Oscars 2018 Nominations | Academy Awards Predictions

The Oscars for 2018 will be the 90th Academy Awards. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science (AMPAS) will be presenting honouring it the best films of 2017 in various categories. The event will be held at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It will occur at 5.00 PM PST on 4th March, 2018.

As usual the vent will be held on late February to avoid the conflict with Winter Olympics, 2018. The awards will be presented by AMPAS in 24 different categories. It will be aired on television on United States by ABC. Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca will be producing it. Glenn Weiss is the director.


History of Oscars

Academy Awards are also known as Oscars. This award is basically is presented to honour the achievements of various films by AMPAS. The winners in various categories related to films receive a golden statuette’s copy known as “Academy Award of Merit”. The award now is known as Oscars.

George Stanley contributed towards sculpting the award. The awards were first presented in 1929 at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The first ceremony was aired in 1930 on radio. It was first televised in 1953. Now, more than 200 countries can view it. Academy awards are the oldest awards ceremony all over the world.

The Emmy awards (television), Tony Awards (theatre) and Grammy Awards (Music and Recording) were all made up and modelled after the recognition of Academy Awards.

Oscars Awards 2017

Oscars 2018Last year the 89th Academy Awards were held in 26 February 2017 which honoured the 2016 films. The event took place in Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California and was hosted by the very famous Jimmy Kimmel. As always, ABC broadcasted the event on television.

Till date, about 3048 Oscars have been awarded to the individuals for their contribution in movies.

AMPAS is a professional organization that honours the winners with The Oscars. Every year it maintains a membership of 5783 members who come together to recognize and vote for the hard work of the people related to the industry. Ever since 2013, AMPAS has started online voting for the Oscars.

Oscars 2018 Categories

When talking of Awards, there has to be categories. Well presented below are some categories in which the individuals are honoured:

  • Best Picture.
  • Best Director.
  • Best Actor in Leading Role.
  • Best Actor in Supporting Role.
  • Best Actress in Leading Role.
  • Best Actress in Supporting Role.
  • Best Animated Feature.
  • Best Animated Short Film.
  • Best Cinematography.
  • Best Costume Design.
  • Best Documentary Feature.
  • Best Documentary Short Subject.
  • Best Film Editing.
  • Best Foreign Language.
  • Best Live Action Short Film.
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
  • Best Original Score.
  • Best Original Song.
  • Best Production Design.
  • Best Sound Editing.
  • Best Sound Mixing.
  • Best Visual Effects.
  • Best Adapted Screenplay.
  • Best Original Screenplay.

Apart from all these categories, there is a series of some other “special” categories too. These categories are as follows:

  • Academy Honorary Award.
  • Academy Scientific and Technical Awards.
  • Gordon E Sawyer Award.
  • Jean Hershott Humanitarian Award.
  • Irving G Thalberg Memorial Award.
  • Academy Special Achievement Award.

Academy Awards Predictions 2018

Academy Awards 2018 Predictions

The 90th Academy Awards or Oscars 2018 will be hosted by the comedian Jimmy Kimmel. This will be the second time that he would be presenting this award. Last year, also Jimmy hosted the 89th Academy Awards. After Bill Crystal, Jimmy Kimmel is the first person to host ceremonies back to back consecutively. Billy Crystal had hosted in 1197 and then 1998.

Checkout the Golden Globe Awards 2018 here.

The 9th Annual Governors Awards was held by Academy back in 11th November, 2017. The event took place at the Grand Ballroom of Hollywood and Highland Centre.

The voting for the awards will begin on February 20, 2017 and will be closed on 27th February, 2018.

Oscars 2018 Nominations

The nominees were announced on 23rd January, 2018 via livestream. It was announced at 5.22 am PST at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills. Actors Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis announced the nominees.

Well, it is of no wonder that The Shape of Water received 13 nominations. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk left no option and stood second with about eight nominations.

A number of movies received nominations in various categories. Some of the nominations in the various categories are as follows:

Oscars 2018: Best Director

  • Christopher Nolan- Dunkirk
  • Jordan Peele- Get Out
  • Greta Gerwig- Lady Bird
  • Paul Thomas Anderson- Phantom Thread
  • Guillermo del Toro- The Shape of Water.

Oscar 2018: 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

Oscar 2018: Best actor

  • Timothee Chalamet- Call Me by Your Name.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis- Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya- Get Out
  • Gary Oldman- Darkest Hour
  • Denzel Washington- Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Oscars 2018: Best Supporting Actor

  • 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.
  • Sam Rockwell- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Oscars 2018: Best Actress

  • Sally Hawkins- The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie- I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan- Lady Bird
  • Meryl Streep- The Post

Best Supporting Actress

  • Mary J. Blige- Mudbound
  • Allison Janney- I, Tonya
  • Lesley Manville- Phantom Thread
  • Laurie Metcalf- Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer- The Shape of Water

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Big Sick
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Logan
  • Molly’s Game

Best Animated Feature Film

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Best Foreign Language Film

  • A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
  • The Insult (Lebanon)
  • Loveless (Russia)
  • On Body and Soul (Hungary)
  • The Square (Sweden)

Best Documentary – Feature

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Faces Places
  • Icarus
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Strong Island

Best Documentary – Short Subject

  • Edith+Eddie
  • Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405.
  • Heroin(e)
  • Knife Skills
  • Traffic Stop

Best Live Action Short Film

  • DeKaib Elementary.
  • The Eleven O’clock
  • My Nephew Emmet
  • The Silent Child
  • All of US

Academy Awards Best Animated Short Film

  • Dear Basketball
  • Garden Party
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

Best Original Score

  • Dunkirk – Hans Zimmer
  • Phantom Thread- Jonny Greenwood
  • The Shape of Water- Alexandre Desplat
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi- John Williams.
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri- Carter Burwell.

Oscars 2018: Best Original Song

  • Mighty River- Mudbound
  • Mystery of Love- Call Me by Your Name
  • Remember ME- Coco
  • Stand Up for Something- Marshall
  • This is Me- The Greatest Showman

Best Sound Editing

  • Baby Driver- Julian Slater
  • Blade Runner 2049- Mark Mangini and Theo Green
  • Dunkirk- Richard King and Alex Gibson
  • The Shape of Water- Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferrerira
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi- Mathew Wood and Ren Klyce

Best Sound Mixing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star wars: The Last Jedi

Best Production Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of water

Oscars 2018 Best Cinematography

  • Blade Runner 2049- Roger Deakins
  • Darkest Hour- Bruno Delbonnel
  • Dunkirk- Hoye van Hoytema
  • Mudbound- Richard Morrison
  • The Shape of Water- Dan Laustsen

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Darkest Hour- Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick
  • Victoria & Abdul- Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard
  • Wonder- Arjen Tuiten

Best Costume Design

  • Beauty and the Beast- Jacqueline Durran
  • Darkest Hour- Jacqueline Durran
  • Phantom Thread- Mark Bridges
  • The Shape of Water- Luis Sequeira
  • Victora & Abdul- Consolata Boyle

Best Film Editing

  • Baby Driver- Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos
  • Dunkirk- Lee Smith
  • I, Tonya- Tatiana S Riegel
  • The Shape of Water- Sidney Wolinsky
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri- Jon Gregory

Best Visual effects

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Star wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Movie with the most Oscar nominations

2018 Oscars seems to be really competitive and tough. So many movies have received such high number of nominations. No doubt, The Shape of Water outshined all. Here is a list of movies that received the most number of nominations.

Shape of water Oscars 2018

Nominations Films
13 The Shape of Water
8 Dunkirk
7 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
6 Darkest Hour
6 Phantom Thread
5 Blade Runner 2049
5 Lady Bird
4 Call ME by Your Name
4 Get Out
4 Mudbound
4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
3 Baby Driver
3 I, Tonya
2 Beauty and the Beast
2 Coco
2 The Post
2 Victoria & Abdul


Actors with most number of Oscars

Well, there are a number of actors and actresses who have won many Oscar. Not only have they received many nominations but also had the 100% success rate. Some of them are as follows:

No. of awards Name of actors Category
4 Katharine Hepburn Best Actress
3 Jack Nicholson 2 for Best actor in leading role and one in best supporting role
3 Meryl Streep 2 for best actress in leading role and 1 in best supporting role
3 Walter Brennan Best Actor
3 Ingrid Bergman 2 for best actress and one for best supporting actress
3 Daniel Day Lewis Best Actor
3 Marlon Brando Best Actor and Supporting Actor
2 Robert de Niro Best Actor
2 Tom Hanks Best actor
2 Christoph Waltz Best Supporting actor
2 Cate Blanchett Best actress
2 Denzel Washington Best Supporting Actor
2 Kevin Spacey Best Supporting Actor
2 Hilary Swank Best Actress
2 Sean Penn Best Actor





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