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.
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
Rachel Morrison -Mudbound
Jordan Peele – Get Out
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.