March 24, 2018

And the Oscar goes to...surprises, trailblazers from this year's nominees

29 January 2018, 12:00 | Santos West



Franco did show up to last Sunday's 2018 SAG Awards in support of his nomination in the Best Actor category, which he lost to Gary Oldman.

Both movies are coming back to theaters this week in celebration of their collective 12 Academy Award nominations, Variety Wednesday, with Dunkirk already hitting some theaters Wednesday and Get Out returning to some theaters on Friday.

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have officially been announced.

It will contend with gay romance "Call Me By Your Name", British war film "Darkest Hour", racial thriller "Get Out", mother-daughter tale "Lady Bird", twisted romance "Phantom Thread", and press freedom movie "The Post" for the best picture award.

Some of the nominees have made history, including Jordan Peele, who is the first black filmmaker nominated for writing, producing and directing in the same year for "Get Out".

British World War Two drama "Dunkirk", from Warner Bros., followed with eight nominations, including for director Christopher Nolan. "Mudbound" put worries of an anti-Netflix bias to rest with its four nominations: supporting actress and original song for Mary J. Blige; adapted screenplay for Rees and Virgil Williams; and cinematography for Morrison.

"I just spoke to Daniel".

After earning Directors SAG and Golden Globe nominations, many were surprised to see him left off the list. It got serious when Haddish won the New York Film Critics Circle best-supporting actress award and was nominated for two Critics' Choice Awards.

This year's Oscars are unfolding at a time of tumult for the movie business. Margot Robbie, who I was anxious about when I first saw the I, Tonya trailer simply because I couldn't shake the Harley Quinn of it all, completely got rid of my worries and secured an Oscar nomination which is wild because Suicide Squad was not good.

Tom Brady: Rob Gronkowski brings joy to the New England Patriots offense
The Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings last weekend in Philadelphia to secure a spot in the big game on February 4 in Minneapolis. Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount isn't talking with any of his old Patriots friends and teammates ahead of Super Bowl 52.

Her three wins were for Kramer vs Kramer (1979), Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011). With 13 nominations, "The Shape of Water" received the most nominations, and it has been labeled American Film Institute's Film of the Year, which bodes well for its chances.

Plummer stepped in for Kevin Spacey in "All the Money in the World" after Spacey faced accusations of sexual misconduct. The previous Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, went out of her way to recruit a more diverse new round of voters. Yance Ford, co-director of documentary "Strong Island", is Oscar's first transgender nominee.

Steven Spielberg's The Post had all the makings of an Oscar shoo-in - a timely journalist drama starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

The movie chain is screening all nine of this year's Best Picture nominees from February 23 to March 4 at select theaters, including Fresno's Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 and Regal Manchester Stadium.

This year's surprises include four nominations - including best picture, and best actor for Daniel Kaluuya - for Jordan Peele's "Get Out", in which an African-American man finds himself trapped at his white girlfriend's house with her unusual family.

Hugh Jackman and James Franco could have sneaked into the "Best Actor" category as I loved both of their performances.

Sam Rockwell, Best Supporting Actor nominee - and Golden Globe and SAG award victor - for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, told Deadline, "I was in bed". Amid sexual harassment allegations, however, Franco's performance and directorial work were not recognized for this year's ceremony.

Jimmy Kimmel will host as the winners are revealed on ABC on March 4.

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