Best Picture nominees: 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. Actress Natalie Portman presented the award for best director and called the contenders "the all-male nominees". I'm going to stick my neck out though, and predict that Oscar is going to make my fellow columnist's night and plump for Three Billboards.
Best Picture: "The Shape of Water " Although the premise of this movie can appear a little unusual at first, Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" is a handsome tale of romance, misunderstanding, mythology and mystery.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has scooped Golden Globes, British Academy of Film awards and Screen Actors Guild awards and is likely to continue the trend at the Oscars on Monday (WA time). I'm happy that this is how Peele made his directorial debut and I'm glad he was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
The Best Picture nominations for this year is going to be an incredibly competitive category. All three deserve to win.
With the help of a social worker, this once-withdrawn girl suddenly feels connected to the world as the relationship between them blossoms. "I'd rather you be in the photo.' She's like, 'That's probably a good idea.' So she got in the photo too".
We might very well debate how essential such measures really are in all instances, and whether any of it would amount to much were the performers in question not already sufficiently talented. Tell us what you think. I'd be equally happy. They have a long way to go but there is a clear rise in diversity in Hollywood. Willem Dafoe ("The Florida Project") was expected to be the victor early in the season. I am picking "Dunkirk", but "The Shape of Water" could easily take this one. I would have definitely gotten rid of "The Post". I'm not a huge fan of "Dunkirk" and I'm not a huge fan of "Lady Bird".
Bahr: It is Willem Dafoe who gives "The Florida Project" its beating heart. I'm pretty sad that it wasn't.
This is a shocking statistic, and although we all know of the two-year drought that caused the Academy a lot of controversy (no black nominees at all), the actual percentage of nominations, not even winners, of minority actors is something that still comes as a surprise. Horror and thriller movies rarely get nods, with the Academy nominating only five for best picture before Get Out.
Each of these movies can be sorted into specific categories that consistently gain the Academy's attention.
"You meet people", she said. "So I don't think of it as the Titanic-caliber disaster that most people do when they reflect on it". Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film's timing is prescient in the era of so-called "fake news" as media outlets draw greater scrutiny amid political divisions. It was just so stale and non-eventful...
Wilkinson: Meryl Streep can get nominated for literally anything she does. It is the third film ever to win 11 awards, tying with "Titanic" in 1997 and "Ben-Hur" in 1959. KALUUYA: And I answer! It took our culture by storm.
The most important thing to her about this big weekend leading up to the Oscars, which will air Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on ABC, is being together. I love that about film. One of the best characters of past year, Sam Rockwell plays this role beautifully. I thought it was a well done movie. Many enamored viewers point to the final scene as a proof of his talent. It's totally deserved and my completely biased love for this movie is something that I can not contain. "Whoever wins it will be most deserving", he added.Ashton said del Toro should win for bringing his vision to the screen, and "he did it nearly flawlessly", but there is a chance that Gerwig or Peele might be called on that night. I think her performance really anchors the film and brings a sense of reality the film captures well. And so I understand the criticisms...
Organisers are looking to rebound after last year's flubbed announcement of the best picture victor - the trophy was initially given to La La Land, when the actual victor was Moonlight. "I'll never forget being in a room full of critics at its first advance screening and feeling it dawn on everyone that we were about to see something major".
Paul Lohneis, Head of the London School of Film, Media and Design, said: 'Congratulations to Rebecca for this Oscar nomination, which is richly deserved.
The 90th Academy Awards - hosted by late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel - will be beamed live around the world by ABC from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.
What'll it be, Oscar? Far beyond an impression of Winston Churchill, Oldman makes us understand and believe how and why this peculiar politician was so passionately determined to save his country from Nazi Fascism.
In a movie that is no doubt one of my favorite nominees, Chalamet portrays a young man named Elio Perlman in a coming of age story filled with love, adventure and personal discovery.
Pass the popcorn. It's your Oscar preview.