Oscars 2018 Predictions: Who will win Best Actor and Actress?
The biggest night in Hollywood is tonight, but who will win the biggest gongs in acting?
Nominated for Best Actor are Timothée Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name, Daniel Day-Lewis for Phantom Thread, Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out, Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour and Denzel Washington for Roman J. Israel, Esq.
It’s a very strong category this year, even if our predicted winner is completely unrecognisable in the film for which he’s nominated! That’s right, we’re putting our bets on Gary Oldman to take home the Oscar for his breathtaking transformation into British wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill for Darkest Hour. With the help of astonishingly realistic prosthetics, the slight Oldman was transformed into Britain’s most famous Prime Minister – and then performed the role to critical acclaim.
Meanwhile, for Best Actress we’ve got Sally Hawkins for The Shape of Water, Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Meryl Streep for The Post, Margot Robbie for I, Tonya and Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri looks set to sweep the awards, with the most nominations in 2018 (a whopping 13). The Best Actress category is no exception to this, with our bets on Frances McDormand taking home the prize. In the black comedy, McDormand plays a grieving mother who will go to any lengths to seek justice for her murdered daughter. As the Golden Globe winner of the award, she’s definitely our hot favourite.