Well, it’s that time again! It’s time for me to post my very early Oscar predictions. I do this on a monthly basis. I always make it a point to acknowledge that, this early in the year, this is something of a pointless exercise. We’re still not far into 2018 and but, surprisingly, several excellent films have already been released. Who knows what the rest of the year will be like!
So, as always, the predictions below are a combination of instinct and random guesses. This month, I’ve kind of let my imagination run wild. And you know what? That’s the way it should be. What’s the point of trying to predict stuff if you can’t have fun?
So, without further ado, here are my predictions for April!
(Click to see my predictions for January, February, and March!)
The Happytime Murders
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary, Queen of Scots
The Other Side of the Wind
A Quiet Place
Ryan Coogler for Black Panther
Barry Jenkins for If Beale Street Could Talk
John Krasinski for A Quiet Place
Steve McQueen for Widows
Orson Welles for The Other Side of the Wind
Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy
Willem DaFoe in At Eternity’s Gate
Matt Dillon in The House That Jack Built
Ryan Gosling in First Man
John Huston in The Other Side of the Wind
Cate Blanchett in Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Viola Davis in Widows
Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Saoirse Ronan in Mary, Queen of Scots
Kristin Stewart in JT LeRoy
Best Supporting Actor
Peter Bogdanovich in The Other Side of the Wind
Russell Crowe in Boy Erased
Michael B. Jordan in Black Panther
David Tennant in Mary, Queen of Scots
Forest Whitaker in Burden
Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern in JT Leroy
Claire Foy in First Man
Nicole Kidman in Boy Erases
Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk
Margot Robie in Mary, Queen of Scots