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Oscar Nominations 2018

oscarsbanner1The culmination of the 2018 award season will be a March affair this year, as the great and the good of mainstream cinema gather in Hollywood on the first Sunday of the month to award the achievements in cinema over the last twelve months at the 90th edition of the Academy Awards. Although all award shows are subjective and we can endlessly debate over who should win what or even be nominated, this is a chance for films and their filmmakers to be globally recognised for another great year of work so let’s see who the principal nominees are this year;

 

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

Our Pick from the Nominees: ‘Dunkirk’

Our Pick Overall: ‘Dunkirk’

 

 

Directing

  • Guillermo del Toro for ‘The Shape of Water’

  • Greta Gerwig ‘Lady Bird’

  • Christopher Nolan for ‘Dunkirk’

  • Jordan Peele for ‘Get Out’

  • Paul Thomas Anderson for ‘Phantom Thread’

Our pick from the nominees: Christopher Nolan for ‘Dunkirk’

Our pick overall: Christopher Nolan for ‘Dunkirk’

 

 

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Timothée Chalamet in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

  • Daniel Day-Lewis in ‘Phantom Thread’

  • Daniel Kaluuya ‘Get Out’

  • Gary Oldman in ‘Darkest Hour’

  • Denzel Washington in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

Our pick from the nominees: Gary Oldman in ‘Darkest Hour’

Our pick overall: Gary Oldman in ‘Darkest Hour’

 

 

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sally Hawkins in ‘The Shape of Water’

  • Frances McDormand in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

  • Margot Robbie in ‘I, Tonya’

  • Saoirse Ronan in ‘Lady Bird’

  • Meryl Streep in ‘The Post’

Our pick from the nominees: Sally Hawkins in ‘The Shape of Water’

Our pick overall: Florence Pugh in ‘Lady Macbeth’

 

 

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Willem Dafoe in ‘The Florida Project’

  • Woody Harrelson ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’

  • Richard Jenkins in ‘The Shape of Water’

  • Christopher Plummer in ‘All the Money in the World’

  • Sam Rockwell in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Our pick from the nominees: Sam Rockwell in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Our pick overall: Barry Keoghan in ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

 

 

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Mary J. Blige in ‘Mudbound’

  • Allison Janney in ‘I, Tonya’

  • Lesley Manville in ‘Phantom Thread’

  • Laurie Metcalf in ‘Lady Bird’

  • Octavia Spencer in ‘The Shape of Water’

Our pick from the nominees: Octavia Spencer in ‘The Shape of Water’

Our pick overall: Octavia Spencer in ‘The Shape of Water’

 

 

Writing- Original Screenplay

  • Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor for ‘The Shape of Water’

  • Greta Gerwig for ‘Lady Bird’

  • Martin McDonagh for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ 

  • Jordan Peele for ‘Get Out’

  • Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani ‘The Big Sick’

Our pick from the nominees: Jordan Peele for ‘Get Out’

Our pick overall: Jordan Peele for ‘Get Out’

 

 

Writing- Adapted Screenplay

  • Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green for ‘Logan’

  • James Ivory for ‘Call Me by Your Name’

  • Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber for ‘The Disaster Artist’

  • Aaron Sorkin for ‘Molly’s Game’

  • Virgil Williams and Dee Rees for ‘Mudbound’

Our Pick from the Nominees: James Ivory for ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Our Pick Overall: James Ivory for ‘Call Me by Your Name’

 

 

Music- Original Score

  • Carter Burwell for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

  • Alexandre Desplat for ‘The Shape of Water’

  • Jonny Greenwood for ‘Phantom Thread’

  • John Williams for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

  • Hans Zimmer for ‘Dunkirk’

Our pick from the nominees: Alexandre Desplat for ‘The Shape of Water’

Our pick overall: Daniel Lopatin for ‘Good Time’

 

 

Music- Original Song

  • “Mighty River” from ‘Mudbound’

  • “Mystery Of Love” from ‘Call Me by Your Name’

  • “Remember Me” from ‘Coco’

  • “Stand Up For Something” from ‘Marshall’

  • “This Is Me” from ‘The Greatest Showman’

Our pick from the nominees: “Mystery Of Love” from ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Our pick overall: “Mystery Of Love” from ‘Call Me by Your Name’

 

 

Animated Feature Film

  • ‘The Boss Baby’

  • ‘The Breadwinner’

  • ‘Coco’

  • ‘Ferdinand’

  • ‘Loving Vincent’

Our pick from the nominees: ‘Loving Vincent’

Our pick overall: ‘Loving Vincent’

 

 

Foreign Language Film

  • ‘A Fantastic Woman’ (Chile)

  • ‘The Insult’  (Lebanon)

  • ‘Loveless’ (Russia)

  • ‘On Body and Soul’ (Hungary)

  • ‘The Square’ (Sweden)

Our pick from the nominees: ‘The Square’

Our pick overall: ‘The Square’

 

 

Cinematography

  • Roger A. Deakins for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

  • Bruno Delbonnel for ‘Darkest Hour’

  • Hoyte van Hoytema for ‘Dunkirk’

  • Dan Laustsen for ‘The Shape of Water’

  • Rachel Morrison for ‘Mudbound’

Our Pick from the Nominees: Roger Deakins for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Our Pick Overall: Roger Deakins for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

 

 

Film Editing

  • Baby Driver

  • Dunkirk

  • I, Tonya

  • The Shape of Water

  • Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Our Pick from the Nominees: Dunkirk

Our Pick Overall: Dunkirk

 

 

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

Our Pick from the Nominees: War for the Planet of the Apes

Our Pick Overall: War for the Planet of the Apes

 

 

Production Design

  • Beauty and the Beast

  • Blade Runner 2049

  • Darkest Hour

  • Dunkirk

  • The Shape of Water

Our Pick from the Nominees: Blade Runner 2049

Our Pick Overall: Blade Runner 2049

 

 

Costume Design

  • Beauty and the Beast

  • Darkest Hour

  • Phantom Thread

  • The Shape of Water

  • Victoria & Abdul

Our Pick from the Nominees: Victoria & Abdul

Our Pick Overall: Victoria & Abdul

 

 

So there it is, Guillermo del Toro’s romantic sci-fi period fantasy ‘The Shape of Water’ leads the field with thirteen nominations just missing out on the record, but there’s no real front-runner and the field seems to be as open as ever—with plenty of surprise nominations and food for debate and argument . . . and the customary judgement and recrimination of course. Let us know what you think of the Oscar nominations and our picks by commenting here and on FilmPhonic at Facebook and Twitter.

 

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