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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

nominations for 90th Academy Awards (the Oscars for 2017’s films) announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — of which I am, alas, not a member — has announced the nominees for its 2018 awards. Links here go to my reviews, with reviews to come for most if not all those I haven’t yet reviewed.

The Oscars ceremony takes place on Sunday, March 4th. Shortly before then — or sooner, if I’ve seen as many films as I’ll have access to — I’ll post my predictions of the winners.

Check out my still ongoing, not yet completed ranking of 2017’s films.

(See the Academy’s site at Oscars.org and ABC’s site at Oscars.com for your further Oscar needs.)


And the nominees are:

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

Lead 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.

Lead 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

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

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

Director
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water

Animated Feature
The Boss Baby – Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito
The Breadwinner – Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo
Coco – Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
Ferdinand – Carlos Saldanha
Loving Vincent – Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman

Animated Short
“Dear Basketball” – Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant
“Garden Party” – Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon
“Lou” – Dave Mullins, Dana Murray
“Negative Space” – Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
“Revolting Rhymes” – Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer

Adapted Screenplay
James Ivory – Call Me by Your Name
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber – The Disaster Artist
Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green – Logan
Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game
Virgil Williams and Dee Rees – Mudbound

Original Screenplay
Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor – The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Cinematography
Roger Deakins – Blade Runner 2049
Bruno Delbonnel – Darkest Hour
Hoyte van Hoytema – Dunkirk
Rachel Morrison – Mudbound
Dan Laustsen – The Shape of Water

Best Documentary Feature
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail – Steve James, Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman
Faces Places (Visages, Villages) – JR, Agnès Varda, Rosalie Varda
Icarus – Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan
Last Men in Aleppo – Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Soren Steen Jepersen
Strong Island – Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes

Best Documentary Short Subject
“Edith+Eddie” – Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wright
“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405” – Frank Stiefel
“Heroin(e)” – Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Kerrin Sheldon
“Knife Skills” – Thomas Lennon
“Traffic Stop” – Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

Best Live Action Short Film
“DeKalb Elementary” – Reed Van Dyk
“The Eleven O’Clock” – Derin Seale, Josh Lawson
“My Nephew Emmett” – Kevin Wilson, Jr.
“The Silent Child” – Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton
“Watu Wote/All of Us” – Katja Benrath, Tobias Rosen

Best Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
The Insult (Lebanon)
Loveless (Russia)
On Body and Soul (Hungary)
The Square (Sweden)

Film Editing
Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss – Baby Driver
Lee Smith – Dunkirk
Tatiana S. Riegel – I, Tonya
Sidney Wolinsky – The Shape of Water
Jon Gregory – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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

Sound Mixing
Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin – Baby Driver
Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill – Blade Runner 2049
Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo – Dunkirk
Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern – The Shape of Water
Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Production Design
Sarah Greenwood; Katie Spencer – Beauty and the Beast
Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola – Blade Runner 2049
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer – Darkest Hour
Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis – Dunkirk
Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau – The Shape of Water

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

Original Song
“Mighty River” from Mudbound – Mary J. Blige
“Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name – Sufjan Stevens
“Remember Me” from Coco – Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Stand Up for Something” from Marshall – Diane Warren, Common
“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman – Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Makeup and Hair
Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick – Darkest Hour
Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard – Victoria & Abdul
Arjen Tuiten – Wonder

Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran – Beauty and the Beast
Jacqueline Durran – Darkest Hour
Mark Bridges – Phantom Thread
Luis Sequeira – The Shape of Water
Consolata Boyle – Victoria & Abdul

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


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  • Laurie Mann

    Well I was sad that Wonder Woman got no nominations, and that Logan, which was a violent mess with a few moving moments, did get one. I finally watched Get Out last night and liked it more than I expected to. Now I’ve seen all the Best Picture nominees except for Phantom Thread & Call Me By Your Name which are due in Pittsburgh this weekend. I feel that this was a year of good movies, but I haven’t had the feeling that anything was really great this year (no Spotlight, for example).

  • Bluejay

    For a critically lauded film that was one of the most talked-about of the year, it’s pretty incredible that Wonder Woman didn’t get ANY nominations. Not even for cinematography or those amazing Amazon costumes!

  • Beowulf

    So…hasn’t the wonderful THE SHAPE OF WATER opened in London yet?

  • Danielm80

    February 16, though MaryAnn saw it back in October:

    https://www.flickfilosopher.com/2018/01/2017s-films-ranked.html

    And, yes, it really is that good.

  • Dr. Rocketscience

    ditto

  • Tonio Kruger

    It’s a comic book movie. As such, it has more obstacles to face than the average bit of Oscar bait. But then film history is filled with critically lauded movies that never got an Oscar nomination. So Wonder Woman is in good company.

    Frankly, I’m surprised that they chose to give Best Picture nominations to Get Out and The Shape of Water since Oscar rarely gives such nominations to horror movies. (And yes, one could argue that The Shape of Water isn’t really a horror movie but rather a monster movie but that genre is even less popular with the Academy than horror movies.)

  • Bluejay

    It’s a comic book movie. As such, it has more obstacles to face than the average bit of Oscar bait.

    I agree there’s bias against comic book movies in the big “actor/director/picture” categories, but plenty of comic book movies have been nominated or won in technical categories such as the ones I specified.

    http://www.imdb.com/list/ls078254853/

    I mean, friggin’ Batman Forever got THREE nominations in technical categories, and Suicide Squad WON an Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling. Suicide Squad. Known from now on as “the Oscar-winning film Suicide Squad.

    And this year, of course, another comic book movie, Logan, is up for best adapted screenplay. And in a year in which women were already noticeably shut out of several Golden Globe nominations (and a year in which much of the praise for WW was focused on Patty Jenkins, to the point where she was shortlisted for Time’s Person of the Year) perhaps it’s reasonable to wonder whether “anti-comic book bias” isn’t the ONLY factor in play here.

  • If you’re asking why I haven’t reviewed it yet: sorry! I’ll get to it very soon.

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