Oscar Nominations 2018

oscars nominations 2018

As we speed towards the finale of awards season, the nominations were announced this week for the biggest night on the Hollywood calendar – the Academy Awards.

After a bit of a shambolic few years – namely the uproar over #OscarsSoWhite and the envelope fiasco which cast such a shadow over Moonlight‘s victory in 2017 – it seems that the Academy have managed to do a somewhat better job in 2018 of making the nominations more diverse and inclusive.

The headlines?

Guillermo del Toro‘s The Shape of Water leads the way with 13 nominations, including Best Director, Best Actress for Sally Hawkins, and Best Picture.

Lady Bird has also done well, with the big news being Greta Gerwig up for Best Director – only the fifth female to be included in that category.

Netflix‘s Mudbound was a bit of a curveball, receiving 5 nominations. One of those is for cinematography – again, a win for women, with Rachel Morrison being the first female ever to be up for the award in the Academy’s history. That it took so long is unbelievable, but a positive step all the same.

Get Out has been the hit of the nomination announcements; many wanted it to be recognised but never imagined that it would. It’s received 4 nods – Best Original Screenplay, Actor for Daniel Kaluuya, Director for Jordan Peele, and Best Picture too. Just imagine a black directed, starring and focused comedy-horror taking the biggest gong of all – it is enough to make anyone smile.

But Get Out has a lot of competition in the Best Picture category, with a fantastic spread of films up for the award. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is being spoken of as the front runner at the moment, but that could all change on the night.

With regards to snubs, there’s perhaps not as many obvious ones as we’ve seen in previous years. I, Tonya didn’t make it for Best Picture (as we probably expected), and neither did Mudbound despite it’s numerous other nods. Call Me By Your Name did pretty well, but Luca Guadagnino was missed off the Director list, and Patty JenkinsWonder Woman didn’t get any recognition at all, despite some hopes it might have been the first superhero film to be up for Best Picture.

Have a look at the full list of Oscar nominations 2018 below. We’ll find out who wins when the ceremony takes place on Sunday March 4th!

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 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 ChalametCall Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-LewisPhantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary OldmanDarkest Hour
Denzel WashingtonRoman J. Israel, Esq.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mary J. BligeMudbound
Allison JanneyI, Tonya
Lesley ManvillePhantom Thread
Laurie MetcalfLady Bird
Octavia SpencerThe Shape of Water

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Willem DafoeThe Florida Project
Woody HarrelsonThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard JenkinsThe Shape of Water
Christopher PlummerAll the Money in the World
Sam RockwellThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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 DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A Fantastic Woman
The Insult
Loveless
On Body and Soul
The Square

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

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

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 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

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

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

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Mudbound
The Shape of Water

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

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

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 DOCUMENTARY SHORT

“Eden and Eddie”
“Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”
“Heroin/e”
“Knife Skills”
“Traffic Stop”

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”

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