Tag: Guillermo Del Toro

2018 Academy Award Predictions

2018 Academy Award Predictions

Hey everyone!! With the 90th Academy Awards this Sunday, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share my predictions of the main categories of who I believe will win as well as my own personal opinion of who I want to win. Below is a list of the main categories and their nominations and below I have my prediction and my personal opinion who I want to win. Enjoy and I hope I help you win your Oscar party poll!

Orginal Score:

  • Dunkirk
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missoui

Prediction: “The Shape of Water”

Who I Want to Win: “The Shape of Water”

Visual Effects:

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Prediction: “War for the Planet of the Apes”

Who I want to Win: “Blade Runner 2049” or “War for the Planet of the Apes”


  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Mudbound
  • The Shape of Water

Prediction: “The Shape of Water”

Who I Want to Win: “Blade Runner 2049”

Orignal Screenplay:

  • The Big Sick
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Prediction: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Who I want to Win: “Get Out”

Adapted Screenplay:

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Logan
  • Molly’s Game
  • Mudbound

Prediction: “Call Me by Your Name”

Who I Want to Win: “Call Me by Your Name” or “The Disaster Artist”

Animated Film:

  • The Boss Baby
  • Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Prediction: “Coco”

Who I Want to Win: “Coco”


  • Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan
  • Get Out, Jordan Peele
  • Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
  • Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

Prediction: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) or Jordan Peele (Get Out)

Who I Want to Win: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)

Supporting Actress: 

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Prediction: Allison Janney (I, Tonya)

Who I Want to Win: Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)

Supporting Actor:

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Prediction: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Who I Want to Win: Sam Rockwell (Three Billoards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) or Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water)

Actress In a Leading Role:

  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Meryl Streep, The Post

Prediction: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards)

Who I Want to Win: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards) or Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)

Actor In a Leading Role

  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Prediction: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)

Who I Want to Win: Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name) or Double D Lewis (Phantom Thread)

Best Picture:

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

Prediction: “The Shape of Water” or “Three Billboards”

Who I Want to Win: “The Shape of Water” or “Get Out”

Thanks for reading until the end! 🙂

‘The Shape of Water’ Review

‘The Shape of Water’ Review

‘The Shape of Water’ is the new film from visionary writer/director Guillermo del Toro, and is the story of a mute janitor, Elisa (played brilliantly by Sally Hawkins) who works at a research facility during the cold war era 60s. This isn’t any ordinary research facility though, as the boss of the facility (Michael Shannon) finds a creature, that has a resemblance to the creature from the black lagoon, they hold this creature at the facility for research. This film centers around the bond and the romance that Elisa and the creature form. This may sound strange to you but, this is one of my favorite films of the year and quite possibly my favorite Del Toro film. This is a beautiful film, in terms of the look of it and in terms of the story and its substance. I basically loved almost everything about this film. Del Toro does not disappoint with his direction. Like all of his films, the production design, the cinematography in this movie is all top notch. Every frame is like a damn painting. While all the visuals are what you come to expect when you walk into a Del Toro film, what I didn’t come to expect was how moved by the romance I was going to be. By the end, I was hit with such an emotional gut punch that I haven’t been able to get the film out of my head and the overall message of what the “shape of water” means. All the performances are truly exceptional. Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, and Richard Jenkins will all get nominated without a doubt. Doug Jones, who is a Del Toro veteran and is the Marlon Brando of practical creature performances, is amazing as the creature. And what’s so impressive about Del Toro, Hawkins, and Jones is that they really sell the bond and connection that Elisa and this creature have with one another without any dialogue. They both use their eyes and bodies to really sell the romance and it works beautifully. And that’s what this film is ultimately about: connection. It’s a film about how two living beings, no matter what they look like or any differences the two might have can fall in love or just for a connection. I don’t want to go into any more details of this film, mainly because I can talk about this film for a long time. But I also don’t want to spoil some things that happen because I think it’s best if you go in not knowing the many layers that this film has to offer.