The Oscars 2018: What You Need to Know
On March 4, 2018, ABC will host the 90th Academy Awards ceremony
This ceremony honors the films, actors, and production teams of some of the most memorable, creative films for The Oscars 2018.
Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) presents Academy Awards, more commonly known as Oscars, to the best films of the year. These films are critically acclaimed, as well as some of the highest grossing films of the year. The Academy offers 24 categories including best actress, best original score, and best director, having your film nominated for the Oscars 2018 is a high honor for any aspect of a film.
This year, the nominees are spread across a wide variety of both genres and audiences.
We also see a discrepancy amongst the categories; in years past, a single film, such as the 2015 hit “La La Land”, will have nominations in each category, sometimes multiple. This year however, no single feature is represented in all 24 categories, which hopefully will widen the chance for smaller, independent, or lesser known films and/or actors to have their chance onstage.
While it would take forever to tell you everyone nominated for every category, there was one nomination that was particularly interesting.
The film “Get Out” with Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Jordan Peele, and starring Daniel Kaluuya, is nominated in multiple categories. It is extremely rare for horror movies to be nominated for an Academy Award, the last notable nomination was “Black Swan” in 2010 and “The Sixth Sense” in 1999. “Get Out” focused not only on violence and jump scares to frighten, but also provided powerful social commentary on racial and socio-economic stereotypes and issues. Landing nominations in Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor to name a few, “Get Out” is a surprising yet important nomination for the Academy Awards.
Hopefully, this year’s Oscars ceremony will provide entertainment and enlightenment
We have already seen moving speeches and promotions of the MeToo movement at other awards ceremonies including The Grammys, and with performances from Mary J. Blige and Sufjan Stevens, the night is sure to be filled with excitement and surprises. Make sure to cast votes starting Feb 20-27!