75th Golden Globe and 90th Academy Awards:

Again last year of 2017 like the recent years, there have not been many great films as expected, but only a few as cinema specially Hollywood has been on the downfall due to too much commerciality and digitalism, less originality, innovation and heroism.

The 75th Golden Globe awards on January 7, 2018, recognized “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” as the best picture of 2017 with the best screenplay, and Frances McDormand in this film as the best actress, and Sam Rockwell as the best supporting actor. “The Shape of Water” won the best director award for Guillermo de Toro, and the best original score. The best actor award for a feature comedy went to James Franco for “The Disaster Artist”, the best actress in feature comedy to Saoirse Ronan in “Lady Bird”, the best actor in drama feature to Gary Oldman for “Darkest Hour”.

 The 90th Academy Awards that will be presented on March 4, 2018 has listed the following nominees that the main awards nominees will be listed here, and rated by stars (out of 5) if good enough:

(There are a short list of the Best Films of 2017 on this site, that a few have not been nominated by the Oscar)

Best Picture:

“Call Me by Your Name”

“Darkest Hour”


“Get Out”

“Lady Bird”

“Phantom Thread”

“The Post”

“The Shape of Water”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”**


Best Actor:

Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”

Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”**


Best Actress:

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”**

Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Meryl Streep, “The Post”


Best Director:

“Dunkirk”, Christopher Nolan

“Get Out,” Jordan Peele

“Lady Bird”, Greta Gerwig

“Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson

“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro****

Animated Feature:

“The Boss Baby,” Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito

“The Breadwinner,” Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo

“Coco,” Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson***

“Ferdinand,” Carlos Saldanha

“Loving Vincent,” Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman


Adapted Screenplay:

“Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory

“The Disaster Artist,” Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

“Logan,” Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green

“Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin

“Mudbound,” Virgil Williams and Dee Rees


Original Screenplay:

“The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani

“Get Out,” Jordan Peele

“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig

“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh ***



“Blade Runner 2049,” Roger Deakins

“Darkest Hour,” Bruno Delbonnel

“Dunkirk,” Hoyte van Hoytema

“Mud bound”, Rachel Morrison

“The Shape of Water,” Dan Laustsen****


Best Foreign Language Film:

“A Fantastic Woman” (Chile)

“The Insult” (Lebanon)

“Loveless” (Russia)

“On Body and Soul (Hungary)

“The Square” (Sweden)

Film Editing:

“Baby Driver,” Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss

“Dunkirk,” Lee Smith

“I, Tonya,” Tatiana S. Riegel

“The Shape of Water,” Sidney Wolinsky

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Jon Gregory***

Original Score:

“Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer

“Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood

“The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” John Williams

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Carter Burwell **

Costume Design:

“Beauty and the Beast,” Jacqueline Durran

“Darkest Hour,” Jacqueline Durran ***

“Phantom Thread,” Mark Bridges ***

“The Shape of Water,” Luis Sequeira ****

“Victoria and Abdul,” Consolata Boyle


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