Oscar picks: Tim Lammers' picks, possible upsets

Who will win and who may surprise the critics?

The 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony is Sunday, and you can bet some people will be solely tuning in to see if there will be a screw-up as monumental as last year’s Best Picture envelope fiasco.

That’s unlikely, but with any luck, host Jimmy Kimmel will have fun with the faux pas all night long.

Here are Tim's picks for who will win and who might pull an upset:

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Best Supporting Actor

Will win: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Possible upset: Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Best Supporting Actress

Will win: Allison Janney

Possible upset: Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Best Actor

Will win: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Possible upset: Not a chance. Oldman is due for what is easily the best performance of the year. Gary Oldman Darkest Hour

Best Actress

Will win: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Possible upset: Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”

Best Picture

Will win: “The Shape of Water”

Possible upset: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” The recent claims that writer-director Guillermo del Toro lifting the story from the 1969 play “Let Me Hear You Whisper” (just in time for voting!) may come back to bite “The Shape of Water.” A harbinger of that will be if Christopher Nolan upsets del Toro for Best Director. Nolan winning wouldn’t be a huge shame. Nolan is way, way overdue and deserves the honor for the expert direction on “Dunkirk.”

Read more of Tim's picks and potential upsets at DirectConversations.com.