Oscars 2018 is here, with ABC broadcasting the 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony live tonight, Sunday, March 4, 2017, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, starting at 8:30pm EST, with Jimmy Kimmel returning again as host.
For nominations, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water leads with 13, including Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Original Screenplay, with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk following a ways behind with 8 nominations and Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri with 7 nods.
See below to find out who took home awards, as we will be updating this article throughout the night as the Winners are announced. Oscars 2018 Winners are noted as “WINNER” and in bold.
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…
One of the best movies of the year is The Shape of Water, something that makes fans of director Guillermo del Toro smile every time they hear it. The film has not only received overwhelming praise from critics, but was named one of the nominees for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
If you haven’t been able to see the movie yet and are anxiously awaiting its arrival on home video platforms, or if you simply can’t wait to watch it again, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced release dates for The Shape of Water on both digital and physical platforms (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD) as well as special features which will be included.
The 70th Directors Guild of America Awards (DGA) have been given out, two of which went to directors who will be vying for the Academy Award for Best Director next month. While Guillermo del Toro earned an award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for his work on period piece fairy tale The Shape Of Water, Jordan Peele took home the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for his work on the terrifying thriller Get Out.
These awards are oftentimes a predictor of who will win the award for a said guild. SAG typically predicts who will win the performing awards, WGA the writing, PGA the best picture, and DGA the director. Check out the list of winners 2018 DGA winners for film and TV here below.