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Jan 23 2018
Oscar Noms: No Franco, No Armie, No Tiffany, Plenty Of THE SHAPE OF WATER Comments (0)

ImageLady Bird is the kind of movie that never, ever would have been noticed by Oscar 20 years ago. (Image via A24)

Complete list of Oscar noms to follow ...

I'm not seeing any shockers. I suppose people will make a lot of the fact that there is no Franco, but which of the five would he have replaced? None. He was honored at the Golden Globes thanks to the comedy category, and thanks to his star power.

Wonder Woman was never going to be a Best Picture nomination. It's feel-good and culturally important as a feminist statement, but hardly a great work.

It's depressing that a non-actor like Mary J. Blige — who was no more than competent in the no more than okay Mudbound — gets a nomination while Michael Stuhlbarg from Call Me by Your Name gets overlooked, but it's the vagaries of the individual categories. (And Call Me by Your Name did quite well; thrilled for Mr. Ivory.)

I was surprised Tiffany Haddish didn't pull off a nomination, but not so surprised that Armie Hammer also failed to make the grade. Armie was very good in his movie, but not outstanding. Tiffany was outstanding in a crappy (but successful and beloved) film, the very definition of support. Support it? Hell, she made Girls Trip watchable.

Happiest for Get Out and Call Me by Your Name, my two favorite movies of the year.

Here ya go:

Best Picture

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

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
  • Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
  • Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
  • Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Best 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”
  • Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Best 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”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
  • Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
  • Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
  • Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
  • Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Best Director

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

Best Original Screenplay

  • “The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
  • “Get Out,” Jordan Peele
  • “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh
  • “The Shape of Water," Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • “Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory
  • “The Disaster Artist,” Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
  • “Logan,” Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green
  • “Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin
  • “Mudbound,” Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Best Animated Feature

  • “The Boss Baby”
  • “The Breadwinner”
  • “Coco”
  • "Ferdinand"
  • “Loving Vincent”

Best Original Song

  • “Mighty River” from “Mudbound”
  • “Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name”
  • “Remember Me” from “Coco”
  • “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall”
  • “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”

Best Documentary Feature

  • "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail"
  • “Faces Places”
  • “Icarus”
  • "Last Men in Aleppo"
  • “Strong Island”

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • “Edith+Eddie”
  • “Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405”
  • “Heroin(e)”
  • “Kayayo: The Living Shopping Baskets”
  • “Knife Skills” “Traffic Stop”

Best Foreign Language Film

  • “A Fantastic Woman”
  • “The Insult”
  • “Loveless”
  • "The Wound"

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • “Darkest Hour”
  • “Victoria & Abdul”
  • “Wonder”

Best Film Editing

  • “Baby Driver”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “I, Tonya”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Visual Effects

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

Best Original Score

  • “Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer
  • “Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood
  • “The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” John Williams
  • "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," Carter Burwell

Best Production Design

  • “Beauty and the Beast”
  • “Blade Runner 2049”
  • “Darkest Hour”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • "Dunkirk"

Best Cinematography

  • “Blade Runner 2049,” Roger Deakins
  • “Darkest Hour," Bruno Delbonnel
  • “Dunkirk," Hoyte van Hoytema
  • “Mudbound," Rachel Morrison
  • “The Shape of Water,” Dan Laustsen

Best Costume Design

  • “Beauty and the Beast”
  • “Darkest Hour”
  • “Phantom Thread”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Victoria and Abdul”

Best Sound Editing

  • "Baby Driver"
  • "Blade Runner 2049"
  • "Dunkirk"
  • "The Shape of Water"
  • "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

Best Sound Mixing

  • “Baby Driver”
  • “Blade Runner 2049”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Best Animated Short Film

  • “Dear Basketball”
  • "Garden Party"
  • "Lou"
  • “Negative Space”
  • “Revolting Rhymes”

Best Live Action Short Film

  • “DeKalb Elementary”
  • “The Eleven O’Clock”
  • “My Nephew Emmett”
  • “The Silent Child”
  • “Watu Wote/All of Us”