With the 90th Academy Awards just days away, the time to watch or revisit all of the nominees is upon us, and taking it all in is a tough challenge. Luckily, Honest Trailers just released a brutally honest but also hilarious cut that examines this year’s nine Best Picture nominees: Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. (In the trailer, they’ve all been given more accurate titles, perhaps.)
The Shape of Water leads with 13 nominations, including Best Director (Guillermo del Toro) and Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), followed by: Dunkirk with eight, including Best Director (Christopher Nolan); Three Billboards with seven, including Best Actress (Frances McDormand); Phantom Thread with six, including Best Director (Paul Thomas Anderson) and Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis); Darkest Hour with six, too, including Best Actor (Gary Oldman); Lady Bird with five, including Best Director (Greta Gerwig) and Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan); Get Out with four, including Best Director (Jordan Peele) and Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya); Call Me By Your Name with four, also, including Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet); and The Post with two, including Best Actress (Meryl Streep).
With the #MeToo movement and the recent house-cleaning of some awfully nasty predators in Hollywood, this year’s ceremony will be an interesting one to watch. Looks like the host Jimmy Kimmel will have another interesting Oscars to handle. Of course, let’s not forgot the infamous Oscar flub of last year, which the organizers are intent on not recreating.
The most glamorous night in Hollywood will air worldwide on ABC this Sunday, March 4 starting at 8 p.m. EST. Watch the honest trailers below and find a fond remembrance of #Envelopegate further down. Happy Oscars from everyone at Paste.