The Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, have been released, and for once there doesn’t seem to be an outcry on social media about the shortlist!
The big news is that Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance The Shape of Water has received a massive 13 Oscar nominations. This eclipsed Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed war drama Dunkirk with eight whilst Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received seven nominations.
Although some of the must-see films are currently in cinemas, some are already released to DVD and streaming services. We’ve found the cheapest way to watch some of the most talked about films that have been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards:
Mudbound – Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best Supporting Actress
Available on Netflix
The Netflix film, which stars Mary J. Blige who has also been nominated for two awards, is about the racial tensions between two Mississippi families — one black, one white in the World War II era. Mudbound’s Director of Photography, Rachel Morrison, makes history this year by being the first female cinematographer to ever be nominated for the award.
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Logan – Best Adapted Screenplay
As Hugh Jackman’s last appearance as the popular X-Men character Wolverine, Logan is set in a dystopian future where a weary Logan and Professor X are hiding from the world. This is until a mysterious mutant girl appears who is being chased by a violent force.
Dunkirk – Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Best Original Score, Best Filming Editing, Best Director and Best Picture
Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar) directs this epic World War II drama about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk. The film, which also stars Harry Styles, has the second most nominations this year.
Get Out – Best Picture, Best Lead Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
The low budget satirical horror film follows a young black man, played by British actor Daniel Kaluuya, who reluctantly visits his girlfriend’s parents and stumbles across a mystery involving the local black residents. The film was critically acclaimed and also received 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.