2018 OSCAR Nominees at the Library
Check out the nominees at your library then see if you agree with the selections and winners as announced at the awards ceremony, Sunday, March 4, 2018 and
And the Nominees are…
Call Me By Your Name (Best Picture, Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Original Song)
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape. Based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman, this new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love.
Darkest Hour (Best Picture, Actor, Makeup & Hairstyling, Costume Design, Cinematography and Production Design)
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
Dunkirk (Best Picture, Director, Film Editing, Original Score, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Cinematography and Production Design)
A World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.
Get Out (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Original Screenplay)
A young black man meets his white girlfriend’s parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.
Lady Bird (Best Picture, Director, Actress, Original Screenplay, Supporting Actress)
The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.
Phantom Thread (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Score, Costume Design)
Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
The Post (Best Picture, Actress)
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.
The Shape of Water (Best Picture, Director, Actress, Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Film Editing, Original Score, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Costume Design, Cinematography and Production Design)
With a whopping 13 nominations, the Shape of Water is the one to beat this year.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Best Picture, Actress, Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor x2, Film Editing, Original Score)
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.
I, Tonya (Actress, Supporting Actress, Film Editing)
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the US Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Roman J Israel, Esq. (Best Actor)
Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is suddenly disrupted. When he is recruited to join a firm led by an ambitious lawyer and begins a friendship with a young champion for equal rights, a turbulent series of events ensues, which will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test.
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The Big Sick (Best Original Screenplay)
Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing.
The Disaster Artist (Best Adapted Screenplay)
When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.
Logan (Best Adapted Screenplay)
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Molly’s Game (Best Adapted Screenplay)
The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.
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The Florida Project (Best Supporting Actor)
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six year old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
All the Money in the World (Best Supporting Actor)
The kidnapping of sixteen-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom.
Coco (Best Animated Film, Original Song)
In Disney•Pixar’s extraordinary adventure, a boy who dreams of becoming a great musician embarks on a journey to uncover the mysteries behind his ancestor’s stories and traditions.
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Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman celebrates the birth of show business and dreams coming to life.
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Boss Baby (Best Animated Feature)
When seven-year-old Tim Templeton’s new baby brother strides in the front door wearing a suit and toting a briefcase, it is clear who is in charge and will be receiving all the attention of their parents.
The Breadwinner (Best Animated Feature)
Parvana is an eleven-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom, and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.
After he’s mistaken as a dangerous beast and torn from his home, a peace-loving bull named Ferdinand rallies a misfit team of friends for an epic adventure to return to his family.
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Loving Vincent (Best Animated Feature)
The life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.
Victoria and Abdul (Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Costume Design)
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Inspiring story of a loving family whose son, born with facial differences, enters a mainstream school for the first time.
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Blade Runner 2049 (Best Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Cinematography, Production Design)
A young blade runner’s discovery of a long buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Best Visual Effects)
Vol. Two continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
Kong: Skull Island (Best Visual Effects)
The show reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific, as beautiful as it is treacherous, unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
The Star Wars saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join galactic legends in an epic adventure unlocking mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
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War for the Planet of the Apes (Best Visual Effects)
Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Beauty and the Beast (Best Costume Design, Production Design)
The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright and independent young woman who takes her father’s place as the prisoner of a beast in his castle. As Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff, she and the Beast slowly begin to look beyond their initial reactions to each other and see who they truly are. But back in Belle’s village, her father’s fears for her safety drive him to rally the villagers to free Belle from the castle–a plan that goes awry, with dangerous consequences, when Belle’s would-be suitor Gaston twists the rally into a mob and leads an attack on the castle.
Baby Driver (Best Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing)
A talented young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love, and freedom.
Marshall (Best Original Song)
About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career defining cases.
Other Notable Nominations:
Best Documentary Feature
This movie tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud, the indictment and trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community over the course of a five-year legal battle.
89-year old Agnés Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year old French photographer and muralist, JR, teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. Together they travel around villages of France In JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts, and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters, as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.
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Last Men in Aleppo N/A
Strong Island N/A
Best Foreign Language Film:
A Fantastic Woman N/A
The Insult N/A
On Body and Soul N/A
A satirical drama reflecting the times, about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.
Best Live Action Short Film:
DeKalb Elementary N/A
The Eleven O’Clock N/A
My Nephew Emmett N/A
The Silent Child N/A
Watu Wote/All of Us N/A
Best Animated Short Film:
Dear Basketball N/A
Garden Party N/A
Negative Space N/A
Revolting Rhymes N/A
Best Documentary Short:
Edith + Eddie N/A
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 N/A
Knife Skills N/A
Traffic Stop N/A