The Oscar Nominations (2018)

The full list of Oscar nominations is out!

Did your favorites make the list?


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 Director

Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Jordan Peele – Get Out

Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water


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 Supporting Actor

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 Supporting Actress

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound

Allison Janney – I, Tonya

Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread

Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water


Best 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


Best Original Screenplay

The Big Sick – Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani

Get Out – Jordan Peele

Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh

The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor


Best Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049 – Roger Deakins

Darkest Hour – Bruno Delbonnel

Dunkirk – Hoyte van Hoytema

Mudbound – Rachel Morrison

The Shape of Water – Dan Laustsen


Best Costume Design

Beauty and the Beast – Jacqueline Durran

Darkest Hour – Jacqueline Durran

Phantom Thread – Mark Bridges

The Shape of Water – Luis Sequeira

Victoria & Abdul – Consolata Boyle


Best Editing

Baby Driver – Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss

Dunkirk – Lee Smith

I, Tonya – Tatiana S. Riegel

The Shape of Water – Sidney Wolinsky

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri – Jon Gregory


Best Makeup and Hair-styling

Darkest Hour

Victoria & Abdul



Best 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


Best Original Song

“Mighty River” from Mudbound – Mary J. Blige

“Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name – Sufjan Stevens

“Remember Me” from Coco – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman – Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“Stand Up for Something” from Marshall – Diane Warren and Common


Best Production Design

Beauty and the Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour


The Shape of Water


Best Sound Editing

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049


The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi


Best Sound Mixing

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049


The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi


Best Visual Effects

Blade Runner 2049

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Kong: Skull Island

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War for the Planet of the Apes


Best Animated Film
The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner



Loving Vincent


Best Foreign Language Film 

A Fantastic Woman – Chile

The Insult – Lebanon

Loveless – Russia

On Body and Soul – Hungary

The Square – Sweden


Best Documentary – Feature 

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Faces Places


Last Men in Aleppo

Strong Island

Best Documentary – Short Subject


Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405


Knife Skills

Traffic Stop


 Best Short Film- Animated

Dear Basketball

Garden Party


Negative Space

Revolting Rhymes


Best Short Film – Live Action

DeKalb Elementary

The Eleven O’Clock

My Nephew Emmett

The Silent Child

Watu Wote/All of Us

Ep. 53 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Ep. 53 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Rian Johnson to Helm New Star Wars Trilogy

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Things must really have gone right with Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. At least, that would seem to be the indication as Disney has just announced that they will be allowing Rian to helm a stand alone trilogy set within the Star Wars universe!

Congrats to him!

Quite the amazing opportunity, and hopefully it will be something we can all be even more excited about come Dec. 15 when we’ve (hopefully) confirmed what Disney must already be assuming about his abilities to make amazingly good Star Wars content.

Check the below article for more info!

Also, check out our “Coming Soon & News” podcast episode below for some additional Star Wars: The Last Jedi release discussion and the controversial theater exhibition agreement they’ve been pushing.

“Coming Soon” & News – Murder on the Orient Express, & Daddy’s Home 2

The Han Solo Film Gets an OFFICIAL Title!

Looks like things are finally starting to wind down a little on the crazy production that was previously, “The untitled young Han Solo film”.

Ron Howard has officially celebrated the wrap of filming by releasing the title of the new film. Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s going to be called…..

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is HERE!

The new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally arrived!!

Disney aired the latest look at Rian Johnson’s upcoming film during Monday Night Football’s halftime show. The expectation has been that the new trailer won’t give anything big away, but director Rian Johnson warned fans on Twitter that the hardest of the hardcore might want to even avoid watching this clip to preserve all of the film’s surprises.

The film won’t hit theaters until December 15, 2017, but tickets are now on sale (IMAX, Fandango, Cinemark, AMC, Alamo Drafthouse, Atom Tickets,

Be sure to pick yours up for what is sure to be a eventful opening night!

And in case for whatever reason you need a little more convincing, check out the trailer below!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he meets Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force.

Check out Matt’s trailer #1 reaction video HERE.

Oh, and if you just need more time in the universe, don’t forget that EA just announced an extension to the Star Wars Battlefront II open beta.!

Lucasfilm announces an upcoming Obi Wan Kenobi film! Finally!

Apparently the details are still sparse as they are working on assembling their team. As of right now it looks like Stephen Daldry is in early negotiations to direct.

The BIG question is… Will Ewan McGregor be in it?!!!!

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He is arguable one of the best parts of the prequel trilogy and it would be a huge missed opportunity if he wasn’t asked to come back and play the part.

I’ve been championing this idea since it hit the rumor mill what seems like years ago! If they can place the story sometime between EP. 3 and 4, it would be perfect! There are basically decades of stories worth to tell, until we see him in A New Hope.

How pumped are you?!!!