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2018 Oscar Predictions

written by rick March 2, 2018
2018 Oscar Predictions


Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water Best Director Oscar 2018 prediction

The awards season momentum seems to be behind del Toro, along with a general sense that he’s a very sweet guy and has paid his dues. The Shape of Water is also a fairly perfect distillation of del Toro’s aesthetic, which is nothing if not rapturous and attention-grabbing.

(Seconded, with the snark level reduced: “If the likely Best Picture winner were the kind of movie that, like, say, “Darkest Hour,” presents its virtues more plainly, the director of a showier film would win; but since del Toro’s film is by far the gaudiest of the nominees, he’ll win for Best Director, too.” ~ Richard Brody.)





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