The 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony is tonight and and the crop of nominees for Oscars 2018 is just a tad different, perhaps echoing the changing landscapes of Hollywood. There are not one, but TWO genre films nominated for Best Picture (Get Out and The Shape of Water), and diversity continues to improve this year.
Last year after Moonlight became only the second film from an African American director to win Best Picture, Get Out‘s Jordan Peele is nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture this year. Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) is likewise only the fifth female Best Director nominee and only Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, 2010) has won. Celebrating a year in film that will unfortunately be remembered for the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement, female nominees and strong performances are all over the show. It’ll be interesting to hear how host Jimmy Kimmel handles the Weinstein-sized elephant in the room.
But let’s face it, you’re here for predictions, so let’s get to it… if you’re filling out a ballot, I nailed ALL the major awards last year, so take that under consideration…
The 33rd Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were held on a Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica, CA. Recognizing the best in independent filmmaking, films like Get Out, Lady Bird, and Call Me By Your Name were all honored with awards for feature, writing, directing, and acting.
Get Out won two awards for Best Feature and Best Director; Call Me By Your Name earned awards for Best Male Lead and Best Cinematography; I, Tonya won for Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing; while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, won Best Female Lead and Best Supporting Male; and Lady Bird, which won Best Screenplay.
Other winners went to some first-timers. Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani won Best First Screenplay for The Big Sick, while Ingrid Goes West won for Best First Feature. Check out the full list of winners here below.
It’s nearly been one year since Jordan Peele‘s Get Out was released, and the film continues to make an impact. Considered one of the best films of the year, Get Out has been nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor. Quite an accomplishment for a first time director.
However, if you haven’t gotten a chance to see what everyone has been talking about, then you might want to take advantage of the free screenings that AMC will be having this coming Presidents’ Day. More on the announcement below.
The WGA Awards is a big win for Jordan Peele‘s Get Out. The first film for the new director has been making waves this award season, having earned nominations from the DGA, PGA, and SAG, plus the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. Now, Peele has been honored with a Writer’s Guild award for Original Screenplay for his screenplay for Get Out.
Meanwhile, Call Me By Your Name also earned top honors for Best Adaptive Screenplay, while The Handmaiden’s Tale, Big Little Lies, and Veep took home TV awards. Check out more about the winners here below.