FAULT Magazine 2018 Oscar Predictions

fWith the Bafta’s now behind us, it’s time we turned our heads towards the Oscar’s. After the #Oscarssowhite controversy miring previous years and Moonlight/La La Land mishaps from last year, all eyes will be fixed squarely on this year’s award ceremony! While it’s a close race and no one can be sure until the night, many platforms are making last-minute Oscar predictions so allow us to present to you the Official FAULT Magazine 2018 Oscar Prediction list!

Award: Best Actor
Nominees: Daniel Kaluuya “Get Out”
Timothée Chalamet “Call Me by Your Name”
Gary Oldman “Darkest Hour”
Daniel Day-Lewis “Phantom Thread”
Denzel Washington “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

FAULT Prediction: Gary Oldman

While odds at Betfair currently place Gary Oldman at 33/1 to win behind Timothee Chalamet and Daniel Kaluuya’s 16/1, Gary Oldman still edged them out at the Bafta’s taking home the coveted best Leading Acting award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. While we believe Kaluuya and Chalamet both put in Oscar Award-winning performances in their respective projects, ‘Darkest Hour’ is the epitome of an “Oscar Movie”. Unless the Academy has made significant strides to modernise this 2018, we predict that once again it will be the biopic/period drama to bring things home this year.

 

Award: Actor In A Supporting Role

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

FAULT Prediction: Willem Dafoe

Sam Rockwell’s performance as Jason Dixon in “Three Billboards” has already earned him a SAG Awards, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe awards, makes it hard to deny that he is a clear favourite to win this year with the general public. That being said, we’re going to route for Willem Dafoe for his performance in “The Florida Project” to take the award for Best Supporting Actor. While we won’t comment on the actor’s respective performances or acting prowess, Dafoe’s performance gained universal praise from The NYTimes, Vulture, Common Sense Media and if past years have taught us anything, it’s that the titles above and the academy, all speak the same language.

 

Award: Best Actress

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

FAULT Prediction: Frances McDormand

It’s going to be a close year for Best Actress nominations making it tough to predict an all-out winner. If we’re to follow the BAFTA pattern, Frances McDormand picked up the award for Best Actress earlier this week, and we imagine she will do quite the same at The Oscars but this year is anyone’s game, and every actress is well deserved of that Oscar nod this year.

 

 

Award: Actress In A Supporting Role

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

FAULT Predictions: Mary J. Blige

We’re throwing all metrics out of the window here, and we’ll admit, we’re trying to speak this one into existence here! When the nominees have announced, Mary J. Blige made history by becoming the first person (not women, not black women, but first person ever in the entirety of The Oscars), to be nominated for her acting performance and an original song in a single year. Let that sink in, now imagine Blige becomes the first actress ever to win both awards…! Disclaimer: All signs point to Allison Janney winning for “I, Tonya” but we’ll save such logic for another category.

 

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

FAULT Predictions: Jordan Peele

Despite our earlier comments on Gary Oldman being our prediction for the Best Actor for his traditional Oscar-winning portrayal of Churchill, we’re going with Jordan Peele to pick up the award for Best Director. Plainly put, it’s the smartest move for The Academy to show that they’re ready for a change by awarding Peele the award. That’s not to say it’s a baseless token by any stretch of the imagination, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut grossed $176 million domestically. Peele created a horror movie like non-other, a film which while genuinely frightening was still able to touch on social issues and speak to the latest generation of moviegoers in a way unlike many other Oscar Award winning Directors we’ve seen in previous years. If the academy believes in modernising and listening to the also subjective views of the movie-going public, they’ll award Peele with his Best Picture Nomination.

 

Award: Best Picture
Nominations:
“Darkest Hour”
“Dunkirk”
“Phantom Thread”
“Get Out”
“The Post”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“The Shape of Water”
“Lady Bird”
“Call Me by Your Name”

FAULT Predictions: Call Me By Your Name

It’s a tough one this year, it’s not actually until I saw all the movies laid out did I realise just how great the year was for cinema. If we learnt anything from last year, it’s that The Oscars are listening to stories emanating from the LGBTQ community. However that isn’t the only theme Call Me By You Name shares with last year winner, ‘Moonlight’. What both managed to do, was to convey the story and struggle of homosexuality but in a way that resonated with all peoples who have suffered with otherness and we think the academy will see this and will once again reward such a feat.

BAFTA EE Presents The Costume Series in partnership with Swarovski

 

Each year, the BAFTA Awards showcase an incredible array of talent in the most poignant cinematic categories.

 

This weekend, The Sessions held at BAFTA HQ shone a light on the makers of the most incredible films to grace the screen in 2017. From Production Design to Hair and Makeup, along with talks from this year’s EE Rising Star Nominees, the panels offered an exclusive in-depth look at the work and passion that is put behind each film and each talent nominated for this year’s awards.

 

As part of the Costume Sessions, we had an exclusive opportunity to see what actually went into the makings of the incredible dressings from BAFTA Nominated films The Shape of Water and I, Tonya.

 

The process that goes into the making of a costume is intrinsically fascinating and complex. Speaking to the crowd, Jennifer Johnson, the costume designer behind I, Tonya’s iconic looks has delved in depth into what actually goes into the garment-making of an iconic biographical film.

Photo: Neon

`’It’s a magical time when an actor feels incredibly wholesome with the costume” she says while reflecting on working with Margot Robbie. Robbie’s costumes were made from scratch – there was no particular insight into Tonya’s actual outfits that she wore during the Olympics. By studying significant amounts of documentary series on Tonya’s performances along with VHS footage and very old poor quality photographs, Johnson only had 5 weeks of pre-production time to be able to put together all of Robbie’s outfits. Challenging yet rewarding at the same time, the team behind I, Tonya acted as a very nurturing environment for Johnson to work in. Margot Robbie acted as a title character as well as a producer alongside her husband who was a screenwriter. We’d call it a family affair. It was very important for Johnson to get a good grasp of Margot’s character at first. Speaking to FAULT of her experience, she recalls that the moment Robbie became one with the costume was a wholesome process. “The body warms up, they accept the costume and they become one with it. If the actor doesn’t accept the costume in their sphere and their comfort, then that’s when difficulties occur.”

 

The second panelist of the evening was Luis Sequeira, the designer behind the iconic period looks of The Shape of Water who is currently being nominated in 13 different categories.

Octavia Spencer and Sally Hawkins in the film THE SHAPE OF WATER. Photo by Kerry Hayes. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

When working with Guillermo Del Toro, Luis explains that it’s a very particular and intense experience. On a production of the scale of The Shape of Water, it was very important to keep all the details in check from start to finish. A fabric that looks a certain way in the palm of your hards takes entirely different dimensions when put in front of a camera. The second part of the film was shot entirely underwater, which added an extra element of difficulty when addressing the costumes. For the final scene, Sequiera explains that he chose to use a different type of fabric that would accurately reflect the movements of Sally. When speaking of his experience of working alongside her, he explains that there’s “always a magical melding of actually creating characters with Sally and that forms a healthy balance.” In perspective, the cast is at their most vulnerable with the costume designers and they believe in that a strong blend of trust and friendship needs to exist. Although Sequeira insists that a boundary still needs to exist. Even though he’s close to Sally, he explains that ‘close friends don’t tie her shoelaces’ – which inevitably creates a division in between a working relationship and an actual friendship. Not to say that one can’t be formed, but what’s most important on a film set is a level of professional trust in between designers and cast members.

 

The question on everyone’s lips is ‘Who’s going to win Best Picture at the awards this weekend?’ Reluctant to answer, Sequeira believes it’s quite likely ‘Guillerom del Torro’s turn this year’. We tend to agree, yet the answer to the question shall be revealed this evening.

 

The EE British Academy Film Awards is broadcast on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 18th February. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds working in film, games and television, visit:www.bafta.org/guru

 

 

 

 

 

BAFTA Announces the 2018 nominations for EE British Academy Film Awards

This year’s nominations for BAFTA’s EE British Academy Film Awards are an array of both established and newcomer talent.

Sally Hawkings in The Shape of Water – Photograph All Star / Fox Searchlight Pictures

Crowned as the film with the most nominations this year is The Shape of Water – nominated in no less than 12 categories. It’s followed closely by Darkest Hour and Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri with 9 categories. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is nominated in 8 whereas I, Tonya is in the run-up to 5 categories.

This year’s awards will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 18th of February and shall be presented by Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley, replacing Stephen Fry.

As award season is approaching swiftly, this year will definitely be filled with surprises. Here is the full list of nominees for BAFTA’s EE British Academy Film Awards 2018.

 

BEST FILM
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito, Peter Spears
DARKEST HOUR Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski
DUNKIRK Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
THE SHAPE OF WATER Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
DARKEST HOUR Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski
THE DEATH OF STALIN Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou, Ian Martin, David Schneider
GOD’S OWN COUNTRY Francis Lee, Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling
LADY MACBETH William Oldroyd, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, Alice Birch
PADDINGTON 2 Paul King, David Heyman, Simon Farnaby
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin
       

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
THE GHOUL Gareth Tunley (Writer/Director/Producer), Jack Healy Guttman & Tom Meeten (Producers)
I AM NOT A WITCH Rungano Nyoni (Writer/Director), Emily Morgan (Producer)
JAWBONE Johnny Harris (Writer/Producer), Thomas Napper (Director)
KINGDOM OF US Lucy Cohen (Director)
LADY MACBETH Alice Birch (Writer), William Oldroyd (Director), Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Producer)
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ELLE Paul Verhoeven, Saïd Ben Saïd
FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh
THE HANDMAIDEN Park Chan-wook, Syd Lim
LOVELESS Andrey Zvyagintsev, Alexander Rodnyansky
THE SALESMAN Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre Mallet-Guy
DOCUMENTARY
CITY OF GHOSTS Matthew Heineman
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Raoul Peck
ICARUS Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
JANE Brett Morgen
ANIMATED FILM
COCO Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
LOVING VINCENT Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Ivan Mactaggart
MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE Claude Barras, Max Karli
DIRECTOR
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Denis Villeneuve
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Luca Guadagnino
DUNKIRK Christopher Nolan
THE SHAPE OF WATER Guillermo del Toro
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Martin McDonagh
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
GET OUT Jordan Peele
I, TONYA Steven Rogers
LADY BIRD Greta Gerwig
THE SHAPE OF WATER Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Martin McDonagh
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME James Ivory
THE DEATH OF STALIN Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, David Schneider
FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL Matt Greenhalgh
MOLLY’S GAME Aaron Sorkin
PADDINGTON 2 Simon Farnaby, Paul King
LEADING ACTRESS
ANNETTE BENING Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
FRANCES McDORMAND Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
MARGOT ROBBIE I, Tonya
SALLY HAWKINS The Shape of Water
SAOIRSE RONAN Lady Bird
LEADING ACTOR
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS Phantom Thread
DANIEL KALUUYA Get Out
GARY OLDMAN Darkest Hour
JAMIE BELL Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET Call Me by Your Name
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
ALLISON JANNEY I, Tonya
KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS Darkest Hour
LAURIE METCALF Lady Bird
LESLEY MANVILLE Phantom Thread
OCTAVIA SPENCER The Shape of Water
SUPPORTING ACTOR
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER All the Money in the World
HUGH GRANT Paddington 2
SAM ROCKWELL Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
WILLEM DAFOE The Florida Project
WOODY HARRELSON Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
ORIGINAL MUSIC
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Benjamin Wallfisch, Hans Zimmer
DARKEST HOUR Dario Marianelli
DUNKIRK Hans Zimmer
PHANTOM THREAD Jonny Greenwood
THE SHAPE OF WATER Alexandre Desplat
CINEMATOGRAPHY
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Roger Deakins
DARKEST HOUR Bruno Delbonnel
DUNKIRK Hoyte van Hoytema
THE SHAPE OF WATER Dan Laustsen
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Ben Davis
EDITING
BABY DRIVER Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Joe Walker
DUNKIRK Lee Smith
THE SHAPE OF WATER Sidney Wolinsky
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Jon Gregory
PRODUCTION DESIGN
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
DARKEST HOUR Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
DUNKIRK Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
THE SHAPE OF WATER Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau
COSTUME DESIGN
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Jacqueline Durran
DARKEST HOUR Jacqueline Durran
I, TONYA Jennifer Johnson
PHANTOM THREAD Mark Bridges
THE SHAPE OF WATER Luis Sequeira
MAKE UP & HAIR
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Donald Mowat, Kerry Warn
DARKEST HOUR David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuji
I, TONYA Deborah La Mia Denaver, Adruitha Lee
VICTORIA & ABDUL Daniel Phillips
WONDER Naomi Bakstad, Robert A. Pandini, Arjen Tuiten
SOUND
BABY DRIVER Tim Cavagin, Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini, Mac Ruth
DUNKIRK Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, Mark Weingarten
THE SHAPE OF WATER Christian Cooke, Glen Gauthier, Nathan Robitaille, Brad Zoern
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson
DUNKIRK Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson
THE SHAPE OF WATER Dennis Berardi, Trey Harrell, Kevin Scott
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Nominees tbc
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Nominees tbc
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
HAVE HEART Will Anderson
MAMOON Ben Steer
POLES APART Paloma Baeza, Ser En Low
BRITISH SHORT FILM
AAMIR Vika Evdokimenko, Emma Stone, Oliver Shuster
COWBOY DAVE Colin O’Toole, Jonas Mortensen
A DROWNING MAN Mahdi Fleifel, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Patrick Campbell
WORK Aneil Karia, Scott O’Donnell
WREN BOYS Harry Lighton, Sorcha Bacon, John Fitzpatrick
EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
DANIEL KALUUYA
FLORENCE PUGH
JOSH O’CONNOR
TESSA THOMPSON
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET