My Fantasy Awards Booking 2018

Proof that I can at least outdo the BAFTAs.

For the past couple of years, inspired by Kyle Turner doing so back in 2016, every late February I have been putting together fun little thought exercises about how I would have done Awards Season, were I given either control of the whole thing or the ability to contribute to everybody else’s ballots.  And with the Oscars coming next Sunday so we can finally put this whole thing to bed for another (*checks notes*) eight months – Christ, I can remember when Variety were calling this “the most exciting Awards Season in years” before everybody released their nominees list and it turned out they were largely going to fall into drearily predictable lockstep with each other – it’s time once again for me to push out this prime slice of filler!  As usual, this is just how I would do the nominee lists rather than picking any winners, and reasons can be found either in my massive Year in Review from December (a hub filled with links being here) or my BAFTA nomination rundown for this year (and which I scored a clean sweep in predictions on so I am currently hung up about not having bet money on them).

If you’re wondering why it’s so late, blame Universal UK for bodging the release of Lady Bird so hard that it was available to buy on home media in America before it got a cinema release here, the bastards.

Best Picture

Blade Runner 2049
Get Out
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2
Lady Bird
Paddington 2
The Shape of Water
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Director

Bertrand Bonello Nocturama
Denis Villeneuve Blade Runner 2049
Greta Gerwig Lady Bird
Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water
Jordan Peele Get Out

Best Actor

Andy Serkis Caesar War for the Planet of the Apes
Ben Whishaw Paddington Brown Paddington 2
Daniel Day-Lewis Reynolds Woodcock Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya Chris Washington Get Out
Kumail Nanjiani Himself The Big Sick

Best Actress

Aubrey Plaza Ingrid Thorburn Ingrid Goes West
Cynthia Nixon Emily Dickinson A Quiet Passion
Ellie Kendrick Clover The Levelling
Sally Hawkins Elisa Esposito The Shape of Water
Wu Ke-xi Lien-Ching The Road to Mandalay

Best Supporting Actor

Adam Driver Kylo Ren Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
Jason Mitchell Ronsel Jackson Mudbound
Jason Sudeikis Oscar Colossal
Michael Shannon Colonel Richard Strickland The Shape of Water
Michael Stuhlbarg Samuel Pearlman Call Me by Your Name

Best Supporting Actress

Allison Williams Rose Armitage Get Out
Dafne Keen Laura/X-23 Logan
Laurie Metcalf Marion McPherson Lady Bird
Tiffany Haddish Dina Girls Trip
Vicky Krieps Alma Elson Phantom Thread

Best Original Screenplay

Colossal Nacho Vigalondo
Get Out Jordan Peele
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig
The Big Sick Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

Best Adapted Screenplay

Blade Runner 2049 Hampton Fancher (story), Hampton Fancher and Michael Green (screenplay)
Call Me by Your Name James Ivory
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 James Gunn
Paddington 2 Paul King and Simon Farnaby
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi Rian Johnson

Best Animated Film

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
The LEGO Batman Movie

Best Cinematography

Baby Driver Bill Pope
Blade Runner 2049 Roger Deakins
Get Out Toby Oliver
Nocturama Leo Hinstin
The Shape of Water Dan Laustsen

Best Original Score

Blade Runner 2049 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
Dunkirk Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread Johnny Greenwood
The Shape of Water Alexandre Desplat

Best Editing

Baby Driver Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos
Get Out Gregory Plotkin
Lady Bird Nick Houy
Logan Lucky Mary Ann Bernard (Steven Soderbergh)
Nocturama Fabrice Rouaud

Best Production Design

Blade Runner 2049 Dennis Gassner
Get Out Rusty Smith
Nocturama Katia Wyszkop
T2 Trainspotting Patrick Rolfe and Mark Tildesley
The Shape of Water Paul D. Asterberry

Best Visual Effects

Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2
Paddington 2
The Shape of Water
War for the Planet of the Apes

Want to join in on this kind of thought exercise?  Why not leave your own fantasy bookings below in the comments!

Callie Petch’s favourite group ain’t comin’ with it.

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