And the Oscar 2018 Goes To….?


Nominations for 90th Academy awards were announced on Tuesday with partly surprising outcomes. The ‘The Shape of Water’ is clearly dominating all the other movies with 13 nominations, missing the record just by one. Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ and Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ are also in the race with 8 and 7 nominations respectively. The award ceremony is scheduled on March 04th.

Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role, and number of technical categories.

The epic war movie ‘Dunkirk’ from Nolan is not far behind with nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and other nominations. The movie provided the first nomination for Best Director for Nolan, but failed to secure nominations for acting.

The movie based on story of a mother that puts three billboard to draw attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder case, Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri, is also in the race. The movie won quite a few Golden Globes and SAG Awards is nominated for Best Picture, Best Lead Actress, and two supporting actor nominations.

This Oscars nominations made a history with nomination of Rachel Morrison for Best Cinematography. Rachel is the first woman ever nominated under this category. The nominations are truly historic. Jordan Peele is nominated for the Best Director for his social-justice thriller ‘Get Out’. He is the fifth African-American to be nominated in this category. Also, Greta Gerwig, who wrote and directed the coming-of-age story, ‘Lady Bird’ is the fifth woman nominated for Best Director.

The nominees for the Best Actor are, Gary Oldman for “Darkest Hour,” Timothée Chalamet for “Call Me By Your Name,” Daniel Day-Lewis for “Phantom Thread,” Daniel Kaluuya for “Get Out ” and Denzel Washington for “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”.

The nominees for the Best Actress are, Frances McDormand for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Saoirse Ronan for “Lady Bird,” Sally Hawkins for “The Shape of Water,” Meryl Streep for “The Post” and Margot Robbie “I, Tonya.”

The late-night star Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the event again this year and must be preparing to not to let any other slip-ups like ‘La-La Land – Moonlight’ that happened last year. The Academy’s accounting firm, PwC, which calculates the ballots and secures the winner envelope have announced a new procedure for the ceremony to avoid the human error.

Academy President John Bailey with Tiffany Haddish, and Andy Serkis announced the nominees in a live digital stream.

Here is the list of all nominations for the 90th Academy Awards:

Best picture

  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • “The Post”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “Lady Bird”
  • “Get Out”
  • “Call Me By Your Name”
  • “Phantom Thread”
  • “Darkest Hour

Best actress in a leading role

  • Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
  • Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
  • Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
  • Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Best actor in a leading role

  • Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
  • Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name”
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
  • Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
  • Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Best director

  • Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
  • Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
  • Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
  • Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”

Actress in a supporting role

  • Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
  • Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
  • Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”
  • Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
  • Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”

Actor in a supporting role

  • Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
  • Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
  • Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
  • Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best animated feature film

  • “Coco”
  • “Loving Vincent”
  • “The Breadwinner”
  • “Ferdinand”
  • “Boss Baby”

Best adapted screenplay

  • “Call Me By Your Name,” James Ivory
  • “Mudbound,” Virgil Williams and Dee Rees
  • “Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin
  • “The Disaster Artist,” Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
  • “Logan,” Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green

Best original screenplay

  • “Get Out,” Jordan Peele
  • “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh
  • “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
  • “The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjian

Best foreign language film

  • “Loveless”
  • “A Fantastic Woman”
  • “The Square”
  • “The Insult”
  • “On Body and Soul”

Best documentary

  • “Faces Places”
  • “Strong Island”
  • “Last Men in Aleppo”
  • “Icarus”
  • “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

Best original song

  • “Remember Me,” “Coco”
  • “Mighty River,” “Mudbound”
  • “This Is Me,” “The Greatest Showman”
  • “Mystery of Love,” “Call Me By Your Name”
  • “Stand Up for Something,” “Marshall”

Best cinematography

  • “Blade Runner 2049,” Roger Deakins
  • “The Shape of Water,” Dan Laustsen
  • “Dunkirk,” Hoyte Van Hoytema
  • “Mudbound,” Rachel Morrison
  • “Darkest Hour,” Bruno Delbonnel

Best production design

  • “The Shape of Water,” Paul D. Austerberry
  • “Blade Runner 2049,” Dennis Gassner
  • “Dunkirk,” Nathan Crowley
  • “Darkest Hour,” Sarah Greenwood
  • “Beauty and the Beast,” Sarah Greenwood

Best film editing

  • “Dunkirk,” Lee Smith
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” John Gregory
  • “The Shape of Water,” Sidney Wolinsky
  • “Baby Driver,” Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss
  • “I, Tonya,” Tatiana S. Riegel

Best original score

  • “The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer
  • “Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Carter Burwell
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” John Williams

Best visual effects

  • “War for the Planet of the Apes,” Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist
  • “Blade Runner 2049,” John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick
  • “Kong: Skull Island,” Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus

Best costume design

  • “Phantom Thread,” Mark Bridges
  • “Beauty and the Beast,” Jacqueline Durran
  • “The Shape of Water,” Luis Sequeira
  • “Darkest Hour,” Jacqueline Durran
  • “Victoria and Abdul,” Consolata Boyle

Best makeup and hair styling

  • “Wonder,” Arjen Tuiten
  • “Darkest Hour,” Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick
  • “Victoria and Abdul,” Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard

Best sound editing

  • “Baby Driver,” Julian Slater
  • “Dunkirk,” Richard King and Alex Gibson
  • “Blade Runner 2049,” Mark Mangini and Theo Green
  • “The Shape of Water,” Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce

Best sound mixing

  • “Dunkirk”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Baby Driver”
  • “Blade Runner 2049”
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Best documentary short subject

  • “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”
  • “Edith+Eddie”
  • “Knife Skills”
  • “Heroin(e)”
  • “Traffic Stop”

Best animated short film

  • “Lou”
  • “Dear Basketball”
  • “Negative Space”
  • “Garden Party”
  • “Revolting Rhymes”

Best live action short film

  • “My Nephew Emmett”
  • “DeKalb Elementary”
  • “The Silent Child”
  • “Watu Wote / All of Us”
  • “The Eleven O’Clock”