Picture contender and I wouldn’t mind seeing it win. But the only thing that really bothers me about the film is the tone – Three Billboards is a dark comedy, and while I do like dark comedies and appreciated their moments in the film, I think that in many instances in the film the drama would’ve stuck better. Lady Bird would be my choice to win out of the nominations because it’s such a strikingly real movie. Though I would rather have The Florida Project be nominated and win because of it’s impact on me – I can’t quite forget that film, it has still stuck with me since I’ve seen it.

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The Florida Project (2017)

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The Florida Project is a truly harrowing, eye-opening, and powerful film. It surrounds a young girl named Moonee (played by Brooklyn Prince) who lives in a motel with her mother (Bria Vinai) a couple of miles outside Disney World. Moonee spends her days getting into trouble with her friends, helping her mom sell perfume, and wanders around town enjoying life. Unbeknownst to Moonee though, her mom is having a hard time providing for both the them and must resort to doing things that could get the authorities onto her.

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