The 2018 Oscar ceremonies take place on March 4 and here’s your guide to the major categories.
First, let’s talk about the snubs. This year a multitude of excellent candidates were left out. My biggest disappointment is not seeing Wind River on this list. Penned and directed by Taylor Sheridan (writer of Sicario, and Hell or High Water, both Oscar nominees) I believe Wind River easily surpassed Darkest Hour and The Post as a film, and shone out as one of the tightest scripts I’ve seen in awhile. Easily the best performances Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen have ever given and some very good editing to go along with it all. I look forward to whatever Taylor Sheridan produces in the future, and wish he’d been recognized for this effort also. Additionally, and, not nearly as surprising, no recognition for James McAvoy performance as a disturbed person with split personalities was truly incredible. He truly gave a masterclass in character acting in Split.
Best Picture Nominees
Call Me by Your Name
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Of note, Get Out, a cultural satire in the guise of a horror film, has landed a nod.