The Oscars 2018: What should have been nominated

Review by Grant Dillard, Staff writer

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On Tuesday, January 23rd, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences revealed their Oscar nominations for 2018. While some of their choices were very good, others were either questionable or simply lackluster. Here are the films, directors, actors and others that were more deserving of nominations than what the Academy set their sights on. These nominations may not fit the Academy’s mindset of “high art,” but they’re not to be overlooked and deserve better attention.

BEST PICTURE

Logan

Baby Driver

War for the Planet of the Apes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Wonder Woman

Blade Runner 2049

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

James Mangold (Logan)

Edgar Wright (Baby Driver

Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes)

Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman)

Taika Waititi (Thor Ragnarok)

Andy Muschietti (IT)

Denis Villenuve (Blade Runner 2049)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Hugh Jackman (Logan)

Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver)

Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes)

Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Ryan Gosling (Blade Runner 2049)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman)

Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game)

Michelle Williams (All the Money in the World

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Patrick Stewart (Logan)

Michael Keaton (Spider-Man: Homecoming)

Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes)

Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Bill Skarsgard (IT)

Harrison Ford (Blade Runner 2049)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Dafne Keen (Logan)

Carrie Fisher (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Sophia Lillis (IT)

Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman)

BEST ANIMATED PICTURE

The Lego Batman Movie

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS

Wonder Woman

Thor Ragnarok

IT