Looking for a handy cheat sheet before making your predictions in all 24 categories at this Sunday’s Academy Awards? Then click through our photo gallery above to see the favorites in each of the categories at the Oscars from the big one, Best Picture (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri;”), right down to those three races for short films. That latter trio of categories can be make-or-break when it comes to winning your office pool.
We came up with these Oscar predictions by generating odds based on five groups of people who make predictions at Gold Derby: 27 journalists who are experts as they cover Hollywood year-round; our in-house team of editors; two sets of site users: the top 24 at predicting last year’s Oscars and the all-star 24 from the last two years combined; and thousands of readers like you.
Besides Best Picture, we are predicting that “Three Billboards” will take home Oscars for leading lady Frances McDormand and featured player Sam Rockwell.
“The Shape of Water” will win three of its leading 13 bids: Best Director (Guillermo del Toro), Best Original Score, Best Production Design.
“Dunkirk” will also win three Oscars: Best Film Editing and both sound awards.
“Darkest Hour” will claim two Oscars for leading man Gary Oldman and the makeup and hairstylists who transformed him into Winston Churchill.
Three of the other Best Picture nominees will win one Oscar apiece. “Get Out” will take the original screenplay award, “Call Me By Your Name” the adapted one and “Phantom Thread” will prevail in costume design. The other two nominees — “Lady Bird” and “The Post” will be shut out.
“I, Tonya” will bag the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Allison Janney.
“Blade Runner 2049” lenser Roger Deakins will finally win Best Cinematography after 13 losses.
“War for the Planet of the Apes” will be the first film in the franchise to win for its visual effects.
And “Coco” will win both Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Remember Me”).
Be sure to make your Oscar predictions so that Hollywood studio executives can see how their films are faring in our Academy Awards odds. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on March 4.