Oscars 2018

2018 Oscar Nominated Movies: A South African viewing guide

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this week announced the nominations for their annual “Academy Awards” – better known as The Oscars. Now, it’s time for cinephiles all over the world to rush to see as many of the nominated films as possible, in order to play along with the prediction game regarding who’ll go home with trophies this year on 11 March. Lucky for you, we’ve got a comprehensive list of where you can see the 2018 Oscar nominated films – in South Africa…

Note: The Bioscope in Johannesburg is hosting screenings of the Oscar Nominated short films from 16 February – both Live Action and Animated. Click the links to book your tickets (according to The Bioscope, these screenings usually sell out, so early bookings are recommended)!

It should also be noted that one of the nominated animated shorts, Revolting Rhymes, was produced in part by the South African company Triggerfish Animation.


The Shape of Water (13 nominations)

Best Picture, Lead Actress (Sally Hawkins), Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkin), Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), Director (Guillermo del Toro), Best Original Screenplay (Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor), Cinematography (Dan Laustsen), Film Editing (Sidney Wolinsky), Sound Editing (Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira), Sound Mixing (Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern), Production Design (Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau), Original Score (Alexandre Desplat), Costume Design (Luis Sequeira)

The Shape of Water only released in local cinemas on 19 January, so it’s still in theatres. See it on the big screen at Ster-kinekor or Numetro as soon as possible!

Dunkirk (8 nominations)

Best Picture, Director (Christopher Nolan), Cinematography (Hoyte van Hoytema), Film Editing (Lee Smith), Sound Editing (Alex Gibson, Richard King), Sound Mixing (Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo), Production Design (Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis), Original Score (Hans Zimmer)

Dunkirk is out on DVD and Blu-ray, so Takealot (DVD & Blu-ray), loot.co.za (DVD), and Musica can hook you up. It’s also available to stream on Google Play, iTunes, or on DSTV’s BoxOffice.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (7 nominations)

Best Picture, Lead Actress (Frances McDormand), Supporting Actress (two nominations, for Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell), Original Screenplay (Martin McDonagh), Film Editing (Jon Gregory), Original Score (Carter Burwell)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri releases in South African cinemas on 23 February.

Darkest Hour (6 nominations)

Best Picture, Lead Actor (Gary Oldman), Cinematography (Bruno Delbonnel), Production Design (Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer), Makeup and Hair (Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick), Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran)

Darkest Hour releases in South African cinemas on 2 February.

Phantom Thread (6 nominations)

Best Picture, Lead Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actress (Lesley Manville), Director (Paul Thomas Anderson), Original Score (Jonny Greenwood), Costume Design (Mark Bridges)

Phantom Thread is releasing in South African cinemas on 2 March.

Blade Runner 2049 (5 nominations)

Cinematography (Roger Deakins), Sound Editing (Mark Mangini, the posTheo Green), Sound Mixing (Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill), Production Design (Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola), Visual Effects (John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer)

Blade Runner 2049 will be released on home media soon. Watch out for it on streaming platforms, or pre-order from Takealot.com (3D + 2D Blu-ray or 2D Blu-ray) or loot.co.za (3D + 2D Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray, or DVD)

Lady Bird (5 nominations)

Best Picture, Lead Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf), Director (Greta Gerwig), Original Screenplay (Greta Gerwig)

Lady Bird is headed to South African cinemas on 23 February.

Call Me By Your Name (4 nominations)

Best Picture, Lead Actor (Timothée Chalamet), Adapted Screenplay (James Ivory), Original Song (‘Mystery of Love’, by Sufjan Stevens)

Call Me By Your Name releases in local cinemas on 23 February.

Get Out (4 nominations)

Best Picture, Lead Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), Director (Jordan Peele), Original Screenplay (Jordan Peele)

Get Out is available to stream on Google Play, to buy digitally on iTunes, or on DVD at Takealot, or Loot.co.za.

Mudbound (4 nominations)

Supporting Actress (Mary J. Blige), Adapted Screenplay (Virgil Williams and Dee Rees), Cinematography (Rachel Morrison), Original Song (‘Mighty River’, by Mary J. Blige)

Mudbound is available to stream on Netflix.

PS: Did you notice the Cinematographer? Rachel Morrison is the first female ever recognized in the Cinematography Academy Award category!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (4 nominations)

Sound Editing (Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood), Sound Mixing (Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick), Original Score (John Williams), Visual Effects (Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, Neal Scanlan)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still in cinemas – go see it before it disappears – NuMetro and Ster-Kinekor has tickets!

Read our review here, an opinion piece here, en #FliekinAfrikaans hier.

Baby Driver (3 nominations)

Film Editing (Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss), Sound Editing (Julian Slater), Sound Mixing (Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin)

Baby Driver is available on DSTV BoxOffice Online (for Premium subscribers), iTunes, or on physical media from Takealot (Blu-ray & DVD), or Loot.co.za.

Read our review here.

I, Tonya (3 nominations)

Lead Actress (Margot Robbie), Supporting Actress (Allison Janney), Film Editing (Tatiana S. Riegel)

I, Tonya released in local cinemas on 16 February.

Beauty and the Beast (2 nominations)

Production Design (Sarah Greenwood; Katie Spencer), Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran)

The 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast is available to stream on Google Play, to buy digitally on iTunes, or on physical media from Takealot (3D+2D Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray, or DVD) or Loot.co.za (3D+2D Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray, or DVD)

Coco (2 nominations)

Animated Feature (Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson), Original Song (‘Remember Me’, by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez)

Coco is scheduled to release on DVD & Blu-ray on 16 March.

Kyk ons #FliekInAfrikaans resensie hier.

The Post (2 nominations)

Best Picture, Lead Actress (Meryl Streep)

The Post releases in South African cinemas from today!

Victoria and Adbul (2 nominations)

Makeup and Hair (Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard), Costume Design (Consolata Boyle)

Victoria and Adbul can be streamed on Google Play, BoxOffice, or iTunes.

All the Money in the World

Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer)

All the Money in the World releases in local cinemas on 16 February.

Ferdinand

Animated Feature (Carlos Saldanha)

Ferdinand is currently in cinemas! Book your ticket at NuMetro or Ster-kinekor now!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Visual Effects (Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, Dan Sudick)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is availble to stream on Google Play, or to buy from iTunes. It’s also physically available from Takealot (3D + 2D Blu-ray or DVD) and Loot.co.za (3D + 2D Blu-ray or DVD)

Read our review here.

Kong: Skull Island

Visual Effects (Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza, Mike Meinardus)

Kong: Skull Island is availble to stream on Google Play, or to buy from iTunes. It’s also available on DVD from Takealot or DVD and Blu-ray from Loot.co.za

Read our review here.

Logan

Adapted Screenplay (Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green)

Logan can be rented from Google Play, or bought digitally on Google Play or iTunes. It’s on DVD at Loot.co.za, and DVD or Blu-ray from Takealot.

Read our review here.

Loving Vincent

Animated Feature (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman)

Loving Vincent releases in cinemas in South Africa on 23 February.

Marshall

Original Song (‘Stand up for Something’, by Diane Warren, Common)

Marshall is not currently scheduled for South African release.

Molly’s Game

Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin)

Molly’s Game is currently in cinema. Check it out at Ster-kinekor or NuMetro cinemas!

Read our review here.

Roman J Israel, Esq

Lead Actor (Denzel Washington)

Roman J Israel, Esq releases in cinemas locally on 13 April.

The Big Sick

Original Screenplay (Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani)

The Big Sick is on DSTV BoxOffice, or available on DVD from Loot.co.za

The Boss Baby

Animated Feature (Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito)

The Boss Baby is on iTunes, Google Play, and BoxOffice. And on DVD from Loot.co.za or Takealot.

The Breadwinner

Animated Feature (Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo)

The Breadwinner isn’t currently scheduled for South African release.

The Disaster Artist

Adapted Screenplay (Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber)

The Disaster Artist comes to local cinemas on 9 February.

The Florida Project

Supporting Actor (Willem Dafoe)

The Florida Project is not currently scheduled for South African release.

The Greatest Showman

Original Song (‘This Is Me’, by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul)

The Greatest Showman is currently in cinemas. Get your tickets for Ster-kinekor or NuMetro.

War for the Planet of the Apes

Visual Effects (Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Joel Whist)

War for the Planet of the Apes is everywhere! On BoxOffice Online, iTunes, Google Play, on DVD (Takealot & Loot), 2D Blu-ray (Takealot & Loot), and 3D Blu-ray (Takealot & Loot)

Wonder

Makeup and Hair (Arjen Tuiten)

Wonder is still in cinemas – at NuMetro or Ster-kinekor!


Floris Groenewald

Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

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