The 2018 Oscar Nominations List

Yesterday, we caught the live screening of the 2018 Oscar Nominations by Andy Serkis and Tiffany Haddish, in all of its cringeworthy splendour, setting the tone perhaps for when Jimmy Kimmel steps back into the spotlight as host on March 4th. After the infamous “EnvelopeGate” incident last year, when the Best Picture Award was given to ‘La La Land’ as opposed to ‘Moonlight’, the Oscars have developed a new set of rules to prevent another mix up like that from happening again on the 90th Oscars Event.

Hollywood has of course, been going through a bit of a tough time lately with their usual establishment Donald Trump bashing (censoring of conservative views) and virtue signalling about Muslim migrants in Europe, not to mention, they have no doubt been suffering from the many sexual harassment stories creeping up from underneath the red carpet, with sex scandals, and other such allegations, which ultimately has seen the popularity and interest in Tinseltown become a little tarnished. But, the show must go on, and so let’s focus on the films.

Here are the nominations for this years Oscars, which screens on March 4th, 2018:

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BEST ACTOR

Timothee Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

Gary OIdman – Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel, Esq

 

BEST ACTRESS

Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie – I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Meryl Streep – The Post

 

BEST DIRECTOR  

Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk

Jordan Peele – Get Out

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water

 

BEST PICTURE  

Call Me By Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

Bladerunner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Mudbound

Shape of Water

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Mary J Blige – Mudbound

Alison Janney – I, Tonya

Lesley Manville – Phanton Thread

Laurie Metcalf – Ladybird

Octavia Spencer – The Shape Of Water

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR   

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer – All the Money in the World

Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A Fantastic Woman

The Insult

Loveless

On Body and Soul

The Square

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Edith + Eddie

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Heroin(e)

Knife Skills

Traffic Stop

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Beauty and the Beast

Darkest Hour

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Victoria and Abdul

 

BEST SOUND EDITING

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Dear Basketball

Garden Party

Lou

Negative Space

Revolting Rhymes

 

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

DeKalb Elementary

The Eleven O’Clock

My Nephew Emmet

The Silent Child

Watu Wota / All of Us

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Faces Places

Icarus

Last Men in Aleppo

Strong Island

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 

Mighty River – Mudbound

Mystery Of Love – Call Me by Your Name

Remember Me – Coco

Stand Up For Something – Marshall

This Is Me – The Greatest Showman

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Coco

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Call Me By Your Name – James Ivory

The Disaster Artist – Scott Neustadter and Michael H Weber

Logan – Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green

Molly’s Game – Aaron Sorkin

Mudbound – Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Blade Runner 2049

Guardian of the Galaxy vol. 2

Kong: Skull Island

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War for the Planet of the Apes

 

BEST FILM EDITING

Baby Driver

I,Tonya

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

BEST SOUND MIXING

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Beauty and the Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

 

BEST MAKE UP AND HAIR STYLING

Darkest Hour

Victoria & Abdul

Wonder

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Big Sick – Emily V Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani

Get Out – Jordan Peele

Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor (story by Guillermo del Toro)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Dunkirk

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

Credit: Los Angeles Times

So there you have them! There was a few surprises here. Angelina Jolie’s film ‘First They Killed My Father’ wasn’t nominated in the Best Foreign Film category, James Franco wasn’t nominated for Best Actor for ‘The Disaster Artist’, Tom Hanks wasn’t nominated for ‘The Post’, nor was Steven Spielberg for Best Director, but they both probably have enough Oscars between them already. Ridley Scott also wasn’t given an Oscar nomination for Best Director for ‘All the Money in the World’. However, ‘The Shape of Water’ got eight nominations and ‘Get Out’ got three nominations. Gary Oldman is heavily predicted to pick up the ‘Best Actor’ award for ‘Darkest Hour’, after getting the SGA Award and Golden Globe for the same category, but he might be facing heavy competition from Daniel Day-Lewis for ‘Phantom Thread’, which is said to be his last ever film as an actor. Additionally, Christopher Plummer looks a firm favourite for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for ‘All the Money in the World’.

Who will win the awards? You’ll have to tune into the Oscars 2018 on March 4th in order to find out. That being said, who do you predict to win the statues this year? Tell us in the comments section down below.

 

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