Bold predictions for six top Oscar categories, including best picture, went off as predicted in the past.
On Oscar night, it is possible to make bold and ambitious predictions about the winning films, and to predict big categories where the favorite or underdogs are likely to win.
But, by definition, the Academy Awards are a “best of” category, based on a formula that is never perfect.
The year 2018 is also the first year that three films have been nominated for best picture, and the first year that there are four nominees in one category.
“It’s a new way to do the Oscars,” said Oscar analyst Daniel D’Addario, pointing to the inclusion of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Get Out” and “Green Book.”
The categories with the most wild bets that could earn you a snazzy title in predictions: best actor, best actress, best film and best director.
Read The Times’ Oscar predictions here.
1. “Green Book” wins
“Green Book” is the story of the real-life story of the Oscar-nominated director and writer, Jonathan Larson. The film stars Adam Driver, Michael B. Jordan, Corey Stoll andViola Davis and is based on the true life story of Oscar-winning producer and director Jan Pinkava.
HBO’s “Green Book” had its world premiere Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
If the movie takes home the top prize, it will be the first time the film has won the Oscar for best picture and become the first to win for best picture in two different years.
2. “Joker” wins
“Joker” is the story of a fictionalized account of two different fictional figures as they face off against each other