The excitement is building! On March 4, 2018, comedian Jimmy Kimmel will welcome you to the 90th Academy of Awards ceremony. This will be his second consecutive year of hosting the iconic show televised from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The Academy Award of Merit, also known by its nickname, Oscar, will be presented in each of 24 categories. The Oscar contenders this year range from action to drama to emotional thrillers to comedy. Which movies have you seen? Or should see before the show?
Here are the rumored Oscar contenders in various categories including best picture, best director, best screenplay and best animated film.
(Dir. Patty Jenkins)
Diana (Gal Gadot) is princess of the Amazons and raised on a sheltered island. She meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) and he tells her of the conflict in the outside world. She has been trained as a warrior and believes she can stop the threat.
(Dir. Jordan Peele)
In this thriller, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams) are in an interracial relationship and a weekend getaway leads Chris to realize some disturbing truths.
(Dir. Christopher Nolan)
In 1940, Allied troops were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk in what appeared to be a hopeless situation. Under air and ground cover, 330,000 soldiers were safely evacuated. Harry Styles (Alex), Tom Hardy (Farrier) are cast.
THE BIG SICK
(Dir. Michael Showalter)
Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), a Pakistani comic, meets Emily ( Zoe Kazan), an American graduate student at a stand up comedy show. As their relationship deepens he is more and more concerned about his parents approval. When Emily becomes seriously ill, Kumail finds himself unexpectedly bonding with her parents.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
(Dir. Luca Guadagnino)
In the summer of 1983, 17-year-old Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet) is staying at the family’s 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy when he meets a handsome doctoral student and discovers awakening desire that will alter their lives forever.
(Dir. Sophia Coppola)
The Civil War is the setting where a Union soldier (Colin Farrell), is wounded and on the run. He seeks shelter at a boarding school where the teachers and students, all female, are willing to help him. Also starring, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst.
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
(Dir. Simon Curtis)
Coming in October 2017: A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son and the effect their success has on the Milne family.
THE BOSS BABY
(Dir. Tom McGrath)
Animated story about how a new baby can impact a family. Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) is actually a spy on a secret mission and brother Tim, being a 7-year-old, isn’t too happy with his “sibling.”
And the Oscar goes to…
There will be undeniable excitement as the days draw near to award night. The anticipation of the evening is inevitable. Which Oscar contenders will take home the Oscar? There will be parties in many a household. Are you hosting an Oscar party? I’m looking forward to an evening filled with glitz, glamour and celebratory thanks and appreciation to all who entertain us.
The ceremony will be televised by ABC, produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and directed by Glenn Weiss.