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2018 Oscar nominations slugfest: Are the acting nominees too safe and predictable? [Watch]

2018 Oscar nominations slugfest: Are the acting nominees too safe and predictable? [Watch]
“It is one of the high-holy days for us Oscar lovers,” declares senior editor Rob Licuria during our 2018 Oscar nominations slugfest. Licuria is joined by contributing writers Andrew Carden, Tony Ruiz and Amanda Spears to dish the highs and lows of the Oscar nominees in the four acting races, focusing on which inclusions we loved the most, and which snubs we thought were inexcusable. Watch the video slugfest above.

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

Our favorite acting nominees ranged from first-timers Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”) and Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread”), to Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) returning to the Oscars with his third nod and Daniel Kaluuya for his breakthrough turn in “Get Out.” Although there weren’t too many complaints in a relatively predictable list of nominees, there were a few omissions that disappointed us.

See 16 unforgivable Oscar acting snubs: James Franco,
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2018 Oscar nominations: Would the 10th Best Picture nominee have been ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘The Big Sick’ or … ? [Poll]

2018 Oscar nominations: Would the 10th Best Picture nominee have been ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘The Big Sick’ or … ? [Poll]
The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning, and nine films are sitting pretty as this year’s Best Picture nominees: “Call Me By Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” But what would have been the 10th? Since the Academy Awards changed the number of Best Picture nominees to be between five and 10 back in 2011, there have been either eight or nine contenders each year, but never 10. Of this year’s notable also-rans, vote in our poll below to let us know which film You think was #10 on Oscar voters’ ballots.

Based on Gold Derby’s combined predictions, “I Tonya” and “The Florida Project” just missed out on earning Oscar noms for Best Picture as they came in eighth and ninth places, respectively. “I, Tonya” skated up three Oscar notices: Best Actress for Margot Robbie,
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‘Get Out’ scares up 4 Oscar nominations, joining past horror movies ‘The Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘The Sixth Sense,’ ‘Black Swan’

‘Get Out’ scares up 4 Oscar nominations, joining past horror movies ‘The Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘The Sixth Sense,’ ‘Black Swan’
“Get Out” rose out of the Sunken Place on Tuesday, January 23 by scaring up four 2018 Oscar nominations, a rarity for a horror movie. With top bids for Best Picture, Best Director for Jordan Peele, Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya and Best Original Screenplay for Peele, “Get Out” could go all the way at the Academy Awards, something no horror flick has done since Hannibal Lecter ate a liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

Twenty-six years ago “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) earned a whopping seven Oscar bids and took home five including the coveted prize of Best Picture. That was the first and only time a horror film ran off with the top Oscar, in part because scary movies are mostly seen as popcorn fare instead of pieces of art that awards groups can rally behind. “Silence of the Lambs” also won Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins,
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2018 Oscars: Michael Stuhlbarg is the sixth actor to appear in three Best Picture nominees in the same year

2018 Oscars: Michael Stuhlbarg is the sixth actor to appear in three Best Picture nominees in the same year
Michael Stuhlbarg may not have received an Oscar nomination Tuesday, but he did join a very exclusive club: He’s the sixth performer to appear in three Best Picture nominees in the same year and the first to do so in 15 years.

Stuhlbarg had supporting roles in “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Post” and “The Shape of Water” — a third of the nine-nominee Best Picture lineup. The last person to accomplish this feat was John C. Reilly for his 2002 slate of “Chicago,” “Gangs of New York” and “The Hours.” Before Reilly, you have to go all the way back to the ‘30s for the first four instances. They are:

1934: Claudette Colbert, “It Happened One Night,” “Cleopatra” and “Imitation of Life

1935: Charles Laughton, “Mutiny on the Bounty,” “Les Miserables” and “Ruggles of Red Gap

1937: Adolphe Menjou, “One Hundred Men and a Girl,” “Stage Door” and “A Star Is Born

1939: Thomas Mitchell,
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How to Stream This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Films

How to Stream This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Films
Following Tuesday’s Oscar nominations announcement, the year’s best films are going to be in high demand for viewers until the March awards show. While in the best picture category, seven out of the nine nominees are still in theaters, “Get Out” and “Dunkirk” can be watched from home, as can many of the films recognized in other categories.

Across Amazon, Netflix, HBO, and YouTube, here is how to watch this year’s Oscar-nominated films and the categories in which they are nominated:

“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” (best documentary feature): Amazon

Baby Driver” (film editing, sound editing, sound mixing): Amazon, YouTube, Google Play

Beauty and the Beast” (best production design, best costume design): Netflix

Blade Runner 2049” (cinematography, sound editing, sound mixing, production design, visual effects): Amazon, YouTube, Google Play

“The Big Sick” (best original screenplay): Amazon, YouTube

“The Boss Baby” (best animated feature film): Netflix

“Dear Basketball” (best
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Oscar Nominations Are in, but Who Are the Frontrunners?

Oscar Nominations Are in, but Who Are the Frontrunners?
The Oscar nominations are in, which means all the various awards campaigns are now switching gears, trying to find the best angle in bringing home the gold. What can we expect going forward? Bearing in mind we still have more than a month before final ballots are due, here are some thoughts on the major categories.

Best Picture: “The Shape of Water

As already outlined, “The Shape of Water” is the clear best picture frontrunner at the moment with 13 nominations signaling support throughout the branches. But contenders like “Get Out” and “Lady Bird” could pick up steam on the preferential ballot, which aims at establishing a consensus; they are two of the most popular films of the year.

Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water

The Directors Guild of America will firm this up on Feb. 3, but at the moment, it looks like clear sailing for Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice winner del Toro. But
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2018 Oscar nominations: Multiple nominees include Mary J. Blige, Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig and…

2018 Oscar nominations: Multiple nominees include Mary J. Blige, Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig and…
What’s better than one Oscar nomination? More than one! Twelve people received multiple Oscar nominations Tuesday morning, including two scoring a hat trick. That means more chances to take home hardware, which is fun, but also more chances of being a multiple loser, which is not fun. There are also three people who are up against themselves, so they could be winners and losers on the same night.

Here’s the list of multiple nominees. Who do you think will win at least one Oscar?

Three nominations

Guillermo del Toro: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for “The Shape of Water

Jordan Peele: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

Two nominations

Paul Thomas Anderson: Best Picture and Best Director for “Phantom Thread”

Mary J. Blige: Best
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Oscar nominations 2018: a cautious, comfort-food list in Trumpian times

The Shape of Water leads a nominations list that offers up exotic fantasy and imagined past, but is missing something truly ferocious and polarising

Full list of nominations for the 2018 Oscars

The alchemy has bubbled, the mysterious tipping point has been achieved, and the Academy Awards consensus is coalescing around Guillermo del Toro’s swooning sci-fi romance The Shape of Water, with 13 nominations. That’s way ahead of Christopher Nolan’s colossal cine-installation Dunkirk (eight nominations), and Martin McDonagh’s fierce tragicomedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (seven).

Then there is Joe Wright’s rousing wartime drama Darkest Hour, featuring Gary Oldman’s tremendous Churchill turn, which gets six – and so does Paul Thomas Anderson’s glorious drama Phantom Thread, which is my favourite of this list so far. Denis Villeneuve’s futurist dystopian spectacular Blade Runner 2049 comes in with five — and this must surely be the year for cinematographer Roger Deakins,
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Oscars 2018: Full list of nominations for the 90th Academy Awards

With awards season in full swing, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards, which showcases the best in cinematic achievement from 2017.

Leading the pack is Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, which scored 13 nominations in total, followed by Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with nine and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk with seven.

The three films will contest the Best Picture Oscar alongside Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread and The Post. McDonagh misses out on a Best Director nod however, with del Toro and Nolan nominated alongside Jordan Peele for Get Out, Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird and Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread.

Check out a full list of the nominations here…

Best Picture:

Call Me by Your Name

“Darkest Hour”

“Dunkirk”

“Get Out”

“Lady Bird”

“Phantom
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2018 Oscar snubs for Best Picture, Director & Screenplay: ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ Martin McDonagh, Steven Spielberg …

2018 Oscar snubs for Best Picture, Director & Screenplay: ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ Martin McDonagh, Steven Spielberg …
Things went somewhat according to plan when the 2018 Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday, January 23. However, the name of the game dictates that for every nominee there must be a corresponding snub. We’ve already told you the 16 unforgivable acting snubs, so now let’s look at Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted/Original Screenplay. Is it just us, or does this year’s list of also-rans sting more than usual?

There are nine Best Picture nominees, but there could have been a maximum number of 10. Might that 10th nominee have been “I Tonya”? How about “The Florida Project”? Both factored into Gold Derby’s Best Picture odds for the Top 9, but neither made the final cut on Oscar nominations morning, nor did their original screenplays. Also, don’t get me started on that Best Picture snub of “Coco.”

As for directing, the two notable exclusions are Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
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2018 Oscar nomination surprises: Voters are head over heels for ‘Phantom Thread,’ Denzel Washington

2018 Oscar nomination surprises: Voters are head over heels for ‘Phantom Thread,’ Denzel Washington
Though they usually unfold as expected, the Oscar nominations always throw in a curveball or two that few see coming. That was the case with Tuesday’s slate for the 90th Academy Awards — and they were some welcomed inclusions for the most part. Here are the biggest surprises in the latest Oscar field.

Best Picture: “Phantom Thread

It was the usual suspects in the Best Picture lineup save for one. Instead of “The Big Sick” or “I, Tonya” (more like “Bye, Tonya,” right? Too soon?”), “Phantom Thread” made the cut. Academy voters went gaga for Paul Thomas Anderson’s sartorial drama, giving it six nominations, tied with “Darkest Hour” and just behind “The Shape of Water” (13), “Dunkirk” (eight) and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (seven).

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread

Arguably the most shocking of “Phantom Thread
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Oscars: Academy Shakes Up the Race as ‘Shape of Water’ Takes Frontrunner Status

Oscars: Academy Shakes Up the Race as ‘Shape of Water’ Takes Frontrunner Status
As ever, all eyes were on Tuesday’s Oscar nominations announcement for whatever surprises the motion picture Academy might have in store. Awards seasons tend to take a certain shape in the run-up to nominations that can feel unshakable, but there is always something.

This year’s “something” was Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” which came through in a major way with nominations for best picture, best director (bumping out perceived overall frontrunner “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and helmer Martin McDonagh) as well as best supporting actress (Lesley Manville), to go along with expected bids for lead actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), costume design and original score. Six nominations is a more-than-respectable haul for a film that appeared to get lost in the latter-year shuffle, despite having valiant champions.

And valiant champions is what it takes. Clearly there was a passionate core of support for the film, which stars Day-Lewis as a fashion designer in 1950s London
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The Last Jedi Gets 4 Oscar Nominations

Star Wars is a machine. And some of the best people in the industry work on all aspects of these movies, as now controlled by Disney. So it should come as no shock that The Last Jedi was nominated for a handful of Oscars this Tuesday. Some believed that the 8th Star Wars sequel in the Skywalker saga could even take Best Picture, with noms for Best Director Rian Johnson and Supporting Actor Mark Hamill. That didn't come to pass. But John Williams appears to be a lock for his Best Original Score.

John Williams is the second most-nominated individual in Oscar history, and The Last Jedi marks his 51st nomination. Out of those 51 noms, though, he has only taken home 5 golden statues. Perhaps the latest Star Wars movie will bring him his sixth win.

Williams has some pretty stiff completion in the Best Original Score category. Also nominated on
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90th Oscar Nominations Are Here – The Shape Of Water Leads Oscar Race With 13 Nominations

Countdown to the Oscars and the Biggest show in Hollywood happened Tuesday morning as the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced from AMPAS headquarters at the Samuel Goldwyn theater.

This year’s most nominated film, The Shape of Water, is the tenth film in Oscar history to earn thirteen nominations. The current record of fourteen nominations is held by three films, All about Eve (1950), Titanic (1997) and La La Land (2016). Dunkirk received eight nods, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri seven nominations, Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread saw 6 nominations each, with Lady Bird and Blade Runner 2049 each earning five nods.

Actress-comedian Tiffany Haddish and actor-director Andy Serkis, joined by

Academy President John Bailey, announced the 90th Academy Awards nominations today.

Haddish and Serkis announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:22 a.m. Pt, with pre-taped category introductions by Academy members Priyanka Chopra, Rosario Dawson, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek, Michelle Rodriguez,
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Meryl Streep Breaks Own Record With 21st Oscar Nomination

Meryl Streep Breaks Own Record With 21st Oscar Nomination
Meryl Streep has broken her own Oscar record.

The actress received her 21st Academy Award nomination, in the best actress category, for her performance as Katherine Graham in “The Post.”

The nod extends Streep’s record by nine over Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson, who are tied in second place with a dozen each.

Streep has won Oscars for “Kramer vs. Kramer” in 1979, “Sophie’s Choice” in 1982, and “The Iron Lady” in 2011. She’s received four nominations since then for “August: Osage County,” “Into the Woods,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” and now “The Post.”

Streep also nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a drama for “The Post,” but lost to “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” star Frances McDormand.

Her performance as the widowed Graham has been widely praised for its nuance as her character deals with the fallout from her 1971 decision for The Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers in the face of opposition
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The Full List of 2018 Oscar Nominations are in and The Shape Of Water Lands 13 of Them!

The nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards are in and Guillermo del Toro's fantastic film, The Shape of Water, did pretty damn good as it leads the pack with thirteen of the nominations! Those include Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay and more. This was one of my favorite movies of the year, so it was great to see it get a lot of love.

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk ended up with eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received seven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. Jordan Peele's Get Out also landed a few nominations including Best Director, which was cool!

As expected, James Franco and his film The Disaster Artist got snubbed amid sexual misconduct allegations surrounding the actor.

Here is the list of 2018 Oscar nominations. Read through them and let
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Oscars 2018: ‘Shape of Water’ Leads With 13 Nominations

Oscars 2018: ‘Shape of Water’ Leads With 13 Nominations
The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro’s romantic ode to the horror films of his youth, dominated the 90th Academy Awards nominations on Tuesday, picking up a leading 13 nominations.

It was followed by “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with nine nominations, and “Dunkirk” with seven nominations. All three films earned best picture nods. The rest of the category 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,” Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences President John Bailey said before nominations were announced.

Indeed it was, but as much for what happened behind-the-scenes as for the on-screen work on display. That’s because this year’s Oscars are unfolding at a time of tumult for the movie business. In October, dozens of women stepped forward to accuse mogul and producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault. Weinstein was a mainstay
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Oscars: 90th Academy Award nominations

Well, it just happened. The nominations were announced moments ago for the 90th annual Academy Awards. We had some snubs, some surprises, and now we finally know the actual Oscar field. This is the end of Phase One, with Phase Two and a campaign for actual wins about to begin. By and large, the main contenders held steady, with The Shape of Water seemingly moving into the pole position overall. Get Out, Lady Bird, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri remain in play as well, though each suffered notable misses this morning. That’s the name of the game though, so this year is no different. As you can see, The Shape of Water led the field with 13 nominations. Next in line were Dunkirk at eight citations and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri at seven. Notably, we saw snubs with The Big Sick, The Florida Project, and I, Tonya missing in Best Picture,
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Oscar Nominations 2018: The Complete List

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Oscar Nominations 2018: The Complete List
The nominations for the 2018 Oscars were announced on Tuesday morning by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis. “The Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour” led the nominations in the 24 categories. Greta Gerwig became the fifth woman ever nominated for Best Director for her film “Lady Bird.” Best Picture nominees include “Call Me by Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Also Read: James Franco Shut Out of Oscar Nominations After Sexual Misconduct Accusations James Franco was shut out in the Best Actor category for his role in...
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2018 Oscar Nominations: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Leads With 13 Nominations

The annual, bleary eyed tradition continued this morning with Oscar nominations, read off by a game Andy Serkis and Tiffany Haddish. And as always, the results featured some surprises along with expected results.

The Shape Of Water” led the pack with 13 nominations, with “Dunkirk” sliding in behind with 8 nods, and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” landing 7 honors.

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