Here are your 2018 Oscar nominations

It’s that time again, when we celebrate the year in the film the only way logical: with hairless, tiny men shamefully hiding their gilded penises behind their swords. Yes, the 90th annual Academy Awards are nearly here! The ceremony takes place Sunday, March 4, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting. Here are your nominees:

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

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Big Sick — Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Get Out — Jordan Peele
Lady Bird — Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water — Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri — Martin McDonagh

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me By Your Name — James Ivory
The Disaster Artist — Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Logan — Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green
Molly’s Game — Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound — Virgil Williams, Dee Rees

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Timothée 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.

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 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

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail — Steve James, Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman
Faces Places — Agnès Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda
Icarus — Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan
Last Men in Aleppo — Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Søren Steen Jespersen
Strong Island — Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
Edith + Eddie — Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wright
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 — Frank Stiefel
Heroin(e) — Elaine McMilion Sheldon, Kerrin Sheldon
Knife Skills — Thomas Lennon
Traffic Stop — Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
DeKalb Elementary — Reed Van Dyk
The Eleven O’Clock — Derin Seale, Josh Lawson
My Nephew Emmett — Kevin Wilson Jr.
The Silent Child — Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton
Watu Wote / All of Us — Katja Benrath, Tobias Rosen

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
The Boss Baby — Tom McGrath, Ramsey Naito
The Breadwinner — Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo
Coco — Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson
Ferdinand — Carlos Saldanha
Loving Vincent — Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Ivan Mactaggart

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Dear Basketball — Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant
Garden Party — Victor Claire, Gabriel Grapperon
Lou — Dave Mullins, Dana Murray
Negative Space — Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
Revolting Rhymes — Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Fantastic Woman — Sebastián Lelio, Chile
The Insult — Ziad Doueiri, Lebanon
Loveless — Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia
On Body and Soul — Ildikó Enyedi, Hungary
The Square — Ruben Östlund, Sweden

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blade Runner 2049 — Roger A. Deakins
Darkest Hour — Bruno Delbonnel
Dunkirk — Hoyte van Hoytema
Mudbound — Rachel Morrison
The Shape of Water — Dan Laustsen

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast — Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Blade Runner 2049 — Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
Darkest Hour – Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Dunkirk — Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
The Shape of Water — Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin

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

FILM EDITING
Baby Driver — Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos
Dunkirk — Lee Smith
I, Tonya — Tatiana S. Riegel
The Shape of Water — Sidney Wolinsky
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri — Jon Gregory

COSTUME DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast — Jacqueline Durran
Darkest Hour — Jacqueline Durran
Phantom Thread — Mark Bridges
The Shape of Water — Luis Sequeira
Victoria & Abdul — Consolata Boyle

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Darkest Hour — Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick
Victoria & Abdul — Daniel Phillips, Lou Sheppard
Wonder — Arden Tuiten

ORIGINAL SCORE
Dunkirk — Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread — Jonny Greenwood
The Shape of Water — Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi — John Williams
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri — Carter Burwell

ORIGINAL SONG
“Mighty River” — Mudbound, Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson
“Mystery of Love” — Call Me By Your Name, Sufjan Stevens
“Remember Me” — Coco, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Stand Up for Something” — Marshall, Diane Warren, Lonnie R. Lynn
“This is Me” — The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

SOUND EDITING
Baby Driver — Julian Slater
Blade Runner 2049 — Mark Mangini, Theo Green
Dunkirk — Richard King, Alex Gibson
The Shape of Water — Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira
Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Matthew Wood, Ren Klyce

SOUND MIXING
Baby Driver — Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin, Mary H. Ellis
Blade Runner 2049— Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mac Ruth
Dunkirk — Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo
The Shape of Water — Christian Cooke, Bran Zoern, Glen Gauthier
Star Wars: The Last Jedi — David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, Stuart Wilson

  • jaime_arg

    Damn, 13 nominations for The Shape of Water, that’s just 1 shy of the record (14 noms for Titanic, La La Land, and All About Eve).

    I’m glad Lady Bird is getting attention, but I have a feeling it’ll win at most one award.

    Poor Spielbergo had to cede his spot to the new generation.

    • Though I figured as much, I’m annoyed Good Time got shut out. It really deserved Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor, and arguably some technical achievements too. And while I’m a noted Okja apologist, I maintain that too deserved at LEAST a Director nod.

      In the end, though, while I think Phantom Thread was technically the best picture of the year, I think The Shape of Water is more… wonderful(?) in some unmeasurable way. I’d be really happy if that wins. Much less happy if the very good but not great Three Billboards takes it. Quite fine if somehow Thread or Lady Bird gets it, but that’s pretty much not happening. Kevin tells me Call Me By Your Name is also deserving of its accolades, but I stupidly have yet to see it.

      • jaime_arg

        I forgot about Okja, director or screenplay or supporting actor deserved a mention for sure.
        I’ve heard good things about the actor from Call Me By Your Name but not necessarily the actual film.

        I’ve yet to see several of the nominees, most notably Phantom Thread, which premieres in March here in Argentina, probably because they want to bank on the Oscars ceremony. That shit kills me. Late February for TSOW.
        Having said that, I can imagine what you say is true. TSOW feels more “movie magic”, even if I am looking forward to PTA’s film much more.

        Plus I’m bewildered when a film is nominated or even wins in a dozen categories but doesn’t win Best Picture. I feel like there should be some correlation.
        La La Land got 14 noms, 6 wins, but best picture went to Moonlight with 2w/8n. The math is somehow off in my mind.

        • That’s basically my feeling, regarding Phantom Thread vs Shape of Water. Water is a delightful fairy tale, even if not as technically flawless as nearly everything PTA does.

          But both are exceedingly worthwhile to see as soon as possible. I wasn’t sure how much I’d like Phantom Thread, and then it’s of course fantastic. To me, it’s better than Three Billboards by nearly all metrics, so it’s odd it’s such a runner-up.

          • HalSolo

            I also think it’s a damn shame Vicky Krieps didn’t get a nomination. I know it’s not a flashy “breakout performance” but she held her own with probably the greatest actor of this generation as if it were nothing. PHANTOM THREAD just isn’t getting enough love.

          • No, that’s crazy. Going round for round with DDL is nuts, and she did it. She didn’t have his strange charisma–and that honestly carried the entire film, which could scarcely exist without it (think of almost anyone else playing that turd)–but she even more impressively was not lost in it.

  • HalSolo

    NEGATIVE SPACE by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata for the “Best Animated Short” Win.
    Also, I really want the Best Film of the Year to be an interspecies romantic fantasy. It’s not Del Toro’s best film, but unlike other great directors at least a win for this is a legitimate achievement after the whiff that was CRIMSON PEAK.
    But damn was CALL ME BY YOUR NAME good.

    • Is it not? I somehow still never got around to The Devil’s Backbone, but otherwise, I kind of like it more than anything he’s done before, however much I love the freaks of Pan’s Labyrinth.

      • HalSolo

        I genuinely think PAN’S LABYRINTH remains his masterpiece by a slender margin, but if I’m brutally honest BLADE 2 is my favorite Del Toro joint. It’s all subjective though, my god we’re seeing Doug Jones and Sally Hawking walking the red carpet!

        That said, the tragedy of 2017 remains Michael Stuhlbarg getting snubbed as best supporting actor in THREE Best Pictures nominees. The man’s a damn national treasure and his performance in CALL ME BY YOUR NAME demanded at least a nod from the Academy. I suppose this is what happens when you’re too damn prolific.

        • I loathe to use the term when it comes to acting, but Benny Safdie was absolutely BRAVE in his Good Time performance, and I honestly don’t know why it’s not talked about more. So I’m slightly more put off by his lack of supporting recognition, but yeah, Stuhlbarg is always great and needs many awards.