The 90th annual Academy Awards take place this Sunday, March 5th!
Hollywood’s biggest night usually delivers some laughable and memorable moments that linger in the media for days to come. Remember last year when Warren Beatty declared Best Picture to La La Land, but Moonlight actually won. Ahh, the eerie cringe worthy silence still haunts us today. This year’s Academy Awards is preceded by a strange year for the movie industry. The #MeToo movement was shaped because of men like Harvey Weinstein, who before this year’s award season would have been featured prominently by all media outlets on the Red Carpet. But this year, only the ghost of Weinstein will be present at the Oscar’s. With such anticipation and uncertainty about the big night, question still remain over who will take home the Oscar in each category. Don’t worry. City University News has some predications that are 100% Warren Beatty approved.
Best Picture: Get Out
- Jordan Peele’s debut as director and writer of this genre bending film both scared us and made us laugh. The natural Oscar winner for this category is Spielberg’s The Post with Hanks and Streep. But given the uncanny nature of the Oscar’s this year, we predict the low-budget, high-thought film Get Out will win Best Picture.
Best Actor: Timothee Chalamet
- The 22 year old teen heart throb gave a strong performance in Call Me by Your Name, a story about love between a 17 year old and a graduate student. Historically, the Oscar’s give this award to a seasoned actor, but this year we are going to see something different.
Best Actress: Frances McDormand
- She will dance all the way to the stage for her outstanding performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. She won this award in 1997 for Fargo.
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell
- Rockwell won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and is the favourite to take home the same title at the Oscars.
Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf
- Metcalf is great as the matriarch figure in Lady Bird. She portrays a universal mother that we all can relate with this beautiful performance.
Best Director: Guillermo del Toro
- The Shape of Water is one of this years most talked about films. Guillermo del Toro has been nominated in this category for Pan’s Labyrinth. He is well respected in the industry and deserves his first Oscar.
Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name
- James Ivory’s adaptation of Andre Aciman’s novel has impressed fans by staying true to the original literature. Because of this Call Me by Your Name will take home Best Adapted Screenplay