List of 2018 Oscar Nominated Hollywood Movies Impelreport
The Oscar race begins to warm up … There are five months left for the celebration of the 90th edition of the Academy Awards, but at this point of the year, there are already several titles that are beginning to emerge. Their reception after the premiere, the critics or their footprint by festivals make it clear that they have points to be among the nominees for Best Film. What will be the productions that fall into this category?
BLADE RUNNER 2049
The most anticipated sequel to 2017 could be one of the great ones mentioned on the night of the Oscars . It opens this weekend, but critics have called it a new masterpiece. Of course it was thanks to Villeneuve’s work. The last “great director” of Hollywood has become one of the great visionaries within the industry. From ‘Sicario’ to ‘La llegada’, it makes ‘Blade Runner 2049’ one of the great titles of this category.
This season has two films about the evacuation of Dunkirk. Joe Wright focuses on the figure of Churchill in his first days as Prime Minister, and the result may be very to the liking of the academic gentlemen (do not forget that ‘The King’s speech’ took him in 2010), in addition to the nomination to Gary Oldman for his transformation into the English president.
On the other hand Nolan tells the story in full battlefield. The Englishman has been competing for the Oscar for years, and finally he presents a film that could confirm his relationship with the Academy. ‘Dunkerque’ is one of those films that will not go unnoticed by voters. It has already been considered by many as one of the best films of the year, so the nomination is more than expected. The same goes for the Best Director category. The acknowledgments in the technical section are also expected, but another thing is that it takes the most important award of the night.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Guadagnino brings one of the deepest love stories of the season. Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet are brilliant, in addition to the secondary work of Michael Stuhlbarg. The story tells about the relationship between a teenager and a university student who works with his father during a summer in Italy. The Italian has created an impeccable history in the 80s. A romance based on the novel by André Aciman and adapted by Guadagnino himself along with James Ivory and Walter Fasano that leaves in the audience a feeling of hope and recognition of the beauty of love.
THE CURRENT WAR
The story of the historic battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse brought to the big screen by Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon is a title that sounds pretty much ahead of the awards night. In addition to the recognition of Gómez-Rejón and that his two main actors have obtained nominations previously.
THE SHAPE OF THE WATER
After his subsequent works to ‘The Labyrinth of the Faun’, with three statuettes to his credit, Guillermo del Toro presents a film that does contain many ballots for the Oscars. ‘The shape of water’ is a fairy tale with snippets of science fiction for adults about a mute woman who falls in love with an amphibious man. The cast of exception also plays in their favor: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins and Michael Shannon, as well as recognition at festivals, such as the Golden Lion obtained in Venice. A strange story but with romance that can fall well to the academic gentlemen.
Last Flag Flying
Richard Linklater returns with a story that may be more to the liking of the Academy. His ‘Boyhood’ was recognized, but bringing back the characters of ‘The Last Duty’ starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne can serve to repeat in the most important nomination.
Battle of the Sexes
Emma Stone dazzled again in Toronto for the second consecutive year last September. The fact that now it is a story based on real events, carried out by the directors of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and accompanied by the charisma of Steve Carell, could cause it to fall among the nominees.
The debut of Aaron Sorkin in the direction comes sponsored by the performance of Jessica Chastain, a bet more than sure to draw attention to the voters. This is helped by the real story of a young woman who became a millionaire thanks to her entrepreneurial skills.
THE FLORIDA PROJECT
The film was one of the successes in Cannes and has liked in the other contests that have happened. Sean Baker’s harsh criticism of the difficulties of much of the American population has permeated the public. That, the beauty of his arduous narration and the work of the actors (renowned or not) make it sound high within the Academy.
The work of Kathryn Bigelow behind the camera and the racial issue, very topical due to events in the United States, makes this remembrance of the events in Michigan in July 1967 an easy bet to sound the night of the awards.
Among the works of superheroes, the story of Diana Prince has been the most talked about and the one that has obtained better criticism, besides breaking down more barriers. Could I get a nomination, beyond the technical section?
The story based on the skater Tony Harding would suppose the recognition of the Australian actress. She can choose to be among the best actresses, but her film, which is also a producer, has sounded strong at the Toronto Festival to sound next March on the night of the gala.
THE WAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
The last chapter of the trilogy has garnered great criticism. His appointment in the category would be a finishing touch to the work started by Rupert Wyatt in 2011 with the first chapter.
‘Mudbound’ may be one of Oscar’s surprises this year. The film would be the big gateway for Netflix at the Oscars. The film, with great reception in Sundance, is a racial drama set in the Mississippi of the 1940s after World War II. Despite remaining on the sidelines unlike other major titles, the story contains points in favor to be mentioned among the nominees for best film.
Greta Gerwig’s latest work has been recognized in Toronto. Its protagonist already has two nominations, something that could help this story about a teenager who wants to find her way to sneak in among the favorites.