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Oscars 2018: The 9 Best Picture nominees

04 March 2018

Alongside so many seasoned pros, Chalamet is the underdog who will most likely be robbed of the title this time around. He noted that Plummer was called upon when actor Kevin Spacey was sacked from the film after being accused of sexual harassment.

In keeping with this list biz, here are three reasons why I like the Oscars, and three why I dislike them. Amos said his personal pick would be Billboards but added that based on the Academy voting format, it's not impossible that Get Out might win.Will Ashton, a freelance entertainment writer and critic who has written for The Playlist and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, agrees about Shape of Water being the one to beat.However, he added that, as viewers saw a year ago when La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture victor over the actual victor, Moonlight - the Oscars can still surprise. Afterward, rather than staying in Hollywood, he devoted his life to public service, particularly for veterans and people with disabilities.

McDormand, who previously won a best-actress Oscar for "Fargo", is competing with Sally Hawkins of "The Shape of Water", Margot Robbie for "I, Tonya", Saoirse Ronan of "Lady Bird" and Oscar history-maker Meryl Streep for "The Post".

Although "Get Out" is my favorite of the Oscar-nominated films, I can not ignore just how lovely of a movie "The Shape of Water" is.

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India-Vietnam relations, he said , are not only important for the two countries but also for the peace and security of the region. The Vietnamese President said it was important to respect the diplomatic and legal process in resolution of maritime dispute.

It is not 100% clear where the name Oscar came from, as there are conflicting stories.

TCM concludes its monthlong countdown to the Academy Awards with a day of Best Picture nominees and winners, including the 1982 epic "Gandhi" (7 p.m.), directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley as the Indian leader whose philosophy of nonviolence united his people and frustrated the British Empire, leading to India's independence. In creating their own history, the Oscars help celebrate the past for those of us who love movies. So if you're looking to watch The Shape of Water, Dunkirk, Get Out or Three Billboards outside Edding, Missouri, you're out of luck. He's delivered many knockout performances as a character actor for years, and "Three Billboards" is right up there among his top work. How they get there is unseen as the film concludes with an open ending, which is ideal considering the characters are never truly defined as one thing. Popular TV personality and host Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting this year's edition, after having got a lot of appreciation for his last year's Oscar hosting gig. He's down to earth, doesn't take himself (or Hollywood) too seriously, comes across as a nice guy, isn't afraid to speak his mind when appropriate.

As a result, it's best to head into Oscar night keeping a few things in mind.

③ Every time you hear the word Trump or a reference to "the current administration". Movies alone generate a ridiculous number.

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Del Toro - the visionary who recently won the Directors Guild of America award for The Shape of Water - is considered a lock. Initially only saying: "Thank you", he paused, before leaning back down to the mic and adding: "very much indeed".

Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscar ceremony at the Dolby Theatre for the second year in a row.

The criticism mainly centres on what has been perceived as a cheap redemption for racist, violent cop Dixon, played by Sam Rockwell - a performance that has made him a favourite for best supporting actor honours.

"Strong Island." When this Long Island crime documentary earned a nod, filmmaker Yance Ford, a Central Islip native, became the first openly transgender director to be nominated for an Oscar.

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Oscars 2018: The 9 Best Picture nominees