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Oscar Nominations 2018: Who should win?


Oscar Nominations 2018: Who should win?

The Oscars is one of the biggest events in the film calendar, and all eyes will be watching on the 4th March to see exactly who will be taking home the big prizes. Prepare yourselves for lots of glamour, lots of gushing speeches and lots of controversy! Here in SA it is a bit more difficult to work out our opinions on potential winners as the films generally come out a lot later here than they do in the US (with some barely featuring here at all), but it’s still worth knowing who’s up for what, and which films we should be trying to see in the next few months…

The DL

“The Shape of Water” has dominated the Oscar nominations with a total of 13 nominations (just one short of the all time record). Guillermo del Toro’s grown-up fairy tale romance between a mute woman and a misunderstood aquatic monster is up for best picture, best director, best screenplay and acting awards for Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins, in addition to a number of technical categories.

Not far behind was “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan’s war epic, which landed 8 noms, including best picture, director and cinematography, but no acting prizes.

“Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri” has been gaining popularity and has done well at the other awards shows. The movie is about a woman who takes on the police after the murder of her daughter, and it is up for 7 prizes including best picture, lead actress for Frances McDormand and two supporting actor nominations, for Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson.

The Oscars made history with the nomination of “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison. She’s the first woman to ever be nominated in this category.

Jimmy Kimmel will once again be hosting the ceremony — no doubt practising already to make sure the correct winners are announced after last year’s “La La Land”-“Moonlight” disaster.

The noms

Best picture:

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour


Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Which film should win best picture?

  • The Post (100%, 1 Votes)
  • The Shape of Water (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Call Me By Your Name (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Darkest Hour (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dunkirk (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Get Out (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Lady Bird (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Phantom Thread (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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Best actor:

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


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 supporting actress:

Mary J Blige, Mudbound

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water


Best Supporting Actor:

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Epping Missouri

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri


Best Director:

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Guillermo del Torro, The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best adapted screenplay:

Call Me by Your Name

The Disaster Artist


Molly’s Game



Best original screenplay:

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri


Best Cinematography:

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour



The Shape of Water


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