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90th Academy Awards March 4, 2018

Today, Oscar nominations in 24 regular categories were announced for the upcoming March 4, 2018 90th Academy Awards.  Actress-Comedian Tiffany Haddish, actor-director Andy Serkis and Academy president John Bailey announced the nominations from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Haddish and Serkis announced 11 categories. There were pre-taped category introductions by Academy members. Priyanka Chopra, Rosario Dawson, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Molly Shannon, Rebel Wilson and Michelle Yeoh. Haddish and Serkis then continued with the remaining 13 categories nominations announcements. 

Oscar Is Making History:

This year’s most nominated film is The Shape Of Water. It is the tenth film in Oscar history to earn thirteen nominations. All About Eve (1950), Titanic (1997) and La La Land (2016) still hold the record at fourteen nominations.

Oscar nominations is making history for women this year. This is a significant achievement given so many recent campaigns for diversity at the Academy. Greta Gerwig is the fifth woman is Oscar history to be nominated for Best Director. The other female directors nominated were Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties (1976), Jane Campion for The Piano (1993), Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation (2003), and Kathryn Bigelow, who won the award for The Hurt Locker (2009). Lady Bird is the 13th female directed film nominated for Best Picture. It is the fourth film written and directed solely by women to receive nominations for Best Picture and Writing. The earlier films were The Piano (1993), Lost in Translation (2003) and Winter’s Bone (2010). Mary H. Ellis, nominated for Baby Driver, is the sixth woman to be nominated for Sound Mixing. The others are Deb Adair, one nomination, Anna Behlmer, 10 nominations, Pud Cusack, one nomination, Lora Hirschberg, two nominations, including one award, and Ai-Ling Lee with one nomination in the category. Rachel Morrison, nominated for Mudbound, is the first woman to receive a nomination for Cinematography.

Furthering Oscar history’s Best Picture nominations, Steven Spielberg extends his record for an individual producer to ten, also directing 11 Best picture-nominated films, the most of any living person and second only to William Wyler’s total of 13. 

On best acting nominations we are in new territory altogether. Meryl Streep has furthered her lead as the most nominated performer at 21 nominations. The Academy also has eight individual first time nominees, Timothée Chalamet, Daniel Kaluuya, Sam Rockwell, Margot Robbie, Mary J. Blige, Allison Janney, Lesley Manville and Laurie Metcalf. At 88 years old, Christopher Plummer becomes the oldest acting nominee to date. He remains the oldest acting winner, having won for his supporting role in Beginners (2011) at the age of 82. 

More Oscar nomination history happened with the nomination of Jordan Peele. He is the third person to receive Best Picture, Directing and Writing nominations for his first feature film as a director. Warren Beatty did so with Heaven Can Wait (1978), followed by James L. Brooks with Terms of Endearment (1983). Beatty shared the Directing and Writing nominations with Buck Henry.

Roger A. Deakins, with his nomination for Blade Runner 2049, has the most nominations for Cinematography of any living person. Charles B. Lang, Jr. and Leon Shamroy share the all-time record with 18 nominations each.  

 

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards are as follows:

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics). This is Chalamet’s first nomination. Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread (Focus Features). This is his sixth nomination in hit category. He won Oscars for his performances in My Left Foot (1989), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Lincoln (2012). He was also nominated for his leading roles in In the Name of the Father (1993) and Gangs of New York (2002). Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out (Universal). This is his first nomination. Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour (Focus Features). This is his second nomination in this category. He was previously nominated for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).  Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq. (Sony Pictures Releasing). This is his ninth nomination and the sixth in this category. He won Oscars for his supporting role in and his leading role in Training Day (2001). He was nominated for his leading roles in Malcolm X (1992), , and Fences (2016) and for his supporting role in Cry Freedom (1987). He was also nominated in the Best Picture category last year for Fences

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project (A24). This is his third nomination in this category. He was previously nominated for his supporting roles in Platoon (1986) and Shadow of the Vampire (2000). Woody Harrelson in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight). This is his third nomination and the second in this category. He was nominated for his leading role in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and his supporting role in The Messenger (2009). Richard Jenkins in The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight). This is his second nomination and the first in this category. He was previously nominated for his leading role in The Visitor (2008). Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World (Sony Pictures Releasing). This is his third nomination in this category. He was nominated for The Last Station (2009) and won an Oscar for Beginners (2011). Sam Rockwell in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight). This is his first nomination. 

Best Actress In a Leading Role:

Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight). This is her second nomination and the first in this category. She was previously nominated for her supporting role in Blue Jasmine (2013). Frances McDormand in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight). This is her fifth nomination and the second in this category. She won an Oscar for her leading role in Fargo (1996). Her other nominations were for her supporting roles in Mississippi Burning (1988), Almost Famous (2000) and North Country (2005). Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (Neon/30 West). This is her first nomination. Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird (A24). This is her third nomination and the second in this category. Her other nominations were for her supporting role in Atonement (2007) and her leading role in Brooklyn (2015). Meryl Streep in The Post (20th Century Fox). This is her twenty-first nomination and the seventeenth in this category. She won Oscars for her leading roles in Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011) and for her supporting role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). Her other leading role nominations were for The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Silkwood (1983), Out of Africa (1985), Ironweed (1987), A Cry in the Dark (1988), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), One True Thing (1998), Music of the Heart (1999), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Doubt (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), August: Osage County (2013) and Florence Foster Jenkins (2016). Her other supporting role nominations were for The Deer Hunter (1978), Adaptation (2002) and Into the Woods (2014). 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

Mary J. Blige in Mudbound (Netflix). This is her first nomination in this category. She is also nominated in the Original Song category this year. Allison Janney in I, Tonya (Neon/30 West). This is her firer nomination. Lesley Manville in Phantom Thread (Focus Features). This is her first nomination. Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird (A24). This is her first nomination. Octavia Spencer in The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight). This is her third nomination in this category. She won an Oscar in 2011 for The Help and was nominated last year for Hidden Figures

Best Director:

Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk (Warner Bros). This is his first nomination in this category and his fifth overall, including his Best Picture nomination this year. He was nominated for his original screenplay for Memento (2001) and in the Best Picture and Original Screenplay categories for Inception (2010). Jordan Peele Get Out (Universal). This is his first nomination in this category. He is also nominated in the Best Picture and Original Screenplay categories this year. Greta Gerwig for "Lady Bird" (A24). This is her first nomination in this category. She is also nominated in the Original Screenplay category this year. Paul Thomas Anderson for "Phantom Thread" (Focus Features). This is his second nomination in this category and his eighth overall, including his Best Picture nomination this year. He was nominated for his original screenplays for Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999) and for his adapted screenplay for Inherent Vice (2014). He received Directing, Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay nominations for There Will Be Blood (2007). Guillermo del Toro for "The Shape of Water" (Fox Searchlight). This is his first nomination in this category and his fourth overall, including his Best Picture and Original Screenplay nominations this year. He was nominated for his original screenplay for Pan's Labyrinth (2006). 

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics) , Screenplay by James Ivory. The Disaster Artist (A24), Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber. Logan (20th Century Fox), Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green, Story by James Mangold. Molly's Game (STXfilms), Written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin. Mudbound (Netflix), Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees. 

Best Original Screenplay:

The Big Sick (Amazon Studios), Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani. Get Out (Universal), Written by Jordan Peele. Lady Bird (A24), Written by Greta Gerwig. The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight), Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor, Story by Guillermo del Toro. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight), Written by Martin McDonagh. 

Best Picture Of The Year:

Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics), A Frenesy Film/La Cinéfacture/Memento Films International/RT Features Production, Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges and Marco Morabito, Producers. Darkest Hour (Focus Features), A Working Title Films Production, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten and Douglas Urbanski, Producers. Dunkirk (Warner Bros.) A Syncopy Pictures Production, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers. Get Out (Universal), A Blumhouse Productions/QC Entertainment/Monkeypaw Production, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele, Producers. Lady Bird (A24), A Mission Films Production, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O'Neill, Producers. Phantom Thread (Focus Features), An Annapurna Pictures Production, JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison and Daniel Lupi, Producers. The Post (20th Century Fox), A 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks Pictures Production, Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers. The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight) A Double Dare You Production, Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight) A Blueprint Pictures Production, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers.

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick for Darkest Hour (Focus Features). Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard for Victoria & Abdul (Focus Features). Arjen Tuiten for Wonder (Lionsgate). 

Best Original Score:

Hans Zimmer for Dunkirk (Warner Bros.). Jonny Greenwood for Phantom Thread (Focus Features). Alexandre Desplat The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight). John Williams for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Walt Disney). Carter Burwell for Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight).

Best Original Song:

"Mighty River" from Mudbound (Netflix), Music and Lyric by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. Mystery Of Love from Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics), Music and Lyric by Sufjan Stevens. Remember Me from Coco (Walt Disney), Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Stand Up For Something from Marshall (Open Road Films), Music by Diane Warren Lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn and Diane Warren. This Is Me from The Greatest Showman (20th Century Fox), Music and Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Best Production Design:

Production Design Sarah Greenwood and Set Decoration Katie Spencer for both Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney) and Darkest Hour (Focus Features). Production Design Dennis Gassner  and Set Decoration Alessandra Querzola Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros.). Production Design Nathan Crowley Set Decoration Gary Fettis Dunkirk (Warner Bros.). Production Design Paul Denham Austerberry and Set Decoration Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin for The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight).  

Best Animated Feature:

The Boss Baby (20th Century Fox), Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito. This is the first nomination for both. The Breadwinner (GKIDS), Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo. This is the first nomination for both. Coco (Walt Disney), Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson. This is the third nomination and the second in this category for Lee Unkrich. He won an Oscar for Animated Feature Film for Toy Story 3 (2010), for which he also received an Adapted Screenplay nomination. Ferdinand (20th Century Fox), Carlos Saldanha. This is the second nomination and the first in this category for Carlos Saldanha. He was previously nominated for the animated short film Gone Nutty (2003). Loving Vincent (Good Deed Entertainment), Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart. This is the first nomination for both Dorota Kobiela and Ivan Mactaggart. 

Best Animated Short Film:

Dear Basketball (Verizon go90) A Glen Keane Production, Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant. Garden Party A MOPA Production, Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon. Lou (Walt Disney), A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Dave Mullins and Dana Murray. Negative Space An Ikki Films Production, Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata. Revolting Rhymes A Magic Light Pictures Production, Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer. 

Best Cinematography:


Roger A. Deakins for Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros.). Bruno Delbonnel for Darkest Hour (Focus Features). Hoyte van Hoytema for Dunkirk (Warner Bros.). Rachel Morrison for Mudbound (Netflix). Dan Laustsen for The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight). 

Best Costume Design:

Jacqueline Durran for Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney) and Jacqueline Durran for Darkest Hour (Focus Features). Mark Bridges for Phantom Thread (Focus Features). Luis Sequeira for The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight). Consolata Boyle for Victoria & Abdul (Focus Features). 

Best Documentary Feature:

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (PBS Distribution) A Mitten Media/Motto Pictures/Kartemquin Educational Films/WGBH/FRONTLINE Production, Steve James, Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman. Faces Places (Cohen Media Group) A Ciné Tamaris Production, Agnès Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda. Icarus (Netflix) A Netflix Documentary in association with Impact Partners, Diamond Docs, Chicago Media Project and Alex Production, Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan. Last Men in Aleppo (Grasshopper Film), A Larm Film and Aleppo Media Center Production, Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Søren Steen Jespersen. Strong Island (Netflix), A Yanceville Films and Louverture Films Production, Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes.

Best Documentary Short:

Edith+Eddie (Kartemquin Films), A Heart is Red/Kartemquin Films Production, Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright. Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405, A Stiefel & Co. Production, Frank Stiefel. Heroin(e) (Netflix), A Netflix Original Documentary in association with The Center for Investigative Reporting/Requisite Media Production, Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon. Knife Skills, A TFL Films Production, Thomas Lennon. Traffic Stop (HBO Documentary Films) A Q-Ball Production, Kate Davis and David Heilbroner. 

Best Film Editing:

Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos for Baby Driver (Sony Pictures Releasing). Lee Smith for Dunkirk (Warner Bros.). Tatiana S. Riegel for I, Tonya (Neon/30 West). Sidney Wolinsky for The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight). Jon Gregory for Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight).

Best Sound Editing:

Julian Slater for Baby Driver (Sony Pictures Releasing). Mark Mangini and Theo Green for Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros.). Richard King and Alex Gibson for Dunkirk (Warner Bros.). Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira for The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight). Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Walt Disney). 

Best Sound Mixing:

Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis for Baby Driver (Sony Pictures Releasing). Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill and Mac Ruth for Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros.). Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo for Dunkirk (Warner Bros.). Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier for The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight). David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Stuart Wilson for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Walt Disney). 

Best Visual Effects:

John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover for Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros.). Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Walt Disney). Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus for Kong: Skull Island (Warner Bros.). Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Walt Disney). Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist for War for the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox). 

Best Foreign Language Film: 

Chile for A Fantastic Woman, A Fabula Production. Lebanon for The Insult A Douri Film Production. Russia for Loveless, A Non-Stop Production. Hungary for On Body and Soul, An Inforg-M&M Film Production. Sweden for The Square, A Platform Production.  

Best Live Action Short:

 

DeKalb Elementary A UCLA Production, Reed Van Dyk. The Eleven O'Clock, A FINCH Production, Derin Seale and Josh Lawson. My Nephew Emmett, A New York University Production, Kevin Wilson, Jr.. The Silent Child, A Slick Films Production, Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton. Watu Wote/All of Us, A Hamburg Media School Production, Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen. 

 

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Kriss Perras owns Ruptured Media where she publishes Malibu Arts Journal. Ruptured Media is also a story development company. Kriss has been tenacious and fought authority from the very start of her career in journalism. Kriss' first story as a journalist was for her college newspaper covering George W. Bush and Steve Forbes in the Iowa Caucuses during the 2000 election. She showed up at the hotel where Bush was to speak with her editor's letter of assignment in hand. She credentialed at the press desk like every other press person. She had questions in hand she had prepared to ask the Presidential candidate. She walked into the speaking room to find the press was roped off from the candidate. Being new to election coverage, and journalism, she was disappointed. She stood next to a seasoned AP photographer on the press platform. She asked the AP photographer if she could get out from behind the ropes and ask Bush her questions. The AP photographer said, "Well, you can try." So she did. She stepped out from behind the ropes and waited in line behind the people seeking the candidate's autograph. When it was her turn, she introduced herself to Bush as a college journalist and started to ask her questions. Bush said, " Wait, are you a journalist?" She said, "Yes." Bush nodded to his Secret Service team. They promptly came over on each side of her. She was 5'6" tall and weighed 127 pounds. The Secret Service men were well over a foot taller than her and obviously guys who worked out often. They could pick her up with their pinky fingers. They quickly picked her up by her arms, carried her over the ropes and plopped her back down on the press platform as she was still asking Bush her questions. Bush to his credit said, "Please give her one of my books. The answers to her questions are in my book." So she had to read his entire book, but she indeed found the answers to her questions. She also drew political cartoons for her college newspaper and still does today. Her next big break came in 2002, still as a student, with an interview with former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brezinski. Kriss went on in 2006 to found PCH Press, Malibu's daily newspaper. With PCH Press, she had extensive coverage of the battle against LNG and the fight against the placement of an LNG port being placed off the coast of Malibu and Oxnard, among other local news. She has covered Olara Otunnu, former United Nations Undersecretary General and Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict when he spoke in Los Angeles in 2006. She covered Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman when she spoke in Los Angeles in 2006. She has interviewed Progressive David Swanson and numerous Malibu Mayors. In 2007, She founded Malibu Arts Journal magazine. Kriss built Malibu Arts Journal from the ground up. She has taken the magazine from an unknown dot com to a respected title. She earned the magazine digital distribution through Magzter and the iTunes App Store where it now enjoys broad based readership across the globe. She is a member of the national honor society Who's Who In American Universities And Colleges. With Malibu Arts Journal she has interviewed several people of note: Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick, Pulitzer Nominated Photographer Jeff Widener about his iconic "Tank Man" photo from the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, internationally recognized photographer Glen Wexler, internationally acclaimed painter Marcus Jansen, international photography phenom Alex Prager, the widow of Arman--the man who helped to found an entire art movement known as Nouveau Realisme, musician and singer Cal Campbell, son of Glen Campbell and William O'Daly, guru translator of Nobel Prize Winning Poet Pablo Neruda. She has interviewed politicos such as the offices of California State Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Senator Richard Pan. She has covered controversial subjects such as Dr. Wakefield and the vaccine debate, among many others. *Photo Copyright 2017: Alan Weissman
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