The Oscars 2018: Who will win & who should win?

The Oscars 2018: Who will win & who should win?

The Oscars 2018: Who will win & who should win?

Who could win: Of course, this obviously means that if not "Shape of Water", the award will likely go to "Three Billboards" or the Academy could surprise everyone and give Best Picture to "Get Out". In a different year, any one of McDormand's fellow nominees - Sally Hawkins, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan or Meryl Streep - might have given her more of a run for her money, but this season it's a 60-year-old woman unwilling to suffer fools who perfectly meets the moment.

As in past years, ABC will only allow television subscribers access to its live stream of the ceremony on abc.com and the ABC app.

Don't be alarmed if you hear glass ceilings shattering at this year's Oscars, with numerous breakthroughs to cheer among the nominees. Subtract an hour or more if you like watching the red carpet arrivals. There is an outside chance that a big audience favorite, "Get Out" will win; though with just four Oscar nominations, it's a long-shot.

Oscar watchers expect the mistake, which made for a chaotic end to the film industry's biggest night, to be fodder for both Kimmel's opening monologue and jokes from the presenters. Though there's no blame on his end for Envelopegate, he didn't hold back from being cheeky about it: "If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show". Rachel Morrison "Mudbound" is the first woman nominated for best cinematography.

Movie attendance also hit a 24-year low in 2017 despite the firepower of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2".

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Hollywood is set for a real-life cliffhanger Sunday at the Oscars - the race for best picture is coming down to the wire to cap an awards season overshadowed by the scandal over sexual misconduct in showbiz. That should serve as a cautionary tale when it comes to heeding forecasts for best picture winners. The Oscars will be broadcast live exclusively on Sky Cinema in the UK. Is there an official hashtag?

This year, the academy has prohibited the PwC accountants who handle the envelopes from using cellphones or social media during the show.

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Amazon is also making a play for Oscar coverage. Emma Stone, who won for best actress in 2017 for her role in "La La Land", will announce the award for best actor. However, I see it as unlikely at this point.

Who should win: Gary Oldman.

The winners of three other categories aren't so obvious. Guillermo del Toro's dark fantasy The Shape of Water is heading the race with a total of 13 nominations, while Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk and Frances McDormand starrer Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri are not far behind, with eight and seven nominations, respectively.

Who will win: Call Me By Your Name deserves some awards season recognition and I think it will find it in this category.

That leaves Best Picture, the most important award of all.

There are plenty of big names vying for the top prizes this year with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Dunkirk, The Post, and The Shape of Water all proving popular with critics over the year.

Of his plans for his Oscars monologue, he said: "I'm still doing a comedy show and I need to be amusing and entertain my audience, but I also think that we've matured enough.to the point where we can accept late-night talk show hosts speaking about a serious subject".

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