In a conventional world, Hawkins' silent performance in The Shape of Water would have been a hands-down victor and Robbie's chilling rendition of disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding is just the kind of stuff the Academy would have flipped for.
While Seth Meyers may have had it tough as the first comedian to host a major awards show after Hollywood's explosive reckoning with sexual assault and power abuse in the industry, Kimmel will also have a lot of tricky currents event news to unpack as well - though he's used to dealing with sensitive matters at the Oscars, having had to handle last year's historic envelope mix up for Best Picture.
"The Shape of Water", a whimsical drama about a mute janitor who falls for a mutant fish-man, picked up a near-record 13 Oscar nominations and appeared to be a consensus favorite.
File-This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows. In total, Crystal hosted nine Academy Awards between 1989 and 2012. "Speculators believe that only "Dunkirk", "Get Out", "Lady Bird", The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" truly have the potential to take home the win. Last year's Best Actor Casey Affleck, who has settled harassment claims, is not attending. James Ivory, 89, won best adapted screenplay for his script to the coming-of-age drama "Call Me By Your Name", becoming the oldest victor ever. That, and it did more to re-energize genre filmmaking than anything in a decade. I will take all the entrants who beat my mark and randomly draw one to win a $25 gift certificate to the mid-valley movie house of your choice. He said, "This movie, lovely and a little disturbing, has a feel of film greatness to it".
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Actor: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour".
Sure, I really enjoyed "Darkest Hour", about Winston Churchill, and thought "Get Out" was unique in being able to brilliantly fuse comedy, horror and social commentary.
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Golden said he is "pulling for long shot Willem DaFoe for his strong performance in 'The Florida Project, ' a wonderful film about children at risk". He makes every moment he's in memorable, whether he's escorting a suspicious character off the property of a low-rent motel on the outskirts of Orlando or just trying to count the rent money. Perhaps his most memorable joke was in 1968: "I've never seen six hours whiz by so fast". There's not much evidence for it.
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Greta Gerwig, recognized for Lady Bird, is only the fifth female best director nominee, and the first since Kathryn Bigelow won for "The Hurt Locker" in 2010. Would anyone not cheer seeing Harrelson at the podium? He has won twice, for "Glory" and "Training Day".
When someone wins their first Oscar. When I think back on Oscar memories that's the one that sticks with me.
In the end, though, my prediction is "The Shape of Water".
But of the ones I saw, I'd give the nod to Richard Jenkins for "The Shape of Water" and Laurie Metcalf for "Ladybird".
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D'Imperio was the lone holdout, choosing Christopher Nolan for "Dunkirk". After all, trying to put a screenwriter's words to the emotions evoked might just make it normal - and that's something del Toro's film definitely is not.
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