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 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.
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.
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.