The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards have already been announced. On this post we will focus just on the Best picture nominees.

Nine movies on the list this year:  “The Shape of Water”, “Three Billboards Outisde Ebbing, Missouri”, “Dunkirk”, “Get out”, “Call me by Your name”. “Darkest Hour”, “Lady Bird”, “Phantom Thread” and “The Post”. Let us introduce you some facts about these movies.

The Shape of Water

13 oscar nominations for this movie directed by the Mexican artist, Guillermo del Toro, including Best Picture and Best director. The film stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer. This movie is set in 1962 in the city of Baltimore, and it is about a mute custodian at a high security laboratory. She befriends a captured humanoid amphibian creature. It is the big favourite for the critics to be the winner this year.

Three Billboards Outisde Ebbing, Missouri

This crime film has been written, produced and directed by Martin McDonagh. It stars Frances McDormand who plays a mother who rents three billboards to call attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder. Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes and Peter Dinklage also star in this movie. The film received seven nominations, including Best picture, best original screenplay, best actress, best supporting actors (Harrelson and Rockwell).


Christoper Nolan produced, wrote and directed this war film that has received eight nominations. This movie, a British, American, French and Dutch co-production, portrays the evacuation of World War II from three perspectives, land, sea and air. Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Ryland and Tom Hardy are the main actors in this wonderful movie.

Get out

Not many times a horror film has been nominated as Best Picture. This American movie has been written and directed by Jordan Peele, a very famous American comedian who became known for starring in the sketch series Key and Peele. The movie stars Daniel Kaluuya as Chris, a black man who visits his white girfriend’s family at their home. People act in a very strange way there…

Call me by Your name

This romantic drama fil has been directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory based on a a novel of the same name by André Aciman. It is about the relationship between a 17-year old boy and his father’s American assistant. Timothée Chalament, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel and Victoire Du Bois are the main stars.

Darkest Hour

This British war drama has been directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten. Gary Oldman is Winston Churchill and the film is about his early days as Prime Minister when Hitler closes in on Britain during World War II. Gary Oldman is the favourite to win the Best Actor award and it is believed his performance is one of the best of his career. It also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, and Ronald Pickup.

Lady Bird

American comedy-drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig, the fifth female director to earn a best director nomination, and starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf. Set in California, it is a the story of a teenager and her relationship with her mother.

Phantom Thread

It is reportedly Daniel Day Lewis’s last film role. This American historical drama, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson is set in London’s couture world in the 1950´s. A dressmaker, Lewis, falls in love with a younger waitress, and they have to learn how to love each other. The movie earned 6 nominations, including Best Actor for Day Lewis…  It could be his 4th Oscar.

The Post

Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks together in this political thriller movie, set in the early 1970’s. It is based on the true story of the journalists from the Washington Post and their attempts to publish the Pentagon Papers, documents about the 30 year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam war. Sarah Paulson, Bog Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood and Matthew Rhys.

How many movies have you watched already? And your favourite?