Oscars checklist 2018, take three: all 59 movies actually nominated, grouped by highest category
For anyone else attempting the Oscars Death Race (watching every movie nominated in every category!), I’ve again made a list of all movies and grouped them by their highest category. This way, it’s a little easier to see which “major” movies you have yet to watch and which other movies you still need to see.1
9 movies nominated in Best Picture (with 55 total nominations between them!):
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Call Me By Your Name
5 more movies nominated in Best Actor/Actress:
Mudbound (Best Supporting Actress / Mary J. Blige)
I, Tonya (Best Actress / Margot Robbie and Best Supporting Actress / Allison Janney)
Roman J. Israel Esq. (Best Best Actor / Denzel Washington)
All the Money in the World (Best Supporting Actor / Christopher Plummer)
The Florida Project (Best Supporting Actor / Willem Dafoe)
4 more movies nominated in Best Original/Adapted Screenplay:
The Disaster Artist
The Big Sick
1 more movie nominated in Best Cinematography:
Blade Runner 2049
5 more movies nominated in Best Animated Film:
The Boss Baby
5 more movies nominated in Best Foreign Film:
A Fantastic Woman
Of Body and Soul
5 more movies nominated in Best Documentary:
Last Men in Aleppo
10 more movies nominated in technical categories (Best Score / Song / Sound Editing / Sound Mixing / Production Design / Makeup & Hairstyling / Costume Design / Film Editing / Visual Effects):
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Beauty and the Beast
Victoria and Abdul
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
The Greatest Showman
War for the Planet of the Apes
Short film categories
5 more movies nominated in Best Live Action Short Film:
My Nephew Emmett
The Eleven O’Clock
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us
5 more movies nominated in Best Animated Short Film:
5 more movies nominated in Best Documentary - Short Subject:
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
By the numbers
There are 24 Oscar categories, with 5 nominees in almost every category (Best Picture has 9 nominees again this year, Makeup & Hairstyling has only 3 nominees per usual).
That means 122 total nominations. Altogether, there are 44 feature-length films and 15 short films nominated (3 fewer than last year!).
If you group everything by their highest-nominated category, you’re looking at…
- 19 “major” category nominees
- 15 “minor” category nominees
- 10 technical category nominees
- 15 short category nominees
So if you want to watch…
- All the Best Picture nominees: 9 movies.
- All the BP + major nominees: 19 movies.
- All the BP + major + minor nominees: 34 movies.
- All the BP + major + minor + technical nominees (AKA no shorts): 44 movies.
And if you wanted to watch everything…59 movies!
Of the 34 feature-length English films nominated (AKA everything but the docs/shorts/foreign categories), I’ve managed to watch all but 3 so far: Mudbound (a Netflix original, but I’m hoping they re-release it in theaters now), The Breadwinner (foreign animated movie that I apparently missed in November), and…The Boss Baby (really?!). ↩︎