A Second Shot At Seeing The 2018 Best Picture Oscar Nominees!
The 2018 Oscar Award Ceremonies are coming up on Sunday, March 4th. This will be the 90th Academy Award presentation. Andthis year’s Best Picture nominees are all just terrific! So…if you missed a few (or all) of these wonderful movies, and you want to see them BEFORE the March 4th presentation, Cinemark Hollywood theaters have your chance.
You can even buy a pass and see multiple movies, plus a special evening of “Short Subject Oscar Nominees” features, all for one price. You even get a groovy lanyard. I have a collection of those from years past, hanging about 18″ from me at this very moment! (Yes, I’m a movie geek). The schedule for the re-showings can be accessed by clicking here.
The nominees for Best Picture are:
- Call Me by Your Name – Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, and Marco Morabito
- Darkest Hour – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten, and Douglas Urbanski
- Dunkirk – Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan
- Get Out – Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., and Jordan Peele
- Lady Bird – Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and Evelyn O’Neill
- Phantom Thread – JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison and Daniel Lupi
- The Post – Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg, and Kristie Macosko Krieger
- The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, and Martin McDonagh
Despite the mixed reception received from the preceding year’s ceremony (remember the Best Picture flub?), the Academy rehired Michael DeLuca and Jennifer Todd as producers for the second consecutive year. In May 2017, it was announced that Jimmy Kimmel will return as host for a second consecutive year. Kimmel expressed that he was thrilled to be selected to MC the gala again, commenting, “Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl [Boone Isaacs], Dawn [Hudson], and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd. If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!” Jimmy extensively campaigned for the ceremony, shooting several promos and discussions on his talk show.
On December 4, 2017, it was announced that the timing of the ceremony and its pre-show has been changed and both are scheduled to broadcast a half-hour earlier than prior telecasts. In the first half of the nominations announcement pre-taped category introductions were included by actresses Priyanka Chopra, Rosario Dawson, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Molly Shannon, Rebel Wilson and Michelle Yeoh.
As per the tradition of the Academy, the previous year’s Best Actor winner usually presents the Best Actress award for the next year’s ceremony; in lieu of this, last year’s Best Actor winner Casey Affleck has reportedly decided not to attend the ceremony due to his current harassment allegation troubles.