I have to revise my predictions.
I’m in LA and have just seen 1917. I had made my predictions earlier not having seen the film – based on reviews, guild wins, and industry momentum.
Having seen the film now I put it as my pick for Best Picture ahead of The Irishman.
I think it should also win Best Editing, Best Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Best Production Design.
And Roger Deakins is a slam dunk for Best Cinematography, as is Sam Mendes for Best Director.
It’s an astonishing piece of work all around.
Safe trip home!