The Oscars 2018

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#1

The Oscars are upon us. This coming Sunday is the award show. Now I’m going to hazard a guess that the majority of you will not be tuning in live to watch the show, but I’m also pretty sure that most of us will want to find out who wins.

So how about we have this thread as a discussion place for the Oscar-nominated movies. Every year, with the exception of last year, I normally watch all the Best Pictures nominees to try and decide my own personal Oscar winner. Sometimes I actually get it right even. This year, I’ll be spending the weekend watching some of the movies I haven’t watched yet.

For those not in the know, I’ll add a poll with the Best Picture nominees so you can even vote for the best movie in the bunch.

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Dunkirk
  • Lady Bird
  • The Post
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Darkest Hour
  • Get Out
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water

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#2

Damn, I still need to watch Dunkirk… I’m a huge fan of Nolan’s work and a bit of a WW2 buff, so this seems like the ideal combo of a film.


#3

Dunkirk is great. It’s a very different kind of film, and I can actually understand people not liking it, or getting bored even with it. It is a fantastic master class in filmmaking by Nolan and a truly unique movie in a very crowded genre.


#4

Im not even gonna vote, the few I tried watching, the only one I finished was Ladybird - and even tho its was a good story, its a more realistic coming of age story, but I didnt love it. Three billboards was ok, struggled with the pace, Call me by your name - meh didnt make it past 20mins into the movie - just didnt grab me. Dunkirk - same as the previous one.

Havent bothered with the rest.


#5

Dunkirk is brilliant - I’ve watched it about 10 times already. Although I think Get Out is a great movie, I don’t think it’s Oscar material to be honest.

That said I stopped watching the Oscars many years ago when it went from being about movies to being a virtue signalling political shitshow.


#6

Dunkirk will be mostly snubbed, everyone’s too busy losing their balls over The Shape and 3 Billboards. I don’t mind 3 Billboards getting the attention because it was one helluva drama but the rest, pretty meh tbh. I really enjoyed Dunkirk and imo it deserves a couple awards at least


#7

I must still watch Dunkirk, I’m always up for a good war movie.


#8

I no longer give a damn about the Oscars. Haven’t watch in many years.


#9

For anyone interested, here is the full list of winners at the Oscars last night:

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
*Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” WINNER
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

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” WINNER

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
*“A Fantastic Woman” WINNER
“The Insult”
“Loveless”
“On Body and Soul”
“The Square”

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)
“Edith + Eddie”
*“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405” WINNER
“Heroin(e)”
“Knife Skills”
“Traffic Stop”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
“Faces Places”
*“Icarus” WINNER
“Last Men in Aleppo”
“Strong Island”

ORIGINAL SONG
“Mighty River,” “Mudbound”
“Mystery of Love,” “Call Me by Your Name”
*“Remember Me,” “Coco” WINNER
“Stand Up For Something,” “Marshall”
“This is Me,” “Greatest Showman”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“The Boss Baby”
“The Breadman”
*“Coco” WINNER
“Ferdinand”
“Loving Vincent”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
*“Call Me by Your Name” WINNER
“The Disaster Artist”
“Logan”
“Molly’s Game”
“Mudbound”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“The Big Sick”
*“Get Out” WINNER
“Lady Bird”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
*Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” WINNER
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
*Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” WINNER
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”

DIRECTOR
Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
Paul Thomas Anderson “Phantom Thread”
*Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” WINNER

BEST PICTURE
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Darkest Hour”
“Dunkirk”
“Get Out”
“Lady Bird”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
*“The Shape of Water” WINNER
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Beauty and the Beast”
“Blade Runner 2049”
“Darkest Hour”
“Dunkirk”
*“The Shape of Water” WINNER

CINEMATOGRAPHY
*“Blade Runner 2049” WINNER
“Darkest Hour”
“Dunkirk”
“Mudbound”
“The Shape of Water”

COSTUME DESIGN
“Beauty and the Beast”
“Darkest Hour”
*“Phantom Thread” WINNER
“The Shape of Water”
“Victoria and Abdul”

SOUND EDITING
“Baby Driver”
“Blade Runner 2049”
*“Dunkirk” WINNER
“The Shape of Water”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

SOUND MIXING
“Baby Driver”
“Blade Runner 2049”
*“Dunkirk” WINNER
“The Shape of Water”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
*“Dear Basketball” WINNER
“Garden Party”
“Lou”
“Negative Space”
“Revolting Rhymes”

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
“DeKalb Elementary”
“The Eleven O’Clock”
“My Nephew Emmett”
*“The Silent Child” WINNER
“Watu Wote/All of Us”

ORIGINAL SCORE
“Dunkirk”
“Phantom Thread”
*“The Shape of Water” WINNER
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

VISUAL EFFECTS
*“Blade Runner 2049” WINNER
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
“Kong: Skull Island”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
“War for the Planet of the Apes”

FILM EDITING
“Baby Driver”
*“Dunkirk” WINNER
“I, Tonya”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
*“Darkest Hour” WINNER
“Victoria and Abdul”
“Wonder”


#10

Glad del Toro won. Watched Pans Labyrinth for the first time the weekend so now I’m keen to check Shape of Water.


#11

I’m really glad Blade Runner won a few Oscars as well. Especially for cinematography. That movie was so mesmerisingly beautiful.


#12

Haven’t watched it yet - can’t even remember the original movie.


#13

I had the privilege to watch it at the IMAX in 3D, and it was an audio-visual treat. The movie is slow and has its share of plot problems, but the visuals are stunning. Plus its got the most complex sex scene ever filmed, probably.


#14

i glad Alison Janey won best supporting actress. the role she played as Tonya Harding’s mother was brilliant.


#15

Source of the following very interesting infographic:


#16

Knew that crap Shape of Water would grab a bunch. Went in expecting Pan’s Labyrinth, got lame and lackluster meh instead