90th Academy Awards is Celebrating with some Oscar veterans on March 4

90th Academy Awards is Celebrating with some Oscar veterans on March 4

Ahead of the 90th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, Get Out's Jordan Peele and Daniel Kaluuya are sharing their first conversation after learning of their Oscar nominations.

In the 90 years that The Oscars have aired, only one female has taken home the trophy for Best Director.

As usual, we've included a few comments.

"A virtual four-way toss-up" - SB; "The Shape of Water, Get Out and Dunkirk also have a great chance at winning, but each one is missing at least one of the reliable precursor award stats. we Oscar-watchers use to guide our predictions". It's a film that has a violence that could catch some voters off guard and make them uncomfortable, and I was even surprised that it made it on the nominees list.

Think back to when Ang Lee's 2012 film Life of Pi - an adaptation of a supposedly unfilmable novel featuring the holy trinity of director's nightmares: water, kids and animals - got him a statuette while best picture went to Ben Affleck's Argo, one part Middle East-set global thriller and one part salute to showbiz and the oddballs who make it go. Then click through our photo gallery above to see the favorites in each of the categories at the Oscars from the big one, Best Picture ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri;"), right down to those three races for short films. "The female-driven films get nominated, but rarely win." - JB. But then also these awesome supporting performances and the fact that it stayed in the conversation the whole year I think tells you a lot about how good this film really is.

The Golden Globes are typically a strong indicator of what's to come at The Oscars and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" took home the win there, so the stakes are high for Sunday night. "Also, I go to work in Missouri every morning, and nobody in Three Billboards has bothered to do a proper accent" - DL.

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Starting off, we have the two nearly obligatory historical dramas in Joe Wright's "Darkest Hour" and Stephen Spielberg's "The Post", the former covering Winston Churchill's role as prime minister during World War II, and the latter detailing the Washington Post's role in releasing the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War. Though unconfirmed, the popular tale behind the origin of the name holds that academy librarian Margaret Herrick said the statuette looked like her Uncle Oscar.

Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, I, Tonya (SB, JB, DJC, DL, PM, Joe, Jay, BR); Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird (JN, TT); Mary J. Blige, Mudbound (KM).

Most believe del Toro to be the best fit for Best Director since he successfully turned a narrative about a mute custodian employee and a humanoid-amphibian creature into one of the most captivating love stories out there.

It's not always just about her style either. I want this to win, I really do. Willem Dafoe has 5.5-to-1 odds to win it for his role in "The Florida Project". The Original Score award is trickier, and will be contested by The Shape of Water, Dunkirk and Phantom Thread - I think Jonny Greenwood's haunting score for the latter will win, and that the film will also pick up the Costume Design prize (how could a film about dressmaking not?).

2009 - Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first woman to win a best director Oscar, for "The Hurt Locker". If nothing else, you can enjoy a delightful sense of schadenfreude when you realise I've got them all spectacularly wrong. SB notes that Wind River should have been nominated. DL says: "Because some of the screenwriters are not part of the WGA, guessing the screenplay awards is a little harder".

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