90th Annual Academy Awards Nominations

This morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards. We’ve been following the race for the past few months, and overall, things look as expected. There’s a few surprises here and there. (Phantom Thread‘s 6 nominations?!) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water will probably be the films to beat in most categories. And it’ll be interesting to see what Get Out, Big Sick, Baby Driver, Lady Bird, and The Disaster Artist all actually take home. There’s a good chance that the Me Too/Time’s Up movement will have a significant impact on the winners; the question will be how far that truly reaches.

One big surprise this year is the fact that Mudbound has been nominated in any category let alone 4. The Academy has had a certain amount of bias in recent years against movies from streaming sites, so it’ll be interesting to see if the film picks up some momentum now. It’s good to see that Logan was nominated in at least one category. It’s a film that transcends the superhero genre, and Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of the character will be remembered as an important moment in film history.  The fact that Wonder Woman wasn’t nominated in any category is a travesty. If nothing else, it deserved a nomination in both sound categories, as the emotional climax of the film hinges on what those two categories mean. There’s rarely a time where the sound editing and mixing for a film truly take precedence in a film, and this was one of them.

I’m glad that Jordan Peele got recognized for Get Out. He crafted a truly fantastic film that deserves recognition. Horror films don’t always get nominated or win awards, but substance can give them an edge. Be it phenomenal performances or films that just blow everyone away, Get Out did all of that. That being said, he’s going to have an uphill battle to take home anything, simply because it’s a horror film.

We’ll have lots of coverage on everything pertaining to the Oscars between now and March 4th when the Oscars air on ABC at 8pm ET. Check out the full list of nominees below.

BEST PICTURE
Call Me by Your NameCall Me Poster
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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 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 ACTOR
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
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 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYGet Out Poster
The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me by Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Logan
Molly’s Game
Mudbound

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

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 ORIGINAL SCORE
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Abacus (Small Enough to Jail)
Faces/Places
Icarus
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
“Eden and Eddie”
“Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”
“Heroin(e)”
“Knife Skills”
“Traffic Stop”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Fantastic Woman
The Insult
Loveless
On Body and Soul
The Square

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

BEST FILM EDITING
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

BEST SHORT FILM — LIVE ACTION
“Dekalb Elementary”
“The Eleven O’Clock”
“My Nephew Emmett”
“The Silent Child”
“Watu Wote/All of Us” 

BEST SHORT FILM — ANIMATED
“Dear Basketball”
“Garden Party”
“Lou”
“Negative Space”
“Revolting Rhymes”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHYDunkirk poster
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Mudbound
The Shape of Water

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Victoria & Abdul

BEST SOUND EDITING
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST SOUND MIXING
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

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