By: Josh Greene | Media Editor
January 31, 2018
This March marks another annual competition celebrating the year’s most acclaimed films on the most prestigious level: the 90th Academy Awards and nominations this year have brought nothing but praise. Although, what is up for debate is who deserves to win in each category. Read below to see the official Triton Times breakdown of each major category: who should win, and who will likely win.
What’s Going To Win: With an overwhelming amount of success for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has proved to be the most obvious pick to take home the gold. Yet don’t be surprised if Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water makes a push for the victory, considering it leads the pack in nominations this year, and The Academy loves a good surprise.
What Should Win: P.T. Anderson’s Phantom Thread was a cinematic spectacle that proved worthy of this award through it’s masterful performances, sweeping cinematography, and moving score. The entire film felt like one, long dance, only interrupted by the occasional humorous moment for intellects to thrive on.
Who’s Going To Win: Guillermo del Toro seemingly has this victory sealed after leading the pack in nominations and taking home a Golden Globe in this category for his film The Shape of Water. Another obvious contender would be Christopher Nolan, a five-time nominee who has yet to take home an Oscar, and his work with Dunkirk may just be his chance. The fact that he went all out to shoot on 70mm for an epic film experience following Tarantino’s resurrection of the format is just icing on the cake.