The 2018 Oscars is all set to take place this Sunday, March 4. Things will start off with the red-carpet arrivals starting 3:30pm PT/ 6:30pm ET in the US, with the actual awards ceremony beginning at 5 pm PT/ 8pm ET. In India, the live telecast of the 90th Academy Awards will begin on Monday, March 5 at 5:30 am IST for an hour of the red carpet, followed by the awards ceremony starting at 6:30am IST. This year 9 films have made it to the nominations and they include-
The Shape of Water
Guillermo Del Toro's cold war fantasy 'The Shape of Water' dominated the nominations as the movie garnered 13 nods, one shy of the record of 14 nominations shared by movies like 'All About Eve', 'Titanic' and 'La La Land'. The movie has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Director nod for Del Toro, Best Screenplay and acting awards for Sally Hawkins (Best Actress in a Leading Role) and Octavia Spencer (Best Actress in a Supporting Role), in addition to many nominations in the technical categories.
Christopher Nolan's war epic 'Dunkirk' was not far behind. The movie was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director (Christopher Nolan) and Best Cinematography.
'Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri'
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri', which is considered to be a frontrunner in Best Picture category after wins at the Golden Globes and SAG awards, is up for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, lead actress nod for Frances McDormand, with Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson nominated in Best Supporting Actor (Male) category.
Call Me by Your Name
Everything that viewers love most, from the cinematography to the chemistry, has been intricately decided on by the makers of the film. Small and subtle things, like the Psychedelic Furs song that plays while a towering Oliver dances, have just as large an impact as big ones.
In "Darkest Hour," Britain is an underdog in its struggle against Nazi Germany, and it triumphed.
The brainchild of former Mad TV cast member and first-time filmmaker, Jordan Peele, Get Out surprised almost everyone last February by becoming an instant phenomenon. Previously, Peele had demonstrated an expert command of horror tropes and social commentary—and a flair for subverting both—with Key and Peele, the much-loved sketch shows he made for five seasons with Keegan-Michael Key.
The movie Lady Bird is nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan and Best Supporting Actress for Laurie Metcalf. With her directing debut, Greta Gerwig is nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
It stars Daniel Day-Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock, a celebrity dressmaker for the wealthy and privileged in 1950s London. He is as obsessive with his dresses - no, make that with every thread - as he is with his routines.
It is a classy film that oozes prestige. Its subject matter is weighty and serious, telling the story of the Washington Post’s determination to publish the Pentagon Papers, the explosively candid internal US government study that, in 1971, proved successive administrations had lied about the war in Vietnam.