2018 Oscar Nominations

2018 Oscar Nominations

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by Kam Williams

 

 

 

The Shape of Water Leads Race with Lucky 13 Nominations

 

Weinstein, Spacey and Franco Conspicuously Absent

 

 

 

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s surreal, cross-species love story landed the most Academy Award nominations (13), including for Best Director, Picture and Original screenplay, as well as trio of acting categories. Dunkirk (8) was next, followed by Three Billboards (7), Darkest Hour (6) and Phantom Thread (6).

 

Up for Oscars are some familiar faces, like Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Jr.) and perennial-nominee Meryl Streep (The Post). Meanwhile, conspicuously absent from the roster are a number of disgraced Hollywood icons whose careers went up in flames in the wake of rape allegations.

 

There’s Harvey Weinstein who, for years, had been a fixture on the aisle on Oscar night. But this go-round, The Weinstein Company’s entire slate was snubbed, most notably, the critically-acclaimed and strategically-released Wind River.

 

Just a couple weeks ago, James Franco was the toast of Tinseltown after winning a Golden Globe for The Disaster Artist. Since then, several women stepped forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. Now, it’s his career that’s a disaster, suffering such a precipitous fall from grace that he didn’t even earn an Academy Award nomination.

 

The voters showed little love to Baby Driver, this critic’s pick for #1 film of the year, giving it only a handful of nominations in technical categories. In this case, you can blame #MeToo casualty Kevin Spacey for torpedoing the summer sleeper’s Oscar chances right along with his own.

 

At least that picture got released. The same can’t be said for Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy whose premiere was postponed indefinitely after he admitted to some pretty bizarre, unwanted behavior in front of five different women.

 

For those still in the running, the 90th Academy Awards will air on ABC on Sunday, March 4th. The show will be staged at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. But don’t surprised if one or two nominees get knocked out of contention for sexual pecadilloes that come to the surface between now and Oscar night.

 

 

 

 

 

Complete List of 2018 Academy Award Nominees

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

 

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.

 

 

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

 

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

 

 

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

 

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

 

 

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

 

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

 

Allison Janney, I, Tonya,

 

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

 

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

 

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

 

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR

 

Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan

 

Get Out, Jordan Peele

 

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig

 

Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson

 

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

 

 

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

 

The Boss Baby

 

Breadwinner

 

Coco

 

Ferdinand

 

Loving Vincent

 

 

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

 

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

 

Faces, Places

 

Icarus

 

Last Men In Aleppo

 

Strong Island

 

 

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

 

Edith+Eddie

 

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

 

Heroin(e)

 

Knife Skills

 

Traffic Stop

 

 

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

 

A Fantastic Woman, Chile

 

The Insult, Lebanon

 

Loveless, Russia

 

On Body and Soul, Hungary

 

The Square, Sweden

 

 

 

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

 

Call Me by Your Name

 

The Disaster Artist

 

Logan

 

Molly’s Game

 

Mudbound

 

 

 

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

 

The Big Sick

 

Get Out

 

Ladybird

 

The Shape of Water

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

 

Beauty and the Beast

 

Blade Runner 2049

 

The Darkest Hour

 

Dunkirk

 

The Shape of Water

 

 

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

Blade Runner 2049

 

Darkest Hour

 

Dunkirk

 

Mudbound

 

The Shape of Water

 

 

 

COSTUME DESIGN

 

Beauty and the Beast

 

Darkest Hour

 

Phantom Thread

 

The Shape of Water

 

Victoria & Abdul

 

 

 

SOUND EDITING

 

Baby Driver

 

Blade Runner 2049

 

Dunkirk

 

The Shape of Water

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

 

 

SOUND MIXING

 

Baby Driver

 

Blade Runner 2049

 

Dunkirk

 

The Shape of Water

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

 

 

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

 

Dunkirk

 

Phantom Thread

 

The Shape of Water

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

 

 

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

 

Dear Basketball

 

Garden Party

 

Negative Space

 

Lou

 

Revolting Rhymes

 

 

 

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

 

Dekalb Elementary

 

The Eleven O’Clock

 

The Silent Child

 

All of Us

 

My Nephew Emmet

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

FILM EDITING

 

Baby Driver

 

Dunkirk

 

I, Tonya

 

The Shape of Water

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

 

 

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

 

Darkest Hour

 

Victoria & Abdul

 

Wonder