The 2018 Oscars, which air live nationwide on Sunday, March 4 beginning at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET, will be available to cable TV subscribers on the ABC website. Behind-the-scenes interviews will be available on the official Oscar website and YouTube channel. And the pre-show, which is set to take viewers both backstage and onto the red carpet starts at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT on the Oscars Facebook page.
We’re predicting that seven of the nine Best Picture nominees will take home at least one Oscar. Three of these contenders are expected to claim three apiece. Seven-time nominee “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” will win Best Picture as well as Oscars for leading lady Frances McDormand and featured player Sam Rockwell. “The Shape of Water,” which leads with 13 bids, will take home Best Director (Guillermo Del Toro), Best Production Design and Best Score. And “Dunkirk” will go three for eight, claiming Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.
One of the other nominees, “Darkest Hour,” will win two of its six bids for leading man Gary Oldman and the team that transformed him into Winston Churchill. Another six-time contender, “Phantom Thread,” will have to settle for just the Best Costume Design Oscar.
The breakout hit “Get Out” is forecast to go one for four, with first-time filmmaker Jordan Peele winning for his original script. And veteran director James Ivory will make Oscar history as the oldest winner if he wins as expected for his adapted screenplay for “Call Me By Your Name,” which has four nominations in total.
The other two Best Picture hopefuls — five-time nominee “Lady Bird” and two-time contender “The Post” — will leave the Dolby theater empty-handed.
Our official odds are based on a combination of five sets of predictions: the predictions of film Experts, Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s Oscar winners, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ Oscar results, and hundreds of total Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.
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