The Oscars 2018: Full nominations list, who might win and how to watch from the UK

We’re just one day away from The Oscars 2018 – Hollywood’s biggest night – and the nominations are here. Here’s everything you need to know from date, to who’s likely to scoop the big prizes.

When are The Oscars 2018?

The Oscars 2018 will be taking place Sunday March 4, 2018 at 17:30 PM (PST). That means things will kick off at about 01:30 AM on the Monday. Get the next day off work, me thinks.

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Who’s been nominated for The Oscars 2018?


The nominations for The Oscars 2018 are:

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
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape Of Water

Leading 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

Leading Actor:
Timothee 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

Original Screenplay:
The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape Of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Adapted Screenplay:
Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Molly’s Game

Animated Feature:
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

Original Song:
Mighty River
Mystery Of Love
Remember Me
Stand Up For Something
This Is Me

Documentary Feature:
Abacus: Small Enough To Jail
Faces Places
Last Men In Aleppo
Strong Island

Documentary Short:
Edith + Eddie
Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Foreign Language Film:
A Fantastic Woman
The Insult
On Body And Soul
The Square

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

Make-Up and Hairstyling:
Darkest Hour
Victoria and Adbul

Film editing:
Baby Driver
I, Tonya
The Shape Of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Visual Effects:
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians Of The Galazy Vol 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War For The Planet Of The Apes

Original Score:
Phantom Thread
The Shape Of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Live action short:
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All Of Us

Animated short:
Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

Sound editing:
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape Of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sound mixing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape Of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
The Shape Of Water
Phantom Thread
Victoria and Abdul

Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape Of Water

Production Design:
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape Of Water

Where are The Oscars 2018 held?

As is now tradition, it will be held The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Who’s hosting The Oscars 2018?

TV host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel will be returning as the host of The Oscars 2018, Kimmel previously hosted The Oscars 2017, and had to gracefully deal with the infamous Moonlight cock-up.

Who will win at The Oscars 2018?

The nominations are now out and with several Award ceremonies been and gone, we’re getting an idea of who could win.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has been scooping up the prizes at The Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards – both of which are good indicators of which way the Oscar voters will lean. The film is up for 7 awards this year, including Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Supporting Actor nods for Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.

The Darkest Hour, the Winston Churchill biopic that has seen Gary Oldman dominate the Best Actor across the board picked up 6 nominations.

Lady Bird, The Shape of Water and Mudbound all performed well in the nominations, as did psychological-thriller Get Out.

Who is performing at The Oscars 2018?

A whole host of those up for the Best Original Song award will take to the stage at this year’s ceremony. Bernal, LaFourcade, and Miguel will perform ‘Remember Me’ from Coco, while Mary J. Blige will treat the audience fo stars to a rendition of ‘Mud River’, from Mudbound.

Common and Andra Day will team up for ‘Stand Up For Something’ – featured on Marshall – and Keala Settle will run through The Greatest Showman track ‘This Is Me’. After speculation whether he would attend the ceremony (and what he would be wearing), Sufjan Stevens has also been confirmed to perform, and will play ‘Mystery Of Love’ from Call Me By Your Name.

How can I watch The Oscars 2018 from the UK?

In the past, Sky television broadcast the show on their dedicated channel Sky Oscars. In the buildup, they show nominated and winning films from years past. Nothing has been announced just yet, but expect it to be a similar setup for The Oscars 2018.

Will PriceWaterhouseCoopers be back?

Surprisingly, yeah. PwC are responsible for ensuring all the categories are announced correctly, in order and as efficiently as possible. The last thing they want is someone to announce the wrong winner.

But as you’ll remember that is exactly what happened on the night’s biggest award back in 2017, as Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced the wrong winner for Best Picture. Moonlight was indeed the voter’s choice, but as La La Land stormed through other awards – the pair were given the wrong card, and Dunaway went guns-blazin’ and cocked it all up.

The Academy took pity on PwC though, and following a thorough investigation, new checks and a slap on the wrist, they’ll be back in the hot seat once again.

What have PwC done to prevent another mix-up?

The firm are implanting new rules for how the winners are announced at this year’s awards.

Now, presenters will have to check with stage managers that they have the right envelope before going on stage. A third accounting partner has also been added to the event and will sit in the control room during the ceremony. They will have to memorise every award winner in case another mix-up does occur, with the idea being they will be able to cut down the amount of time it takes for a situation to be resolved.

All three PwC accountants involved in the ceremony will attend rehearsals to practice a contingency plan, while they won’t be allowed to use phones or social media during the show.

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty

And Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are back too?

Also surprisingly, yes. TMZ reports that Dunaway and Beatty have been asked back for a do-over, presenting the Best Picture for a second year running – hopefully without any mishaps this time.

The pair are said to have rehearsed their lines, which includes a joke about the 2018 Oscar going to Gone With The Wind. Hilarious.

How will Time’s Up and #MeToo be represented?

The Academy originally said they wanted to focus on the movies nominated rather than the conversation that has dominated the media since last October. It looks like they might not get their wish, though, as host Jimmy Kimmel has said he won’t ignore the movements in his time on stage, but will “read the room”. “All that stuff will get its time on the show, for sure,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

Time’s Up organisers are working with the Oscars producers to give the movement a “moment”, but there are no plans for a protest dress code like at the Golden Globes earlier this year. Expect to see some Time’s Up pins and hear plenty about it still, though.

Time's Up
A Time’s Up pin

Will there be any other protests on the night?

Reportedly, yes. The Hollywood Reporter says industry insiders have told them gun control advocacy group Everytown For Gun Safety have made badges for stars to wear to the event to show their support for calls to change gun laws. The group have yet to officially confirm this, but are reported to have sent the pins to Hollywood agencies to hand out the the actors and filmmakers attending the Oscars.

Additional Reporting by Raeah BC