Halfway Through The Year, Here’s The Oscar Roundup

[As we’re halfway through the film season, we look at the flims that could reach the oscars and what are the favourites for the nominations at the 90th academy awards. so far, four films that have been released between march and june have a silm chance of getting oscar nomination, and rightfully they should do. We have the success of thriller/horror Get out, which made $175M domestically with just a $5 million budget, but this film won’t get an academy award nomination because the buzz of the film has already died.
next we have hugh jackman’s final stand in Logan, one of my favourite films of all time. it did well in the box office, making $620M worldwide, with the r-rated film making me cry at the end of the premiere. and the second time i saw… and the third. this film is truly moving and it was clever that director james mangold changed the name to distance themselves from the comic book idea and give them a chance of a best picture nomination. honestly, it really should, because it has everything that a normal best picture film has, but only time will tell if the snobs at the academy will be less snobby. then we have wonder woman, a very slim chance, in fact i’m now thinking it has no chance at all because unlike logan, it sticks to the roots of the comic books and for that reason it will not be nominated.
finally we have edgar wright’s Baby driver, a small chance, but still a chance. it was a brilliant film and is my third favourite film of the year (behind logan and free fire) and should get a shot at the big one. the whole point of the academy giving 10 films nominations was that films like these would get nominated, but seven years later still nothing. Maybe this will change this year. Out off all of these films, logan has the best chance of getting nominated, and if not, it will still help Hugh Jackman’s chance of winning best actor for The Greatest showman. 


Best actor:
hugh jackman – the greatest showman
gary oldman – the darkest hour
chadwick boseman – marshall
daniel day lewis – phantom thread
benedict cumberbatch – the current war


Joaquin phoenix – you were never really here
tom hanks – untitled steven spielberg film
armie hammer – call me by your name
matt damon – downsizing
michael fassbender – the snowman
jeremy renner – wind river
liam neeson – the silent man


Best actress:
Rooney mara – mary magdalene
jennifer lawrence – mother!
carry mulligan – mudbound


brie larson – the glass castle
emma stone – battle of the sexes
kate winslet – the mountain between us
frances mcdormand – three billboards outside ebbing, missouri
isabelle huppert – happy end
marion cotillard – ismael’s ghosts


Best director
paul thomas anderson – phantom thread
joe wright – the darkest hour
george clooney – suberbicon
dee rees – mudbound
denis villeneuve – blade runner 2049


steven spielberg – untitled steven spielberg film
christopher nolan – dunkirk
kathryn bigelow – detroit
sofia coppola – the beguiled
reginald hudlin – marshall
taylor sheridan – wind river
alexander payne – downsizing
michael gracey – the greatest showman


best picture
phantom thread
darkest hour
bladerunner 2049
the greatest showman
the shape of water


battle of the sexes
the beguiled
untitled steven spielberg film
the current war
the glass castle
three billboards outside ebbing, missouri
the snowman


Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson – the glass castle
steve carrell – battle of the sexes
idris elba – molly’s game
jason mitchell – mudbound
michael shannon – the current war


sterling k. brown – marshall
oscar issac – suburbicon
ed harris – mother!
tom hardy – dunkirk
woody harrelson – three billboards outside ebbing, missouri
richard graham – phantom thread
zac efron – the greatest showman


Best Supporting Actress
michelle williams – the greatest showman
margot robbie – goodbye christopher robin
michelle pfeiffer – mother!
kristen wiig – downsizing
kirsten dunst – the beguiled


rebecca ferguson – the snowman
mong chau – downsizing
julianne moore – wonderstruck
kristen scott thomas – darkest hour
naomi watts – the glass castle
nicole kidman – the killing of sacred deer


original screenplay
phantom thread
darkest hour


three billboards outside ebbing, missouri
the shape of water
battle of the sexes
the current war
the greatest showman
goodbye christopher robin
wind river


adapted screenplay
molly’s game
victoria & abdul
the beguiled
the glass castle


untitled steven spielberg film
murder on the orient express
the mountain between us
the snowman
blade runner 2049
call me by your name


blade runner 2049
darkest hour


phantom thread
three billboards outside ebbing, missouri
the snowman
the greatest showman
the glass castle
logan lucky


Best original score
phantom thread – jonny greenwood
the shape of water – alexander desplat
three billboards outside ebbing, missouri – carter burwell
dunkirk – hans zimmer
the book of henry – michael giacchino


the greatest showman – benji pasek, justin paul
star wars: the last jedi – john williams
the silent man – daniel pemberton
darkest hour – dario marianelli
logan – marco beltrami
battle of the sexes – nicolas britell
the mercy – johann johannsson
war for the planet of the apes – michael giacchino
blade runner 2049 – johann johannsson



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