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Presenting the Ringer Staff’s 2018 Oscars Ballots

Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and the rest of the staff make their official predictions. Plus, a printable blank ballot to fill out your own picks!  

Filling out an Oscar ballot can be maddening: The “should wins” are seldom the “will wins.” We know deep down that the acting performances and films that we treasure the most shouldn’t get a check mark next to them (sorry, Laurie Metcalf) and resign ourselves to selecting the odds-on favorites (congrats, Allison Janney!) With that in mind, here are the Ringer staff’s official predictions for the 2018 Academy Awards. Can the fish sex movie really win Best Picture? Do Dunkirk’s sound mixing and editing reign supreme? Will Lady Bird be honored with any statuettes at all? Let’s go!

P.S. Hosting your own Oscar party or pool? We’ve got you covered! Click here for The Ringer’s printable, blank ballot.


Bill Simmons

Sean Fennessey

Amanda Dobbins

Chris Ryan

Andy Greenwald

Rubie Edmondson

Alex Lee

Alison Herman

Alyssa Bereznak

Mallory Rubin

Dylan Berkey

Andrew Gruttadaro

Liz Kelly

Paolo Uggetti

Micah Peters

Miles Surrey

Daniel Chin

Zach Schwartz

Geoff Chow

Danny Heifetz

Sean Yoo

Justin Verrier

Keith Fujimoto

Kevin O’Connor

Matt James

Richie Bozek

Riley McAtee

Shaker Samman

Tanya Hubbard

Tom Kane

Ryan O’Hanlon