1/10 Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water)
28/1 Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
40/1 Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
50/1 Jordan Peele (Get Out)
80/1 Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)
WHO SHOULD WIN- Christopher Nolan
I understand I run the risk of committing blasphemy, but Dunkirk has dethroned Saving Private Ryan as the ultimate WWII movie. It’s not even close. Nolan showed us a new way to tell a war story. Instead of following one character’s story throughout the war or battle, he had three stories shown simultaneously with staggered timelines, expertly crafted to tell the story of the land, sea, and air battles, and all leading to a single event where all the characters converge into one of the most intense and exciting scenes of any movie this year/decade.
Christopher Nolan has never won an Oscar and that’s sad. He is without a doubt the most talented of any director nominated, but unfortunately that doesn’t translate into Oscar wins. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
WHO WILL WIN- Guillermo Del Toro
Yeah I know The Shape of Water was great, and Guillermo did an awesome job with it but I don’t like this guy and I credit the supporting staff with making this movie as good as it is. This guy doesn’t get half the amount of praise he’s getting without the prop department, make up artist, cinematographer, and sound crew. Sure he was responsible for each of them but I think he’s getting the credit for other peoples work. Just my two cents.
HONORABLE MENTION- Jordan Peele
Never forget the fact that Jordan Peele decided to try something other than comedy for the first time and ended up making a movie that made him wildly more successful than 95% of the directors in that genre