2018 Oscar Predictions: Gold Derby Predicts the 90th Academy Awards

A new Oscar race begins even before the Academy Awards for the previous year are handed out in February when Hollywood heads to the hills for the Sundance Film Festival every January. That showcase for indie films is where “Manchester by the Sea” premiered last year. In mid May, the Cannes Film Festival is the launching pad for a few more films. Awards season kicks into high gear in the late summer, when a trifecta of film festivals — Telluride, Toronto and Venice — take place. They are followed a few weeks later by the New York Film Festival.

Last year, the Oscar experts at Gold Derby predicted that “La La Land,” which debuted in Venice, would sweep the Academy Awards as it had done so well with the various guilds. We track all of those precursor prizes as well as the winners of the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and leading critics kudos. And we consider the box office success (or failure) of each contender and listen to industry chatter to keep pace with the ever-changing race.

What will come out on top at the 2018 Oscars? Will there be another upset, a la “Moonlight”? As we update our Oscar predictions for each category often, be sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back as the race heats up.

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture (Updated: Oct. 13, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Director (Updated: Oct. 13, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor (Updated: Oct. 13, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress (Updated: Oct. 13, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor (Updated: Oct. 11, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress (Updated: Oct. 11, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay (Updated: Oct. 9, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay (Updated: Oct. 9, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography (Updated: Oct. 12, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Costume Design (Updated: Oct. 4, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Film Editing (Updated: Oct. 2, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Makeup & Hairstyling (Updated: Oct. 10, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Score (Updated: Oct. 7, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Production Design (Updated: Oct. 11, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Editing (Updated: Oct. 8, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Mixing (Updated: Oct. 9, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Visual Effects (Updated: Oct. 9, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature (Updated: Oct. 10, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Documentary Feature  (Updated: Oct. 8, 2017)

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Foreign Language Film (Updated: Oct. 8, 2017)

And be sure to make your own 2018 Oscar predictions. You will compete against our experts, who cover the Oscar race year-round for such publications as Variety, Deadline, the Los Angeles Times, as well as the savviest amateurs who ranked in the top 24 last year and thousands of awards fans just like you.

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Collectively, these Oscar predictions are translated into racetrack odds that are updated on an hourly basis. You can lock in your Oscar predictions early and get even better odds, which could help you get the highest score. But if a frontrunner falters, you may want to abandon that contender in favor of a rising star. Users with the best scores at the end of each of the nominations and winners stages of the Oscars are asked to join our Top 24. Do well for a few years in a row and you could be one of our elite all-stars.

If you love the Academy Awards as much as we do, be sure to check out our Oscar photo galleries and reminisce of winners past from the very first ceremony in 1927 to the most recent:

Oscars Best Picture Winners Gallery

Oscars Best Actor Winners Photo Gallery

Oscars Best Actress Winners Photo Gallery

Oscars Best Supporting Actor Winners Photo Gallery

Oscars Best Supporting Actress Winners Photo Gallery

Best Picture Winners (By Genre)

Oscars Best Picture: Biopics Winners Photo Gallery

Oscars Best Picture: Musicals Winners Photo Gallery

Oscars Best Picture: Westerns Winners Photo Gallery

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