Movie audiences chose to be guests of “Beauty and the Beast” in droves last year, making it the second highest-grossing film of 2017, behind undisputed champ “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” With $504 million domestically and more than $1.2 billion worldwide, it’s safe to assume that “Beauty and the Beast” was seen by many of the 7,000-plus voting members of the film academy. But how many Oscar nominations might Bill Condon‘s live-action Disney remake earn on January 23?
According to exclusive Gold Derby predictions, “Beauty and the Beast” will receive a trio of Oscar bids: Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Song for “Evermore.” However, it’s not expected to take home any of these.
Instead, Gold Derby predicts that “Phantom Thread” will sew up the costume prize, “The Shape of Water” will swim off with the production design trophy, and the “Coco” song “Remember Me” won’t be forgotten for its music and lyrics. See more 2018 Oscar predictions.
Of the 11 industry guilds that have piped in with their nominations so far, “Beauty and the Beast” contends with four of them: Art Directors Guild for Sarah Greenwood, Costume Designers Guild for Jacqueline Durran, Casting Society of America for Lucy Bevan, Bernard Kelsey and Tiffany Little Canfield, and Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild for Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Charlotte Hayward.
While the Golden Globes snubbed “Beauty and the Beast” in the comedy/musical categories — including for lead stars Emma Watson (Belle) and Dan Stevens (Beast) — the BAFTA Awards nominated the blockbuster for both Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.
Of course, the original 1991 animated film won a pair of Oscars for Disney: Best Score and Best Song (“Beauty and the Beast”). And it was nominated for another four trophies: Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Song (“Belle”) and Best Song (“Be Our Guest”).
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