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91st Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2018 (for the 2019 Ceremony) - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

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OCTOBER 16TH
PREDICTIONS IN ALL MUSIC AND SOUND CATEGORIES...


ORIGINAL SCORE

Oscar's music branch, once notoriously averse to new composers has been loosening up a bit these past few years. But they're still more likely to honor previous members of the club. 

Tier 1 - Prediction

FIRST MAN
Justin Hurwitz
(3 noms | 2 wins)

 

ISLE OF DOGS
Alexandre Desplat
(9 noms | 2 wins)

 

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Nicholas Britell
(1 nomination)

 

MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Marc Shaiman (5 noms) & Scott Wittman
(never nominated)

 

BLACK PANTHER
Ludwig Göransson (never nominated)

 

 
Tier 2 - Or Maybe It'll Be

INCREDIBLES 2
Michael Giacchino
(2 noms | 1 win)

 

A QUIET PLACE
Marco Beltrami 
(2 nominations)

 

THE SISTERS BROTHERS
Alexandre Desplat
(9 noms | 2 wins)

WIDOWS
Hans Zimmer
11 noms | 1 win

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
Max Richter
(never nominated)

 
Tier 3 - Other Possible Scores of Note...

Previously nominated
Everybody Knows
- Alberto Iglesias (3/0)
Vice
- Nicholas Britell (1/0)
Operation Finale
- Desplat (9/2)
Ready Player One
- Alan Silvestri (2/0)
Solo A Star Wars Story - John Powell (1/0)
Welcome to Marwen - Alan Silvestri (2/0)

Waiting on first nomination
BlacKkKlansmen - Terrence Blanchard
Boy Erased -Danny Bensi & Saunders Juriiaans
The Favourite -Unknown
Roma - Unknown
Suspiria - Thom Yorke
White Boy Rick - Max Richter

 

 

 

SOUND MIXING

This category is chiefly the domain of the three following types of pictures: musicals (or music heavy pictures), action or genre blockbusters, and best picture players with lots of technial prowess. 

Tier 1 - Prediction

A STAR IS BORN

ROMA

FIRST MAN

BLACK PANTHER

THE INCREDIBLES 2

 
Tier 2 - Or Maybe It'll Be

WIDOWS

A QUIET PLACE

MARY POPPINS RETURNS

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT

ANNIHILATION

 
Tier 3 - Other possibilities for the bake-offs

Blackkklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Fantastic Beasts 2, Hereditary, If Beale Street Could Talk, Mary Queen of Scots, Mortal Engines, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Ready Player One, Solo, The Sisters Brothers

 

 

 

SOUND EDITING

This category generally favors best picture players with obvious technical prowess, action or genre blockbusters, and the occassional animated film.

Tier 1 - Prediction

FIRST MAN

BLACK PANTHER

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT INCREDIBLES 2 WIDOWS
 
Tier 2 - Or Maybe It'll Be
ROMA A QUIET PLACE

A STAR IS BORN

ANNIHILATION

READY PLAYER ONE

 
Tier 3 - Other possibilities for the bake-offs

Blackkklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Fantastic Beasts 2, Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Poppins Returns, Mortal Engines, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, The Sisters Brothers, Solo, Widows

 

 

 

ORIGINAL SONG

This early in the year we don't yet know which movies will have songs... but the safest bets to actually include songs  are usually musicals or animated films. The category also enjoys it when major musicians moonlight as film composers (see Lady Gaga and Mary J Blige in recent years). Lately documentaries have also frequently competed though we rarely hear about those songs ahead of time. So we're just guessing five films randomly for now. The chart will grow throughout the year.

Tier 1 - Prediction

A STAR IS BORN
"The Shallow"

Writers: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt
Performers: Gaga and Bradley Cooper


MARY POPPINS RETURNS
"???"

A STAR IS BORN
"Maybe It's Time"

Writer: Bradley Cooper
Performer: Cooper

A WRINKLE IN TIME
"Flower in the Universe"

Writers: Sade Adu, Andrew Hale and Ben Travers
Performer: Sade

RBG
"I'll Fight"

Writer: Diane Warren
Performer: Jennifer Hudson

Tier 2 - More possibilities

BLACK PANTHER
"All of the Stars"

Writers: Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Sounwave, Al Shux
Performers: Lamar and SZA

FREE SOLO
"Gravity"

Tim McGraw & Lori McKenna

BOY ERASED
"Revelation"

Troye Sivan & Jónsi 

HEARTS BEAT LOUD
"Hearts Beat Loud"

Writer: Keegan DeWitt
Performers: Kiersey Clemons and Nick Offerman

DEADPOOL 2
"Ashes"

Writers: Peter Martin, Jordan Smith, Tedd T
Performer: Celine Dion

 

Other Possibilities

  • SUSPIRIA "Suspirium" Thom Yorke
  • SMALLFOOT "Finally Free" Niail Horan
  • ON THE BASIS OF SEX "Here Comes the Change" Kesha
  • FIFTY SHADES FREED "For You" Liam Payne and Rita Ora
  • BLACK PANTHER "?"
  • WIDOWS "The Big Unknown" Sade
  • LOVE SIMON "Love Lies" Khalid & Normani

Any guesses or insider info as to which movies might have songs this year? Send us tips here!