The 90th anniversary Oscar 2018 nominees have been just announced online. As predicted, the main battle is to be fought by two pictures, already spotlighted at the Golden Globes - The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro, which got the largest number of nominations (13) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh.
Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is the second with eight nominations, though most of them (except Best Picture) are for technical features. The mentioned above Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri received seven nominations, including 2 (Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell) for an Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Leading Role (Francis McDormand), Original Screenplay and Original Score, though no nomination for Directing. Surprisingly, a horror comedy Get Out made up to the Best Picture, Directing and Actor in a Leading Role nominations whereas Blade Runner 2049 was left only with technical nominations.
The whole list of Best Picture nominees looks as follows:
Call Me By Your Name
The Shape Of Water
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Actor in a Leading Role nominations went to:
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 nominations went to:
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)
Frances MacDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
Meryl Streep (The Post)
Click here to see all nominees.
So this is the start of a countdown up to March 4 when the Oscar award winning ceremony will take place. Meanwhile there's plenty of time to see the nominated movies and enjoy this annual grand fiesta of cinematography.