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Oscars 2018: Full list of winners from the 90th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honoured the very best in film last night in Hollywood at the 90th Academy Awards, with Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water winning four Oscars in Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Original Score.

On the acting from, Gary Oldman and Frances McDorman were honoured for Best Actor and Best Actress for Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri respectively, while the Support Actor and Actress awards went to Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya).

Other winners included Get Out (Best Original Screenplay), Call Me by Your Name (Best Adapted Screenplay), Coco (Best Animated Feature) and A Fantastic Woman (Best Foreign Language Feature Film).

Check out a full list of the winners here…

Best Picture:

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour

“Dunkirk”

“Get Out”

“Lady Bird”

“Phantom Thread”

“The Post”

“The Shape
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my picks for tonight’s 90th Academy Awards (the Oscars for 2017’s films) (winners indicated)

Update: Winners are now indicated. I correctly guessed 15 out of the 24 categories, which is one of my better showings ever, I think.

Earlier:

Just under the wire!

I’ve now seen as many of the nominated films as I will be able to before tonight’s ceremony, and here finally are my educated guesses about who will take home each award — projected winners are Xed at the lefthand side. Keep in mind: those Xes don’t represent whom I think should win Oscars but whom I think will win, based on what little I can grasp about how the Academy thinks. I’ve also noted which nominees I think should win. Kindly note that this is not necessarily my take on who did the best performance/writing/FX/whatever of the year, but whom I think is best among the nominees.

The only films I have not yet seen are:
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2018 Oscars Full Winners List: ‘The Shape of Water’ and Guillermo del Toro Win Top Honors

2018 Oscars Full Winners List: ‘The Shape of Water’ and Guillermo del Toro Win Top Honors
The 2018 Academy Awards took place on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The 90th annual ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The full list of winners is below.

Supporting Actor:

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

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

Makeup and Hair:

Darkest Hour,” Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick

“Victoria and Abdul,” Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard

Wonder,” Arjen Tuiten

Costume Design:

Phantom Thread,” Mark Bridges

Beauty and the Beast,” Jacqueline Durran

Darkest Hour,” Jacqueline Durran

The Shape of Water,” Luis Sequeira

“Victoria and Abdul,” Consolata Boyle

Best Documentary Feature:

Icarus,” Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan

“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” Steve James, Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman

Faces Places,” Jr, Agnès Varda, Rosalie Varda

Last Men in Aleppo,” Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Soren Steen Jepersen

Strong Island,
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Oscars 2018: The Complete Winners List

Oscars 2018: The Complete Winners List
Best Picture

The Shape of Water

Call Me By Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Meryl Streep, The Post

Best Supporting Actor

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
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Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2018 (90th Academy Awards) review

MaryAnn’s quick take… My pick: I suspect that this year’s winner will be “Garden Party” [pictured], a spectacular debut from new French animation studio Illogic that I am sure we will be seeing a lot more stunning work from. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Death, despair, and decay. Some very black humor. These motifs run through most of this year’s Oscar-nominated animated short films. Oh, and childhood. In one case, the despair of childhood. Fun times.

I suspect that this year’s winner will be “Garden Party” [IMDb|official site], from a new French animation studio called Illogic — consisting of filmmakers Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, and Lucas Navarro — that I am sure we will be seeing a lot more stunning work from. The adventures of frogs and toads and
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2018 Oscars Best Animated Short nominee: ‘Revolting Rhymes’ is a slightly twisted take on classic fairy tales

2018 Oscars Best Animated Short nominee: ‘Revolting Rhymes’ is a slightly twisted take on classic fairy tales
Is it possible to have sympathy for a universally recognized “bad guy” like the Big Bad Wolf? Well, “Revolting Rhymes,” one of this year’s five nominees at the Oscars for Best Animated Short Film, looks to do just that. Based on the stories by Roald Dahl, The British short marks the second bids for both Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer. Schuh was nominated in this category in 2010 for “The Gruffalo” and Lachauer was also nominated in this category in 2013 for “Room on the Broom.”

When a woman enters a restaurant, the Big Bad Wolf follows her inside and sits with her in the same booth. She says she is about to babysit the children across from the diner. He sees she has a book of fairy tales and laments how the book doesn’t portray the characters accurately. He also mentions that he used to have two nephews and
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Oscar Animated Shorts Nominees, Ranked: Memorable Characters Define Frontrunners Like ‘Dear Basketball’ and ‘Negative Space’

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Oscar Animated Shorts Nominees, Ranked: Memorable Characters Define Frontrunners Like ‘Dear Basketball’ and ‘Negative Space’
The animated shorts race is defined by memorable characters: A dance between young and adult Kobe Bryant in “Dear Basketball,” a father and son bonding over ritual packing in “Negative Space,” a collection of lost and found schoolyard objects thwarting a bully in Pixar’s “Lou,” a mysterious wolf recounting the unusual bonding between Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White in “Revolting Rhymes,” and a wacky amphibian takeover of a mansion in “Garden Party.”

Despite the backlash against Bryant for his sexual assault charge back in 2003 and the limited scope of his short, “Dear Basketball” remains the favorite to win the Oscar. That’s due to the irresistible pairing of the former Lakers legend with former Disney legend Glen Keane, who directed the short. However, “Negative Space” could pull an upset for its inventive animation and resonating theme.

Read more about these nominees, ranked in order of their likelihood
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Oscars 2018: Best Animated Short Film nominees tell stories in mere minutes

Oscars 2018: Best Animated Short Film nominees tell stories in mere minutes
Three of the most difficult categories to call every year at the Oscars are those of the short films. They lack precursor prizes and, in many cases, visibility. If you are not able to see these films before the Academy Awards on March 4, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. Below is our take on the five nominees for Best Animated Short.

A screening committee drawn from the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members winnowed a field of 63 entries for Best Animated Short down to 10 semi-finalists using an averaged scoring system.. All members of the branch could cast preferential ballots for the five nominees and the entire academy can vote on the winner.

See 2018 Oscars: Best Live Action Short Film nominees by rising stars of world cinema

“Dear Basketball” (USA)

Director: Glen Keane; Writer: Kobe Bryant

Running Time: 6 minutes

In this heartfelt ode to basketball, Bryant narrates his
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Movie Review – Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Animation

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Animation, 2018.

Dear Basketball

Directed by Glen Keane.

Starring Kobe Bryant.

You needn’t be crazy about basketball to get something out of this ethereal adaptation of Kobe Bryant’s retirement letter to The Players’ Tribune, which is rendered via watercolour while accompanied by Bryant himself narrating his own letter.

There’s plenty of controversy surrounding Bryant even being nominated in this field considering his historic sexual abuse allegations in the year of #MeToo, yet the film, while enjoyable, had little chance of winning the Oscar anyway (which has now been reduced to virtually nought).

It looks nice, it’s got a sweet message about the joy of sports, and reeks less of ego-mania than you might expect from a project such as this, but even with its potent John Williams score, Dear Basketball ultimately doesn’t amount to too much substantial.

Flickering Myth Rating – Film:
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Live Action and Animated 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts Open at The Tivoli in St. Louis February 9th

The Live Action and Animated 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts Open at Landmark’s The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, Mo 63130) in St. Louis February 9th.

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 9th. With two categories offered – Animated and Live Action– this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4th.

Here’s the line-up:

Nimated Shorts (Estimated Running Time: 83 minutes)

Dear Basketball – Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant, USA, 5 minutes

Negative Space – Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, 5 minutes

Lou – Dave Mullins and Dana Murray, USA, 7 minutes

Revolting Rhymes – Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, UK, 29 minutes

Garden PartyVictor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, France
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Oscars 2018: Full list of nominations for the 90th Academy Awards

With awards season in full swing, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards, which showcases the best in cinematic achievement from 2017.

Leading the pack is Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, which scored 13 nominations in total, followed by Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with nine and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk with seven.

The three films will contest the Best Picture Oscar alongside Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread and The Post. McDonagh misses out on a Best Director nod however, with del Toro and Nolan nominated alongside Jordan Peele for Get Out, Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird and Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread.

Check out a full list of the nominations here…

Best Picture:

Call Me by Your Name

“Darkest Hour”

“Dunkirk”

“Get Out”

“Lady Bird”

“Phantom
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Oscars 2018: ‘The Shape of Water’ Dominates Crafts, But Cinematographer Rachel Morrison Makes History

Oscars 2018: ‘The Shape of Water’ Dominates Crafts, But Cinematographer Rachel Morrison Makes History
Best Picture favorite “The Shape of Water” dominated the Oscar craft categories with seven nominations — Cinematography, Production and Costume Design, Editing, Original Score, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing. Guillermo del Toro’s period-fantasy romance only failed to snag a Visual Effects nomination.

Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan’s experimental Best Picture nominee, captured six craft noms (Cinematography, Production Design, Editing, Score, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing); Denis Villeneuve’s brutalistic “Blade Runner 20149” scored five (Cinematography, Production Design, Visual Effects, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing); and Joe Wright’s surprise Best Picture nominee, “Darkest Hour,” grabbed four (Cinematography, Production and Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling).

Making History

But the biggest crafts story was Rachel Morrison making Oscar history as the first female cinematographer to secure a nomination for her poetic work on “Mudbound.” She was joined by frontrunner Roger Deakins, who grabbed his 14th nomination for “Blade Runner 2049″ in search of his elusive win; Bruno Delbonnel,
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'Get Out,' 'Shape of Water' Top 2018 Oscar Nominations

'Get Out,' 'Shape of Water' Top 2018 Oscar Nominations
The Shape of Water, Get Out, Lady Bird, Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri led the 2018 Oscar nominations, with Guillermo Del Toro's horror/romance The Shape of Water scoring an impressive 13 nods.

All five of the aforementioned films were nominated for Best Picture, a list that also included Phantom Thread, The Post, Call Me By Your Name and Darkest Hour.

Del Toro was also nominated for Best Director, along with first timers Get Out's Jordan Peele and Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig. Christopher Nolan also received a nod for Dunkirk,
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2018 Oscar Nominations List: ‘The Shape of Water’ Dominates, ‘Phantom Thread’ Surprises for Best Picture

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are set to reveal the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards in all 24 categories this morning. Films such as “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” are expected to earn multiple nominations this year following big wins at the Golden Globes and Critic Choice Awards.

Click here to watch the nominations announcement live. Nominations will be updated live below as they are announced.

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 Director

Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water

Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk

Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird

Jordan Peele, “Get Out

Best Actor

Timothée Chalamet “Call Me by Your Name

Daniel Day-LewisPhantom Thread

Daniel KaluuyaGet Out

Gary OldmanDarkest Hour

Denzel Washington “Roman J.
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‘Revolting Rhymes’ directors Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer chat Oscar-contending animated short [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Revolting Rhymes’ directors Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer chat Oscar-contending animated short [Exclusive Video Interview]
During our recent webcam chat (watch the exclusive video above), Jakob Schuh reveals he was drawn to adapt Roald Dahl‘s “Revolting Rhymes” into an animated short because “it has a lot of quite modern themes in it of empowerment and of strong females.” Plus, “it’s a lot of fun to read.” The two-part film retells and intertwines five of […]
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Short

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Short
Ten short films are shortlisted by the Academy’s Animations and Shorts branch to vie for the final five nominations for Best Animated Short Film. The shortlist includes Pixar’s “Lou,” written and directed by Dave Mullins. The short premiered at SXSW earlier this year and was shown in theaters ahead of “Cars 3.”

Read More: 2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature

Here are the shortlisted animated shorts; no one will be deemed a frontrunner until I have seen it.

Frontrunner:

Lou

Director: Dave Mullins (Pixar Animation Studios)

Contenders:

“Cradle”

Director: Devon Manney(University of Southern California)

Dear Basketball

Director: Glen Keane (Glen Keane Productions)

Fox and the Whale

Director: Robin Joseph (Robin Joseph)

Garden Party

Director: Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon (Mopa)

In a Heartbeat

Director: Esteban Bravo and Beth David (Ringling College of Art and Design)

Life Smartphone

Director: Chenglin Xie (China Central Academy of Fine Arts)

Lost Property Office
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Oscars 2018: Academy Reveals the 10 Short Films in Contention

Oscars 2018: Academy Reveals the 10 Short Films in Contention
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 short films that have been selected to advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards. The 10 short films are vying for a nomination for Best Short Film. The shortlist includes the Pixar film “Lou,” written and directed by Dave Mullins. The short premiered at SXSW earlier this year and was shown in theaters ahead of “Cars 3.”

Read More:2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature

One of the year’s highest profile short films is Don Hertzfeldt’s “World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts,” but it was left off the shortlist. IndieWire gave Hertzfeldt’s sequel an A+ review and the film already had a theatrical qualifying run. Hertzfeldt has been nominated for the Best Short Film Oscar twice: “Rejected” in 2000 and “World of Tomorrow” in 2016.

The 10 qualifying short films are listed
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Shorts Are In The Air: Sundance Shorts Competition, Two German Oscar Nominees, and New Fest in La

Shorts are in the air. Sundance has a Shorts Competition and Lucy Walker’s 15 minute doc is in it, The Lions Mouth Opens. She did that great Brazilian doc Wasteland about the artist whose community organizing in the city dump created the greatest works of art coming out of Brazil and maybe the world, today.

Also worth mentioning at Sundance is Love, Love, Love by Indian film student, Sandhya Daisy Sundaram. A part of an omnibus for the upcoming feature Cinetrain, a Chris Marker inspired series of shorts (in this one she is exploring Russian female stereotypes) in which selected filmmakers go in winter on a train from Moscow to the Far, Far East and get off at the towns between to pursue their theme, reboarding the train where they must edit the film in one month's time. Love, Love, Love's director Sandhya and I discussed women in Russia, in India and in the world at length and I highly recommend watching her film. Here is the entire Shorts Film Program of Sundance 2014.

Withoutabox just mentioned the Zero Film Festival for shorts, including student shorts. And it’s local, that is, it’s in L.A. I’d advise all my students at Woodbury and any other ones reading this, to submit and hang out and begin networking there as Ground Zero.

I am amazed at the numbers of shorts…it is a trend worth watching because frankly, the American indies are getting pretty boring. And we Americans have Really Short Attention Spans, so I think shorts is what we need. Thank you YouTube, on which btw, I saw the sweetest video this morning at the gym about cows who were released from bondage and go bounding in happiness, like little lambs or happy dogs, they go Bounding through the Green Fields of Freedom and you know how good they feel!

Here follows an article about the two German shorts which have received an Oscar Nomination:

Max Lang and Jan Lachauer have been nominated for an Oscar® in the category of Best Animated Short. They received the nomination for the British short film production Room On The Broom. This was announced today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Max Lang and Jan Lachauer are both graduates of the German Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. Max Lang had previously been nominated along with Jakob Schuh in 2011 for an Oscar® in the category of Best Animated Short for the British-German co-production The Gruffalo . Room On The Broom, produced by the UK-based Magic Light Pictures, was shot in the workshops of Studio Soi in Ludwigsburg, Germany. In 2013, the film won a BAFTA in the Children’s Animation category.

The 86th Oscar® awards ceremony takes place on the 2nd of March 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

On German Films:

German Films Service + Marketing is the national information and advisory centre for the international distribution of German films. The aim of German Films' activities is to raise the level of awareness for German cinema abroad via information services, lobbying, PR and marketing measures and to make it visible in the international media arena

Website: www.german-films.de

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/German-Films

Twitter: https://twitter.com/German_Films
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DVD Review: Oscar Nominee ‘The Gruffalo’ Generically Adapts Beloved Book

Chicago – It doesn’t take a child psychologist to figure out why British author Julia Donaldson’s 1999 book “The Gruffalo” has become a hit with families around the globe. It gives parents ample opportunities to portray various animal voices, while kids can take part in reciting the multiple catchy refrains. Best of all, Donaldson centers her tale on a tiny hero who uses his brains to outwit hulking predators.

Clocking in at a slim 25 minutes, Max Lang and Jakob Schuh’s Oscar-nominated animated adaptation has been hailed in some quarters as a family classic. I don’t think the film is nearly substantial enough to deserve such acclaim, though that’s not because of its limited running time. Several short films left an enduring mark on my childhood. I’ll always cherish the artistic exuberance of Stephan Martinière’s “Madeline,” the Broadway-worthy songs of Michael Sporn’s “Lyle Lyle the Crocodile,
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New Blu-ray and DVD Releases: August 16th

Rank the week of August 16th’s Blu-ray and DVD new releases against the best films of all-time: New Releases Jane Eyre

(Blu-ray & DVD | PG13 | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #3143

Win Percentage: 55%

Times Ranked: 1594

Top-20 Rankings: 7

Directed By: Cary Fukunaga

Starring: Mia WasikowskaMichael FassbenderJamie BellJudi DenchImogen Poots

Genres: Drama • Gothic Film • Mystery • Period Film • Romance • Romantic Drama • Romantic Mystery

Rank This Movie

Something Borrowed

(Blu-ray & DVD | PG13 | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #8753

Win Percentage: 40%

Times Ranked: 456

Top-20 Rankings: 3

Directed By: Luke Greenfield

Starring: Kate HudsonGinnifer GoodwinJohn KrasinskiColin EgglesfieldSteve Howey

Genres: Comedy • Comedy Drama • Drama • Romance • Romantic Comedy • Romantic Drama

Rank This Movie

Priest

(Blu-ray & DVD | PG13 | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #6278

Win Percentage: 43%

Times Ranked: 1274

Top-20 Rankings: 5

Directed By: Scott Charles Stewart

Starring: Paul BettanyKarl UrbanCam GigandetMaggie QLily Collins

Genres: Action • Comic-Book Superhero Film • Horror • Monster Film • Religious Horror • Science Fiction • Sci-Fi Action • Sci-Fi Horror • Supernatural Horror
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