The Road to the Oscars 2018

Best Motion Picture of the Year:
1.Mother!
2.Dunkirk
3.The Post
4.Downsizing
5.Call Me By Your Name
6.Mudbound
7.Wonderstruck
8.The Shape of Water
9.Battle of the Sexes
10.Blade Runner 2049

Director:
Darren Aronofsky
Christopher Nolan
Steven Spielberg
Dee Rees
Alexander Payne

Actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
Matt Damon (Downsizing)
Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes)
Gary Oldman (The Darkest Hour)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Stronger)

Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence (Mother!)
Annette Bening (Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool)
Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes)
Meryl Streep (The Post)
Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game)

Supporting Actor:
William Dafoe (The Florida Project)
Bill Skarsgård (It)
Idris Elba (Molly's Game)
Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name)
Jason Mitchell (Mudbound)

Supporting Actress:
Michelle Pfeiffer (Mother!)
Hong Chau (Downsizing)
Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)
Melissa Leo (Novitiate)
Kristin Scott Thomas (The Darkest Hour)

Original Screenplay:
Mother!- Darren Aronofsky
Battle of the Sexes- Simon Beaufoy
Downsizing- Alexander Payne
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri- Martin McDonough
Get Out- Jordan Peele

Adapted Screenplay:
The Post
Wonderstruck
Mudbound
Molly's Game
Call Me By Your Name

Cinematography:
Dunkirk- Hoyte Van
Mother!- Matthew Libatique
Wonderstruck- Ed Lachman
The Darkest Hour- Bruno Delbonnel
Blade Runner 2049- Roger Deakins
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1.
Mother! (2017)
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A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. (121 mins.)
“ Best Motion Picture of the Year (winner)
Best Achievement in Directing- Darren Aronofsky (winner)
Best Writing, Original Screenplay- Darren Aronofsky (winner)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role- Jennifer Lawrence
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role- Michelle Pfeiffer
Best Cinematography- Matthew Libatique
Best Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Production Design- Philip Messina ” - Nettomitchell332
 
2.
Dunkirk (2017)
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Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. (106 mins.)
“ Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Achievement in Directing- Christopher Nolan
Best Cinematography- Hoyte Van Hoytema (winner)
Best Original Score- Hans Zimmer
Best Visual Effects
Best Sound Editing (winner)
Best Sound Mixing (winner)
Best Production Design- Nathan Crowley
Best Costume Design- Jeffrey Kurland ” - Nettomitchell332
 
3.
The Post (2017)
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
“ Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Achievement in Directing- Steven Spielberg
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay- Liz Hannah & Josh Singer based on United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense by Daniel Ellsberg
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role- Meryl Streep ” - Nettomitchell332
 
4.
Downsizing (2017)
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A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. (135 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Achievement in Directing- Alexander Payne
Best Writing, Original Screenplay- Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role- Matt Damon
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role- Hong Chau ” - Nettomitchell332
 
5.
The Shape of Water (2017)
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An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. (119 mins.)
“ Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Achievement in Directing- Guillermo del Toro
Best Production Design- Paul D. Austerberry
Best Makeup & Hairstyling ” - Nettomitchell332
 
6.
Call Me by Your Name (2017)
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In 1983, the son of an American professor is enamored by the graduate student who comes to study and live with his family in their northern Italian home. Together, they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them. (132 mins.)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
“ Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay- James Ivory based on the novel by André Aciman
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role- Armie Hammer ” - Nettomitchell332
 
7.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
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A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. (164 mins.)
“ Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Cinematography- Roger Deakins
Best Visual Effects
Best Sound Editing ” - Nettomitchell332
 
8.
Wonderstruck (2017)
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The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection. (117 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
“ Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay- Brian Selznick
Best Cinematography- Edward Lachman
Best Original Score- Carter Burwell
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design- ” - Nettomitchell332
 
9.
Mudbound (2017)
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Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war. (134 mins.)
Director: Dee Rees
“ Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay- Rees and Virgil Williams based on the novel by Hilary Jordan
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role- Mary J. Blige
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role- Jason Mitchell ” - Nettomitchell332
 
10.
Battle of the Sexes (2017)
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The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. (121 mins.)
“ Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Writing, Original Screenplay- Simon Beaufoy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role- Emma Stone
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role- Steve Carell
Best Original Score- Nicholas Britell ” - Nettomitchell332
 
11.
Happy End (2017)
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A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop. (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Best Foreign Language Film ” - Nettomitchell332
 
12.
The Square (2017)
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The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world. (142 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
“ Best Foreign Language Film ” - Nettomitchell332
 
13.
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)
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120 BPM. The average heart rate. The protagonists of 120 battements par minute are passionate about fighting the indifference that exists towards AIDS. (140 mins.)
Director: Robin Campillo
“ Best Foreign Language Film ” - Nettomitchell332
 
14.
The Other Side of Hope (2017)
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A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland. (100 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ Best Foreign Language Film ” - Nettomitchell332
 
15.
On Body and Soul (2017)
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A love story between a handicapped older man and an Asperger women. The setup is unusual- a slaughterhouse. How dreams can ignite friendship. Outstanding script, photography and performance. (116 mins.)
Director: Ildikó Enyedi
“ Best Foreign Language Film ” - Nettomitchell332
 
16.
Molly's Game (2017)
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The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. (140 mins.)
Director: Aaron Sorkin
“ Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay- Aaron Sorkin based on the novel by Molly Bloom
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role- Jessica Chastain ” - Nettomitchell332
 
17.
Lady Bird (2017)
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The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year. (93 mins.)
Director: Greta Gerwig
 
18.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
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In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder, when they fail to catch the culprit. (115 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
“ Best Writing, Original Screenplay- Martin McDonagh ” - Nettomitchell332
 
19.
Detroit (2017)
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Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds. (143 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Best Film Editing ” - Nettomitchell332
 
20.
Darkest Hour (2017)
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During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. (125 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role- Gary Oldman
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role-
Kristin Scott Thomas
Best Cinematography- Bruno Delbonnel
Best Original Score- Dario Marianelli
Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Best Costume Design ” - Nettomitchell332
 
21.
Phantom Thread (2017)
Set in the fashion world of 1950s London, a dress-maker is commissioned to design for members of high society and the royal family.
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role- Daniel Day-Lewis (winner)
Best Original Score- Johny Greenwood
Best Costume Design ” - Nettomitchell332
 
22.
Annihilation (2018)
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.
Director: Alex Garland
“ Best Visual Effects
Best Production Design- ” - Nettomitchell332
 
23.
The Florida Project (2017)
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Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World. (115 mins.)
Director: Sean Baker
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role- William Dafoe ” - Nettomitchell332
 
24.
Get Out (2017)
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It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare. (104 mins.)
Director: Jordan Peele
“ Best Writing, Original Screenplay- Jordan Peele ” - Nettomitchell332
 
25.
Novitiate (2017)
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Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality. (123 mins.)
Director: Margaret Betts
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role- Melissa Leo ” - Nettomitchell332
 
26.
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
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A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady. (105 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role- Annette Bening ” - Nettomitchell332
 
27.
Stronger (2017)
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Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. (119 mins.)
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role- Jake Gyllenhaal ” - Nettomitchell332
 
28.
It (2017)
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A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children. (135 mins.)
Director: Andy Muschietti
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role- Bill Skarsgård
Best Makeup & Hairstyling ” - Nettomitchell332
 
29.
Hostiles (2017)
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In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. (127 mins.)
Director: Scott Cooper
 
30.
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
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An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. (112 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
31.
The Mercy (2017)
Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.
Director: James Marsh
 
32.
Last Flag Flying (2017)
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Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. (124 mins.)
 
33.
High Wire Act (2017)
A former U.S. diplomat returns to service in order to save a former colleague in Beirut.
Director: Brad Anderson
 
34.
Lange (????)
The life story of a Photo Journalist who documented the plight of migrant farm workers during the Great Depression, and whose photography inspired John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath.'
Director: Leslie Dektor
 
35.
Wonder Wheel (2017)
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On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife. (101 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
36.
Coco (2017)
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Aspiring musician Miguel teams up with charming trickster Hector on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.
“ Best Animated Feature (winner) ” - Nettomitchell332
 
37.
The Breadwinner (2017)
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A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. (94 mins.)
Director: Nora Twomey
“ Best Animated Feature ” - Nettomitchell332
 
38.
In This Corner of the World (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare... (130 mins.)
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
“ Best Animated Feature ” - Nettomitchell332
 
39.
Loving Vincent (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent Van Gough to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. (94 mins.)
“ Best Animated Feature ” - Nettomitchell332
 
40.
Big Fish & Begonia (2016)
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It is a world within our world, yet unseen by any human, and the beings here control time and tide and the changing of the seasons... (105 mins.)
“ Best Animated Feature ” - Nettomitchell332
 
42.
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. (140 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ Best Visual Effects ” - Nettomitchell332
 
43.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. (150 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ Best Visual Effects
Best Sound Editing ” - Nettomitchell332
 
44.
Bobbi Jene (2017 Documentary)
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"Bobbi Jene " is a love story, portraying the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of ambition. It is a film about a woman's fight for independence, a woman trying to succeed with her own art in the extremely competitive world of dance. (95 mins.)
Director: Elvira Lind
“ Best Documentary Feature ” - Nettomitchell332
 
45.
Risk (2016 Documentary)
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The story of WikiLeak's editor-in-chief Julian Assange as seen by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras. (86 mins.)
Director: Laura Poitras
“ Best Documentary Feature ” - Nettomitchell332
 
46.
California Typewriter (2016 Documentary)
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California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others. (103 mins.)
Director: Doug Nichol
“ Best Documentary Feature ” - Nettomitchell332
 
47.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. (98 mins.)
“ Best Documentary Feature ” - Nettomitchell332
 
48.
Long Strange Trip (2017 Documentary)
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The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians... (238 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
“ Best Documentary Feature ” - Nettomitchell332