Category: 91st Oscars (2018)

91st Oscars: Reflections

Our contributors have watched the Oscars, looked at the winners, and have decided to share with you their thoughts of last night’s ceremony and results. It was a night of staid choices, a single interesting surprise, and a return to the cheap progressivism of the past. Before we get to our contributors’ thoughts, let’s look at how they did at predicting this year’s Oscars.

For the first time in awhile, the number of correct runner-up selections had to be consulted to determine a winner. Based on base predictions alone, Wesley, Peter, and Tripp finished the night with sixteen correct predictions. Thomas finished with 13. Among Wesley, Peter, and Tripp, Wesley ended up on top thanks to his 6 correct runner-up predictions compared to Peter’s 5 and Tripp’s 3. Thomas, even though he didn’t get his main predictions right, he managed to pick a winner or runner-up in ever category, which is a solid performance for a fourth-place finisher.

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Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 15

As the precursor awards continue unabated until Oscar night, I’m going to be providing a weekly update highlighting the films that have won and lost momentum through the precursor awards (and in some cases other outside influences).

And there we have it. The 91st Academy Award are over and we’re free for nine months until Oscar season begins again. Before we wrap-up everything for this year’s Academy Awards, let’s take one last look at the winners and losers of Oscar season based on the actual Oscar winners and losers.

Big Winners

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91st Oscars: Best Picture

Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga

Presented by: Julia Roberts

Standing Ovation: Yes

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Peter

Runner-Up Predictions: RU: Thomas

91st Oscars: Best Directing

Roma

Presented by: Guillermo del Toro

Standing Ovation: Yes

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Peter / Tripp / Thomas

Runner-Up Predictions: No One

91st Oscars: Best Actress

The Favourite

Presented by: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell

Standing Ovation: Yes

Correct Predictions: No One

Runner-Up Predictions: RU:Wesley / RU:Peter / RU:Tripp / RU: Thomas

91st Oscars: Best Actor

Bohemian Rhapsody

Presented by: Allison Janney, Gary Oldman

Standing Ovation: Yes

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Peter / Tripp / Thomas

Runner-Up Predictions: No One

91st Oscars: In Memoriam

Susan Anspach
Ermanno Olmi
Richard Greenberg
John N. Carter
John Morris
Bernardo Bertolucci
Michel Legrand
Margot Kidder
Alixe Gordin
Neil Simon
Richard H. Kline
Vittorio Taviani
Elizabeth Sung
Francoisse Bonnot
Burt Reynolds
Kitty O’Neil
Pablo Ferro
Samuel Hadida
Raymond Chow
Pierre Rissient
Anne V. Coates
Paul Bloch
Shinobu Hashimoto
Richard Marks
Stephane Audran
Robby Mueller
Craig Zadan
Barbara Harris
Claude Lanzmann
Martin Bregman
Nelson Pereira Dos Santos
Will Vinton
Milos Forman
Witold Sobocinski
Dan Striepeke
Penny Marshall
Isao Takahata
Stephen Vaughan
Stan Lee
William Goldman
John M. Dwyer
Tab Hunter
Yvonne Blake
Nicolas Roeg
James Karen
Gregg Rudloff
Gloria Katz
Bruno Ganz
Audrey Wells
Albert Finney

91st Oscars: Best Original Song

A Star Is Born – Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt

Presented by: Constance Wu, Chadwick Boseman

Standing Ovation: Yes

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Peter / Tripp / Thomas

Runner-Up Predictions: No One

91st Oscars: Best Original Score

Ludwig Goransson

Presented by: Tessa Thompson, Michael B. Jordan

Standing Ovation: Yes

Correct Predictions: Peter

Runner-Up Predictions: RU: Thomas

91st Oscars: Best Adapted Screenplay

Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin WIllmott, Spike Lee

Presented by: Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson

Standing Ovation: Yes

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Peter / Tripp / Thomas

Runner-Up Predictions: No One

91st Oscars: Best Original Screenplay

Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

Presented by: Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson

Standing Ovation: No

Correct Predictions: No One

Runner-Up Predictions: RU:Wesley / RU:Peter / RU: Thomas

91st Oscars: Best Live Action Short Film

Guy Nattiv, Jaime Ray Newman

Presented by: Krysten Ritter, KiKi Layne

Standing Ovation: No

Correct Predictions: Peter

Runner-Up Predictions: RU:Wesley / RU: Thomas

91st Oscars: Best Visual Effects

Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, J.D. Schwalm

Presented by: Paul Rudd, Sarah Paulson

Standing Ovation: No

Correct Predictions: Peter / Tripp

Runner-Up Predictions: RU: Thomas

91st Oscars: Best Documentary Short Subject

Rayka Zehtabchi, Melissa Berton

Presented by: Awkwafina, John Mulaney

Standing Ovation: No

Correct Predictions: Tripp / Thomas

Runner-Up Predictions: RU:WesleyNo One

91st Oscars: Best Animated Short Film

Domee Shi, Becky Neiman-Cobb

Presented by: Awkwafina, John Mulaney

Standing Ovation: No

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Tripp / Thomas

Runner-Up Predictions: No One