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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 2018 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 2018, if I were allowed to vote -- my choice for the winner is in bold -- in addition, I have also included a few additional categories worth mentioning...


Roma, The Best Film of 2018

BEST PICTURE
A Star is Born
BlacKkKlansman
Roma
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Vice

BEST ACTOR
Christian Bale in Vice
Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born
Willem Dafoe in At Eternity's Gate
John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman
Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody

BEST ACTRESS
Olivia Colman in The Favourite
Glenn Close in The Wife
Lady Gaga in A Star is Born
Rosamund Pike in A Private War
Yalitza Aparicio in Roma

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali in Green Book
Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliot in A Star is Born
Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell in Vice

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams in Vice
Claire Foy in First Man
Emma Stone in The Favourite
Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk
Rachel Weisz in The Favourite

BEST DIRECTOR
Bradley Cooper for A Star is Born
Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
Adam McKay for Vice
Damien Chazelle for First Man
Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Favourite
First Reformed
The Last Movie Star
Roma
Vice

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BlacKkKlansman
First Man
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star is Born

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
Marco Beltrami for A Quiet Place
Terence Blanchard for BlacKkKlansman
Nicholas Britell for If Beale Street Could Talk
Justin Hurwitz for First Man
Daniel Hart for The Old Man & The Gun
Ludwig Göransson for Black Panther
Jonny Greenwood for You Were Never Really Here
Marc Shaiman for Mary Poppins Returns
Nicholas Britell for Vice

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"Is That Alright?" from A Star is Born -- Performed by Lady Gaga
"Here Comes The Change" from On The Basis of Sex -- Performed by Kesha
"Shallow" from A Star is Born -- Performed by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
"Revelation" from Boy Erased -- Performed by Troye Sivan & Jónsi
"All The Stars" from Black Panther -- Performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA
"I'll Never Love Again" from A Star is Born -- Performed by Lady Gaga
"When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" from The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs -- Performed by Willie Watson & Tim Blake Nelson
"I'll Fight" from RBG -- Performed by Jennifer Hudson
"Requiem for a Private War" from A Private War -- Performed by Annie Lennox
"Treasure" from Beautiful Boy -- Performed by Sampha
"Always Remember Us This Way" from A Star is Born -- Performed by Lady Gaga

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Favourite
Cold War
Roma
A Star is Born
Vice

BEST FILM EDITING
BlacKkKlansman
The Favourite
Roma
A Star is Born
Vice

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Favourite
First Man
Black Panther
Roma
Mary Poppins Returns

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Black Panther
The Favourite
Bohemian Rhapsody
Roma
BlacKkKlansman

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
Vice

BEST SOUND MIXING
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Roma
A Star is Born

BEST SOUND EDITING
Black Panther
A Quiet Place
First Man
Roma
A Star is Born

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Black Panther
Christopher Robin
First Man
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Ready Player One

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
A Star is Born
Roma
Black Panther
Vice
The Favourite

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Incredibles 2
Ralph Breaks The Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 2018 MOTION PICTURE
Incredible tracking shot following Cleo through the ocean as she goes out to rescue the children in Roma
The shot from inside the store looking for baby furniture out to the violence outside that eventually comes inside in Roma
Closing sequence asking interviewers to recall a person who made a positive difference in their lives from Won't You Be My Neighbor?
The fake end credits that roll after showing what an alternate history could have been in Vice
Dick and Lynne Cheney reciting Shakespeare to each other in planning his secretive Vice President power grab in Vice
Ally's first breakthrough performance on stage in A Star is Born
Double dolly shot of characters with guns drawn tracking out the window towards a KKK cross burning followed by contemporary footage of tragedy in BlacKkKlansman
The Live Aid concert sequence in Bohemian Rhapsody
The riveting opening sequence of Neil Armstrong flying in an X-15 in First Man
Silent shot of Dick Cheney standing at the door of the Oval Office when he first becomes VP in Vice
The haunting final superimposed image with the Queen at the center in The Favourite

BEST FILM QUOTE OF THE YEAR
"You've loved and been loved. You're one of the lucky ones." from Irreplaceable You
"The wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers." from Black Panther
"To live in the past is to die in the present." from Tag
"We must find a way to look after each other as if we were one single tribe." from Black Panther
"Stop running from it. Let that pain become your inspiration." from I Can Only Imagine
"Do what makes your soul shine." from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
"You can't get anywhere pretending to be someone you're not." from Bohemian Rhapsody
"Giant leaps will always come at a cost." from Venom
"The only thing that ever really changes the world is when somebody gets the idea that love can abound and can be shared." from Won't You Be My Neighbor?
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." from Tag
"It's entirely possible to be relaxed and extremely uneasy at the same time." from Mission: Impossible - Fallout
"The greatest thing that we can do is to help someone know they are loved and capable of loving." from Won't You be My Neighbor?

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Cold War
Black Panther
A Star is Born