Oscars 2018: Here Are Some Bold Predictions

James Berardinelli

Mar 04, 2018, 06:10 PM | Updated 06:10 PM IST

Photo credit- MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo credit- MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The 90th Academy Awards ballot - a Berardinelli edition.
  • Every year I present my guesses as to what will win at the Oscars. This is all done in fun, of course and (even though I run a contest), I do not consider myself an expert. I have only once run the table with a perfect ballot and, most years, I miss between three and five categories. This year, I fully expect to miss four: two of the three genuine “toss-up” (those are Picture, Original Screenplay, and Visual Effects) and two that come out of left field. When it comes to most of the technical categories, I play the odds. Sometimes, for the majors, if something isn’t a “lock”, I play a hunch.

    For those who are curious or want to laugh at me when I miss something obvious, here are my fearless predictions. (Because of the contest, I can’t wait until the day before to post them.)

    This piece first appeared in Reelviews and has been republished here with permission.

    James Berardinelli is an American online film critic.

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