2018 Academy Award Nominees

Shape of Water

 

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

13 Academy Award Nominations:

  • Best Picture
  • Actress in a Leading Role - Sally Hawkins
  • Actor in a Supporting Role - Richard Jenkins
  • Actress in a Supporting Role - Octavia Spencer
  • Cinematography - Dan Laustsen
  • Costume Design - Luis Sequeira
  • Directing - Guillermo del Toro
  • Film Editing - Sidney Wolinsky
  • Music (Original Score) - Alexandre Desplat
  • Production Design - Paul Denham Austerberry (Production Design); Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin (Set Decoration)
  • Sound Editing - Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira
  • Sound Mixing - Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier
  • Writing (Original Screenplay) - Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro
 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

After seven 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 Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Jason 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.

7 Academy Award Nominations:

  • Best Picture
  • Actress in a Leading Role - Frances McDormand
  • Actor in a Supporting Role - Woody Harrelson
  • Actor in a Supporting Role - Sam Rockwell
  • Film Editing - Jon Gregory
  • Music (Original Score) - Carter Burwell
  • Writing (Original Screenplay) - Written by Martin McDonagh
 

Darkest Hour

 

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

6 Academy Award Nominations:

  • Best Picture
  • Actor in a Leading Role - Gary Oldman
  • Cinematography - Bruno Delbonnel
  • Costume Design - Jacqueline Durran
  • Makeup and Hairstyling - Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick
  • Production Design - Sarah Greenwood (Production Design); Katie Spencer (Set Decoration)
 

I, Tonya

 

Based on the unbelievable, but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie's I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding's life and career in all of its unchecked and checkered glory.

3 Academy Award Nominations:

  • Actress in a Leading Role - Margot Robbie
  • Actress in a Supporting Role - Allison Janney
  • Film Editing - Tatiana S. Riegel
 

The Post

 

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. Inspired by true events.

2 Academy Award Nominations:

  • Best Picture
  • Actress in a Leading Role – Meryl Streep
 

The Greatest Showmen

 

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

1 Academy Award Nomination:

  • Music (Original Song) - Music and Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul