We good know that The Academy Awards ceremony is one of the most exciting event ever. Nor the speech of president neither news about economy can compete with Oscar. We’ve been gazing how movies, actors, directors take «The Golden Knight»; we wait for show and curious speech from stars; «fall and rise». Thus…

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at 5:00 p.m. PST on March 4, 2018. The ceremony will take place after its usual late-February date to avoid conflicting with the 2018 Winter Olympics. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host for a second consecutive year.

We already have #MeToo at the Golden Globes and can suppose this flashmob will continue at this ceremony too.  We hope celebs to wear not only the black gowns.

But let’s speak about the pictures! (We will have possibility to discuss all the moments).

The frontrunners for the top prize at the moment seem to be «Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri», «Lady Bird» and «Get Out». They all scored SAG and PGA nods, and «Lady Bird» and «Get Out» scored WGA nods («Three Billboards» was ruled ineligible).

«Three Billboards» took home the Audience Award at TIFF, which is a major harbinger of a Best Picture Oscar nomination to come, and it cleaned up with the SAG nominations, scoring nods for Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell.

Also surging at the moment is «Lady Bird», the A24 indie from writer/director Greta Gerwig. It’s a lovable pick, written, directed by and starring women, so this is a very agreeable choice. And if Gerwig is snubbed of a deserving Best Director nomination, watch out.

And Jordan Peele’s social thriller «Get Out» remains one of the best-reviewed and most buzzed-about films of 2017, and its status has been rising steadily over the past few months. It not only scored a Best Ensemble SAG nod but also Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya.

Guillermo del Toro’s fairy tale «The Shape of Water» is certainly towards the top of the pack as well. It’s the best film of del Toro’s career — an immaculately crafted, sweepingly romantic, and surprisingly timely story of love amongst outsiders. Those who love the film really love it, and passion is key when it comes to the Oscars.

«Call Me By Your Name», director Luca Guadagnino’s sensual, sumptuous summer romance film, exploded at Sundance and hasn’t slowed down since. That being said, while it scored some key SAG and Golden Globe nods, as well as nominations from the PGA and WGA, like Shape of Water it also missed out on the Best Ensemble nomination and was shut out at the Globes.

There’s also «Dunkirk», which is somewhat non-traditional in that it opened in the summer and not the «awards-y» fall corridor, but Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan have been working hard to keep the film fresh in the minds of voters. It’s got the commercial and critical acclaim, but more importantly it seems to have gone over extremely well with those within the filmmaking community, who have high praise for Nolan’s craft here.

Then there’s Steven Spielberg’s «The Post», which has strong reviews and a timely premise, but got shut out of the SAG nominations. That could have something to do with the fact that SAG voters didn’t receive the screener until a week into voting, and other latecomers have faced similar issues with SAG and gone on to Oscar success.

«The Big Sick» is also in the mix, having been something of a bubble contender for the past few weeks but getting a well-deserved boost from SAG nominations for Best Ensemble and Supporting Actress as well as notices from the PGA and WGA.

There’s also «The Florida Project», an extremely emotional and a powerhouse of non-traditional filmmaking from Tangerine director Sean Baker. If it finds a passionate fanbase, we think its chances are good, but it’s also a very small movie with very little plot.

Surging at the moment is «I, Tonya», director Craig Gillespie‘s darkly comedic take on the Tonya Harding story featuring a powerhouse performance from Margot Robbie. She’s close to a lock for a Best Actress nomination and the film itself landed notices from both the WGA and PGA. Allison Janney certainly got a boost in the Supporting Actress race with her Golden Globe win.

And we remind that the nominations announced on January 23, 2018. Let’s wait for!

 

 

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