The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences(AMPAS), will choose the best films of 2017, and this, most honorable event in cinematography, will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, at 5:00 p.m. PST on March 4, 2018. The ceremony will take place after its usual date, which is late February, due to 2018 Winter Olympics to avoid conflicting. In May 2017, it was revealed that Jimmy Kimmel will return as a host for a second consecutive year, which is, he said, the highlight of his career.
Duringthe 90th ceremony, AMPAS will present Oscars (Academy Awards) in 24 categories. The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced on January 23, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills via global live stream, Oscar.com . Actress-comedian Tiffany Haddish and actor-director Andy Serkis, announced the nominees in a two-part presentation- live presentation was combined with pre-taped category introductions, which were featured only in the first half of the announcement.
They announced nominees in the following categories: Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Animated Short film, Live Action Short Film, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing and Visual Effect. Later on, they announced nominees in the following categories: Actress in a Leading Role, Actor in a Leading Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Animated Feature Film, Directing, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Original Song, Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay and Best picture. At the time of the nominations announcement, the combined gross of the nine Best picture nominees at the North American box offices was almost $568 million. The Shape of Water led all nominees with thirteen nominations, Dunkirk came in second with eight, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, came in third, with seven nominations total, while Wonder Woman didn’t get single nomination, which have left many fans surprised. The 90th Oscars have broken both records for the number of married couples that share a nomination and for the highest number of actors who appeared in more than one Best Picture nominee in a single year. Meryl Streep, with her twenty-first nomination, broke her own record and still is the most nominated performer of all time- and she truly deserves it, doesn’t she?