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Will You Watch? 90th Academy Awards

Will you be watching the 90th Academy Awards Show? The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from the Dolby Theater at the Hollywood & Highland Center. The nominee line-up looks pretty good. As with any award show, I have my favorites picked out in advance.  The nominees for “Actress in Supporting Role” will be tough for me because Mary J. Blige and Octavia Spencer are both contenders.  I must admit though, Octavia Spencer was hilarious in “The Shape of Water”.  Mary did an outstanding job in “Mudbound” as well.   You know me, I’m rooting for everybody black, in the words of Issa Rae. I will make an exception though, because I did like Gillermo Del Toro’s, “The Shape of Water”. I’m a fan of his work and that movie did not let me down.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – JUNE 30: Dee Rees of Mudboubd speaks onstage during Netflix At Essence Festival 2017 – Day 1 on June 30, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Peter G. Forest/Getty Images for Netflix) *** Local Caption *** Dee Rees

Let me also take this moment to congratulate  Dee Rees  on what is the first nomination for a black female director in the “Best Adapted Screen Play” category.  I see a whole lot of #BlackExcellence and #BlackGirlMagic going on. Take a peek at my picks:

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel, Esq.

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound

Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

COCO – Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Rachel Morrison -Mudbound

DIRECTING

Jordan Peele – Get Out

BEST PICTURE

Get Out- Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele, Producers

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Dear Basketball  – Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Kevin Wilson, Jr. – My Nephew Emmett

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREEN PLAY)

Mudbound – Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREEN PLAY)

Get Out – Written by Jordan Peele

For the entire field of nominees visit Oscars.org.

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