Oscar Nominations 2018: The Shape of Water Leads & Logan Makes History for Comic Book Films

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The 2018 Academy Award Oscar nominations have been revealed ahead of the live broadcast ceremonies on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The Shape of Water, Dunkirk, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri all lead the pack with the most nominations. Check out the full list here, including a historical first with Logan.

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Before the Fox Force Five News staff battle it out in our annual Oscar Battle Royale pool, here are all the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards! The Shape of Water is officially on top with 13 nods. THIRTEEN NOMINATIONS. FOR GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S MONSTER ROMANCE PERIOD PIECE. What a time to be alive. Get Out also surprised us all with a Best Picture nod and more — because Get Out was freaking awesome even though both our reviews (Thanks Grant/Michael) hated on the movie, big time…. Crazy people.

Interesting observations:

  • I’m shocked James Franco didn’t get a Best Actor nod, considering he won the Golden Globe. I honestly think his recent allegations of sexual harassment causes his omission. The Academy doesn’t want another Casey Affleck situation in 2018.
  • The Boss Baby is this year’s Suicide Squad with a silly nod (except it won’t win because… Pixar).
  • Logan was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay which is crazy as shit – a comic book film just got nominated for Best Screenplay?? What?? We all wanted Logan to get some recognition but I didn’t expect that. This would make Logan the first ever comic book film to be recognised in this category.
  • Blade Runner 2049 was sadly limited to the technical categories which I kind of expected considering its poor box office haul..

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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

Directing

Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)

Jordan Peele (Get Out)

Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)

Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)

Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water)

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)

Actor in a leading role

Timothee 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.)

Writing (original screenplay)

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Shape Of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Writing (adapted screenplay)

Call Me By Your Name

The Disaster Artist

Logan

Molly’s Game

Mudbound

Animated feature film

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Coco

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

Music (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)

Documentary (feature)

Abacus: Small Enough To Jail

Faces Places

Icarus

Last Men In Aleppo

Strong Island

Documentary (short subject)

Edith + Eddie

Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405

Heroin(e)

Knife Skills

Traffic Stop

Foreign language film

A Fantastic Woman

The Insult

Loveless

On Body And Soul

The Square

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 supporting role

Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)

Allison Janney (I, Tonya)

Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread)

Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)

Octavia Spencer (The Shape Of Water)

Makeup and hairstyling

Darkest Hour

Victoria And Abdul

Wonder

Film editing

Baby Driver

Dunkirk

I, Tonya

The Shape Of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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

Music (original score)

Dunkirk

Phantom Thread

The Shape Of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Short film (live action)

DeKalb Elementary

The Eleven O’Clock

My Nephew Emmett

The Silent Child

Watu Wote/All Of Us

Short film (animated)

Dear Basketball

Garden Party

Lou

Negative Space

Revolting Rhymes

Sound mixing

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape Of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sound editing

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape Of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Costume design

Beauty And The Beast

Darkest Hour

Phantom Thread

The Shape Of Water

Victoria And Abdul

Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Mudbound

The Shape Of Water

Production design

Beauty And The Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape Of Water

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