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2018 Oscar Predictions (June): BLADE RUNNER 2049 Tops Cinematography, Film Editing, Original Score, Production Design

The first official 2018 Oscar predictions for the tech categories from the Gold Rush Gang and Blade Runner 2049 takes a clear lead on multiple categories. Dominating Cinematography with a perfect score of 100, could this finally be Roger Deakins’ ticket to Oscar gold or is it merely a replicant? Dunkirk isn’t too far behind here and with Hoyte Van Hoytema managing multiple film stocks and IMAX, he’s assured his first Oscar nomination. Wonderstruck‘s Edward Lachman, a two-time Oscar nominee for Todd Haynes’ Far From Heaven and Carol, also looks very good for a nomination even if the film falters in the top of the line categories. Darkest Hour‘s Bruno Delbonnel is a four-time Oscar nominee and lensing a film that has risen month to month in all top of the line categories so he’s to be taken very seriously as a contender. The riskiest prediction at the moment lands at #5 and that is Call Me By Your Name‘s Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. After Moonlight scored here (as well as in other major categories) on the way to its eventual Best Picture win, the cinematographer of recent visual spectacles Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and the Arabian Nights trilogy could very well be a player here. In all, 18 films receive votes this month, one of the largest sets of any of our predictions.

CINEMATOGRAPHY ERIK
ANDERSON
BRYAN BONAFEDE GREG HOWARD EVAN
KOST
JASON OSIASON KENNETH
POLISHCHUK
DENIZCAN SÜRÜCÜ RICHARD
ANTHONY
ŞÜKRÜ SÖĞÜT MATT DINN TOTAL
POINTS
1 Blade Runner 2049 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 100
2 Dunkirk 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 86
3 Wonderstruck 2 5 9 3 6 2 3 4 3 3 70
4 Darkest Hour 5 2 3 4 4 4 7 2 4 7 68
5 Call Me By Your Name 9 4 8 5 3 7 5 6 9 43
6 Detroit 4 4 9 6 6 6 7 8 38
7 Lost City of Z, The 8 10 7 7 10 10 5 5 5 32
8 Inner City 4 8 6 15
8 mother! 9 6 10 8 9 9 15
10 Greatest Showman, The 6 8 7 10 10 14
11 The Papers 7 5 9 12
12 Beguiled, The 10 10 6 9 9 11
13 Breathe 8 8 7 10
13 Florida Project, The 6 5 5 8 4 9
15 Mary Magdalene 7 4
16 Current War, The 8 3
17 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 10 1
17 Wonder Wheel 10 1
OTHER CONTENDERS
Aftermath, The
Downsizing
Get Out
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Happy End
Killing of a Sacred Deer, The
Last Flag Flying
Lean on Pete
Marshall
Murder on the Orient Express
Shape of Water, The
Snowman, The
Phantom Thread
You Were Never Really Here

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About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association), the International Press Academy and is the founder/editor of AwardsWatch.

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