“Shape of War” tops the Oscar Nominations 2018
“The Shape of Water,” the romantic ode to the horror films genre of Guillermo del Toro’s young age, ruled over the 90th Academy Awards nominations on this Tuesday, picking up a leading 13 nominations so far.
The nominations were so far followed by “Dunkirk” with eight other nominations, and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with seven nominations more. All of the aforementioned three great films earned best picture nods. The rest of the division was rounded out by “Call Me By Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Get Out,” “Phantom Thread,” and “The Post.”
“This has been a remarkable year for the movies,” John Bailey, the President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences stated before nominations were even announced.
Truly it was, but as much for what happened behind-the-scenes as for the on-screen work on display. It is only because of this year’s Oscars are opening at a time of fight for the cinema business. In the month of October, a lot of women stepped forward to accuse the very very renowned producer Harvey Weinstein of physical harassment and assault.
Harvey Weinstein was a backbone of awards season, attributed to creating the modern Oscar campaign (a seemingly endless parade of celebrity grip-and-grins paired with a whisper network aimed at crippling the perceived frontrunners).
It was a day of bar-breaking in some of the very major categories. Rachel Morrison, for example, matured the first woman nominated for a cinematography Oscar for her work in “Mudbound.” Greta Gerwig is only the fifth woman nominated in the best director category for bringing “Lady Bird,” a pathetic coming-of-age story, to the screen.
While “Get Out”s’ Jordan Peele became the fifth black man nominated in the best director category of awards. And Meryl Streep spread her record band of nominations, picking up the 21st nod for her performance in the form of a newspaper publisher in “The Post.”
The nominations also included distinguished snubs and surprises. Steven Spielberg disappointed to pick up a directing nomination for his movie “The Post,” while Tom Hanks was totally ignored for his act as crusading editor Ben Bradlee in the movie.
“The Dark Knight” and “Inception” has earned him unparalleled box office clout, finally snagged his first best director nomination for “Dunkirk.”
The leading actor category has nominated, Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”), Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), and Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”).
This film business isn’t just being disturbed by a harassment crisis — simply put in what?
: resulting in, fewer people going to theaters.
In the past years, Oscar voters tastes have deviated from the preferences of the wider public.
The Oscars is taking place on March 4, 2018, on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel the late-night host will return for his second job as emcee.