The 2018 #Oscar nominees have been announced and eight #SciFi & #Fantasy films have been nominated in multiple categories, including for “Best Picture”!
The eight sci-fi & fantasy films that have received at least one nomination are as follows:
- “#Solo: A #StarWars Story”
- “#SpiderMan: Into the Spider-Verse”
Award Categories Breakdown
For Best Animated Film:
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
For Costume Design:
- Black Panther (Ruth Carter)
- Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)
For Music (Original Score):
- Black Panther (Ludwig Goransso)
- Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)
- Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)
For Music (Original Song):
- “All the Stars” from Black Panther
- “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns
For Best Picture:
For Production Design:
- Black Panther (Production Design: Hannah Beachler; Set Decoration: Jay Hart)
- Mary Poppins Returns (Production Design: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim)
For Sound Mixing:
- Black Panther (Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin)
For Visual Effects:
- Avengers: Infinity War (Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick)
- Christopher Robin (Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould)
- Ready Player One (Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy)
Total Number of Nominations for Each Film
Here’s how many nominations each sci-fi & fantasy film received:
- Black Panther: 6
- Mary Poppins Returns: 4
- Avengers: Infinity War: 1
- Christopher Robin: 1
- Isle of Dogs: 1
- Ready Player One: 1
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: 1
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: 1
#RIP: actor Fredd Wayne has died at the age of 93. He will likely be best known for playing Benjamin Franklin in the fantasy / sitcom TV series #Bewitched. He also played Ben Franklin in #Voyagers; J.J. MacConnell in #WonderWoman (TV series); Paul Malloy / Barney Kamener in #TheTwilightZone; & more.
Our condolences to his family, friends & fans. May he rest in peace.
Fredd Wayne (1924-2018)
#RIP #ScienceFiction author Harlan Ellison, who wrote the Emmy Award-winning #StarTrek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever”. He was also a creative consultant on #Babylon5 and wrote 2 of its episodes, as well as #TheTwilightZone TV series and #TheSixthSense TV series. (He also wrote several Twilight Zone episodes.) He also created the short-lived TV series #TheStarlost under the name “Cordwainer Bird” and wrote one of its episodes. He also wrote several comic book issues of #Daredevil along with an issue of Detective Comics, and contributed ideas to several #Avengers stories written by Roy Thomas. He also curated Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor, a comic book anthology series which adapted his short stories.
May he rest in peace.
Harlan Ellison (1934-2018)
#RIP: actress Margot Kidder has died at age 69. She played Lois Lane in #Superman and appeared in #EarthFinalConflict, #Smallville & much more.
Our condolences to her family, friends & fans. May she rest in peace.
Here’s the 2nd #Deadpool2 trailer!
#RIP: actor Verne Troyer has died at the age of 49. While he played Griphook in “#HarryPotter and the #SorcerorsStone”, he will likely be mostly remembered for playing Mini-Me in the #AustinPowers films.
Our condolences to Verne Troyer’s family, friends and fans on his passing. May he rest in peace.
Verne Troyer (1969-2018)
As the 5th highest grossing movie of all time domestically, #BlackPanther isn’t just the highest grossing superhero movie of all time now (having out-performed #TheAvengers from 2012), it has also out-performed “#StarWars VIII: #TheLastJedi”!
The top 7 grossing domestic films of all time as of March 28, 2018 are as follows:
- “Star Wars VII: The Last Jedi” (2015): $936,662,225
- “Avatar” (2009): $760,507,625
- “Titanic” (1997): $659,363,944
- “Jurassic World” (2015): $652,270,625
- “Black Panther” (2018): $635,634,080
- “Marvel’s The Avengers” (2012): $623,357,910
- “Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi” (2017): $619,999,185