You can watch me reveal the Oscar nominations live on BBC News at 1315 in the company of Jane Hill today.
My predictions for the ten best picture nominees:
My heart tells me to put Phantom Thread in there as it’s just so exquisite and I love it. However, with Oscar predictions one should really go with one’s head, so I think Darkest Hour is more likely to get in – if the Academy use up the full 10 of their allocations.
One important things to note is that at least half the films will boast very strong female leads – the last time a female-led film won Best Picture was back in 2004, with Million Dollar Baby. But this year Three Billboards, Shape of Water, Lady Bird, I Tonya, The Florida Project and The Post are all told from a predominantly female point of view.