Horror and Genre Favorites Pull Big Wins at 2018 Academy Awards

by Larry Dwyer

The 2018 Academy Awards have come and gone and fans of horror and genre film have something to smile about this morning as there were big wins, and nominations, for genre films.

Jordan Peele’s Get Out was the winner in the Best Original Screenplay category and had nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya) and Best Director (Peele).

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water was the biggest winner though with wins for Best Picture, Best Director (del Toro), Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat) and Best Production Design (Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin and Shane Vieau). Shape also had nominations in Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), Best Cinematography (Dan Laustsen), Original Screenplay (del Toro and Vanessa Taylor), Best Film Editing (Sidney Wolinsky), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), Best Sound Mixing (Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke and Brad Zoern), Best Sound Editing (Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira), Best Costume Design (Luis Sequeira) and Best Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins).

Also, a great win for long-time incredible cinematographer Roger Deakins for his Best Cinematography win for Blade Runner 2049 (which also won for Best Visual Effects).

As a fan of the film Logan, I was definitely hoping to see them pull out the win for their Best Adapted Screenplay nod but it just wasn’t meant to be; still great to see a Marvel film nominated for a screenplay though.

Let’s hope next year brings even more nominations for the horror/genre film fans! Maybe Halloween? Or the Suspiria remake? We’ll see!


Stay gory my friends,

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