Oscars 2018 Predictions Part 3 – Song, Sounds and Technical Categories

With the Oscars coming this weekend, here are our picks for Best Original Score / Song as well as all the technical categories. 

Note that money pick denotes the pick that offers the best risk/reward ratio maximizing return on investment where applicable. Obviously picking the favorite here would be counterintuitive as the line set on the favorite typically offers very little value.

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SING FOR ME

Remember Me is the favorite and the most prominent within its film but it will be very hard to turn away the powerful message within The Greatest Showman‘s “This Is Me”. I have it as my prediction and my money pick at 21/10 odds. Still this number isn’t great for the overall return but if you have to make a bet, go with This Is Me. 

On an unrelated note, I am most excited to see Sufjan Stevens perform Mystery Of Love (rumored alongside St. Vincent) of all the nominated songs come Oscar Night.

Best Song Predictions 2018

PREDICTION: THIS IS ME

MONEY PICK: THIS IS ME (21/10)

PLAY IT AGAIN SAM

Phantom Thread Making The Case Best Picture 1

Desplat provides another wonderful score full of whimsy much like his winning score for Grand Budapest Hotel. As such he is deserving of his status as the favorite, one that should see him win especially if Shape Of Water gets on a roll. However, don’t count out Jonny Greenwood’s score for Phantom Thread. Haunting much like the film itself, I think at 6/1 makes for an interesting upset money pick.

PREDICTION: ALEXANDRE DESPLAT

Best Original Score Predictions 2018

MONEY PICK: JONNY GREENWOOD (6/1)

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING

Lacking the expertise to knowledgeably provide any deep insight on many of the remaining technical categories, I will refrain from commenting except to offer our picks. Note that these categories especially should be taken with a grain of salt.

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Nate Lam
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Editor-in-chief of Before The Cyborgs. Part time filmmaker and occasional short story author. One day he hopes to be as cool as Bill Murray. Follow his latest work on Before The Cyborgs or follow him on twitter (@NateTheCyborg) to get the latest updates.

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