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2017-2018 Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture Winner

 

The Best Picture Oscar nominees are out and we also have the beginning of guild awards season underway with winners from CSA, PGA and SAG to help set us on the path Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture winner.

Here is my ranking of who’s ahead based on who has the most guild nominations and wins, BAFTA nominations, what Oscar nominations they received and external influences that could sway Oscar voters.

1. Get Out – ACE, ADG, CDG, CSA, DGA, PGA, SAG, WGA
2. The Shape of Water – ACE, ADG, ASC, CAS, CDG, CSA, DGA, MUAH, PGA, WGA
3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – ACE, ADG, CDG, DGA, CSA, MUAH, PGA, SAG
4. Lady Bird – ACE, ADG, CDG, CSA, DGA, PGA, SAG, WGA
5. Call Me By Your Name – PGA, WGA
6. Phantom Thread – CDG
7. Darkest Hour – ADG, ASC, MUAH
8. The Post – ACE, ADG, CSA, PGA
9. Dunkirk – ACE, ADG, ASC, CAS, CDG, CSA, DGA, PGA

THE GUILDS Call Me By Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
American Cinema Editors (ACE)     X            
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC)                  
Art Directors Guild (ADG)                X  
Costume Designers Guild (CDG)                  
Casting Society of America (CSA)     X   X        
Cinema Audio Society (CAS)                  
Directors Guild of America (DGA)                X  
Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild (MUAH)                  
Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild (MPSE)                  
Producers Guild of America (PGA)               X  
Screen Actors Guild (SAG)                 X
Writers Guild of America (WGA)  X      X          

Legend

ACE – American Cinema Editors
ADG – Art Directors Guild
ASC – American Society of Cinematographers (2/17)
CAS – Cinema Audio Society (2/24)
CDG – Costume Designers Guild (2/19)
CSA – Casting Society of America
DGA – Directors Guild of America
MPSE – Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild (2/18)
MUAH – Makeup and Hairstyling Guild (2/24)
PGA – Producers Guild of America
SAG – Screen Actors Guild of America
WGA – Writers Guild of America

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself 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 (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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