Honestly, I don’t remember when was the last time we saw this tough fight at the Oscars. The voting has ended. And still it isn’t very clear who will win the best actor, actress and movie award.
From my personal point of view, I think for the best Picture, Get Out should win. Even The Shape of Water is an incredible choice. But sadly, given all the hype surrounding the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, I don’t think they will win. Don’t get me wrong. Three Billboards was great. But I liked Get Out better.
As for the best Actor, I am definitely rooting for Gary Oldman to win for his incredible performance in the Darkest Hour (a movie that I didn’t enjoy much but was impressed with everyone’s performance). However, Gary can get a tough fight from Daniel Kaluuya (for Get Out) and Daniel Day-Lewis (for Phantom Thread).
Coming to the best Actress, Margot Robbie should win. In ‘I, Tonya’, she delivered the performance of her lifetime. Anyone who watched that movie would agree with that. But Frances McDormand (of Three Billboards…) and Sally Hawkins (of The Shape of Water) could give her tough fight. I’d be really ***** if Meryl Streep wins—I didn’t like The Post.
Now coming to the best Director category, Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird and Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water could win. Christopher Nolan did a great job with Dunkirk. But he shouldn’t win. Let’s see who actually wins.
Costume designer, Bhanu Athaiya is Indian cinema's well renowned designer. Since, 1950 she is in the industry and has worked with reputed filmmakers like Guru Dutt, Yash Chopra, Raj Kapoor, Ashutosh Gowariker, and international directors like Conrad Rooks and Richard Attenborough.
She became the first Indian to get an Oscar when she received the Best Costume Design award at the 55th Annual Academy Awards in 1983. She shared this award with British costume designer John Mollo for their work in the film 'Gandhi'. Bhanu Athaiya is the only Indian woman to win an Oscar. She also won two National Film Awards, in 1991 and 2002.