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The Oscars

Isabella Lockett, Staff Writer

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It’s coming up folks! The ninetieth annual Oscars are just right around the corner. They will be airing on March 4, 2018 at 5 pm. It will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The Academy Awards, or the Oscars, will honor the Best Films of 2017.

There are several different categories, including: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Song, Best Original Music Score, Best Documentary Feature, Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Animated Short Film, Best Live Action Short Film, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, and Best Sound Mixing.

The nominees for Best Picture are Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post, The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The nominees for the Best Actress are Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water, Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Margot Robbie in I, Tonya, Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird, and Meryl Streep in The Post.

The nominees for the Best Actor are Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name, Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread, Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out, Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour, and Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq.

The nominees for the Best Writing Adapted Screenplay are Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory; The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber; Logan, Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green; Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin; and Mudbound. Virgil Williams and Dee Rees.

The nominees for the Best Supporting Actor are Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project, Woody Harrelson in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Richard Jenkins in The Shape of Water, Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World, and Sam Rockwell in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The nominees for the Best Director are Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan; Get Out, Jordan Peele; Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig; Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson; The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro.

The nominees for Best Supporting Actress are Mary J. Blige in Mudbound, Allison Janney in I, Tonya, Lesley Manville in Phantom Thread, Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird, and Octavia Spencer in The Shape of Water.

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

The nominees for Best Original Song are “Mighty River” from Mudbound, “Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name, “Remember Me” from Coco, “Stand Up for Something” from Marshall, and “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman.

The nominees for Best Original Music Score are Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer; Phantom Thread Jonny Greenwood; The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat; Star Wars: The Last Jedi John Williams; and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Carter Burwell.

The nominees for Best Documentary Feature are Abacus:Small Enough to Jail, Faces Places, Icarus, Last Men in Aleppo, and Strong Island.

The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are The Boss Baby, The Breadwinner, Coco, Ferdinand, and Loving Vincent.

The nominees for the Best Original Screenplay are The Big Sick by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, Get Out by Jordan Peele, Lady Bird by Greta Gerwig, The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh.

The nominees for the Best Animated Short Film are Dear Basketball, Garden Party, Lou, Negative Space, and Revolting Rhymes.

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

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

The nominees for Best Film Editing are Baby Driver (Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss, Dunkirk Lee Smith), I, Tonya (Tatiana S. Riegel), The Shape of Water (Sidney Wolinsky), and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Jon Gregory).

The nominees for the Best Costume Design are Beauty and the Beast (Jacqueline Durran), Darkest Hour (Jacqueline Durran), Phantom Thread (Mark Bridges), The Shape of Water (Luis Sequeira), and Victoria and Abdul (Consolata Boyle).

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

With the diverse variety of nominations, the ninetieth Academy Awards is definitely something you will not want to miss.


Source: http://oscar.go.com/nominees

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