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2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations: Final Look

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in Italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between. For example, I will be happy no matter who wins Best Supporting Actress. One last note: The contest is still going and the leading for Best Picture Switched from The Shape of Water to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to tied over the time I was writing this story. This is the closest I’ve ever seen it. Guessing the best picture correctly will go a long way to winning.

The categories and nominations are...

BEST PICTURE

DIRECTING

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

BEST WRITING - ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

BEST WRITING - ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BEST DOCUMENTARY - FEATURE LENGTH

BEST DOCUMENTARY - SHORT FILM

  • Edith+Eddie
  • Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
  • Heroin(e)
  • Knife Skills
  • Traffic Stop
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
  • Revolving Rhymes
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG

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Filed under: Awards Season, Baby Driver, The Greatest Showman, Coco, Ferdinand, War for the Planet of the Apes, The Boss Baby, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Kong: Skull Island, Wonder, Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi, Blade Runner 2049, Beauty and the Beast, Loving Vincent, The Breadwinner, Dunkirk, Get Out, The Disaster Artist, Marshall, Molly’s Game, Darkest Hour, Victoria and Abdul, I, Tonya, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Call Me by Your Name, The Big Sick, Mudbound, Una mujer fantástica, The Post, Last Men in Aleppo, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Shape of Water, Phantom Thread, Nelyubov, Teströl és lélekröl, The Florida Project, The Square, Roman J. Israel, Esq., All the Money in the World, Lady Bird, Visages villages, L’insulte, Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Denzel Washington, Paul Thomas Anderson, Mary J. Blige, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Day-Lewis, Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig, Woody Harrelson, Sally Hawkins, James Ivory, Allison Janney, Richard Jenkins, James Mangold, Lesley Manville, Frances McDormand, Laurie Metcalf, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Plummer, Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Aaron Sorkin, Michael Green, Dee Rees, Octavia Spencer, Scott Frank, Daniel Kaluuya, Jordan Peele, Vanessa Taylor, Martin McDonagh, Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Timothée Chalamet, Emily V. Gordon, Virgil Williams
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