The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning, and nine films are sitting pretty as this year’s Best Picture nominees: “Call Me By Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” But what would have been the 10th? Since the Academy Awards changed the number of Best Picture nominees to be between five and 10 back in 2011, there have been either eight or nine contenders each year, but never 10. Of this year’s notable also-rans, vote in our poll below to let us know which film YOU think was #10 on Oscar voters’ ballots.
Based on Gold Derby’s combined predictions, “I Tonya” and “The Florida Project” just missed out on earning Oscar noms for Best Picture as they came in eighth and ninth places, respectively. “I, Tonya” skated up three Oscar notices: Best Actress for Margot Robbie, Best Supporting Actress for Allison Janney and Best Film Editing. Meanwhile, “The Florida Project” earned only a single bid for Willem Dafoe as Best Supporting Actor.
Elsewhere down the list, “The Big Sick” was 11th place in our Best Picture predictions. This SAG Ensemble nominee reaped one Oscar citation for Best Original Screenplay for married couple Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. See the film-by-film breakdown of Oscar nominations.
“Blade Runner 2049” earns this year’s distinction as the most-nominated film without a Best Picture nomination, so it must have earned a lot of votes in the top race. Its five bids are all in the tech races: Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.
And two films earned four nominations apiece: “Mudbound” (Best Supporting Actress for Mary J. Blige, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Song) and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Best Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects).
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