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our special Oscar
I'm joined by the film
critic Jason Solomons,
who's with me for
the next 45 minutes.
We'll be bringing you
all the nominations
as they are announced
in Los Angeles.
It is a fascinating year on many
levels, we will talk about the Me
Too campaign in a moment, but
potentially a good year for the
It is, look out for Gary
Oldman as Winston Churchill, Daniel
Day-Lewis in a film called Phantom
Thread, which is not out in the UK
get, and Daniel Kaluuya from Camden
Town. Unless lookout for Sally
Hawkins, who is in The Shape Of
Water, which we expect to lead the
nominations by the end of play
Fascinating, good to have you
with us, we will be joining those
announcements, viewers joining us
from BBC World as well.
Hello, and welcome to
this BBC News special programme,
bringing you the
2018 Oscar nominations.
I'm Jane Hill, and we are just
minutes away from learning
who has been short-listed for
this year's Academy Awards.
The film critic Jason
Solomons is with me.
We'll be discussing
the likely contenders,
and how different
the ceremony might be
after a turbulent year
We will be in Los Angeles in a
little while to hear the first
tranche of nominations. Let's talk
about the opening thoughts, what are
you looking out for, what are the
films we might hear a lot of in the
next half hour?
I expect the title
The Shape Of Water to feature very
heavily, people are tipping it to go
for 14 nominations, which would put
it on an equal footing with Titanic
and last year's La La Land, so
record-breaking possibility, but
whether it will be a winner I don't
know. I expected star, Sally
Hawkins, to be nominated, directed
Guillermo del Toro from Mexico, and
as you can see, the production
design is rather fantastic, so a lot
of craft categories, music as well.
It is a very strange, a fishy story
even, about a mute woman's
admiration for a sea monster. It is
not out in the UK yet, but it won in
Venice in September last year, so a
film that has got a lot of legs,
just not in one of its lead
And Three Billboards
Outside Ebbing, Missouri did very
well at the Golden Globes, cracking
central performance from Frances
McDormand, who doesn't love her? I
think she is quite remarkable. It
has divided critics in some ways, in
terms of issues of race, they could
be questions about that.
The film is
doing very well, it won at the
acting awards at the weekend,
suggesting this is the favourite for
Oscar glory at the moment. I think
it will feature very heavily in the
nominations, a film by London Irish
director Martin McDonagh, featuring
a powerhouse performance from
Frances McDormand, who won for her
performance in Fargo 21 years ago.
can't believe it was that long!
would be one of the longest gaps
between winners, she will definitely
get nominated for her performance.
Obviously, Woody Harrelson stands a
chance, in the supporting characters
category, as does Sam Rockwell from
the same film. It is offensive and
equal opportunities, foul-mouthed, a
firecracker of a script, about a
murder in a small-town, and how it
results in a kind of tinderbox
depiction of small-town America. In
terms of the general mood as we go
into the 2018 Oscars, and how that
also might influence the voting and
the lists that we were here in a
moment, a year dominated by abuse
scandals, the Me Too campaign, by
Harvey Weinstein. Whether we will
see greater recognition of female
voices, that there will, to some
extent be female empowerment coming
through in this list.
senses, last year was an annus
horribilis for Hollywood, can it put
this behind itself now and show that
it is adaptable and can be spry and
light on its feet and adapt to what
is going on off the screen? I think
we will see that, I think we might
see only the fifth ever best
director nomination for a female
film-maker in Greta Gerwig, whose
film Lady Bird has been winning
hearts and minds all around,
brilliant lead performance from the
young actress Saoirse Ronan from
Ireland, also wonderful screenplay
by Greta were -- Greta Gerwig,
making her writing and directing
debut. And Laurie Metcalf, who many
people may have forgotten, from
Roseanne all those years ago, making
a big-screen comeback.
A great double act, both
of them will get nominations, I'm
sure, but it is whether this female
centred film will sweep all before
it and get the norm and it deserves.
There will be outcry, if I can tell
you, if we end up with a group of
white male directors, so I expect
the Academy will pay attention to
that and put her in for her first
film, which would be a remarkable
She is only in her mid
30s, so it would be fantastic, but I
will put my bias out there, I think
Lady Bird is terrific.
It will charm
everyone by the end of this process.
We are broadcasting to viewers
around the world, but we are sitting
in London following all of this in
the UK, so we have to have a word
about British contenders, because,
goodness, I know we do well with
acting talent, but this is a
particularly strong year
It is, led of course by
Gary Oldman playing Winston
Churchill, the man who has gone from
playing Sid Vicious to playing
Winston Churchill, and extraordinary
performance under layers of
prosthetic make-up, which I feel
will also be nominated. It is
directed by Joe Wright, and I expect
the film, Darkest Hour, will feature
in the craft categories.
fantastic, I wonder whether that was
its strength, very striking to look
Almost theatrical, looking at
history through the eyes of drama.
Never forgetting it is Gary Oldman
under all that make-up, but his
performance burns through it all. It
is a terrific fusion of everything
coming together, a very enjoyable
film, I like it very much, Gary
Oldman is hugely deserving, is not
just for this performance, and his
whole career. I expect him to lead
the way, which I think Winston would
be proud of! Other nominations,
Sally Hawkins, and Daniel Day-Lewis,
three-time winner already at the
Oscars, extraordinary record, I
think you will be nominated again
for what he is billing as his final
performance, a retirement flourish
for his role as a 1950s could Juri
Ide film called Phantom Thread.
And Daniel Kaluuya?
fantastic talent in the film Get
Out, a sort of horror-,
fantastic talent in the film Get
Out, a sort of horror-,, comedy,
satire, it is a fantastic film, and
I expected to be rewarded when the
nominations are read out very soon
we will head over to Los
Angeles right now for the first
tranche of nominations. It is all
brought to you by the Academy. Let
go to LA.
When we hear the sound of the
And the winner
The Oscar goes to...
And Oscar goes to...
Good morning and welcome to
nominations for the 90th Academy
Awards. I am John Bailey, governor
of the cinematographers' branch and
president of the motion picture
academy. This has been a remarkable
year for the movies. Actors,
writers, producers and directors
have given us films that not only
entertain but challenge us. There
has been bowled, adventure is work
in animation, documentaries and
foreign-language films, visual
effects, composers and sound
artists, production designers,
editors and cinematographers
continue to raise the bar of their
crafts, as do costume is, make-up
and hair artists. This is a landmark
year to honour their achievements.
Now please join me in welcoming our
hosts, the irreverent star of Girls'
Trip and actor director Andy Serkis.
Good morning, it is an honour for us
to be here for the announcement of
the nominees of the 90th Oscars.
We're just seconds away from the
first announcement. As part of the
event, we are going to be showing
you a short video to introduce the
categories, like this one right
Here are the nominees for
achievement in production design.
Beauty And The Beast, Blade Runner
2049, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, The
Shape Of Water.
Do you think they can install a
steam shower in my house?
I need one! Now it is time for our
For achievement in cinematography,
Blade Runner 2049, Darkest Hour,
Dunkirk, Mudbound, The Shape Of
Next are the creative geniuses who
ensured that we actors dressed the
part and are never naked on-screen.
For achievement in costume design,
Beauty And The Beast, Darkest Hour,
Phantom Thread, The Shape Of Water
and Victoria And Abdul.
Now let's see our nominees in the
next two categories.
Here are the nominees for
achievement in sound editing.
Baby Driver, Laid Runner 2049,
Dunkirk, The Shape Of Water, And
Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
And for achievement in sound mixing,
Baby Driver, Blade Runner 2049,
Dunkirk, The Shape Of Water, and
Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
I got to see this Dunkirk, seems
like a lot of people like it!
The Last Jedi could do with a bit of
a hand as well!
Next video, please!
# I'm walking on sunshine... #
For best animated short film, Dear
Basque And The, Garden Party
Negative Space and Revolting Rhymes.
Now the nominees for best live
action Short film. The 11 o'clock.
My Nephew, On it. The Silent Child.
And All of Us.
The last category
shows that length doesn't matter.
Now it is time for our next
For original score...
Dunkirk. Phantom Thread.
The Shape of Water. Star Wars the
last Jedi. And Three Billboards
Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Now, the next category...
For achievement in visual effects...
They'd run a 2049.
Guardians of the Galaxy volume two.
Kong, Skull Island. Star Wars The
Last Jedi. And War for the Planet of
Without the masters of
their craft, in this category, the
average movie would be 18 hours
For achievement in film editing...
Baby Driver. Dunkirk. I, Tonya. The
Shape of Water. And Three Billboards
Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Now, the final category in the first
half of this morning's
For achievement in make up and hair
Victoria & Abdul.
We still have more nominee
announcements, but we will be back
in a moment.
A one minute and a half
break... Do we get to take a nap?
STUDIO: As you gathered,
that's how the Academy has chosen to
do it this year.
We will be in LA in a moment for the
rest of the categories.
A lot of films people are familiar
with, we heard a lot of Star Wars
and Blade Runner, the Brits are
doing well as well?
for Sarah Greenwood and Katie
Spencer, nominated not just once but
twice in the same category for
production design. Ford's Darkest
Hour also Beauty and the Beast they
are ruling the studio system! The
Shape of Water already has seven
nominations in the categories. On
course to at least match the 14
nominations record number at this
point. Dunkirk doing very well with
six so far. And Darkest Hour, almost
in the shade with four. Doing
interesting to see what is coming
through there. It's interesting,
every year we talk about the big
films, a majority of people go and
see them. Star Wars, those films
don't always, rightly or wrongly,
get recognition at the Oscars. We
have reflected on this over the
years. Some say with the caveat that
these are the craft categories. They
are important but they do not get
It shows the
expertise, in Sound mixing, like
Blade Runner and Star Wars, being
mentioned here. It is encouraging to
film fans, on the basis of what they
are doing. That strange presentation
they gave there, all female lead by
actresses. We saw this on Sunday
night, at the Screen Actors Guild,
all presented by females. It is
having an effect already, that there
is a female dominance in the
And your thoughts on
what stands out so far for you? I am
wary, I'm looking at my list, I made
notes every time a Brit is
nominated. I am conscious this is
going out worldwide. We don't want
to be too Brit centric. It is lovely
to see the talent and craft skills
we have in this country. We talk
about it in acting terms and we may
see more on that in a moment, in the
other categories. It is something
that we do so well in the UK.
have a great studio system like
Pinewood, people hone their craft is
here and in the theatre. They
translate from television to the big
screen. Roger Deakins has been
nominated for cinematography. His
14th time, he hasn't yet won. I must
mention that we have a record,
history being made. A female
cinematographer, a black female
seminoma photographer. --
cinematographer. Rachael Morrison,
to then be nominated as a
cinematographer at the Oscars. A
glass ceiling has been broken just
now. That is extraordinary and it is
brilliant. Mudbound is an
And it has only
taken 90 years of Academy Awards to
get to that point! Mudbound is
interesting. It is something that
has been available on Netflix. It
opens up another debate about the
We may see it
nominated among Best picture.
Recognition now that cinema is
changing. With what people watch and
the way they watch things. The
Academy, always the Mount Olympus of
preserving the cinema experience.
They are having to change it and
recognise it this year.
let's return to LA. Let's hear the
final set of nominations including
those big categories. Let's go over
What a great morning. Nominees for
the best performance by an actress
in a supporting role... Mary J
Blige. Mudbound. Allison Janney NI,
Tonya. -- in I, Tonya. Lesley
Manville in Phantom Thread. Laurie
Metcalf in Lady Bird. And Octavia
Spencer in The Shape of Water.
For performance by an actor in a
supporting role... Willem Dafoe in
The Florida Project.
Woody Harrelson in Three Billboards
Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Richard
Jenkins in The Shape of Water.
Christopher Plummer in All the Money
in the World. And Sam Rockwell in
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
For best foreign language film... A
fantastic woman, Chile.
The Insult, Lebanon.
On body and soul, Hungary.
And, the Square, Sweden.
Documentary Short subject... Edith
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405.
And Traffic Stop. All of these
titles make a woman from an urban
area of very uncomfortable! I'm just
No, I totally agree! For
Best Documentary feature... Abacus,
Small Enough to Jail.
Icarus. Last Men in Aleppo.
And, Strong Island.
For original song... Mighty River
Mystery of Love, from Call Me By
Remember Me, from Cocoa. Stand-up
For Something, from Marshall. And
This is Me from The Greatest
For best animated feature
film... The Boss Baby.
And, Loving Vincent.
Here are the nominees for adaptation
screenplay... Call Me By Your Name,
The Disaster Artist. Logan Scott
Frank and Michael Green.
For original screenplay... The big
Six. Get out.
The Shape of Water.
And Three Billboards Outside Ebbing.
For performance by an actor in a
Timothee Chalamet in Call Me By Your
Name... Daniel Day Lewis in Phantom
Daniel Kaluuya... Yes... You know
it! He knows his name, in Get Out.
Gary Oldman, in Darkest Hour. Denzel
Washington in Bremen J Israel,
For performance by an actress in a
leading role... Sally Hawkins in The
Shape of Water... Frances McDormand
in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
Missouri. Margot Robbie NI, Tonya.
Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird.
Meryl Streep in the The Post.
are the nominees for achievement in
directing... Dunkirk, Christopher
Nolan. Get out, Jordan Peele. Lady
Bird, Greta Gerwig. Phantom Thread,
Paul Thomas Anderson. And, The Shape
of Water, dilemma Dettori. --
Guillermo del Toro.
You want to do
the big one, for best picture?
should both do it. What could
possibly go wrong? You don't know me
Finally, the nine films selected as
best picture nominees...
Call Me By Your Name.
Luca Guadagnino, Amelia George and
Marco McCullough. Darkest Hour...
Dunkirk, Emma Thomas, and
Christopher Nolan, producers.
Get Out, Sean McKittrick, Jordan
Lady Bird, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin and
Evelyn O'Neill, producers.
Phantom Thread, Joanne Sele, Paul
Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison and
Daniel Leavy, producers.
The Post. Amy Pascal, Steven
Spielberg and Chris -- -- producers.
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del
Toro and J Miles Dale, producers.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
Martin McDonagh, producers.
Thank you very much, all, for
watching this morning.
Congratulations to all of the
Make sure you watch as we
celebrate the 90th Oscars, on Sunday
night, March the 4th on ABC.
STUDIO: So, finally, the full list
of nominations, nine films nominated
for Best picture.
Remember, this is the third year
where they are allowed a maximum of
ten. Nine nominated for Best
picture. If our maths is correct, it
is The Shape of Water leading the
Yes, unlucky for some, 13. I'm
sure they will take it now! A record
has been broken. I mentioned Rachael
Morrison, a female cinematographer
but also Greta Gerwig, nominated as
Best Director for her work on Lady
Bird. Only the fifth female director
to ever be nominated. You can try
and work out who the others are!
only one who has ever won is Kathryn
Sofia Coppola, and we will
find the other one!
Meryl Streep was
in there. We chuckled, it is...
21st nomination, breaking her own
The Shape of Water isn't yet
out in the UK, another week before
cinemagoers make up their own mind
on that. There are many fascinating
areas in this week. Greta Gerwig, in
director and screenplay, and the
wonderful Saoirse Ronan, as we
thought, here she is with Laurie
Metcalf, nominated as Best
Lady Bird with
five nominations, an achievement for
a first-time film, an indie film, we
are seeing that with these best
picture nominations. They are in the
lead. With Three Billboards Outside
Ebbing. Get Out. These films that we
are seeing, they make the shape of
the Oscars. Things have changed, you
do not get heritage products any
more. The Darkest Hour is in there,
and Dunkirk you would expect that
but we have different films in the
make up of nine. It is exciting this
year. They've done a very good set
would not getting a nod for best
director. There was the sense he may
get it. He has been squeezed out.
The film has a lot of nominations in
I think he will
win Best Original Screenplay. He can
be proud of his work, he could also
get best picture.
Let's speak to one
of the British successors, a woman
who I hope is opening the champagne,
Rachel Shenton, the screenwriter of
The Silent Child, nominated in the
live action Short film category,
joins us now. Many congratulations,
Thank you so much!
never, in so many years in this job,
to say how do you feel... But I have
to ask you!
I honestly don't know
how I feel. It is surreal. I feel
very emotional. It is lovely news.
People listening to us on the BBC,
they may know you began as an
actress in Hollyoaks. You have
written a very personal story. We
are seeing clips from your film
right now, Rachel. It is the story
of a young deaf girl where you and
your partner, who worked on this,
you deliberately wanted to cast a
young girl who, is, indeed deaf
herself. For those who do not know
about your film, tell us how this
film has come to pass and how you
reach this amazing point of being an
My gosh, it is so
bizarre, that sentence! This story
is extremely close to me. I am a
writer and an actress. I play Jalan,
in The Silent Child, about a
profoundly deaf little girl called
Libby, born into a hearing family.
This story is very close to my
heart. My dad was profoundly deaf
and lived the last dozen years of
his life being profoundly deaf. I
believe that film is a powerful
medium to portray this message and
this story has not been told before.
It needs to be told. Me and my
fiance, the director of the project,
we believe so much in authenticity
in casting. Casting a profoundly
deaf role, for our lead, that was
essential. There was no other
option. We knew that it would be
quite difficult, because the brief
is so specific. We set out to do it
and we did it. Here we are.
running out of time but before we
let you go, who is on the plane with
gets to go to the Oscars? May, the
director and our leading lady,
Congratulations, Rachel Shenton,
Oscar nominee! Let's also talk to
Sarah Greenwood, another successful
brick here this lunchtime. Thank you
very much for talking to us. You are
not a first timer, you have been
nominated before. Congratulations
for your work on the Darkest Hour.
Thank you. It is fantastic. Also,
Beauty and the Beast we have two
I should point that
out, Sarah. While pointed out! That
-- positively greedy! Doubling your
chances of winning an Oscar on the
4th of March!
I'm not a betting
person but I cannot think it is
something to do with us splitting
the vote. But it is amazing to get
this far. With two such different
films, it is absolutely astonishing,
actually. I cannot quite take it in.
It doesn't get any easier the more
nominations you get. It is more
thrilling, it is fantastic.
Solomons here, congratulations.
Thank you. Thank you very much!
about these films in Britain, having
them recognised in Los Angeles for
our skills here? What makes it so
special about what other craftsmen
can do here?
They are two such
different films. Beauty and the
Beast amazingly, was all built and
shot on the stages at Shepperton
Studios. With the most phenomenal
crew and crew of craftsmen. It was
old school Hollywood built in
London. It was fantastic. Then you
have something like Darkest Hour.
What was incredible was you have
these incredible locations. We went
up to Yorkshire and Manchester. And
in London. It is phenomenal.
Everything that is available to us
over here, facilities and locations,
it is stunning. Long may it
Sarah, we wish you all the
best. Congratulations. I am
genuinely a huge fan of your work on
the Darkest Hour, I watched it only
the other day and the first thing we
both said was how extraordinary that
film looked. We wish you all the
best and we are crossing our
fingers. Good luck again for the 4th
of March. Sarah Greenwood, nominated
in two categories for her work on
Beauty and the Beast and the Darkest
Hour. So many more we haven't
ventured. Call Me By Your Name has
done pretty well in the list of
nominations. Get Out, it is worth
mentioning another British talent
with Daniel Kaluuya.
Most people who
are watching it do not know that he
is British. Samuel L Jackson had to
say, why are these British actors
taking our jobs? Why? Because he is
so darn good!
nominations have been unveiled. Head
to the cinema and find out who you
think should win!
We will find out on Sunday, the 4th
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