Best Picture:Lady Bird Actor: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, I, Tonya Animated Feature Film:Coco Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049 Costume Design: Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread Directing: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water Documentary (Feature):Icarus Documentary (Short Subject): “Heroin(e)” Film Editing: Lee Smith, Dunkirk Foreign Language Film:The Insult Makeup and Hairstyling: Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, and Lucy Sibbick, Darkest Hour Music (Original Score): Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water Music (Original Song): Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Remember Me” (Coco) Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, and Jeffrey A. Melvin, The Shape of Water Animated Short Film: “Revolting Rhymes” Live Action Short Film: “DeKalb Elementary” Sound Editing: Richard King and Alex Gibson, Dunkirk Sound Mixing: Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, and Mark Weingarten, Dunkirk Visual Effects: John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert, and Richard R. Hoover, Blade Runner 2049 Writing (Adapted Screenplay): James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name Writing (Original Screenplay): Jordan Peele, Get Out
Best Picture:La La Land Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea Actress: Emma Stone, La La Land Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences Animated Feature Film:Zootopia Cinematography: Linus Sandgren, La La Land Costume Design: Mary Zophres, La La Land Directing: Damien Chazelle, La La Land Documentary (Feature):O.J.: Made in America Documentary (Short Subject): “The White Helmets” Film Editing: Tom Cross, La La Land Foreign Language Film:The Salesman Makeup and Hairstyling: Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo, Star Trek Beyond Music (Original Score): Justin Hurwitz, La La Land Music (Original Song): Justin Hurwitz and Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, “City of Stars,” La La Land Production Design: David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, La La Land Animated Short Film: “Piper” Live Action Short Film: “La Femme et le TGV” Sound Editing: Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan, La La Land Sound Mixing: Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee, and Steve A. Morrow, La La Land Visual Effects: Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Dan Lemmon, The Jungle Book Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight Writing (Original Screenplay): Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Best Picture — Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole (Birdman) Director — Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman) Actor — Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) Actress — Julianne Moore (Still Alice) Supporting Actor — J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) Supporting Actress — Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) Original Screenplay — Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel) Adapted Screenplay — Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) Animated Feature — Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold (How to Train Your Dragon 2) Foreign Language Film — Ida Documentary Feature — Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky (Citizenfour) Cinematography — Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman) Production Design — Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock (The Grand Budapest Hotel) Costume Design — Colleen Atwood (Into the Woods) Makeup and Hairstyling — Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier (The Grand Budapest Hotel) Film Editing — Sandra Adair (Boyhood) Original Score — Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything) Original Song — John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (“Glory,” Selma) Visual Effects — Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher (Interstellar) Sound Editing — Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman (American Sniper) Sound Mixing — John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Walt Martin (American Sniper) Documentary Short — Aneta Kopacz (“Joanna”) Animated Short Film — Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi (“The Dam Keeper”) Live Action Short Film — Matt Kirkby and James Lucas (“The Phone Call”)
This past Thursday, nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced. In a new twist, the ceremony’s host, Seth MacFarlane, joined Emma Stone on stage at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in LA to read the nominations. It’s rare for the ceremony’s host to present the nominations, as that position is usually filled by the Academy’s President, but clearly, AMPAS had something new and original in mind. It paid off. The comedic banter between the two worked well, as their chemistry felt natural and fresh. It also helped to paint the Academy in a younger, more vibrant light. Could this be a shadow of things to come when the golden statuettes are distributed on February 24?
One thing the Oscars definitely has going for itself this year is that many of 2012’s nominated films are movies that the general public have actually seen. The Oscar telecast is likely to see a bump in ratings after several years in decline. On to my analysis …