Gold Derby’s editors are still picking our jaws off the floor after Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, in which Guillermo del Toro‘s “The Shape of Water” took down Martin McDonagh‘s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.” Tom O’Neil, Paul Sheehan, Chris Beachum, Marcus James Dixon, Daniel Montgomery and Joyce Eng analyze the winners and losers and critique the show in our morning-after slugfest. Watch the video above or listen to the audio podcast version below.
I knew that my gutsy prediction that “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” would win the Oscar for Best Picture was in trouble when our managing editor Chris Beachum published the ballots of seven voters a week or so ago. None of them picked “Billboards” as the champ. “Shape of Water” had the most votes – three. “Dunkirk” had two, “Lady Bird” and “Darkest Hour” scored one each. “Billboards” was only ranked in the second or third positions on a few ballots.
You can see all of my Oscar predictions on one page here, but let’s go through each category. Many races listed below need no explanation considering these contenders already bagged every other purse this derby season. BEST PICTURE “Three Billboards” “Billboards” should win (21/20 odds) considering its Godzilla rampages through the Golden Globes, SAG and BAFTA Awards, but it’s not nominated for Best Director by those quirky Oscar voters. A big, blazing red flag?
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