The Oscar nominations are here
The nominations for the 90th annual Oscars were announced at the end of January from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Academy President John Bailey revealed the nominees in 24 categories with Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis.
With this being the third big award show for films, some of the same nominees and winners can be expected. Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” continued to lead the pack with 13 nominations. “Dunkirk” followed behind with eight nominations and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with seven. All three films earned best picture nominations. The rest of the category includes “Call Me By Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Get Out,” “Phantom Thread,” “Lady Bird,” and “The Post.”
It can be expected for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” to win best picture as it has won both a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award. Gary Oldman is nominated for best lead actor and he is a contender as he won a Golden Globe for his performance in “Darkest Hour”. Same goes with Frances McDormand from “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”. It looks like “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” might sweep this category as Sam Rockwell won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.
Allison Janney from “I, Tonya” is pegged to win Best Supporting Actress as she won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. “The Shape of Water” is bound to win best director, Guillermo del Toro. Best Animated Feature is a tough category to predict but it looks like the leaning is towards “Coco” as anyone who saw it could not stop talking about it, critics raved over it, and it also won a Golden Globe.
Which takes it straight to Best Original Song, which could go to “Coco” or “The Greatest Showman”, “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” won a Golden Globe with an inspirational and uplifting message, but with “Coco” being the best Animated Film “Remember Me” could take home the Oscar.
Meryl Streep broke her own record, being nominated for her 21st Oscar. Christopher Nolan, who is known for directing “The Dark Knight Trilogy”, “Inception” and “Interstellar”, landed his first Oscar nomination for Best Director. Greta Gerwig, who directed “Lady Bird”, is the fifth ever Female Director to be nominated in 90 Years. Rachel Morrison makes history being the first ever woman to be nominated for Best Cinematographer.
The Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second time and will air live on ABC on March 4th.