VIFF 2017 Films Showered With Oscar Nominations

The 2018 Oscar nominations dropped this morning, with ‘The Shape Of Water’ leading the pack with a whopping 13 nominations. Greta Gerwig has become only the fifth woman to ever be nominated for the Best Director award, while ‘Get Out’ director Jordan Peele has also done well with four nominations for his debut feature-length film, sitting alongside Gerwig in the Best Director nominations, as well as picking up nods for Best Screenplay, Best Picture and Best Actor, thanks to Daniel Kaluuya’s performance.

In the Best Actress category, Margot Robbie will do battle against Sally Hawkins, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep, whilst the previously-mentioned Kaluuya tackles Timothée Chalamet, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman and Denzel Washington in the Best Actor category.

We’re thrilled to see some VIFF 2017 favourites amongst the list of nominees, including Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Florida Project, Lady Bird, Loving Vincent, Loveless, The Insult, Faces Places, A Fantastic Woman, The Square, and Wonder. Scroll down for the full list of nominees.

Oscar Nominated Shorts at Vancity Theatre – Feb 12 to March 3
Each year the Vancity Theatre is proud to present the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Short Film in the Live Action and Animation categories. Between January 29th and February 27th, there are plenty of chances to catch them!

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VIFF Oscar Party – Sunday, March 4 at 3:30 PM
Tickets are now on sale for our highly anticipated VIFF 2018 Oscar Party taking place at Vancity theatre on March 4. Join us for this year’s festivities on the big screen, live audience, cocktails, red carpet, and lots of great prizes with CBC’s Lisa Christiansen as our host! Be quick! Tickets will sell out quickly: 


Stay tuned in to VIFF’s social channels for more Oscar updates, and tell us who you want to see take home film’s highest honour at this year’s awards.

Actor In A Leading Role

Timothée 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.

Actor In A Supporting Role

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

Actress In A Leading Role

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

Actress In A Supporting Role

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer – The Shape Of Water

Animated Feature Film

Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent


Blade Runner 2049 – Roger A. Deakins
Darkest Hour – Bruno Delbonnel
Dunkirk – Hoyte van Hoytema
Mudbound – Rachel Morrison
The Shape Of Water – Dan Laustsen

Costume Design

Beauty And The Beast – Jacqueline Durran
Darkest Hour – Jacqueline Durran
Phantom Thread – Mark Bridges
The Shape Of Water – Luis Sequeira
Victoria & Abdul – Consolata Boyle


Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
Get Out – Jordan Peele
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
The Shape Of Water – Guillermo del Toro

Documentary (Feature)

Abacus: Small Enough To Jail – Steve James, Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman
Faces Places – Agnès Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda
Icarus – Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan
Last Men In Aleppo – Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Søren Steen Jespersen
Strong Island – Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes

Documentary (Short Subject)

Edith+Eddie – Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright
Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405 – Frank Stiefel
Heroin(e) – Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon
Knife Skills – Thomas Lennon
Traffic Stop – Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Film Editing

Baby Driver – Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos
Dunkirk – Lee Smith
I, Tonya – Tatiana S. Riegel
The Shape Of Water – Sidney Wolinsky
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – Jon Gregory

Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman – Chile
The Insult – Lebanon
Loveless – Russia
On Body And Soul – Hungary
The Square – Sweden

Makeup And Hairstyling

Darkest Hour – Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick
Victoria & Abdul – Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard
Wonder – Arjen Tuiten

Music (Original Score)

Dunkirk – Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread – Jonny Greenwood
The Shape Of Water – Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Carter Burwell

Music (Original Song)

Mighty River from Mudbound – Music and Lyric by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson
Mystery Of Love from Call Me By Your Name – Music and Lyric by Sufjan Stevens
Remember Me from Coco – Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Stand Up For Something from Marshall – Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn and Diane Warren
This Is Me from The Greatest Showman – Music and Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

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

Production Design

Beauty And The Beast – Production Design by Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration by Katie Spencer
Blade Runner 2049 – Production Design by Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration by Alessandra Querzola
Darkest Hour – Production Design by Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration by Katie Spencer
Dunkirk – Production Design by Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration by Gary Fettis
The Shape Of Water – Production Design by Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration by Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin

Short Film (Animated)

Dear Basketball – Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant
Garden Party – Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon
Lou – Dave Mullins and Dana Murray
Negative Space – Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
Revolting Rhymes – Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer

Short Film (Live Action)

Dekalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk
The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson
My Nephew Emmett – Kevin Wilson, Jr.
The Silent Child – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton
Watu Wote / All Of Us – Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen

Sound Editing

Baby Driver – Julian Slater
Blade Runner 2049 – Mark Mangini and Theo Green
Dunkirk – Richard King and Alex Gibson
The Shape Of Water – Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce

Sound Mixing

Baby Driver – Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis
Blade Runner 2049 – Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill and Mac Ruth
Dunkirk – Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo
The Shape Of Water – Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Stuart Wilson

Visual Effects

Blade Runner 2049 – John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick
Kong: Skull Island – Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould
War For The Planet Of The Apes – Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Call Me By Your Name – James Ivory
The Disaster Artist – Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
Logan – Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold
Molly’s Game – Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound – Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Writing (Original Screeplay)

The Big Sick – Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Get Out – Jordan Peele
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
The Shape Of Water – Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh

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