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02 March 2018

Organizers for the 2018 Oscars are probably crossing their fingers that nothing like last year's best picture mix-up happens this time around. But for those who worked behind the scenes on the show's production team, that epic snafu wasn't just a insane TV moment. It's looking likely that the 2018 Academy Awards, airing on Sunday, March 4, will also provide some unexpected delights - only this time, instead of presenters being handed the wrong envelope, it will be thanks to some major milestones that could be reached.

The "La La Land" crew, who were mistakenly awarded Best Picture, were giving their speeches when it was revealed that "Moonlight" was the actual winners. It has received critical acclaim as well as 7 nominations for Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.

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Rarely, if ever, has the Academy Awards seen such an open field of contenders for its top award. I would love for every award recipient to not feel like they have to acknowledge it independently.

The veterancomposer broke his own record as the most nominated living person in Oscar history when he received his 51st nomination, for Best Original Score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Get Out is up for four nominations, including Peele as Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya, a heady feat for a director essentially new to the game.

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'I've said all that I need to say about the topic'. I think Metcalf slightly edges out the other two for me. I thought he was upset about the fact that La La Land had won.

Should Win: "Call Me By Your Name" stood apart for me. No matter how awkward or embarrassing it might be, there would be no cutting to a commercial, no breaking away for 'technical difficulties. "This is the theme of what's happening throughout Hollywood", said O'Neil. I don't care that suddenly there's a guy in a headset onstage now, I don't care that suddenly the accountants are on stage. TV viewers know they'll never see all the series necessary to call the Emmys.

Which ought to make me a natural in this anti-expertise age, right?

Prediction: Ivory, "Call Me by Your Name".

"We just talked about our kids and talked like normal people", Zoern recalls.

Will win: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Should win: Three Billboards.

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The Academy is giving Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway a second chance. We are now investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. After the fiasco, host Jimmy Kimmel tried to fix the awkward situation with his spills. It would be no surprise if this movie took over the Oscars.

The ceremony could also yield a number of history-making records and milestones.

Speaking of chats had with more seasoned Academy members, one new voter explained: "I had multiple conversations with longtime Academy members who were like, 'That was not an Oscar film.' And I'm like, 'That's bullshit". 'I think there will be a few of those moments this year.

"Variety's Peter DeBruge praised "Dunkirk", writing, "(Nolan has) delivered all the spectacle of a big-screen tentpole, ratcheting up both the tension and heroism through his intricate and occasionally overwhelming sound design".

This year, the Harvey Weinstein scandal has affected just about everything. If he wins, the reaction will likely be negative, if Casey Affleck's win previous year for "Manchester by the Sea" is any indication.

This has been an encouraging year for LGBT movies. We want to keep it positive and stay on that message. This is both because of the positive progression LGBT rights have taken as well as a response to the pushback over the a year ago from the current regressive administration. Its only real competition is Martin McDonagh's screenplay for "Three Billboards", which, if it were to take the Oscar, would strengthen that movie's overall case for Best Picture over "The Shape of Water".

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