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Oscar Nominations 2018

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Sarah, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    Oscar nominations are announced today.... I've seen them but I know @Angela Channing usually does the thread...far be it from me to mess about with tradition ;)
     
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  2. Angela Channing

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    You go ahead Sarah, I'll be posting my thoughts later today. No major surprises in the nominations but some very good films have been recognised.
     
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    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    Thanks @Angela Channing :)

    OK here goes with the main ones, haven't included everything:


    Best actor

    Timothee Chalamet - Call Me By Your Name

    Daniel Day-Lewis - Phantom Thread

    Daniel Kaluuya - Get Out

    Gary OIdman - 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 (go Ireland!!!!)

    Meryl Streep - The Post



    Best picture


    And the BIG one...

    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



    Best animated feature film


    The Boss Baby

    The Breadwinner

    Coco

    Ferdinand

    Loving Vincent

    Best documentary feature


    Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    Faces Places

    Icarus

    Last Men in Aleppo

    Strong Island


    Best director


    Christopher Nolan - Dunkirk

    Get Out - Jordan Peele

    Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig

    Phantom Thread - Paul Thomas Anderson

    The Shape of Water - Guillermo del Toro



    Best song


    Mighty River from Mudbound - Music and Lyric by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson

    Mystery Of Love from Call Me by Your Name - Music and Lyric by Sufjan Stevens

    Remember Me from Coco - Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

    Stand Up For Something from Marshall - Music by Diane Warren Lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn and Diane Warren

    This Is Me from The Greatest Showman - Music and Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul


    Best Documentary Short


    Edith + Eddie

    Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

    Heroin(e)

    Knife Skills

    Traffic Stop


    Best 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



    Best Foreign Language film


    A Fantastic Woman

    The Insult

    Loveless

    On Body and Soul

    The Square

    Best live action short


    DeKalb Elementary

    The Eleven O'Clock

    My Nephew Emmett

    The Silent Child

    Watu Wote/All of Us


    Best Supporting Actress



    Mary J Blige - Mudbound

    Alison 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 Ebbing, Missouri

    Richard Jenkins - The Shape of Water

    Christopher Plummer - All the Money in the World

    Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


    I'm delighted by Saoirse's nomination as she's Irish (and she's great) but not sure she would get it over Frances McDormand or Meryl Streep. Hopefully though. I absolutely LOVE Denzel Washington. Not sure about the supporting artists - I am dying to see I Tonya. Haven't seen any of the nominated pics yet but am going to see The Darkest Hour on Sunday.
     
  4. Angela Channing

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    I've not seen all the films yet but the nomination I'm most excited about it Mystery Of Love being nominated for best song because I just love the music of Sufjan Stevens who wrote and performed the song for the film Call Me by Your Name.

    These are my preliminary thoughts but they may change when I've seen a few more the of the films.

    Best Picture
    I think the front runner in is category is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri based on other it's victory at the Golden Globes and The Screen Actors Guild awards this year. It's a good film but far from being my favourite. I think the film with the best combination of best acting, direction, cinematography and screenplay is Call Me By Your Name. I've not yet seen The Post which has had excellent reviews so could be in with a shot and Lady Bird shouldn't be ruled out because it's not only a good film but Hollywood appears to want to raise the profile of and reward female talent this year.

    Will win - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    Would like to win - Call Me By Your Name


    Best Director
    Guillermo del Toro should win this for The Shape of Water which is a visually stunning film. Greta Gerwig was nominated for Lady Bird and is only one of a few women who have ever been nominated for best director and is in with a chance.

    Will win - Guillermo del Toro
    Would like to win - Guillermo del Toro
     
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  5. Angela Channing

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    Best Actor
    For me there are only 2 possible winner for this award. The smart money is on Gary Oldman for his portrayal of Churchill in The Darkest Hour but the subtlety, vulnerability, gentleness and multi-layered nature of Timothée Chalamet performance in Call Me By Your Name is the superior performance in my opinion.

    Will Win - Gary Oldman
    Would Like To Win - Timothée Chalamet

    Best Actress
    As Frances McDormand has pretty much picked up every award going for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which I thought was very similar to her performance in Fargo, she is considered by many to be a shoo-in for best actress. However, I think the best performance this year was by Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water whose beautiful portrayal of a mute cleaner who falls in love with a creature who can best be described as being part man part fish. She makes it all seem very plausible and at times very moving in her standout performance.

    Will Win - Frances McDormand
    Would like to win - Sally Hawkins

    Best Supporting Actor
    So far all the awards seem to be going to Sam Rockwell for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri but I would like Christopher Plummer to win for taking over Kevin Spacey's role in All The Money In The World at short notice and by all accounts he put in a brilliant performance. I have yet to see this film though.

    Will Win - Sam Rockwell
    Would like to win - Christopher Plummer


    Best Support Actress

    I, Tonya is a good film but will largely go unrecognised in the awards season save for the performance by Alison Janney playing Tonya Harding's mother. As it won't win many other awards, it's even more likely that Alison Janney's performance will be rewarded. I've not yet seen Mary J Blige in Mudbound but the performances of the other nominated actresses in this category are far less memorable than Alison Janney's.

    Will Win - Alison Janney
    Would like to win - Alison Janney

    The winners will be announce on 4th March 2018.
     
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    Rooting for Gary Oldman & Frances McDormand.
     
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    I'm so thrilled for Gary Oldman. YAY! :)
     
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    He was good in Darkest Hour but I still think Timothee Chalamet's performance in Call Me By Your Name was the better one.
     
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    Haven't seen it yet. I'm very intrigued by The Shape of Water now.
     
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    On good authority I hear THE SHAPE OF WATER is pretty awful.

    Anyway, as long as I've been alive, the Oscars' Year of The Woman has occurred exactly every 24 months.
     
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    Film likes and dislikes are very personal but I don't agree with your good authority because I thinks it's a pretty good film and after Call Me By Your Name was my favourite of all the films nominated for Best Picture this year. It's not for everyone though as it's a fantasy about a creature that is a bit like a cross between a man and a fish but once you embrace the premise of the film it's wonderful.
     
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    I can't say myself, as I've yet to see the movie. But my good authority source had no trouble embracing the premise -- yet she still had major problems with the film.
     
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    I wondered why I recognised his name from somewhere then realised he was Brodie's son in S1-3 of Homeland
     
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    Someone stole Frances McDormands Oscar...but she got it back...!
     
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    No he wasn't, he was Dana Brody's (boy)friend and the vice president's son. He's called Finn Walden on Homeland.
     
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    Thats it, I stand corrected, he ran some woman over in his car and they fled the scene and Brodie killed his dad by giving a code for his fathers pace maker to the enemy

    I tend to FWD anything that had Dana in it, She was so whiny and needy - Brodie was lucky he missed 8 years of her life :)
     
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    While I don't think I would enjoy Darkest Hour, because I think it probably portrays Churchill in a way too positive way, I am really glad that Gary Oldman won. I think he is a fabulous actor. Same as Frances McDormand. I like her even better than I like Meryl Streep.
     

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