Tuesday, January 23, 2018

2018 Oscars

And, for once, a genre film leads the nominations - not a movie I saw or one to my taste, but it's an obvious one:

The Shape of Water (which is a romance, hence why I didn't watch it) received nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), Best Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins), Best Director (Guillermo Del Toro), Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography (Dan Laustsen), Best Costume Design (Luis Sequeira), Best Production Design (Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin), Best Film Editing (Sidney Wolinsky), Best Sound Editing (Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira), Best Sound Mixing (Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier). Almost wishing I'd watched it now. I suspect I'll be seeing it on the Hugo ballot too.

Other genre nods (Ignoring animation, which is always genre-dominated).

Best Adapted Screenplay - Logan
Best Original Score - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Best Cinematography - Blade Runner 2049
Best Costume Design - Beauty and the Beast
Best Production Design - Beauty And The Beast
                                       - Blade Runner 2049
Best Visual Effects (all genre noms) - Blade Runner 2049
                                                           - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
                                                           - Kong: Skull Island
                                                           - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
                                                           - War for Planet of the Apes
Best Sound Editing - Blade Runner 2049
                                - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Best Sound Mixing - Blade Runner 2049
                                - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

My guess is Best Picture is going to be between The Shape of Water, Call Me By Your Name, and Dunkirk. (I hope Call Me By Your Name doesn't win, because it's...well..Lolita-ish, but...)