Blast from the Past (March 2019)

Yeah, the Box Office is rockin’ today with a whole lot of movies. But there are some from prior years that you may (or may not) remember. These older movies came out 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago, maybe even longer back. Some were instant classics, while others were not. So let’s jump into the DeLorean and travel backwards in time to revisit a few of these forgotten gems…

March 2014 (5 years ago)   — The Grand Budapest Hotel  – Wes Anderson checks you into a magnificently quirky movie that was so artsy and fun

The bellhop will take your bags now, and get you to relax in this movie’s perfectly portrayed display of nuance and nattiness. Ralph Fiennes is the Hotel’s Heart and Soul – a wonderful, slightly off-kilter concierge named Gustave H. and a new Lobby Boy named Zero (Tony Revolri). Together they deal with difficult guests and some false accusations of murder. But always in a gloriously color-coordinated, quirky way…

March 2009 (10 years ago)  — Watchmen – once a major cult Graphic Novel that was never able to be made into a movie, and here we can see why

The DC Comics limited series about some underground Superheroes was turned into a Graphic Novel. It was not adapted into a movie for decades. The themes were very dark and disturbing, and there were difficult special effects hurdles to be crossed. But when Zach Syder took it over and pushed it into the theaters, the fans had mixed reactions. But it was made, but the muted response seemed to keep the box office receipts from jumping over a skyscraper in a single bound.

March 2004 (15 years ago)  — Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet create a ‘memorable’ movie about removing memories

Erasing memories to forget a ruined love affair is what can create the ‘Spotless Mind’. But the effect that it has on the mind can lead to sadness and madness. A slightly Sci-Fi vision of Roto-Rotor for the Brain, writer Chalie Kaufman and director Michael Gondry made a jigsaw puzzle of a movie. Oddball characters and out-of-sequence scenes also give the audience a twisty puzzle box to work with…

March 1999 (20 years ago)  — The Matrix – This brought in a totally new dimension into mind-bending movies, by mixing heavy philosophy with ‘bullet-time’ special effects

Keanu Reeves stars in this twisty tale of questioning every aspect of your existence and seeing if you’re just plugged into some very elaborate virtual reality. The Wachowski siblings had created an original science fiction universe that turned pumping ‘lead’ into box office gold. But then they ruined their own reality with the awful sequels…

March 1995 (25 years ago)  — Outbreak – Very fictionalized version of a potential Ebola strain virus that comes to a small city in California

The true-life Centers for Disease Control were put up as a front-line defense against a potent strain of deadly virus that finds its way to the US, when it was first located in Africa. The CDC doctors are struggling with some military commanders who would want to fry the virus, along with all the people in that small town. Dustin Hoffman plays the main doctor who puts his life on the line to save the people and cure the sick.

March 1989 (30 years ago)  — Chances Are – A Dull Romantic Comedy for the Spring doldrums

This is an early effort by Robert Downey Jr. to star in a comedy with the likes of Cybill Shepard and Ryan O’Neil. With some convoluted plot of a man with the memories of a man who had died 23 years earlier, and then is attracted to the dead man’s daughter – but then later to the dead man’s wife – and he figures out that he is a somewhat reincarnated version of the man who died…  You catch all of that so far? Perhaps that is why this movie did not quite break even at the box office…

Blast from the Past (February 2019)

Yeah, the Box Office is rockin’ today with a whole lot of movies. But there are some from prior years that you may (or may not) remember. These older movies came out 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago, maybe even longer back. Some were instant classics, while others were not. So let’s jump into the DeLorean and travel backwards in time to revisit a few of these forgotten gems…

February 2014 (5 years ago)   — The LEGO Movie – Wait, a movie based on a child’s tiny building block toy? Everything is AWESOME!

Yes, they made a movie out of a small construction block toy set that was way more perfect than it had a right to be… They started with perfect voice casting. Then add a clever script that borders on meta-comedy. Top it off with movie direction (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller) that is both whimsical and profound. What do you get? An unexpected non-stop feast of fun…

February 2009 (10 years ago)  — Coraline – Stop Motion style animated movie of a small child’s nightmare, like the one “Before Christmas”

Neil Gaiman’s book gets the big screen adventure treatment, with the same director from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. Only this time, the main role is for an animated Coraline, who finds a path into a nightmare world. In a place where everyone’s eyes are replaced by buttons, Coraline is left to find her way out.

February 2004 (15 years ago)  — Miracle – The 1980 Olympic Games had a hockey game that beat all expectations, thanks to Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell stars as the coach Herb Brooks. He is the leader of an Olympic team of ragtag college players. He is the one who drives them to play as well as the Soviet powerhouse players. They play as well, and then play better, because they have nothing to lose… This movie captured a moment in time, when everyone in American became hockey fans overnight – just because of this ‘miracle’ of a game.

February 1999 (20 years ago)  — Office Space – Mike Judge had created Bevis and Butthead, but this is where he really worked for corporate comedy

Mike Judge takes dead aim at the heart of corporate soul-draining work environments of the mid-90s. The movie scores a huge bulls-eye. This movie has become a cultural touchstone since it was dropped awkwardly into movie theaters a long time ago. The life that it gained since then has created a gold mine of laughs for new generations. “Yeah, we’re gonna need you to come in on Saturday” — to watch this movie, and laugh your ass off!

February 1995 (25 years ago)  — Billy Madison – Adam Sandler play to the LCD, with his first big movie — writing and starring — as Billy Madison

In math the LCD is short for ‘Lowest Common Denominator’. For Sandler, I think it stands for “Lowest Comedy Denominator”. This is the level that Adam Sandler has chosen to create his comedy. It is always as the lowest level. In this (Sandler’s first outing at main writer and star) bag of guano – the 27 year-old Mr. Madison must redo every level of grade school to prove he is worthy to be a CEO. It was not acclaimed for its brilliance or its wit…

February 1989 (30 years ago)  — Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin and others deal with time travel and bogus school reports… 

“Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.” Strange things indeed! This crazy movie gets massice slackers Bill (Winter) and Ted (Reeves) into a time machine with Rufus (Carlin). This is in the shape of a phone booth outside a Circle-K. They time-travel back to fetch many Historical Dudes, so Bill and Ted ca bring them to school for a history report. “Bogus. Heinous. Most non-triumphant.” Such an appropriate (and sad) commentary on outrtimes. “Be excellent to each other. And… PARTY ON, DUDES!”

Blast from the Past (January 2019)

Yeah, the Box Office is rockin’ today with a whole lot of movies. But there are some from prior years that you may (or may not) remember. These older movies came out 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago, maybe even longer back. Some were instant classics, while others were not. So let’s jump into the DeLorean and travel backwards in time to revisit a few of these forgotten gems…

January 2014 (5 years ago)   — That Awkward Moment – “Awkward” sums up everything about this movie

Yeah, the releases in January are mostly junk that did not find a spot on the release calendar any earlier – and that goes for this “Awkward” sex comedy, with Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan. All have moved on to better things…

January 2009 (10 years ago)  — Taken – Liam Neeson has some ‘particular set of skills’ that kills at the Box Office

It was a rare January release that took the theater audiences by storm and made them root for some ‘old guy’ to beat the snot out of any person who stands in his way of getting his daughter back. Liam Neeson was so good at being an ex-Agency security agent turned rogue revenge superstar, that it made being old cool again.

January 2004 (15 years ago)  — The Perfect Score – An underrated comedy that did not receive a perfect score

Where can you find a future Captain America and SHIELD Agent Natasha on a quest to break in and steal Standardized Test answers? This is small little picture (with two future superstars) that tanked at the box office. But the set up was there, the story was OK, and the acting was decent. But people thought this high school heist caper did not make the grade…

January 1999 (20 years ago)  — She’s All That – Somewhat standard romance movie with Freddie Prinze, Jr and Rachel Leigh Cook

This was a teenage revision of “My Fair Lady”. A high school stud (Prinze) who wants to take a nerdy girl (Leigh) and turn her into a ravishing beauty who will become the Prom Queen. Spoiler Alert: she was beauty from the start.  Made lots o’ money at the box office. Also, there was a side role of the future ‘Fast and Furious’ actor: Paul Walker.

January 1995 (25 years ago)  — Houseguest – The releases in January are mostly junk, and this one stars Sinbad and Phil Hartman

So the ‘star’ power of Sinbad and Phil Hartman could not generate any buzz at the box office. This one has Sinbad faking his identity to fool Phil Hartman into letting him stay at his house to hide from the mob. Was not a total failure, but it was nothing special…

January 1989 (30 years ago)  — The January Man – This one at least has the appropriate name for the release month…

The movie is about an ex-NYPD detective (Kevin Kline) who is needed to return to his position by his police commissioner brother. There is a serial killer in New York City, and Kevin Kline is the man to find him. Not much there, and the box office receipts bear that out. Except that there is also a side role played by Alan Rickman. This comes only a year after Die Hard.

Blast from the Past (December 2018)

Yeah, the Box Office is rockin’ today with a whole lot of movies. But there are some from prior years that you may (or may not) remember. These older movies came out 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago, maybe even longer back. Some were instant classics, while others were not. So let’s jump into the DeLorean and travel backwards in time to revisit a few of these forgotten gems…

December 2013 (5 years ago)   — The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo DiCaprio shows that, as portraying cheater and con artist Jordon Belfort, Greed is definitely NOT Good…

Martin Scorsese directed Leo in this grimy and grubby look at a very grimy and grubby cheater, swindler and con artist. Making money on Wall Street was never this much fun. Jordon Belfort turned up the debauchery level to eleven, and the BS level to fifteen. But he made tons while it lasted…

December 2008 (10 years ago)  — Valkyrie

Tom Cruise breaks out a German accent to play one of the main German conspirators involved in the unsuccessful plot to kill Hitler and stop the Nazi War Machine

Nazi Germany was under the iron grip of Hitler, and during World War II, a few of the military commanders thought of a way to take over. They would kill Hitler, and use a plan called ‘Valkyrie’ that would give control of the German Army and the government to some sensible people. That is, if it could work, and they could eliminate the dictator.

December 2003 (15 years ago)  — The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 

Peter Jackon’s final movie in the trilogy to adapt the Tolkien Middle-Earth saga to play out on the big screen, only to receive bigger Box Office and bigger Awards

This was the final movie in a Trilogy created out of the huge JRR Tolkien saga. The audience was geared up for this chapter to come to the big screen. So much so that it earned over One Billion in box office revenue. It also was nominated, and WON, Oscars in eleven categories. That’s no fantasy…

December 1998 (20 years ago)  — Patch Adams

Robin Williams takes on a role about a real-life doctor who wanted to treat the whole person, and not just a sick body – and he is the best things about a mediocre movie

Patch Adams is a real person who studied to be a doctor, but was shunned by his unorthodox ideas. The whole person needs to be treated, not just the disease that showing the symptoms. Robin Williams can play up the unorthodox methods that Adams used to make a screen character that seems sincere about an alternative approach to medicine.

December 1993 (25 years ago)  — Tombstone

Very good old-time Western with Kurt Russell standing tall as Wyatt Earp, helped by his best friend and huckleberry – Val Kilmer (Doc Holiday)

Westerns are sometime though of as second-rate fare. But this movie was more like a prize pony at the fair. The portrayals of actual Western characters from history made for an entertaining movie. A somewhat accurate retelling of the events at OK Corral gives the basic structure for some fine performances. Russell, Kilmer, along with Sam Elliott and even Charlton Heston make this one to watch again.

December 1988 (30 years ago)  — Rain Man 

Dustin Hoffman turns in an amazing performance as Raymond, who is the Rain Man to younger brother Tom Cruise

Oscar winning in four categories, including for Hoffman and for Best Picture, this movie is an iconic touchstone in movie history. Countless movies have taken memorable visual scenes from Rain Man. Think of a scene of two people, dressed sharply, riding to the top of an elevator – slowly coming into view (from a bunch of movies), and think back – where did they get that inspiration?

Blast from the Past (November 2018)

Yeah, the Box Office is rockin’ today with a whole lot of movies. But there are some from prior years that you may (or may not) remember. These older movies came out 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago, maybe even longer back. Some were instant classics, while others were not. So let’s jump into the DeLorean and travel backwards in time to revisit a few of these forgotten gems…

November 2013 (5 years ago)   — Frozen – Disney Animation is a powerful juggernaut, so just “Let It Go”…

It does not matter if you like it or not, Disney will always come out with a new animated movie and 99% of the time it will be top of the line. That goes here, of course, for Frozen. It’s a movie that many girls from age five to twenty-five can quote by heart. The whole thing, all the parts, including Olaf the Snowman…

November 2008 (10 years ago)  — Twilight – All the moody Kristen Stewart that anyone can stand, plus twinkley vampires!

Back when romantic vampires were all the rage, Twilight got all the tween-age girls hearts a-flutter. Actually, probably even more of their middle-aged moms’ hearts were sent racing with the idea of a totally dedicated vampire lover…

November 2003 (15 years ago)  — Elf – Will Ferrell plays an oversized imp from the North Pole, and the world breaks out in Christmas songs

This movie is slowly making its way into becoming a Christmas Classic. Ferrell plays the Buddy the Elf with a lot of goofy compassion that he really brings it up a notch. Along with his real curmudgeon father, James Caan, Buddy brings the Spirit of the Season to New York City. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

November 1998 (20 years ago)  — Enemy of the State – Will Smith gets mixed up with some serious spy stuff, and he takes a toll on the bad guys

Will Smith plays a lawyer who gets on the wrong side of the NSA, and it takes Gene Hackman to get him out alive. Hackman is a super under-cover dude who lives off-the-grid, and Smith works with him to push back on the NSA bad guys. The action gets intense and the bad guys get more than they bargained for…

November 1993 (25 years ago)  — Mrs. Doubtfire –  Robin Williams plays a gender-swapped nanny, the dude does look like a lady…

Robin Williams created a wonderful character, by creating this older British nanny named ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’. He took this role, the alter ego to a divorced father of three, and made it into one of the most memorable in his career. Prevented from seeing his kids, Daniel Hilard creates the loving and all-knowing nanny, and gender-swaps his way back in to be with his kids. Comedy ensues, and lessons are learned.

November 1988 (30 years ago)  — Scrooged – Bill Murray takes “A Christmas Carol” into entirely new dimensions…

Charles Dickens was never this cynical, so he left it up to Bill Murray to do that for him. Based on “A Christmas Carol”, this movie takes a wide swatch of satire and covers the TV networks. It takes a look at how bad the programs can be, and how little the network big-wigs care. Murrays’ character Frank Cross,  meets the Ghosts, and has a change of heart. “Yule Love It!”…

Blast from the Past (October 2018)

Yeah, the Box Office is rockin’ today with a whole lot of movies. But there are some from prior years that you may (or may not) remember. These older movies came out 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago, maybe even longer back. Some were instant classics, while others were not. So let’s jump into the DeLorean and travel backwards in time to revisit a few of these forgotten gems…

October 2013 (5 years ago)   — Captain Phillips – Tom Hanks takes a pirate ride, but not with the fun Caribbean pirates…

This movie was based on the true story of the first American shipping vessel that was hijacked by pirates in over one hundred years. Somali pirates using a small boat were able to take over huge ocean cargo ship, and they took the Captain hostage. A taut and suspenseful voyage in dark waters… 

 

October 2008 (10 years ago)  — Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Michael Cera and Kat Dennings answer the question “Where’s Fluffy?”

As he usually does, Michael Cera plays Nick, an awkward teenage ager with a crush on a girl named Norah (Kat Dennings). Norah has no time for bad boyfriends, but they both love a band named “Where’s Fluffy?”. They spend an evening attempting to find a secret concert, and wind up with true love.

October 2003 (15 years ago)  — School of Rock – Jack Black makes the grade in this school

This movie is non-stop Jack Black at his finest, being a substitute teacher at a school, and turning the classroom into his personal Rock ’n Roll domain. No tests, no grades, just jamming and shredding, and turning up the volume. The story is simple but fun, and the kids learn that “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If you Want to Rock ’n Roll).

 

October 1998 (20 years ago)  — Antz – Dreamworks beats Pixar in releasing a very buggy movie

Back when Dreamworks was a brand new company, it released ‘Antz’, a story based on some small insects. Months later, Pixar released “A Bug’s Life”, a story based on some small insects. Coincidence?  Just Dumb Luck? I think not! It was a way to beat Disney/Pixar to the punch and take some wind out of their sails…

 

October 1993 (25 years ago)  — Demolition Man – Stallone and Snipes find that the future is at Taco Bell

After being frozen in 1996, Sylvester Stallone finds himself in the future (2032), and also finds an old foe from the past (Wesley Snipes) is there to confront him again. It is a fun dystopian look at the future of society and crime, when the ‘Fast Food Wars’ left only Taco Bell standing strong. Also starring is newcomer, Sandra Bullock!

 

October 1988 (30 years ago)  — Alien Nation – Well before ‘Bright’ copied the concept, James Caan did it first with alien partner Mandy Patinkin

The Netflix movie ‘Bright’ is about a cop teamed with an Orc. But well before that, this movie had Cop (James Caan) teamed up with an Alien (Mandy Patinkin), and the results were crazy. The Aliens were considered less- than human, and second-class in every way. But when these two worked together, the case is solved and the two become friends.

Blast from the Past (September 2018)

Yeah, the Box Office is rockin’ today with a whole lot of movies. But there are some from prior years that you may (or may not) remember. These older movies came out 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago, maybe even longer back. Some were instant classics, while others were not. So let’s jump into the DeLorean and travel backwards in time to revisit a few of these forgotten gems…

September 2013 (5 years ago) — Prisoners – Director Denis Villeneuve locks you up in a chilling revenge story

Before Villeneuve had the world enthralled with ‘Arrival’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’, he came out with this movie. He centers on missing children and a desperate father’s act of vengeance. The perspective of the people grieving and the people unjustly accused makes for a raw display of emotion. It is a very dark and disturbing view and good versus evil, and how sometimes evil can be done in the name of good.

September 2008 (10 years ago) — Burn After Reading – Directors Ethan & Joel Coen take on the CIA and spill the beans

The Coen brothers can have very deep and meaningful movies, about common people in uncommon situations. However, this one is a very dark comedy of errors multiplied by everyone in the all-star cast. George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Brad Pitt take all that talent and channel it into a crazy-quilt of idiots ready to screw up at every turn. As the CIA chief says at the end: “I guess we learned not to do it again.”

September 2003 (15 years ago) — The Rundown – Dwayne Johnson starts to change from ‘The Rock’ to ‘The Star’

Johnson changed from a wresting star (known as ‘The Rock’) to a movie star (who outgrew his wrestling moniker).  One of his first major roles was in this movie. It takes his bounty-hunter character to Brazil to locate and return Seann William Scott. But not before the two of them cause great mayhem and mischief, of course. Johnson would go on with bigger (and better) movie parts.

September 1998 (20 years ago) — Rush Hour – Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are a mismatched team – and start a trend

The buddy cop film is a familiar genre. So when Chan and Tucker change it up with a Hong Kong cop paired with a black L.A. street cop, the laughs were super charged. The cultural and language barriers were funny to watch. “DO-YOU-UNDERSTAND-THE-WORDS-THAT-ARE-COMING-OUT-OF-MY-MOUTH?”

September 1993 (25 years ago) — Dazed and Confused – Director Richard Linklater brings the world Matthew McConaughey (All right, all right, All right!)

Linklater has some real gems, such as ‘Boyhood’, ‘Before Sunrise’, and ‘A Scanner Darkly’. But this high school reflection on ‘high’ times brings some great characters. Such as McConaughey as Wooderson: “That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.”

September 1988 (30 years ago) — Director John Carpenter has come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and he’s all out of bubble gum

Carpenter had already entertained audiences with ‘Halloween’, ‘Escape from New York’, ‘The Thing’, and ‘Big Trouble in Little China’. So a cult-classic Sci-Fi adventure about alien beings subverting humanity with subliminal advertizing is just another great addition to his spooky list of films. Roddy Piper is the bank robber slash hero with the lack of bubble gum. So all he can do is kick some alien ass.

Blast from the Past (August 2018)

Yeah, the Box Office is rockin’ today with a whole lot of movies. But there are some from prior years that you may (or may not) remember. These older movies came out 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago, maybe even longer back. Some were instant classics, while others were not. So let’s jump into the DeLorean and travel backwards in time to revisit a few of these forgotten gems…

August 2013 (5 years ago) — Elysium – Jason Bourne in Spaaaaace!

Matt Damon stars in this futuristic sci-fi drama about the future divide between the haves and have-nots. All the rich one per-centers get to travel to Elysium, an orbiting spaceship that has the latest in medical technology. Oh, and also Jodie Foster runs the place with an accent that is (literally) out of this world…

August 2008 (10 years ago) — Tropic Thunder – Even the Tom Cruise cameo knew the #MeToo

Ben Stiller took his experience from working in “Empire of the Sun” and figured out that a boot camp for actors playing soldiers could create some comedy landmines. Yup, and those suckers went off everywhere, with the fun work of Stiller, Danny McBride and Robert Downey Jr. (“Never go full Retard!). But the cameo of Tom Cruise playing a parody version of Harvey Weinstein, it’s a NSFW avalanche…

August 2003 (15 years ago) — Freaky Friday – Do the body swap, but ‘Make Good Choices’

Lindsey Lohan was burning up the screens at this time, and before the flame blew out, she was able to pair up with Jamie Lee Curtis. This movie, a remake of an earlier Disney version, is updated (to a point) and made a fun impression on the audience. Not a gem like “Mean Girls”, but much better than later Lohan disasters.

August 1998 (20 years ago) — The Avengers – This one had nothing to do with Marvel…

Yeah, the Marvel Extended Universe was only being born ten year ago, so this comes from a different source. The old British TV spy series called “The Avengers . This movie snooze-fest version had Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman. John Steed and Emma Peel are no match for the villain, played by Sean Connery. Connery had only a few more movies in him, before he retired. Perhaps he did not retire early enough!

August 1993 (25 years ago) — The Fugitive – Han Solo on the run from the law!

Harrison Ford was a major Box Office draw, and his fans flocked to see him do an update of the Dr. Richard Kimble character, from the original TV series. Also, with co-star   Tommy Lee Jones, Ford went on the run to find the real killer of his wife. Do yourself a favor. Make a ‘hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse’ to find this movie and watch it.

August 1988 (30 years ago) — Young Guns – Westerns never die, as long as actor’s kids come along

Martin Sheen and Donald Sutherland too old to be acting in a Western? No problem! Just get their sons, Kiefer Sutherland, Emilio Estavez and Charlie Sheen can all substitute. The Billy the Kid tale also has some other fine actors, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dermot Mulroney, Terence Stamp and Jack Palance. Are their dads famous actors?

2018 Academy Awards Winners List


2018 Academy Awards Winners List

These are the winners

Best Picture

    Call Me by Your Name

    Darkest Hour

    Dunkirk

    Get Out

    Lady Bird

    Phantom Thread

    The Post

    The Shape of Water

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

Best Director

    Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk

    Jordan Peele – Get Out

    Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

    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

 

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

    Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project

    Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water

    Christopher Plummer – All the Money in the World

    Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

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 Original Screenplay

    The Big Sick – Written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani

    Get Out – Written by Jordan Peele

    Lady Bird – Written by Greta Gerwig

    The Shape of Water – Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Written by Martin McDonagh

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

    Call Me by Your Name – James Ivory

    The Disaster Artist – Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber

    Logan – Screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green

    Molly’s Game – Aaron Sorkin

    Mudbound – Virgil Williams and Dee Rees


Best Animated Feature Film

    The Boss Baby

    The Breadwinner

    Coco

    Ferdinand

    Loving Vincent

 

 

Best Foreign Language Film

    A Fantastic Woman (Chile) in Spanish

    The Insult (Lebanon) in Arabic

    Loveless (Russia) in Russian

    On Body and Soul (Hungary) in Hungarian

    The Square (Sweden) in Swedish

 

Best Documentary Feature

    Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    Faces Places

    Icarus

    Last Men in Aleppo

    Strong Island

 

 

Best Documentary – Short Subject

    Edith+Eddie

    Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405

    Heroin(e)

    Knife Skills

    Traffic Stop

 

Best Live Action Short Film

    DeKalb Elementary

    The Eleven O’Clock

    My Nephew Emmett

    The Silent Child

    Watu Wote/All of Us

 

 

Best Animated Short Film

    Dear Basketball

    Garden Party

    Lou

    Negative Space

    Revolting Rhymes

 

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

    “Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name

    “Remember Me” from Coco

    “Stand Up for Something” from Marshall

    “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman

 

Best Sound Editing

    Baby Driver

    Blade Runner 2049

    Dunkirk

    The Shape of Water

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

 

Best Sound Mixing

    Baby Driver

    Blade Runner 2049

    Dunkirk

    The Shape of Water

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Best Production Design

    Beauty and the Beast

    Blade Runner 2049

    Darkest Hour

    Dunkirk

    The Shape of Water

 

 

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 Makeup and Hairstyling

    Darkest Hour

    Victoria & Abdul

    Wonder

 

 

Best Costume Design

    Beauty and the Beast

    Darkest Hour

    Phantom Thread

    The Shape of Water

    Victoria & Abdul

 

 

Best Film Editing

    Baby Driver

    Dunkirk

    I, Tonya

    The Shape of Water

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

 

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