What film SHOULD win Best Picture at 2018 Oscars: ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Dunkirk’ or … ? [VOTE NOW]

Forget for a moment what you think WILL win Best Picture at the 2018 Oscars. Instead, let’s talk about what SHOULD win. Gold Derby recently unveiled our 2018 Oscars Dream Ballot and hundreds of readers have already voted for their favorites in all 24 categories. The early results may surprise you. For example, “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” have the best odds to win Best Picture, but they don’t even crack your Top 5 personal picks. Instead, you hope that either “Call Me By Your Name” or “Dunkirk” will take home the top prize.

Luca Guadagnino‘s gay coming-of-age story “Call Me By Your Name” earned four Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor for Timothee Chalamet, Best Adapted Screenplay for James Ivory and Best Original Song for “The Mystery of Love.” Fans’ appreciation for this film, which is based on Andre Aciman‘s 2007 novel, is like no other this year so it’s fitting to see it leading the early polling.

Christopher Nolan‘s war movie “Dunkirk” scored a whopping eight Oscar bids: Best Picture, Best Director for Nolan, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Score, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. With nine popular films under his belt including “Memento” and “Inception,” Nolan has amassed a loyal following whose passion seems to increase with each new release.

Read on to see the early results between what will and should win Best Picture at the Oscars, then be sure to cast your own votes in our Dream Ballot.

What WILL win Best Picture?based on Gold Derby’s racetrack odds
1st place: “The Shape of Water”
2nd place: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
3rd place: “Lady Bird”
4th place: “Get Out”
5th place: “Dunkirk”
6th place: “Call Me By Your Name”
7th place: “Phantom Thread”
8th place: “The Post”
9th place: “Darkest Hour”

What SHOULD win Best Picture? — based on votes by readers like you
1st place: “Call Me By Your Name”
2nd place: “Dunkirk”
3rd place: “Lady Bird”
4th place: “Get Out”
5th place: “Phantom Thread”
6th place: “The Shape of Water”
7th place: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
8th place: “Darkest Hour”
9th place: “The Post”

PREDICT the Oscar winners now; change them until March 4

Be sure to make your Oscar predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how their films and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on March 4. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 Oscars taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our movie forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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