90th Oscar Awards Strike With Memorable Movies

Still Image via Warner Bros. Pictures “Dunkirk” has a haunting and emotional take on World War II.
Still Image via Warner Bros. Pictures
“Dunkirk” has a haunting and emotional take on World War II.
Still Image via Fox Searchlight “Shape of Water” has both a dramatic and wonderful story and has 13 nominations!

Still Image via Fox Searchlight
“Shape of Water” has both a dramatic and wonderful story and has 13 nominations!

By Yaasmeen Piper
Assistant Editor-in-Chief

The Oscars nominees are in! Jimmy Kimmel returns as host the 90th Academy Award despite last year’s infamous mixup between “La La Land” and “Moonlight” for best picture.

The nominations were announced Jan 23. “Shape of Water,” directed by Guillermo del Toro, leads with 13 nominations. Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” hits second with eight nominations and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Edding, Missouri” a close third with seven nominations.

The indie hit “Lady Bird” also received a hefty amount of nominations including best actress for Saorise Ronan, best supporting actress Laurie Metcalf, best director Greta Gerwig and best picture. “Call Me by Your Name,” a film based on the novel by Andre Acimman, is nominated for best writing adapted screenplay, best actor for Timothee Chalamet and best picture.

Jordan Peele is up for best director for his racial drama “Get Out.” The film is also up for best picture, best original screenplay and Daniel Kaluuya for best actor. When the nominations were released, Peele said on Twitter: “Right now I’m just thinking about everyone who brought a ticket and told someone else to. You did this. Thank you.”

Here are some of the 2018 nominations:

BEST PICTURE

“Call Me by Your Name”
Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges and Marco Morabito, Producers

“Darkest Hour”
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten and Douglas Urbanski, Producers

“Dunkirk”
Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers

“Get Out”
Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele, Producers

“Lady Bird”
Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O’Neill, Producers

“Phantom Thread”
JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison and Daniel Lupi, Producers

“The Post”
Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

“The Shape of Water”
Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers

“Three Billboards Outside Edding, Missouri”
Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

“The Shape of Water”
Sally Hawkins

“Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Frances McDormand

“I, Tonya”
Margot Robbie

“Lady Bird”
Saoirse Ronan

“The Post”
Meryl Streep

The view the full list visit oscars.org. The Oscars are set to air March 4 at 5 p.m. on ABC.

Email Yaasmeen at:
ypiper@live.esu.edu

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