The 2018 Oscar Nominations Were Announced…. And None For You, James Franco!

January 23, 2018 / Posted by:

This year’s Oscars will be held in a parking lot a block away from The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, it will be BYOC (bring your own champagne), everyone will sit on folding chairs, crates or the ground, and the statues will be spray painted gold and made from recycled dog food cans. Because the Academy busted their entire budget on this morning’s nominations ceremony, which was hosted by Andy Serkis (who wasn’t wearing a green bodysuit, weirdly enough) and Tiffany Haddish, who was a mess and may have been morning drunk (I don’t blame her ass) since she had too many Adele Dazeem moments to count. But she should get a bonus for her seductive pronunciation of Call Me By Your Name.

Nearly every category was introduced with a little skit starring actresses like Michelle Yeoh, Rosario Dawson, Gal Gadot, Michelle Rodriguez, Rebel Wilson, Priyanka Chopra, Zoe Saldana and Molly Shannon. Yes, they spent money, which leads me to the actual noms…

The big “snubs” were Armie Hammer not getting a Supporting Actor nomination (I guess Oscar voters didn’t like his Christmas card), Holly Hunter not getting a Best Supporting Actress nomination (for The Big Sick), Hong Chau not getting a nomination for Downsizing and The Florida Project, I, Tonya, The Post and Mudbound getting shut out of Best Picture. Also Steven Spielberg and Dee Rees didn’t get Best Director nominations. And James Franco doesn’t have to worry about Scarlett Johansson tackling him on the Oscars red carpet to snatch her Time’s Up pin back, because although everyone predicted he would be nominated, he wasn’t. Although, Gary Oldman was nominated and if he wears a Time’s Up pin, she may try to snatch his.

That movie where Sally Hawkins gets dicked down by a fish man (The Shape Of Water) got the most nominations with 13, followed by Dunkirk with 8 and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with 7. Greta Gerwig became only the fifth woman to get a Best Director nomination and Jordan Peele became only the fifth black man. And Meryl Streep got her 21st nomination. But Meryl is probably not going to get her fourth Oscar win, because Frances has got this (and so does Gary Oldman, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell).

The full list (SPOILER ALERT: It’s not another #OscarsSoWhite year), as well as the video of the nominations announcement, is below. And if you go outside today, breathe in the air, close your eyes and think about how you’re living in a time and in a world where The Boss Baby is an Oscar nominee.

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

Best 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

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, The Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best 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

Best 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

Best Animated Feature Film
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent
The Breadwinner
The Boss Baby

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
Bruno Delbonnel, Darkest Hour
Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water
Rachel Morrison, Mudbound
Hoyte Van Hoytema, Dunkirk

Best Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran, Darkest Hour
Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread
Consolata Boyle, Victoria and Abdul
Jacqueline Durran, Beauty and the Beast
Luis Sequeira, The Shape of Water

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Documentary (Feature)
Faces Places
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island
Abacus
Icarus: Small Enough to Jail

Best Documentary (Short Subject)
Edith + Eddie
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Heroin(e)
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Best Film Editing
Jonathan Amos, Paul Machlis, Baby Driver
Jon Gregory, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Tatiana S. Riegel, I, Tonya
Lee Smith, Dunkirk
Sidney Wolinsky, The Shape of Water

Best Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman
Loveless
On Body and Soul
The Insult
The Square

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Beverly Binda, Victoria and Abdul
J.D. Bowers, Megan Harkness, Ailsa Macmillan, Robert A. Pandini, Wonder
David Malinkowski, Lucy Sibbick, Anita Burger, Darkest Hour

Best Music (Original Score)
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
John Williams, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Music (Original Song)
Mighty River” from Mudbound by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, and Taura Stinson
Remember Me” from Coco by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“Stand Up for Something” from Marshall by Common, Andra Day, and Diane Warren
The Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name by Sufjan Stevens
“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Best Production Design
Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis, Dunkirk
Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, and Jeff Melvin, The Shape of Water
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer, Darkest Hour
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer, Beauty and the Beast
Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola, Bladerunner 2049

Best Short Film (Animated)
Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Negative Space
Lou
Revolting Rhymes

Best Short Film (Live Action)
DeKalb Elementary
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us
The Eleven o’clock

Best Sound Editing
Richard King, Alex Gibson, Dunkirk
Mark A. Mangini, Theo Green, Blade Runner 2049
Nathan Robitaille, The Shape of Water
Julian Slater, Baby Driver
Matthew Wood, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Sound Mixing
Ron Bartlett, Dough Hemphill, Mac Ruth, Blade Runner 2049
Tim Cavagin, Julian Slater, Baby Driver
Christian T. Cooke, Filip Hosek, Brad Zoern, The Shape of Water
Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, Mark Weingarten, Dunkirk
David Parker, Michael Semanchick, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Visual Effects
Richard Bain, Ben Morris, Michael Mulholland, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon, Joe Letteri, Joel Whist, War for the Planet of the Apes
Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza, Mike Meinardus, Kong: Skull Island
John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer, Blade Runner 2049
Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, Dan Sudick, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game
James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name
Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green, Logan
Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, The Disaster Artist
Dee Rees, Virgil Williams, Mudbound

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Guillermo Del Toro & Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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