Halfway Through The Year: An Oscar Update

 

Last year, all of the Best Picture nominees came from the second half of the year, despite the fact that 60% of my personal Best Picture lineup came from the first half. Now, I’ve already seen ten movies from this year so far. (Review of The Beguiled coming up shortly.) And while a lot of good films have come out, I’m not so sure how these films will fare come Oscar time.

So, let me ask the question; if the Oscar nominations were announced today, what films would be nominated?

Just to be clear, these are not my updated Oscar predictions. Those are coming on Sunday.  No, this is just an Oscar lineup made exclusively from films released in the January-June period. If nothing else, this should give you an idea of what films you can see right now that just might be contending for an Oscar six months from now.

 

BEST PICTURE

The Beguiled
The Big Sick
Get Out
Logan
Okja

BEST DIRECTOR

Sofia Coppola – The Beguiled
Bong Joon-Ho – Okja
James Mangold – Logan
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Michael Showalter – The Big Sick

BEST ACTOR

Chris Evans – Gifted
Hugh Jackman – Logan
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
James McAvoy – Split
Kumail Nanjiana – The Big Sick

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain – The Zookeeper’s Wife
Nicole Kidman – The Beguiled
Cynthia Nixon – A Quiet Passion
Ahn Seo-Hyun – Okja
Debra Winger – The Lovers

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christian Bale – The Promise
Daniel Bruhl – The Zookeeper’s Wife
Jake Gyllenhaal – Okja
Robert Pattinson – The Lost City Of Z
Patrick Stewart – Logan

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Kristen Dunst – The Beguiled
McKenna Grace – Gifted
Dafne Keen – Logan
Tilda Swinton – Okja
Allison Williams – Get Out

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Baby Driver
The Big Sick
Get Out
Okja
Split

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Beguiled
Logan
The Lost City Of Z
Wonder Woman
The Zookeeper’s Wife

BEST FILM EDITING

Baby Driver
The Beguiled
Get Out
Logan
Okja

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beauty And The Beast
The Beguiled
Get Out
Logan
Okja

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Beauty And The Beast
The Beguiled
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Wonder Woman
The Zookeeper’s Wife

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Beauty And The Beast
The Beguiled
My Cousin Rachel
Wonder Woman
The Zookeeper’s Wife

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

The Beguiled
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Logan

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Beauty And The Beast
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Logan
Okja
Wonder Woman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Get Out
Logan
The Lost City Of Z
A Quiet Passion
The Zookeeper’s Wife

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Days In The Sun” – Beauty And The Beast
“Evermore” – Beauty And The Beast
“Friends Are Family” – The Lego Batman Movie
“How Does A Moment Last Forever” – Beauty And The Beast
“I’m A Lady” – Smurfs: The Lost Village

BEST SOUND EDITING

The Fate Of The Furious
Logan
Okja
Transformers: The Last Knight
Wonder Woman

BEST SOUND MIXING

The Beguiled
Get Out
Logan
Transformers: The Last Knight
Wonder Woman

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Boss Baby
Cars 3
Despicable Me 3
The LEGO Batman Movie
My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea

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